KentFolk News

December 2005


Stop-Press News 2005-12-23

See below for various events over the Christmas and New Year period but a heavy plug for the New Year Eve event at the Yew Tree, Barfreston :
Saskia Tomkins Exquisite fiddle Steáfán Hannigan uillean pipe champion and also Happy Trails Music of the Americas, Old and New
- good beers, good company :
Yew Tree Inn. Barfrestone, Nr. Dover. CT15 7JH Tel: 01304 831 619

Many of you will know Ken Latham - possibly first from his excellent spoons playing, but you will have gradually come to realise that this quiet, retiring man is also well respected for his shanty singing, and his own verse and song - he wrote a poem for my Thesis Party, in 2000.

Ken Latham, known affectionately by his fans as the "Woodnesborough Bard", is launching his new double CD at Deal Folk Club on Friday December 16th at 8.15p.m. (Royal Marines Association, the Strand, Walmer) - Everyone welcome.

Ken, a regular performer of both self-penned verses and songs at Deal Folk Club, has become well known on the East Kent folk scene for his perceptive reflections on life, his historical pieces on incidents, both local and national and for his deep-voice renderings of his own songs, with themes ranging from the two World Wars and coal mining in East Kent to hop picking and the joys of boat trips from Deal pier to Ramsgate. Ken, in pensive mood, can bring tears to your eyes; that self-deprecating humour always makes you smile and his version of Shallow Brown makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

Ken although born in Rotherhithe, London, has spent most of his life in East Kent, first moving here during the war, to escape the blitz. In 1946, aged 14, he became a telegram boy at Sandwich Post Office, moving on to become a local postman, delivering post in Sandwich town, Stonar, Richborough, Sandwich Bay, Eastry and Woodnesborough for a total of 47 years.

Ken married Audrey Fagg in 1955 and they brought up their 3 sons in Eastry, where Ken was heavily involved in village life. 1979 saw them move to Woodnesborough road, Sandwich. Unhappily Audrey died in 1993 after a long fight with cancer. It was after this that Ken began attending Deal Folk Club and Avril Cameron, the club.s host, eventually persuaded him to get up and perform.

"I believe the Folk Scene to be a very important part of our national arts movement" said Ken, "involving as it does, song, dance, music of various genres, poetry and storytelling. So, there you'll find me, watching the dancers, joining in with the choruses in club-room or bar, rattling spoons at sessions or just leaning on the wall, by the bandstand during Broadstairs Folk Week, as I witness the sheer joy being generated by the performers."

And you'll also find Ken delighting his own audiences at folk clubs around the area with his own verses and songs, many of which are now available on the new double CD, "Ken on Life" and "Ken on Kent". At Ken's request all profits from sales of the CD are to go to the Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury.

Copies of the CD are available from :
Adrian and Sue Sullivan 01304 370119
Further information about the CD launch from:
Bill Howarth 01227 786303

From: "Kent Band" kentband_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk
Subject: Funding for talented young musicians

The charity AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS helped 120 young people last year.
The charity is looking for more talent to support in 2006. Individual awards are for under 18s and range up to £2000 each.

Musically talented young people can apply to the charity for help with buying an instrument, paying their music tuition fees or attending music courses. Application forms are available from and the deadline for getting them in is 31 January 2006. Awards will be made in April 2006.
It is notoriously difficult to define talent and, in the absence of another method at present, the eligibility criteria is "distinction in last music examination". Parents are also required to give evidence of need for financial support.

For more details contact:

Bridget Sime
Awards for Young Musicians
Tel: 01268 571887
E: awards_at_a-y-m_dot_org_dot_uk; Website:

From: "Folk Spots" folkspots_at_btinternet_dot_com
Subject: Kent goes to Washington

Hi all,

Today I attended the Seminar called by KCC and the Smithsonian to find out more about their plans for 2007. It looks certain that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2007 in Washington DC will include a strong contingent of businesses and arts from Kent. KCC are committed to putting in $400,000 and the Smithsonian will put up over $1,500,000. There will also be other sponsorship and commitments. This funding is for the whole festival which will include businesses and arts from several other countries, US States, Wales, Ireland, etc. not just Kent. The idea from KCC's point of view is to promote Kent in economic and tourism terms through what is effectively a giant expo style event and an arts festival rolled into one. The Festival has been running successfully for over 30 years or there about. It will include all forms of performing arts, dance, music, etc. not just folk so let us hope with the Smithsonian influence folk gets a good look in. It looks very exiting so I have registered an interest and will keep you informed when I hear more.
Check out the Smithsonian website at


Alan has offered to coordinate the Kentish Folk response to this initiative.

From: Leila Maggs
Subject: FW: SEFAN:2005-11-03:02: 'Kent goes to Washington' - KentFolk
Dear Dr Webber,

I am replying on behalf of Rebecca Casson to answer your questions regarding the Smithsonian Festival in 2007.

The Festival runs for ten days - normally the last weekend in June and the first in July which covers the July 4th holiday. It is the largest annual cultural event in the U.S. capital and receives considerable publicity, typically reaching 40 million readers and viewers through print and electronic media. England has never featured in the Festival, neither has a county, and this is a unique opportunity for Kent. For more information visit

The Smithsonian are particularly interested in people who currently practice traditional crafts and trades or produce Kentish items. Some individual places at the festival will be fully funded, with honorariums paid, but we are also seeking partners from organisations that may wish to promote themselves on an international stage.

The Smithsonian usually produce a cd for each festival on their folkways label - see for more information.

The theme for our part of the festival has yet to be confirmed. However, the Curator has expressed an interest in the following areas: Music related to calendar customs and activities (Boxing Day, May Day), "Folk Music", Hopping songs and pub songs. However, at this point no program is fixed and all enquiries are very exploratory.

I hope that has answered your questions - if you have any more please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks


If you go to you will find thousands of folk tracks - you can listen to brief snippets, and then if you like the tracks, download them for 99c each.
Suggestions to me beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com for tracks from Kentish (or other) music that satisfy the above request, and for musicians that deserve mentioning (i.e. Ken Latham and his CDs)

Kentish Festivals :

Both the recent Tenterden Folk Festival and the Canterbury Festival were, as usual, excellent - if you missed them you can find out details of this years Kentish festivals by following the above link.

Tenterden Folk Festival 2005

Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October 2005

Canterbury Festival 2005

8 to 22 October 2005

Also now follow the above link to find the dates of the Kentish Festivals in 2006, with links to the individual festival web pages.

Suggested gig-list formats

I recently added the capability to generate some of the Event Tables, that the KentFolk monthly calendars are created from, by the direct reading of a limited number of venue and group gig lists that are on the web.

Hopefully I will have more time to extend the number of Event Tables that can be updated this way.

Please follow this link if you are thinking of puting your gig lists on the web, or plan to send gig information to KentFolk.

New Licencing Laws - effects on music

Subject: SEFAN:2005-06-20:01.' Two in a bar rule' to go on 24 November 2005
Don't forget to keep pushing your venues, contacts etc.
to ensure that they're all in order.
luv 1d x

Begin forwarded message:

From: Fee Lock via MF Broadcast engine
Subject: 'Two in a bar rule' to go on 24 November 2005

This is a broadcast message for The Morris Federation
=======message follows========

The 'two in a bar rule' will finally cease on 24 November 2005. This exemption from public entertainment licensing for one or two live performers was originally introduced in 1961.
Music and licensing minister James Purnell announced the date during a debate on licensing on Wednesday 08 June A DCMS press statement also confirmed the date:
24 November marks the end of the 'transition period' during which all existing licences must be converted or varied to the new premises licence.
Many, if not most, two in a bar gigs will have to be licensed under the new regime. Such gigs could be lost or postponed because local authorities may not be able to process the necessary 'variation' applications within two months (i.e. by 6 October, two months after the 6 August deadline for conversion applications). The new law states that variation applications not processed within two months are deemed refused.
Landlords whose live music applications have failed for this reason could continue to trade after 24 November, but without the live music (unless they opted for a Temporary Event Notice, up to 12 allowed per premises per year). To get a permanent live music authorisation they would have to appeal to the magistrates court to reinstate their 'variation' for live music, or re-apply to the local authority. Either way this will take months, not to mention the paperwork, fees, and potential for knock-on costs.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Penny Allen / Anthony John Allen

South East Folk Arts Network:
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495

Stepback Project & Broken Ankles:

"Fiddlers Various", with 7 top quality/virtuoso fiddlers and all British uillean pipe champion, in the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, plus two pub gigs over a long weekend:

went even better than I hoped - gigabytes of recorded sound, 4 hours of video - I hope to get the photo report up soon, just also a very important time for my research at the moment so that has to take precedence.

KentFolk Events 2005

KentFolk hosted quite a bit of music this year :

The St. Patrick's Night special - Thu. 17th March, with Camine, in the Red Lion Hotel sold out well in advance, and in spite of sold out notices more than 300 people tried to book. This was an excellent evening, with a rib-sticking Irish stew - I have photos and a recording, and will do a photo report as soon as I have a moment.

The next event was Spring Cajun Dance with Wild Turkey, on Saturday 7th May, (the week-end after Rochester Sweeps festival 2005), in the Littlebourne Thatched Barn.
One chair was left unsold - but everyone was dancing, so no problem there, an excellent evening.
I will try and get the photos up soon.

The most ambitious was a long weekend, the first weekend in June, when there was a

"Fiddlers Various" showcase,

with 7 fiddlers : Ben Paley, Saskia Tomkins, Ian Cutler, Laura Targett, Chris Wood, Ramona Egle and Yves Langlois, in the Littlebourne Thatched Barn on Sunday 5th June.

There were also pub gigs :
Fiddler Saskia Tomkins in the King William IV in Littlebourne.
Monkey Puzzle with Laura Targett on fiddle, Lucy Randall on Bodhran, and Pete Gazey on Guitar will be in the Red Lion in Wingham on Monday 6th June

A brilliant weekend, thanks to the players, and my thanks also to all those who have said how much they enjoyed it - hundreds of photos, GBytes of good quality sound, 4 hours of video ...

I have finally had time to complete and upload the Fiddlers Various photo report

The next event was an :

Autumn Barn Dance,

in the Littlebourne Thatched Barn, on the 24th September, with the Longstone/Camine fusion that was such a success 2 years ago.

Fiddling around the World"

KentFolk put on two Canterbury Festival umbrella events :
U16a: 2pm Sunday 16th October 2005: "Fiddling Around the World" - an illustrated afternoon talk, and
U16b: 8pm Sunday 16th October 2005: "Fiddling Around the World" - an evening concert.

Fiddle virtuoso Chris Haigh is deeply knowledgeable about fiddle styles from all round the world : on his web-site, he lists :
Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Klezmer, Mid East and The Med, India, China, Mexico, Cajun, Old Time, Bluegrass, Western Swing, and Jazz.

He gave an afternoon talk about these styles of playing, and their ornamentation and cultural background, demonstrate some with his fiddle, as well as demonstrating some of the ethnic fiddles he has brought back.

He also showed images and sound clips of a number of these styles that he has accummulated from his travels around the world.

In the evening Chris Haigh and Alan Dunn gave a concert featuring
Venue: Kingston Barn, The Street, Kingston, Nr. Canterbury, Kent. CT4 6JQ

Less support for this gig than earlier Fiddlers Various gigs, though all those who attended said what excellent events they were. We will see if anything like this year's gigs happen again.

Adrian `O

Adrian `O - our very own Story Teller and Landscape Photographer - has taken camera (and Sue !) on a round the world exploration - I have seen some of his previous photographs, and can not wait to see what he had brought back.
Follow the Adrian `O's travels link to find out more.

So now Adrian and Sue are back - congratulations on a successful and wonderful trip - and thanks for taking us along by e-mail - now we just wait for the photos ...

On the 29th September Adrian did a very well attended evening of Stories, Poems and Songs in the Alma in Deal.
Adrian writes : From: Adrian O
Subject: Another Performance

Hi Folks, Just To Let You Know About The Next Performance By The Man In The Green Hat......yes Himself.....adrian Will Be At

The Swingate Inn ( On The A258 Deal To Dover Rd 500 Yds From The Jubillee Way / Duke Of Yorks Roundabout )

On Sat 26 Th 7.45 Pm

With A Different Set Of Material.....

So If You Are Free It Would Be Great To See You. Info Phone 01304 370119

Stop Press !!!!!!!! The Date Of The Big Slide Show ( Called Passages ) From Our Big Trip
Is Sat 21 Jan 06 At The Landmark Centre Deal 7.45 Pm

Images - Poems - Music - with Special Guest

Katie Bradley..... Who Will Sing Over Selected Passages

Further Info To Follow In The Next Week Or So...... It Will Be A Ticket Only Will Be £5....and Can Be Had By Calling 01304 370119

This Will Be Followed In Feb 06 ( Sat 18 Th ) At The Same Venue By Another Performance of Earth Poem.........with Ramona Egle on Harp And Low Whistle...had A Lot Of Requests For It To Be Seen Again.....again ...will Be Ticket Only Give Us A Ring

Further Info Will Follow

Hope To See You Soon......................adrian O.

From: Adrian O adrian_o_stories_at_hotmail_dot_Com
Subject: Adrian's Images and Poems

Hi Everybody......... Well The Dates Are Set...... The Venue Booked....and Tickets Are Now Available If You Would Like Them. After An Amazing Trip to The Other End of The Earth.......and Returning with 6000 Images and A Book Full of Poems......The First Performance of " Passages " Will Be On Sat 21 Jan 06 at The Landmark Centre, High St. Deal. at 7,45. with Guest... Blues Singer.... Katie Bradley..... Whose Wonderful Vocals Will Add....That Extra Special Quality.....To.... The Best Set of Landscape Photos I Have Ever Taken.
Tickets Must Be Booked in Advance..... We Are Not Allowed to Sell On The Door
There Will Be A Bar Available ........ Tickets Are £5 Chqs to A. Sullivan

Available from Adrian Sullivan
2 Mariners View
Sandown Rd
Deal. Kent Ct14 6pg. Tel 01304 370119

Dont Forget to Include Your Address

and Then..........
4 Weeks Later.....On Sat 18 Feb..... Same Venue.....Same Time....

A Performance of " Earthpoem " ........An Evening of More Landscapes..and Poems.

with Harp and Low Whistle by The Very Talented...... Ramona Egle ( of Camine )

This Show Will Also Include New Material Shot On Our Recent Journey..... Tickets Are

Also .... £5 ........ Available As Above..............................
We Hope to See You at One.. If Not Both of The Above.........Best Wishes Adrian and Sue.

Ps. For Those Who Enjoy .....Poems....Stories...and Songs......Adrian Is Performing at ........The Swingate Inn..... On The Deal to Dover Rd.... This Saturday 26 November 05
at 7.45...... Maybe See You There.

Gypsy / Romany music

British tradition Gypsy / Romany music.

Gypsy / Romany music has for hundreds of years been a part of local music in Kent. I have been digging to see what I can find, and have found worryingly little.
Eastern tradition Gypsy music is found more frequently, Saskia Tomkins, who will be at "Fiddlers Various" on 5th June, can fiddle in this tradition.

The Orchard family down to the West Country are a most significant heritage.

Rod Stradling of Musical Traditions Internet Magazine says : "Tom is the grandfather - a singer and occasional box player. His wife, Amy Birch, is a wonderful singer. Tommy is the father - he's a box player and step-dancer."

Jean Orchard, says :
I was just looking at the website pages that you gave me and saw the line up of the Topic CD and it reminded me to let you know that Amy Birch on that CD is my mum and I am singing 'Over Yonders Hill' on our new CD!
(now released, aim to get my copy- beau)

The Orchard family were in London at the Musical Traditions : Keith Summers Fest. : MAY 20TH - 22ND 2005
Sat. At the King & Queen, 1 Foley Street London W1W 6DL

A brilliant day, many excellent players and singers, with a strong contingent from Ireland. The Orchards were all I had hoped for an more, with Amy in fine voice singing old ballads, and Jean has indeed a lovely voice, singing some excellent somgs. Fine accordion and mellodeon playing from Tom and Tommy (as well as fascinating step dancing), but young Ashley was to me an excellent sign that there is much more fascinating music to come from this family.

KentFolk has a day-long recording in mp3, and part of the day and all of the evening as a .wav file - fills a DVD. This will be edited, and parts, with the musicians approval, may be available. Photos to come.

Sunday evening from 7.30, Rosie Stewart and The Orchard Family performed at The Old Rose & Crown, Hoe Street

So if you know of players/singers in the Gypsy / Romany tradition, particularly any fiddlers, or know someone that might know, please do contact me. It would be great to hear this music if we still can.
cheers, beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com , Tel: 01227 721 736, Mob: 07875 170 593.
I will add updates as I learn more.

Old Wine Warehouse, Ramsgate

I regret that I believe the music here has folded - I will let you know if there is more.

Celtic and other 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.

A most important new session is an excellent French/European Session, that has some very traditional instruments, including pipes, "reed-capped shawm", and hurdy-gurdy, all in an excellent pub with good beer.
See the photo-report on the new section: [Current Gig Photos], where there are also some sound-clips.
This session is on :

2nd Monday of the month:
at The Rose, The Green, Wickhambreaux, CT3 1RQ : a French/European Session at 8.30pm.

There is a new Swing Jazz session in the Dove at Dargate every Tuesday : Dargate Django Djam as a working title! - Yes excellent - very enjoyable - beau

On the last Tuesday of the month there is a mixed session/folk evening in the Kings Head, Hythe.

Celtic session at the Anchor Inn, Wingham, on the A257 near Canterbury. New musicians very welcome.
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From: Richard Brookes
Subject: FW: Chill out to a summer's evening of Jazz on the North Downs
Knockholt Carnival 2006

Date: 8th May 2005

Chill out to a summer's evening of Jazz on the North Downs

As one of its key events leading up to the Knockholt Carnival 2006 the Carnival Committee today announced an evening for all the family at the Knockholt `Jazz Picnic' in the village recreation ground on Saturday 30th July 2005.

An evening of New Orleans, Dixieland and traditional jazz will be performed by Phil Mason's New Orleans All-Stars, the internationally renowned jazz band which performs at major music festivals and is regarded as one of the biggest traditional jazz attractions at home and on the international scene.

The Knockholt Jazz Picnic promises to be a great night out for all the family who are encouraged to bring their own food and drink and relax to the mellow sounds of jazz on in this picturesque Kent Village.
This is one of several events organised prior to the Knockholt Carnival 2006 from which all profits raised will be donated to the Kent Air Ambulance Trust.

Knockholt `Jazz Picnic' featuring Phil Mason's New Orleans All-Stars.
Saturday 30th July 2005 (Gates open at5.30pm - band performs at 7.00pm)
Knockholt Village Recreation Ground, Kent

Ticket Prices:
ADULTS (£7.50): CHILDREN UNDER 12 (Free - max two per adult): 12 TO 17 YEAR OLDS (£5.00). These are discounted prices are for tickets purchased before Saturday 30th July.

For further information or to reserve tickets for the Knockholt Carnival `Jazz Picnic' call 01959 534600 / 533884 or email:
jazzpicnic_at_knockholtcarnival_dot_co_dot_uk_dot_ Also available from Knockholt Village Stores.

Media enquiries call Richard Brookes on on 01959 533639/07753 615684 or email:

1. Knockholt recreation ground is situated 4 miles North of Sevenoaks, Kent, 8 miles south of Bromley and 4 miles from J4 of the M25. For a map of where to find Knockholt visit

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The rig band

From: Ian
Subject: Rig Gig - Folkestone harbour Sat 4th June

Hi Beau,

Just a few lines to let you know of our gig on Sat 4th June at The Mariner pub and restaurant 16 The Stade, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AB Tel (01303) 254546

This has become a popular venue with us and a pleasant place for an evening out. Last time we played there we received a very favourable welcome and hopefully we can recreate the same atmosphere and good spirit again this time. The Mariner is the last pub along the harbourside beside the fishing boats and before you reach the sandy bay. Probably a 9pm start, and we'll have some new numbers such as Little Feat's 'Dixie Chicken' to begin and The Band's 'Up On Cripple Creek'. Others are in 'process' and we shall wait and see.

Hope to see you, if not on this occasion, then soon.


Gulbenkian Theatre

Box Office 01227 769075

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From: Richard Townend richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk


Thur 08.07.04 - Rosie Davis
Lewes - The Royal Oak, Station Street - 01273 478124

Late addition to listings...
Fri 23.07.04 - Lilly Drumeva and Grassroots
Sevenoaks - St Julians Club - 01732 458261 [tickets £6 - £4 conc.]
Lilly recently toured extensively in mainland Europe with her band Lilly of
the West. She is in the UK for a short stay and will perform specially on
this concert. Grassroots recently toured in Ireland, and were a great success at the North Wales Bluegrass Festival. Lilly will sing some songs
with Grassroots to finish the evening.

Sat 24.07.04 and Sun 25.07.04 - Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival Grassroots, Monroe's Revenge, Deep Rive, Rosie Davis and many others Mickleham (nr Dorking) - village hall - Chrissie 01372 741262
Mon 30.08.04 - 'Kentucky to Kent UK' - 11am - 11pm
Betty Davila's Acoustic Astronauts, Sea Change, Andy Imms & Dave Marshall,
Rick Townend and others.
Sevenoaks - St Julians Club, Sevenoaks 01732 458261

Thur 08.07.04 (and second Thursday each month) Biggin Hill-Billies Biggin Hill - The Civilair Club, 174 Churchill Way - John McDonagh 020 8309

Sun 11.07.04 (and every Sunday) - Old Time Session
London - The Harlequin (behind Saddlers Wells) - Frank Weston 020 8552 8308

Mon 12.07.04 (and every Monday) - Hemingrass & friends
London - the Hemingford Arms, Offord Rd, nr Caledonian Rd rail station -
Caspar 020 8340 4683

Wed 14.07.04 (and second Weds each month) Old-Time session Lewes - the John Harvey, off Cliffe High Street - michi_at_compuserve_dot_com
Wed 14.07.04 (and fortnightly thereafter) - 9pm to 11pm Roger Churchyard
and friends
Hastings - The Stag, the Old Town [n.b. parking difficult - try Harold Road]
07800 711724 [Roger]

Sat 17.07.04 - Anuk Teasdale and Woody's Kitchen
Tunbridge Wells - Trinity Arts Centre, Church Road - 07939 223728 [Anuk]

Sun 18.07.04 (afternoon) - Dartford Ramblers & Keith Pearson's Coup-de-Grass
Dartford Central Park -
Mon 19.07.04 - Woody's Kitchen
Tonbridge - The Foresters Arms, Quarry Hill - 01892 784714 [Ron Jacobs

Weds 21.07.04 (and 1st & 3rd Weds each month) ROOTS - old time session at the Rainham Oast (near station) details from Graham Anstee 01634 260281

Tue 28.07.04 - Tun.Wells Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Club
Tunbridge Wells - The Beacon Hotel, Tea Garden Lane, nr Rusthall - 01732 458261 (Rick)

more sessions and regular updates on
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