The high quality Irish sessions that have taken place in Kent for many years
are in a state of flux.
New fiddlers and other players are needed as well.
Wednesday Irish Session : This has moved back to the George, Molash.
2nd Sunday Irish Session : This continues at the Unicorn in Bekesbourne.
If you are passing and have an interest in playing at an Irish/Celtic session,
contact me and I will see whom I can drum up.
New musicians are very welcome to sessions.
If you would like to know what tunes are played at the different sessions,
so you can practice, there is a growing amount of information at :
Please do check the current month's
for recent updates and late-breaking information
- things change from day to day, where sessions are concerned.
Last Tuesday of the month:
"Mick & Nicks" traditional music evening :
This mixed session/folk evening is now yet again back up and running,
in the Three Mariners, 37 Windmill Street, Hythe. CT21 6BH
(was previously at the Kings Head and the Botolphs Bridge Inn.)
The high quality Celtic session that was on Stone St., and then in Wingham, is now back at the George Inn, Molash,
CT4 8HE ,
and has a good range of musicians, often including some fiddlers.
Second and fourth Wednesdays: (from September to April, maybe longer see site):
Trad music class, mainly English, all instruments, led by Gavin Atkin, The Gun and Spitroast, The Heath, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8HT. 07985 522734
A mixed session at the Canterbury Tales pub, 12 The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS (opposite the Marlow).
White Hart Folk Club, Hythe -
This has now been subsumed into "Folk at The Drum" :
Folk At The Drum, North Stanford,
just off Stone Street which is just North of the Hythe exit from the M20.
First Thursday of the month:
New: The Two Brewers Acoustic Music night runs on the first Thursday of every
month at the Two Brewers, 113 High Street, Rochester,
8.30pm onwards, hosted by Sally Ironmonger Trio. (www.sallyironmonger.co.uk).
Open Mic Night, PA provided.
Jack Pound's Open Stage, Butt of Sherry,
132 High St, Hythe,
CT21 5LD. 8.30 pm, ring Jack : 01303 266 112.
Woodshed Session with Bob Kenward & friends - Open Acoustic / Singalong Session
Wrotham Arms, 9 Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs. CT10 1QQ - 01843 86178. 8.30 pm I think this is now no longer ...
Folk Night at the Honourable Pilot, Will Adams Way, (Off the A2 roundabout) Gillingham, Kent,
Drowsie Maggie -
Contact James Armstrong on 07769 723760.
Hot Club style Jazz session at
St Julians, Sevenoaks,
lead by Bob Winquist (violin), Rick Townend & Gill Sands (guitars) and Nick Sands (bass).
1st Sunday: (from September to April, maybe longer see site) :
Mainly English tunes session led by Gavin Atkin, The Gun and Spitroast, The Heath, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8HT. 07985 522734
English dance music session, but receptive to any sort of music.
Chequers Inn , Doddington, ME9 0BG. 8.30pm to 11.00pm.
Contact David Shaw, Doddingtonmusic@aol.com
Celtic session, The Unicorn, Bekesbourne Hill, Bekesbourne, Canterbury,
CT4 5ED . 01227 830210
www.pubunicorn.com/ , 8pm
2nd Sunday and 4th Sunday:
Country and Blues Club, 8.30pm to 11.00pm
Kings St., Fordwich, Near Canterbury.
01227 710444, Contact Ray 07729627467
The last Sunday Celtic session has had many homes .....
but currently is not running.
Last Sunday: (from September to April):
Mixed songs and tunes session 'trad, old fashioned and entertaining', The Bell & Jorrocks, Biddenden Rd , Frittenden, Kent TN17 2EJ. 07985 522734
A Kent Folk Google Calendar just for Kentish Sessions - updated 2009-07-010 :
If you already are signed up for Google Calendar, clicking on the button below will allow you
to add a continually updated copy of this KentFolk
Sessions Calendar to your private (secure) list of viewable and copyable calendars;
else it will take you to a Google page so that you can subscribe :
Note: for a calendar for Kentish Folk Clubs, now look on the News => Fok Clubs page.
If you wish, Google allows you to merge these two, and also keep your own private calendar.