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ke nt folk Issue 89 October / November 2018

Your FREE Guide to Folk Events in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond

Jeff Warner Published by Tenterden Folk Festival, Charity No 1038663 Promoting folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions.


Welcome to issue 89 of Around Kent Folk covering your folk events in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and beyond throughout October and November AKF The title of the magazine is a little misleading as we now aim to cover not only Kent but also Sussex and Surrey so we are particularly pleased to have added Lewis Saturday Folk Club, Lewis Folk Festival Southdowns Folk Festival, Sweet Sunny South and Greyshott Folk Club to the list of our regular advertisers. Also Vic Smith’s Sussex news page is proving very popular. We also hope that you think the addition of colour to the last few issues has made the magazine more attractive. Please remember to email akf@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk with your news items and comments and we will see what we can include in future issues. Alan Castle Editor Tenterden Folk Festival 2018 It has been a busy few weeks in the festival office finalising the full programme and getting it ready for printing. I’ve really been missing Kathy and Bob’s input into this especially Kathy checking that I’ve not put one of the guests in two places at once or missed anyone out! Sally Argent has stepped into the breach and taken on the role of Chief Steward so if you would like to volunteer to help send an email to her at chiefsteward@ tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk. When I booked Mick Ryan’s new show “Here at the Fair” for the festival I was not sure how it was going to affect us both in term of programming and finances as with a cast of eight excellent singers and musicians plus sound and lighting, it was going to take a big chunk of the budget, so the solution was to book the individual members of the cast to do solo slots on other days of the festival. I then added in some other great guests to add to the variety and we seem to have ended up with a very impressive guest list that you can see from the advert elsewhere in this issue. Julie Felix who celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year will be appearing in a couple of concerts and will also be chatting to Pete Castle about her life, career and music. In previous years the Thursday evening fundraising concert has been sponsored by Bob and Kathy Drage through AKF. As AKF has now been taken on by TFF we have decided to continue to use any surpluses generated by the magazine to help fund the “AKF Concert”. This year’s special guest is John Connolly “the man from Fiddlers Green”. John will be supported by Steve Turner and Peter Collins. Amongst our younger guests is Georgia Lewis who we rebooked by popular demand. Georgia seems to have been at nearly every festival over the summer and has established a substantial following on the folk scene. There will be special Pre-Release Party for Steve Turner’s new album which features guest musicians Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson and Sam Carter. The album is finished but is not being officially released until 1st December so if you attend this event you will be amongst the first to find out more about the album. For full details of all the other guests, Morris sides, dance display teams, crafts and stalls, and events pick up a copy of the programme or visit the website at www. tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk Alan Castle Trustee and Festival Director


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“Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald”

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October

Four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions

info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

Ticketed events: concerts, barn dance, special shows, workshops, meet the guests, folk clubs, etc. Free events include: craft & street stalls, free music stage, dance stage, dance displays, procession, song and music sessions, street theatre, etc.

GUEST CONFIRMED Thursday evening concert: John Conolly plus support Special guest: Julie Felix Plus: Alice Jones, Delta Ladies, Geoff Lakeman, Georgia Lewis & friends, Granny’s Attic, Mick Ryan, Morrigan, Pete Castle, Pete Morton, Scolds Bridle Also featuring: Mick Ryan’s new Folk Opera “Here at the Fair” Our regular and local guests: Chris Roche, Direction Corsairs (Belgium), Gavin & Julie Atkin, John & Di Cullen, Marsh Warblers, Peter Collins, Portside, Spare Parts, Sue Watson, Travelling Folk, Vic & Tina Smith, Vic Ellis - one man band, United Folk Orchestras Free music stage guests: Ashford Folk, Bond of Union, Charlie Tophill, Endless Knot, Nun-head Folk Circle, plus more to be announced Plus up to 60 Morris sides and display teams Street theatre and lots more!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Festival director: Alan Castle, E: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk T: 01233 626805

Crafts and stall: E: info@tenterdencraftfair.org.uk

Dance co-ordinator: dance@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

Tenterden Folk Festival: Registered charity No. 1038663


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CD Review Kitty Macfarlane Namer Of Clouds Navigator104P Now this is a real pleasure. Songs with lyrics that are well worth paying attention to, sung attractively against well-judged arrangements which develop to suit each emerging story. Starling Song, the opening track has unmistakable Sandy Denny influence, both in vocal quality and backing; you wonder where this is leading. The title track which follows ensures that you’ll listen right through as lines like’ the shadows cast as clouds collide... To give a name to something fleeting..’ reveal a writer of interest. Pretty well every song has a killer line or two which stay with you: It’s gonna be them, not me... No-one goes seeking the folk of the sea... There is a maritime tinge: Glass Eels, Wrecking Days, where the guitars bring back old memories, and then Dawn And Dark draws on the delicate approach, reminding me of Johnny Coppin’s settings of poetry- all of which is good news. So many young female vocalists have that touch of twee; not at any point here. Lovely harmonies wind around Man, Friendship, and the last line of Inversnaid will reverberate long after the CD’s done. I’ve played this half a dozen times already and found more each time. Deserves to be heard- and booked. Bob Kenward


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Pre–Festival Concert Thursday 4th October Town Hall, High Street,Tenterden

7.30 to 10.30 p.m. (Doors open at 7.00) All tickets £10.00 until 31st May £12.00 from 1st June

John Conolly Plus support

John is an interna onally-respected singer/songwriter who has based his style firmly in the folk tradi on. His finely-cra ed songs are performed with warmth, good humour and lil ng accompaniments on guitar and melodeon. His best-known composi on, the classic FIDDLERS’ GREEN, has the ring of a tradi onal ballad, and has earned him a warm welcome at major folk and mari me events all over the world. TICKET AVAILABLE FROM: Fes val director: Alan Castle, Tenterden Folk Day Trust, 15 Repton Manor Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 3HA E: info@tenterdenfolkfes val.org.uk T: 01233 626805 Or online at www.musicglue.com/tenterdenfolkfes val/ ckets/ Tenterden Folk Fes val Registered charity No. 1038663


Lewes Saturday Folk Club Traditional music every Saturday night Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 8.00 – 11.00 www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org valmaigoodyear@aol.com 01273 476757 Loyalty card: 6 evening visits = £5 off an evening Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15

Dec 22 Dec 29

Songs of the Sea with Don & Di Morgan Jim Causley (Lewes Folk Festival) Bob Lewis Halloween (candles & soul cakes) Bob & Gill Berry Tom Perry & Clive Brooks Daoiri Farrell The Night Watch The Teacups Bruce Molsky ‘Shepherds Arise’: old Sussex West Gallery carols, tunes & readings, Mumming play (tickets from website) Christmas party (fire, candles, mince pies) Diane & Steve Nevill

WORKSHOPS (10.45 am – 4.45 pm) The tutor performs at the club in the evening. Booking forms from club website. Half-price places for 2 under-25 year-olds. 20 Oct

BOB LEWIS: ENGLISH SONG

£25 (p.m. only)

24 Nov

THE NIGHT WATCH: EARLY MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS, any instrument £35

1 Dec

THE TEACUPS: VOCAL HARMONY

8 Dec

BRUCE MOLSKY: US OLD-TIME FIDDLE

£35 £35


Patron: Shirley Collins 12-14 October 2018 incorporating

LEWES DAY OF DANCE with 20 dance display sides JIM CAUSLEY ALISTAIR ANDERSON ROWAN PIGGOTT Concerts, singarounds, tune sessions, presentations, workshops, nyckelharpa event 

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-Folk Nightat the

Stile Bridge Inn at Marden Come and join us every third Wednesday for a free sing around 7.30pm until 11pm Musicians and audience welcome The Stile Bridge, Staplehurst Road Marden, Kent TN12 9BH

Tom Thumb Theatre 2 Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2LB www.littleopryattomthumb.webeden.co.uk 01227 770840 01322 228802 www.tombthumbtheatre.co.uk www.wegottickets.com or phone 01843 221791

Doors/bar open 7 for 7.30 01622 831236 Or call Nigel White 07793 076827

Deal Friday Folk Club meets 8pm every Friday at RMA Club (upstairs) 37 The Strand, Walmer CT14 7DX October 26th - Granny's Attic - 3 incredibly talented young men who have taken the folk world by storm in recent years November 9th - Singer's Night with Remembrance theme (Armistice Day Centenary) November 16th - Quicksilver  - Grant Baynham & Hilary Spencer entertain and delight with virtuoso guitar and amazing voice Guest nights - £5. Singers Nights - £1.50 Singers, £2 Non-singers www.dealfolkclub.org.uk or ring Sue on 01-304-360877


Adventures of an Old Folkie I started my last epistle by writing about England’s then progress in the football World Cup. At the time, they were doing rather well, and I was wondering if they could go “all the way”. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite make it, but they did make the semi-final, which, considering many people’s opinions of their chances at the start of the competition, turned out to be a massive achievement. So, well done, England; better luck next time! Over the last three months, I have been indulging in a health and fitness regime. Many people who know me will find this somewhat unbelievable, as I have always advocated the advantages of a sedentary lifestyle since I retired some six years ago; fewer chances of injuries, pulling muscles, etc. However, on my most recent visit to the doctor, it was recommended that I lose some weight and take up some form of exercise, in order to hold back the possible development of illnesses associated with the body getting older. Unusually for me, I was able to overcome my natural scepticism and started cutting back on ingestion of carbs and sugar, and getting in a daily brisk walk for at least half-an-hour. As a result, I’m rather proud to announce that I’ve lost a stone in weight and now feel much fitter overall. This was confirmed in a recent set of blood tests, the results of which were all normal. I’ve even invested in a brand-new bicycle, which I’ve even ridden, twice! Without wishing to sound patronising, I would heartily recommend people of a certain age who have settled back into a somewhat sedentary lifestyle to follow my example; it’s not as difficult as it sounds, and the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Anyway, enough of the health and fitness lecture, and back to the music. At a recent Acoustic Music Night at The George, I mentioned that I find great difficulty playing the chord B major on guitar. My friend Steve noticed and, bearing in mind my somewhat rudimentary style of playing, kindly offered me some guitar practice sessions at his place. So far, we’ve had two such sessions, and I’ve found them very helpful, as Steve has taught me the basics of musical theory, how to transpose keys, and different uses of the left and right hands. Being able to transpose keys does away with the need to use a capo, which I’ve always hated; indeed, an old semi-pro rock guitarist acquaintance of mine used to rail against people who used a capo, believing that it showed their inability or unwillingness to transpose keys naturally. I wouldn’t quite go that far, but it is nice to be able to know how to transpose keys on the fretboard. Another friend of mine, Mick, has recently started holding a series of impromptu jam sessions at his place. At the most recent one, there were five musicians and me (!), and it was great fun, as well as being an opportunity to try out various rhythm structures, runs, fills and riffs; I find that such sessions are much more effective than practicing on your own, especially as I’m naturally lazy! This coming Wednesday evening, the East Kent Morris side will be dancing at The George on Stone Street, and my wife and I will be going along to watch them. Apparently, the dancing will be followed by a musical session, so I will take a guitar along, just in case! This should be an interesting encounter, as, soon after I retired, I went along to one of their practice sessions on the recommendation of Dave, their melodeon player, just out of interest. During the evening, they persuaded me to join in and, at the end, they informed me that I showed great promise and encouraged me to go along to the next practice. After much thought, however, I decided that Morris dancing was not for me. Don’t get me wrong; I believe that it is a noble English tradition which should be cherished, respected and continued, but I just can’t see myself prancing around banging sticks on a regular basis. I wonder if they will remember me and, more worryingly, if they will try to encourage me to join them again! I will let you know in the next issue. Jeff Hartley


Jolly Jack Tar

John Hills Circa 1960


Jolly Jack Tar

John Hills Circa 1960

When the salt spray is tasted by those on the land. When the cry of the seagull is heard on the wind. When a shantyman`s song is filling the bay. Some men`s hearts are filled with the lure of the sea. But I doubt if you`ve seen a more dismal sight, Than a ship run aground on a cold, stormy night. With sailors cast off into merciless waves, A-sending them all to their watery graves. It`s a brave man that puts on the jacket of blue. Be he master, topdeck or just one of the crew. Be he stowed in a merchant or a big man of war. There`s little reward for your Jolly Jack Tar. So when he`s ashore don`t deny him his ways. He`ll only be here for a few fleeting days. He sails on the next tide for places afar. Good luck and fair winds for the Jolly Jack Tar. For if he`s a young man with nary a care. He`ll find him a wild maid whose chamber he`ll share. He`ll squander his pittance in the taverns ashore. Then it`s back to the ship for the Jolly Jack Tar. And if he`s a family man, loyal and true. Straightway to his children and wife he will go. Too soon he must leave them, his heart wracked with pain, A-wondering if he will see them again. So when you`re at home and you lie at your ease. Just think on the sailors that plough the salt seas. Like a knife drawn in anger, it leaves a deep scar, On the body and soul of the Jolly Jack Tar


Faversham

Every Wednesday 8.00pm Doors open 7.30 www.favershamfolkclub.net

Folk Club

The Limes Preston Str eet, Faversham ME13 8PG

Oct - Nov

April - May

All Wednesdays in August are Singers Nights @ £2 3rd October    Jim Causley.      £9/10 Many haunting and sensitive arrangements of traditional songs and poetry, Jim is a most welcome guest.

17th October   James Hickman & Dan Cassidy.    £8/9 Soaring fiddle, guitar and vocals with influences transatlantic and Celtic. 24th October Damien Barber & Mike Wilson.  £9/10 Traditional and contemporary folk song woven into a raconteur's paradise of anecdote and insight.

7th November     John Kirkpatrick.    £9/10 The boss returns with songs from Shropshire and beyond driven by superb squeezebox. Expect a busy evening- book early!  14th November      Archie Fisher.      £8/9 A powerful force in folk music, bringing a wealth of experience to bear on songs heart-tugging to polemical. 28th November      Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner Queens of comedy and fine traditional songsters return for another evening of wit, wonder and harmony... Not to be missed! 

Unless otherwise stated, admission to guest nights is £6 members, £7 non-members All singers nights now £2. Under 18 always free Chairman/ Bookings: Pat on 01795 423674 or rjpmailbox pat@yahoo.co.uk Press/ Radio Publicity:Bob on 07885 642763 / bobkenward21c@gmail.com


ELSIE’S

FOLK-AT-THE-DRUM The Club meets every Thursday at ‘The Drum’ Inn at N. Stanford, Stone Street (Between Cant’ & Hythe) 1st October Taylor 14 June - Keith- Bram Kendrick 25th October Mike Wilson and Sylvia Needham & Damien Barber 12 July - Geoff -Higginbottom 15th November Archie Fisher 23 August - Peter Collins 6th December - Steve Turner

All other evenings Singers Nights Guest Nights 8.00 p.m. Singers Nights 8.00 p.m. Members, Guests & visitors are always welcome to play, sing, listen or do all three! On Club Nights everyone who wishes gets a spot to perform. On Guest Nights there is limited time for ‘floor artists’ but a phone call usually gets you a spot. Tel: 01797 320518 mobile: 07890 292467 or email: david@plesbit.net www.folkatthedrum.co.uk

The Queen’s Arms, on the B2026 midway between Edenbridge and the A264, Tunbridge Wells - East Grinstead Road 8 - 11 pm

29th Sept - Roger Sutcliffe Long time favourite, Dobro, Guitar & Banjo

20th October - Rob Murch & Michelle Holding Tunes, songs, duets with English fingerstyle banjos.

17th Nov - Steve Turner A happy return (er) - welcome back Steve!

www.elsiesband.com

Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellie’s) The Flying Dutchman, 118 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Kent TN1 9EN First and third Mondays of each month, 8 - 11 pm

1st October

John Molineux

A fine traditional singer and master of various instruments including guitar, mandolin fiddle whistle and dulcimer.

15th Oct Melanie Crew & Ross Palmer Two accomplished singer-songwriters in perfect harmony, both with fine voices and skillful accompaniment.

5th November

Two’s Company

Two’s Company (Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson) are a Yorkshire-based acoustic folk duo. With a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes.

19th November – John Ward Trio

the Change of Horses Farnborough Village, Orpington

OCTOBER:

4th

John Molineux

11th, 25th 18th

Singers & Musicians Night The Shackleton Trio

NOVEMBER:

1st

Wizz Jones Wizz Jones Acoustic Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Bluesman!

8th, 15th, 29th Singers & Musicians Night 22nd

Bob Wood

Based in East Anglia, John, Lynne & Les sing John’s own and traditional songs in three-part harmony, accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran

Originally from the west coast of Scotland but has long been based in London. An engaging solo singer and performer known also as an accomplished finger-style guitarist

Tel: 01892 822945

Thursdays @ 8.15pm 01959 532 754 020 8325 6513

info@tonbridgefolkclub.org www.tonbridgefolkclub.org

Website: www.orpingtonfolkclub.org.uk E-mail: orpingtonfolkclub@hotmail.com


CD Reviews Jeff Warner - Roam The Country Through - Wildgoose WGS425CD www.wildgoose.co.uk From the regularity with which Jeff visits these shores over many years, it is obvious that this very talented American is something of a Anglophile. Looking through the packed UK tour schedule of his visits here, it is clear that the feeling is mutual because there always seems to be clubs and festivals lining up to engage Jeff to play and sing for them. It is also with a British label that he has found a happy relationship. All of his recent recordings whether they be solo albums or collaborations around a theme have been for Doug Bailey and this one finds him in sparkling form. He manages to sound fresh, innovative and interesting even on much heard standards such as My Dixie Darling and Train On The Island and he derives strong support from his two British guest musicians, particularly when his banjo and Ben Paley’s fiddle are knocking sparks off one another. As usual, a good proportion of the songs included here are drawn from those collected by his parents Anne and Frank whose search for songs on the Eastern seaboard in the post-war years proved so successful. Three songs that the Warners collected from John Galusha from the Adirondack Mountains are sung with particular affection here. Vic Smith

Bob & Gill Barry - Echoes of Alfred - Wildgoose WGS427CD - www.wildgoose.co.uk The EFDSS 75th Anniversary Award and the Exceptional Community service award from the Chippenham Town Council and The Wiltshire Council recognise the long ongoing contribution that the Berry’s have made to folk life in and around Wiltshire but their decadeslong commitment to organisation, encouragement and facilitation is only one aspect of their input into regional folk life; they are also very engaging performers as this second album on the Wildgoose label shows. The “Alfred” of the title refers to the famed song collector of the Upper Thames region, Alfred Williams who is the source of the majority of the songs here. The fact that Williams collected only the song words has its disadvantages but its advantages as well for this enables the lyrics to be set to other traditional melodies or to tunes composed by Bob, Gill and by Bob’s mother Barbara. Singing the some times slightly different words of familiar songs from this source and hearing them sung to different tunes brings a clear novelty to the songs and avoids any feeling of hackneyed treatment. They are supported at times by long-term associates in their group, Tinkers Bag and a multi-instrumental contribution from Lewis Wood of Granny’s Attic as well as the luscious cello playing of Gill Redmond. Vic Smith


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CD Reviews Mike Vass. Notes From The Boat UR004CD All new compositions and arrangements on this gathering of musicians apparently on a voyage on a Dutch Sailing boat with a studio to record and mix on board. Accordion, fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, mandolin and melodica take lead roles whilst Mike mixes in his own backings on a variety of instruments. An unusual concept; there’s a lot going on and I’d have preferred the melodies to feature more powerfully- it took me back to the recordings of Phillip Glass and Steve Reich in particular (especially in the sampled and repetitive nautical sounds) rather than a tradition, say, of dance and ceilidh. It’s all well played and some of the tunes (Bright Kirk, Home) grow on you. There are YouTube vids available, concert hall rather than briny- have a listen and if you like what you hear, buy the CD. Bob Kenward Hatful Of Rain. Songs Of The Lost And Found. LWHM 004 An excellent quartet from Sussex writing relevant contemporary songs and tunes well represented in 12 tracks featuring guitars, fiddle, banjos, mandolin, double bass and spruce harmony vocals. I enjoyed the arrangements, lively and shifting with an Americana tinge: melodies carry the lyrics so deftly that only on a second listen do you realise how strongly crafted the storylines are. Chloe Overton is credited with half the writing, and listen out for Phil Jones’ Thought You’d Live... James Shenton’s fiddle weaves in and out and Fred Gregory’s neat contributions add that extra something quartets score with. Becoming widely known and deservedly so: a strong live act too. Bob Kenward Blackbeards Tea Party. Leviathan. Proper Music Distribution Designed to be sold in shoals in concert halls and marquees I guess, this 5 track 24 minute EP accurately creates the atmosphere of life on a rugged whaler beset by gales and misfortune. The Diamond is given a very unbonny treatment and the final track, Weary Whaling Ground, warns of awesome perils ahead for any potential mariner seeking a quiet life. We are invited to Google the acronym DLFN, the title of track 2: I thought of one or two, but they weren’t right: ‘the drum set-up had been expanded to include two full kits’ is the clue in the notes. It’s loud, shouty, brash, full-on, and that’s BTP’s style as you’ll know if you’ve been to a show. Lots of energy, guitar dynamics, and you feel you’ve had a real insight into slaughter among the icy wastes. TTFN Bob Kenward


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CD Reviews Triage Two Fingered Archer 13 tracks Contact Kevin 07724 616705 or dtainio@gmail.com A second offering from popular local trio Dean Tainio, Kevin Henty and Malcolm Peet, crisply recorded in Berlin and featuring many of the tunes and songs which make their current set so memorable. I enjoyed the lightness of touch in the arrangements, guitar and melodeon tucked in behind gentle lyrics augmented by mandolin, dobro and Weissenborn- respecting the meaning of the words. Two original instrumentals have their own kicks and hooks, and they capture the bounce you’ll hear live- Triage need no overdubs! Generally Dean’s pleasant mellow voice is to the fore, especially good in his own song Gentle Sussex Hills. Just for a change Kevin gets a vino vocal over a rock-solid country backing. Cover versions include Dougie Maclean’s Over My Mountain and a tight Pleasant Beggar ex Russ Barenburg. Tradition is respected in The Water Is Wide, with a particularly elegant lead on Dobro by Malcolm. Altogether a great pleasure- this wasn’t a review copy, I bought it at a gig and am glad to have this record of a delightful evening. Bob Kenward Bob & Gill Berry Echoes Of Alfred Wild Goose WGS 427 CD Right from the start you know you’re in for a good time: a brisk snatch of Lewis Wood’s fiddle, then straight into Gill’s powerful No Followers, a story sung clear and warning of thieving young men... Then Bob lilting his tune to Jolly Waggoner in the persona of a horse... It’d be easy just to go right through listing the pleasures in store, but you’ve got to have some surprises to look forward to! Suffice to say that the songs are often given lively melodies by Bob or his mother Barbara which fit the trad credited lyrics delightfully. Interesting arrangements with plenty of space in them keep the narratives strong- you’ll be fascinated to find out how many different ways there are to keep any audience joining in- a thoroughly well-crafted collection using acoustic instruments well captured ( well, you can’t say well Goosed.) by Doug Bailey. There’s some radical C19 protest in there, and the joys of Army life alongside superb versions of Salisbury Plain and Miggy Campbell’s Days Of Summer... What comes over most of all is sincerity and the joy which Bob & Gill bring to singing. Highly recommended. Bob Kenward Travelling Folk Dates Thursday 4th October - The Huntsman, Eridge, TN3 9LE, just off the A26 by Eridge Station. Sunday 7th October - Tenterden Folk Festival, Vine Inn, 76 High Street, TN30 6AU, on the corner of Station Road. 11.30am start Sunday 18th October - Cardinal’s Error, Lodge Oak Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 2EP, south of the town, close to Pembury Road. Sunday 1st November - The Kentish Horse, Mark Beech, TN8 5NT, in the centre of the village, just off the B2026 Special evening to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Sunday 15th November - The Rock, Hoath Corner, Chiddingstone Hoath, TN8 7BS. On the unclassified road between Chiddingstone Hoath, and Chiddingstone.


The Travelling Folk 35 Years Old About 35 years ago I was sitting next to the late John Smedley at a fairly wretched folk evening at Biggin Hill Airport and John enthused about his plans to launch a kind of mobile folk club in West Kent. A couple of months later I attended my first TTF session at a now defunct pub in Kemsing and I was hooked! The very first session was held at The Man of Kent pub in Sevenoaks (alas turned into houses many years ago), which was also the venue for the 10th Anniversary Evening. In the very early days John was ably supported by the likes of Alan Austin, Jim Bennet and the late Ted Clark and such was the popularity that I recalled John sounding me out to possibly head parallel sessions in the west of the region. Well before the 10th Anniversary John turned his attention to running Folk South East which involved regular concerts hosting big names in the folk world, often held at The Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. He then handed over the TTF reins to myself & Joe Waters. For many years we ventured mid summer into Essex & then Isfield in Sussex for a relaxed folk weekend staying in our caravans, motor homes and tents in a field adjacent to the inns. Eventually however our core support was not sufficient to sustain the weekends thanks largely to emigration and demise. (We come together all too often these days for funerals!). Some 10 years or so ago, inspired by Song & Ale weekends at Whittlebury & Pennymoor in Devon, the TTF Song & Ale, which takes place on the first full weekend in July at Upper Dicker in Sussex, was launched. Regular attenders voted this year’s S & A better than ever and once again it was sold out well in advance. Credit is due to Liz Randall who has for some time been the main organiser especially following the departure of Mary and Ian Barr to New Zealand. Our ethos has always been to perform in the main areas of pubs rather than tucked away in a private room thereby making our song and music easily accessible to the general public. Sometimes the locals embrace us and occasionally are infected by the dreaded folk bug for which there is no cure! Travelling Folk is certainly not a closed shop- we are keen to welcome outsiders, be it newcomers or old friends; to either sing, play or listen. We hope we are friendly and supportive. Our approach is structured but informal with traditional, contemporary, Music Hall & other genre welcome. We try to keep a balance between serious and humorous material, lusty chorus songs and tunes which can be individually performed or “en masse.” Apart from the regular pub gigs on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays we sometimes get involved in festivals as well as other special events. Despite the loss of several key members, including the one and only Den Giddens who died in Cornwall amongst his family 6 years ago, we have continued to thrive. This is in no little measure due to the unerring presence of Roger Resch – the nearest thing to a one man folk club! Roger performs numerous tasks, fixes the venues and now leads more of the sessions than I do. Apart from Roger, myself and Liz, other stalwarts include my wife Steph - a constant rock and aide; Malcolm Ward, Dave Scott and Dave Auld. In addition Mick Wright is with us in spirit, but ill health has prevented his physical presence at sessions for a while now. We will be holding our 35th Anniversary night at the Kentish Horse, Mark Beech TN8 5NT on Thursday 1st November from 8.00pm onwards and all who have been a cog in the TTF wheel over the last 35 years are heartily encouraged to join us for a special evening. TERRY KING (Co organiser) travellingfolk.co.uk Email travellingfolk@gmail.com


MacMillan Cancer Support Charity Folk Concert Friday, 9 November 2018, 7.30pm (Doors Open 7.00pm) at the Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne , PO18 0DE

Another Great Evening of Entertainment Phil & Jane Home grown here in West Sussex, Phil Green and Jane Grover have been singing together for the last five years. They love close harmonies and perform tradi onal and contemporary folk songs.

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Singdanceandplay Free sessions with music and visiting guests at The Castle Inn, Brenchley TN12 7BN from 8pm: x 28 October: Di and John Cullen (stylish songss with very able guitar ) x 25 November:: The Tonic (dance tunes and chorus songs with Ollie, Julie, Malcolm m and Gavin)) ALSO – join our workshops starting Tuesd day 18 September to learn the tunes for our autumn workshop barnd dance at Brenchley on the 24 November,, and check the website for news off local carols this Christmas!! See Singdanceandplay.net or call 07985 522734

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7.30 – 9.30pm

Come and join us, and sing-a-long with a local ukulele band If you play come and entertain us It’s a fun evening


Sussex Folk News One of the last festivals of the year in the Lewes Folk Festival. This is always timed to be a week after the Tenterden Festival so that this year it will be on the weekend of 12th - 14th October. Two of the headliners will be Jim Causley (Saturday concert) and Alistair Anderson (Friday concert) with Alistair giving a workshop on the tunes of Northumbrian tunes of Will Atkinson and Willy Taylor on the Saturday morning and Jim giving a presentation on the settings of the poems of one of his distant relatives Charles Causley in the afternoon. Sunday’s events include the excellent young singer/fiddler Rowan Piggott giving a performance based on his “Songhive” project. The public face of the festival is the Lewes Day of Dance on the Saturday at various sites in the Cliffe area of the town with 20-odd dance sides from a wide variety of locations. As well as the town’s two dance sides, Knots of May and Black Powder Morris there will be sides from as far away as Sweden with Eken Morris making a return visit. The website for the festival is at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFindex.php and that is also where you can buy tickets but around a half of the events are run on a free admission with collection basis. Horsham Folk meets every Sunday evening at The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF and their strong autumn programme has three nights that really stand out. On 28th October they have the combination of Damien Barber & Mike Wilson, two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom, followed by two superb but very different concertina players in November. Jody Kruskal, from New York sings vintage American songs and plays tunes on the Anglo concertina showing a dazzling technique he will be there on the 9th and then the following Sunday, it will be Steve Turner who is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. The Lewes Saturday Night Folk Club also has a strong line for the period that this issue refers to which includes the first visits to this area by the rising Irish star Daoirí Farrell (Nov 17th) and the excellent young harmony group The Teacups (Dec 1st) with a return visit of the superb American Old Time multiinstrumentalist, Bruce Molsky the following Saturday. Both The Tea Cups and Bruce will be running all day workshops during the day before their evening workshops. Full details from the club’s website at http://www. lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/indexLSFC.html A new venue for folk music has been started at the Toy Museum located in the arches underneath Brighton Station. They have chosen the obvious name of Toy Museum Folk Club but the format seems to be more of a main artist plus support act. Their website says “ We won’t have floor spots, and you’ll likely never see a raffle, but there will be a warm and welcoming space for folk fans to come together and celebrate the music they love.” The small intimate venue holds about forty people and the main guests on November 9th will be Mairearad Green and Anna Massie. I don’t suppose that there are many streets in England that can claim to be the tome to two folk clubs but further down Trafalgar Street from Brighton station, we come to the home of The Brighton Acoustic Club meets at The Lord Nelson, 36 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED on the first Monday of each month. Finally could I mention six two-hour radio programmes which will be broadcast on Rocket FM during the months of October and November. All of these will be broadcast on 87.8FM in the Lewes and Ouse Valley areas and everywhere else streaming on the internet from http://www.rocketfm.org.uk/ and will run from 7-9pm. Three folk music programmes will be broadcast on Thursdays 18, 25 Oct & 1 Nov. Three world music programmes will be broadcast on Mondays 15, 22 & 29 Oct Vic Smith


Grayshott Folk Club ZZZJUD\VKRWWIRONFOXEFRXN KWWSVZZZJUD\VKRWWFRPHYHQWV  6HDVRQ $OO JLJV WDNH SODFH DW *UD\VKRWW 9LOODJH +DOO +HDGOH\ 5RDG 1U +,1'+($' 6XUUH\ *8 7= XQOHVV RWKHUZLVH VWDWHG Wednesday 3rd October POLICE DOG HOGAN policedoghogan.com Police Dog Hogan play the finest Americana/Folk music and will be the must-see band at all the major festivals this Summer. Now they are bringing the Festival vibe and their wonderful music to Grayshott....They combine Fiddle, Trumpet, Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion, Drums and Guitars with four-part harmonies + Support (tbc) Tickets: Adults ÂŁ18/Under 16s ÂŁ9 Available from Des O'Byrne 01428 607096 **Friday 2nd November DAMIEN O'KANE &BAND www.damienokane.co.uk Damien is a top singer/song writer and guitarist from Northern Ireland, who takes some of the greatest songs in the folk canon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Blacksmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Banks Of The Bannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I Am A Youthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Green Fields Of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; included â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and reinvents them in refreshingly original ways. He also has an excellent band. + Support (tbc) ** This gig will take place at St. Alban's Church, HINDHEAD, GU26 6RB Tickets: Adults ÂŁ16/Under 16s ÂŁ8 Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 Monday 26th November LAU www.lau-music.co.uk Individually and collectively, these guys are the very best there is in Folk music. Their innovative and inspirational music marries Folk and Electronica and has won them countless awards and kept them at the top of the Folk tree for over ten years. We are delighted to welcome them to Grayshott Folk Club. No Support Tickets: Adults ÂŁ22/Under 16s ÂŁ11 Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 Friday 14th December BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST www.belshazzarsfeast.com Superb musicianship and two razor sharp wits are a winning combination for a Christmas Show. You'll love the music and possibly die laughing too. + The Courtiers http://thecourtiers.co.uk/video/ A four-piece acoustic Folk band from Portsmouth with Irish/Celtic influences. Tickets: Adults ÂŁ15/Under 16s ÂŁ8 Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 Thank you for supporting live music and real, live musicians


Dance Corner

by Tony Foxworthy

When I worked as Area Organiser for the English Folk Dance and Song Society I had the honour of covering the North East area which comprised of Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland. This entailed quite a bit of travelling, particularly around Yorkshire which was the biggest county. I spent a fair bit of time in Goathland village because they had a traditional Long Sword Dance team. I found too that they had a number of Social Dances and I thought today we'd do The Goathland Square Eight, which the Goathland people called The Eight Reel. FORMATION: Square set MUSIC: Any reel or jig (If working with musicians, music is A1 & 2, B1&2, A3 & B3) A1

All eight circle left and right

A2 First and third couples cross,with third couple making an arch for first couple to dance under. Now couples two and four cross over with fourth couple making the arch. Then everyone returns to place with the other couple making the arch. B1&2 All four couples face their partner taking right hands and dancing forward to take left hand of the next person and continuing with a chain. Halfway round everybody swings. All face new partner, take right hands and continue chain until back in place. A3

Everybody swing

B3

Promanade

ENJOY...


Skinners Rats As last issue

EGERTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB   Meets every last Tuesday of the month, at The Barrow House, Egerton, TN27 9DJ, from 8pm.   Folk, Blues and beyond. No guests, just residents and itinerants. All welcome. Hat collection.   Contact Jerry Hatrick

(01233) 756357.

Foots Cray Social Club Waring Road Entrance, DA14 5BY

Open Music and Song Session in the Bar every Monday 8.00 11.00 p.m. www.crayside-folk-club for more information All genres- – Mainly Acoustic, but quiet electric guitars with battery amp allowed- must be compatible sound level. Beginners Encouraged. Experience is gained through jamming along. Occasional Open Mic Evenings and Guest Nights. Players, poets, storytellers, and listeners welcome. Free Entry – Please support our raffle, which pays our running costs.


Moore OR Less Folk Club Oast Community Centre, Granary Close, Rainham, Kent, ME8 7SG (next to Rainham railway station)

Second Friday of each month The club always welcomes new performers, of any ability, and audience who just wish to listen. 12th October - Singers Night (£3 including raffle) 9th November - Singers Night (£3 including raffle) 14th December - Guest Night with Steve Turner (£5 including raffle)

All singers nights are £2.00 members and £3.00 non-members Guest nights as advised but generally £4.00 / £5.00

All Club Nights 8.30 - 11.00pm Doors/bar open 7 for 7.30

Doors/bar open 7 for 7.30 Enquiries Chris Wilkin 01634 366155


Acoustic Music Night at “The George”

Stone Street CT4 6DF Every third Wednesday of the month 8pm - 10.30pm If you enjoy playing or listening to unplugged acoustic music of all types (folk, blues, pop, rock, country, jazz, soul, classical etc) you are very welcome to join us at the pub for a free, relaxed and entertaining evening. For more information, contact Jeff on 01303 813188

Doors/bar open 7 for 7.30

The Bell, High Street Kemsing TN15 6NB

2nd Thursday each month from 8:30pm a great programme of events for 2018

October 11 Triage  November 8 Morrigan  December13 Christmas Party    'Resident singers: Alan Austen and Linda Smith' We welcome all new musicians and singers as well as our regular club members. Contact: 01689 825263/ 0208 857 1024 Email: sheilafinn@hotmail.co.uk


CD Review Steve Tilston Distant Days TUGCD1117 Play time 79.06 minutes You can always rely on Steve Tilston to come up with good material for his CDs and on “Distant Days” he has done this by revisiting and reworking 19 of his “most treasured” songs. On this solo acoustic album Steve does it all himself including guitar, banjo and vocals. The album opens with “The Road when I was Young” from 2006, based on his own life and slips gently and enjoyably by to finish with, possibly his best known song, “Slip Jigs and Reels” from 1992. The album comes in a slim cardboard cover but Steve has still managed to include a short and informative paragraph about each track including a personal comment and when and where it first appeared on a recording. For instance I now know that one of Steve’s favourite books is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe and that at one time he relished living on a desert island (track 11 Castaway). There is still time Steve. An excellent album and the review copy has already been well played. Alan Castle - Editor


Dartford Folk Club BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Club of the year 2008 www.dartfordfolk.org.uk 01322 222553

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2nd October Mike Silver *THE CLUB’S 45th BIRTHDAY!!** 9th October Dan McKinnon 16th October Winter Wilson 23rd October Clive Carroll 30th October Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter 6th November Oka Vanga 13th Nov Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg 20th Nov Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman 27th November Tannahill Weavers 4th December Bruce Molsky 11th December Phil Beer and his guest 18th December Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies Christmas Show “THOR’D OUT!” Coming up: Liz Simcock, Geoff Lakeman, Long Holl Ramblers, Edwina Hayes

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Around Kent Folk #89 October and November 2018  

Your free guide to Folk events in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond for October and November 2018

Around Kent Folk #89 October and November 2018  

Your free guide to Folk events in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond for October and November 2018

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