Do not miss Bridge Festival :
FRIDAY 18th JUNE
BARN DANCE with the CHRIS TAYLOR ALL-STARS
Bridge Village Hall. Caller Chris Rose.
Tickets £5.00. A wild and fun packed night
with melodeon, banjo, fiddle, guitar, percussion and harmonica. Chris Rose, caller, will have you on yer feet faster than
you can say ^Ó seanchnuasaigh^Ô.
In advance from Positive Arts (01227) 361248
or on the door. Doors open 8.30pm.
Bar available and interval entertainments!
SATURDAY 19th JUNE.
Music session in the Red Lion
Lunch time / Afternoon (from around 1pm)
Traditional music in the bar of a mighty fine pub.
FREE EVENING CONCERT
Stage in the garden of the Red Lion pub. 8.30pm start.
CAMINE Your local Celtic pals.
TIM EDEY & BRENDAN POWER
Huge stars of the Celtic roots scene come together for this special concert.
Brendan has worked with Riverdance and Van Morrison. He is one of the finest Harmonica players there is.
Tim has toured with Sharon Shannon, Mick McGoldrick and AfroCeltic sound system.
Driving Celtic / Eastern European music.
All this plus Morris dancing from Oyster Morris,
boarder from Maendas and clog from Old Palace.
Street entertainments, stalls.
Also this week end :
Saturday 19th June The Whitstabillies (Yves Langlois & Chris Saddler) at Wrotham Arms (9 Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs) at 9pm.
Broadstairs Cultural Centre, in Crow Hill, as part of its programme of
music on a Wednesday night, plays host to a great Blues sound on
Wednesday 30 June at 8.00 pm.
New Zealand born Brendan Power, renowned as one of the best harmonica players in the world, teams up with Oyster Band guitarist Alan Prosser and a couple of special guests in a night of driving blues.
Equally at ease on both the earthy Blues Harp as well as the
sophisticated Chromatic Harmonica, Brendan employs his own custom tunings to breathe fresh life into an often typecast instrument - especially in his original compositions, which feature on several of the 12 instrumental CDs he has released to date. These cover a diverse range of styles reflecting Brendan's eclectic tastes, everything from down-home Blues to Bulgarian folk music, Baroque, Country, Japanese and Irish traditional music, MOR, Rock and Jazz. He has recorded with pop artists Sting, Desree, Van Morrison, Mel C, Paul Young and Shirley Bassey, classical guitarist John Williams, flautist James Galway, and Irish singer Mary Black, amongst others. He has twice toured as guest soloist in Japan, China and Russia (including two shows in the Kremlin) with the legendary Paul Mauriat Orchestra, played the Royal Festival Hall as soloist under Carl Davis, and played with Sting's band in several TV appearances. From 1996 to 1999 he toured Europe and Australasia as member and soloist with the band in the Riverdance Show.
Guitarist Alan Prosser really is the same guy who power riffs Oysterband– but Alan is a musician with many styles, and amazingly thoughtful guitar playing. One of those guys who make playing guitar look easy, until you try and replicate what he does.
Brendan and Alan will be joined on some numbers by Al Clarke and Pete Gazey. Don’t miss this event– watch and admire!
Tickets cost £5 and can be booked on 01843 860246. The bar and bistro will be open.
More details PETER & FRANCIS SHAW 01843 860246
KIM HEADLEY 01843 604080/861020
Also at Broadstairs Cultural Centre, in Crow Hill,
An Audio-Visual Work celebrating the beauty of the earth.
Ramona Egle harp & low whistle
Adrian Sullivan stories, poems & landscape images
Tuesday 13th July, 8:00 pm 01304 615079.
This makes a fascinating and most enjoyable combination - do go!
Adrian is also opening his most excellent gardens for teas, every day until
the 27th of June :
Gardener's Cottage, West St., Finglesham, Deal. CT14 0NQ 01304 615079.
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:
There is a mixed session/folk evening in the Kings Head, Hythe.
Celtic session 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 Celtic session in the White Hart Hotel, Hythe.
On the 1st Sunday and 3rd Sunday there is a Celtic session in the Compasses,
Sole Street, Crundale.
However in June on the third Weekend the players will all be at the Celtic session in the Red Lion in Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
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.
Wednesday 30 June 8.30pm
The Chimney Boy,
Preston Street, Faversham
Fine singer of traditional and contemporary songs
Tel: 01795 534368
Entry: £4 for members & £5 for non-members