KentFolk News

February 2004



Celtic Sessions
If you have been looking for the Wednesday Celtic session at the George Inn, Stone St. this has now terminated again - the session is back in the Anchor Inn in Wingham, until further notice. However there are also now sessions in a number of pubs on different days of the week:

at the Anchor Inn, Wingham, on the A257 near Canterbury.

This has now moved to the Three Tuns, 16 Tannery St., Faversham;
There is also a mixed session/folk evening in the Kings Head, Hythe.

On the 1st Sunday there is a Celtic session at the Shipwrights Arms, Faversham;
On the 2nd Sunday there is the White Horse, Chilham, which is a mixed Blues / Celtic / Country evening;
The last Sunday Celtic session at Deal has no home at the moment.


Cajun Dances

The next Cajun dance with Cajunologie will be in March, - there are two that month, the first on the 6th, at the Broadstairs Pavilion - tickets: Broadstairs Folk Week 01843 604 080.

The second is on the 12th at the Vernon Holme School, Canterbury - tickets: from Siesta in Canterbury or 01227 731 549.

Then there is another on the 8th May, in the Littlebourne Barn - tickets: beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com_dot_

There is a further one at St. Peters Church House, Cromwell Road, Whitstable, on the 5th June 2004.

Kay Anderson will be at the Littlebourne one to lead a short dance workshop, but do go to some of the workshops below if you wish to learn more about Cajun dance :

Cajun Dance Workshops

These workshops are led by Kay Anderson, with Wild Turkey (Yves and Chris from Cajunologie) providing the live music.

2:30pm - 4:30pm at St. Peters Church House, Cromwell Road, Whitstable; £3.50, ring 01227 779 178 :
25th April, 2004,
23rd May, 2004.

Also 2:30pm - 4:30pm at Star Hill Function Rooms, Star Hill, Rochester. £3.50, ring Ann on 01634 405 840.
21st March 2004.


Check the calendar for Jazz - You will find Andy Maclean regularly in the Rose & Crown, Stelling Minnis, on a Wednesday, and the George Inn, Stone St. is now having Jazz on a Sunday, starting 2pm.
The Tiger at Stowting last summer celebrated 20 years of Jazz on a Monday with Ian Shawcross, without a break.

Happy Trails

Trevor Stephenson is not a musician to be constrained to a single genre - his latest venture is "Happy Trails".

He and friends are exploring and developing old and new music of America - they have done a rough cut of a CD and have passed a copy to KentFolk to check out. KentFolk turned up at a gig at the Fox in Ashford, on the 12th of December, to record some more, and take video clips and pictures.

Happy Trails
Trevor on an traditional zinc washboard.

Here is a brief taster - if it whets your appetite, the CD launch is on March 13th in the Cafe Venue above the Canterbury Whole Food Shop. - I can not wait !
Sold out I hear, but here is a map to the venue if you need it

MP3 tasters from the first 2 tracks of the Happy Trails rough cut disk :
Happy Trails - Track 1 start.mp3 - Happy Trails - Track 1 - "A man who .." start : 17sec, 0.3 MBytes.
Happy Trails - Track 2 1st half.mp3 - Happy Trails - Track 2 - "Jenny Mule" 1st half : 1min 46 sec, 1.7 MBytes.

Happy Trails - Jenny Mule video clip

This is a long video clip of Happy Trails - "Jenny Mule" - click on it and it should down-load and play. It is 7.3 MBytes, so unless you have broadband there will be a very long delay.

Happy Trails - Jenny Mule video clip

This is a shorter video clip of Happy Trails - "Jenny Mule" - click on it and it should down-load and play. It is 1.8 MBytes

Video clips from the live gig - the sound has been dubbed in from a separate live recording in the pub - listen to the second MP3 track above to get the a better idea of the quality of the sound on the rough cut CD.