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Issue 96 December 2019 / January 2020

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

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

Scene & Heard • Plenty going on around Kent this Autumn, the clubs and sessions in full flow... Hard to imagine that in a few weeks the Hoodeners will be out with their ‘Osses and a stiff brush... And the festive season will already be upon us, the carols and mistletoe... Oh yes it will... • After a quiet summer the Tonbridge club at the Flying Dutchman in Hildenborough is picking up again- the inexhaustible Tom Lewis gave an update on his 75 years... Among the audience were Alan & Linda with their catchy barging song... • The guest list at Faversham continues to astound: after Greg Russell, Jack Rutter and the exciting new duo of Rosie Hood and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne... Young performers taking on traditional folk and actually paying respect to the original songs... Martin Young has been awarded the CDM for services to confectionery... • AKF hears from Sheila Finn that Travellers’ Rest Club at the Bell in Kemsing is having a rest in January after their Christmas Come-All-Ye in December... All are welcome to that session with instruments and voices... They will be back in February .... Norman Brookes played a fine set there, with a song about, if I have my facts straight, a fuel injection pump... • Sadly the Good Intent in Rochester will as flagged be closing its doors in January to be converted into terraced housing... All those memories and fine music within its walls and the wonderful hospitality over the years at Sweeps and beyond... It’ll still have music up until the last knockings, so please do continue to follow on social media and give Karen the love and support she deserves for her enthusiasm for our kind of fun. And for her crazy dancing! • CDs to review continue to pour in, so we are having to be quite selective in those we look at for AKF. We are orientated towards traditional folk music and so pick out those which reflect this well. Lyrics after cheap approval, ‘stripped back’ ‘unique’ ‘personal ‘ meanderings and sloganeering chants from those seeing folk as a useful label to promote themselves tend to find their way to the bottom of the pile. I look for artists whose love of melody and sense of history leads them to engage with their material - thinking of Granny’s Attic and, in this issue, Mitchell & Vincent for example- and for those who, like Nick Dow and many others, including the electric stars, have kept the flame alive for others to carry. Songwriters have a tough task to get that kind of resonance in their own work. There’s only one Ralph McTell! • Ukuleles (is there a collective noun?) are springing up all over the place, the Open Mike night in Burwash for one... And the Woodshed sessions at the Wrotham Arms in Broadstairs can have five or more... They do work well with trad song, rather like Rob Murch’s nylon strung banjo - and with the 30s crooner ballads... Hawaii not? • Broadstairs Winter Warmer was a great success last January, raising considerable funds towards the Festival. So they’re doing it again... pick up a flyer or see the ad for the full guest list.... 17-19 January 2020, tickets from www.broadstairsfolkweekfunding.co.uk • On a personal note, to all the organisers of clubs and festivals I’ve visited as guest, floor spot or listener this year, my heartfelt thanks. And to singers and musicians all over Kent and Sussex, more power to you. You  make the world a better place- here’s to 2020! • Kevin Henty advises that in February a Medway club may start in the 12 Degrees micropub, Chatham end of Rochester High St 200 yd from railway bridge on Tuesdays. More news next issue... • Cracking to play the new Thursday Orpington venue at Rosecroft Social Club... in front of a enormous cartoon Elvis with a quiff... brought out the inner uh huh... • Happiness is being invited to ride on the veranda of a Queen Mary Brake Van (8’ x7’ 6”), Eridge to Tunbridge Wells on the Spa Valley Railway, by Hartley Morris in full flow.. dancing merrily with full sticks, 8 men, 2 musicians, a bemused Chinese ? couple and me, while the steam curled around bridges in autumnal sunlight... big thanks-pics available!  • A most memorable occasion! Bob Kenward

Music at Rosslyn Court, Margate Concerts - Advance bookings only via WeGotTickets (venue Rosslyn Court) 7.30-10.30, £10 unless specified, Microbar Nov 14 Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves - fabulous Old Americana duo Nov 23 King Size Slim – acoustic rootsy original blues Martin Young - Faversham’s own songsmith Dec 7 Dec 14 Tim Edey – a return visit from this musical genius Dec 22 The Kimberleys – Yuletide celebration, seasonal joy Granny’s Attic – young people, fabulous talent £12 Feb 1 Workshops - New members v welcome – 2hrs 2-4 £12 no need to book unless specified Nov 9 Voice masterclass - with Hughie Gavin 2-5 £15 – book via WeGotTickets Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 14, 21 Krista Bubble’s regular fiddle club. 2.30 Serious fun. Nov 2, Dec 7 Clog/step dance - Lesley Riding & Banjo Dave 10.30-12 £10 Nov 23 Guitar techniques– with King Size Slim Nov 30 Mandlolin - improvers - with Dick Smith Dec 14 Guitar/melodeon – Tim Edey - tunes and technique Informal session – with Granny’s Attic Feb 1 Rosslyn Court is at 62 Sweyn Rd, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2DD Check event details on Facebook Rosslyn Court or at www.RosslynCourt.com; Email,moragbutler1@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07902140248 – Morag Butler

Tenterden Festival Weekend Tenterden Festival was blessed with decent weather despite the forecasts of sodden nature... Good to see the local crowds turning out for the procession, some a little puzzled but all in fine humour... Huge thanks to Alan and the committee and the fine organisation on the ground by Ronnie and Sally who marshalled the workforce with great energy and tact. The round robin concerts were so popular you had to be quick to get in to the Saddlery... Bonus points for Valmai and Bryan in the White Lion evening session with Paul & Liz Davenport, giving the locals a bit of culture on a Saturday night... With sessions right through at the Caxton, Woolpack Barn and Travelling Folk in the Vine on Sunday there were plenty of opportunities to sing and play. Not to mention the hugely popular Shantython! Morrigan were stars, organising the Festival choir into harmonies which culminated in a concert slot on Sunday. Was it 5 songs? Crikey! Not bad for a weekend! Blending voices delightfully. Always cheering to go round the Craft Fair and mull over songbooks and instruments among the honey and wood turning... And to see the performers on the dance stage adding colour and bounce to the afternoon... The younger element were obviously keen on the steps and handkerchiefs... Their enthusiasm certainly drew in the crowds! Pity Pete Castle couldn’t make it, get well soon, Pete, to join the array of fine singing from across the country. Nick Dow and Mally added so much to sessions throughout the weekend, Nick with a huge range of CDs recording the tradition straight. I enjoyed the songs of Stan Graham, strong messages with singable tunes; he wrote Sarajevo, one of Vin Garbutt’s staples, and his Olive & The Vine is in Martyn Wyndham Read’s repertoire. A must listen and find out more about. Bob & Gill Berry had a new show about Alfred Williams, in which information and song were mingled with fascinating detail. Seek out Bob for his story about where the notebooks for Songs  Of The Upper Thames were archived! Jeff and Elaine Gillett (Discovery) stepped in admirably to concert slots and proved that there is a place in sessions for acoustic delicacy whilst ensuring that the compere’s request for chorus songs in the last hour was honoured! Good to see local hero Andy Turner back in Kent, talking about collecting from Charlie Bridger. The range of Charlie’s repertoire was wide, and from Andy’s field recordings a CD has been compiled by Rod Stradling... An interesting mixture of traditional, minstrel show and music hall influence. A few gasp moments! Vic and Tina Smith were as busy as ever on Tech support and their own All The Birds Of The Air show, interviewing guests in the gaps and swapping stories of performers happily remembered. Delightful that Malcolm Ward made the Caxton to regale us with his unique presence after his op... The songs are just as risqué as ever... He features in Tom Brown’s lecture on nationally regarded singers... A jewel on our doorstep. All in all, a thoroughly entertaining and busy weekend, over far too soon. Here’s to next year :-) Peter the Punter

Front cover this issue: The Copper Family

Skinners Rats As last issue


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.

CD Reviews

Mitchell & Vincent - The Preservation Of Fire 9 tracks mitchellandvincent.com Now this is a real pleasure. Luthiers both, Graham Vincent on fiddle and David Mitchell on guitar capture an unhurried vignette of the countryside in this delightful collection of melodies and song from the tradition. There’s plenty of fresh air in their arrangements, a gentle lilt, a peacefulness which amplifies the quality of each tune set. Favourites like Seven Stars/ The Sloe benefit from leisurely pace, Covering Ground/ King Of The Pipers too. Molly Oxford precedes Hard Times Of Old England: there’s always a context. Their own song ‘Oh Albion’ poignantly illustrates a sensitivity to the loss of so much which defined a caring Britain, the more powerfully because its message is a seed rather than a thrown rock. The six-tune medley which concludes is a summertime saunter along a track which reveals something new through each gap in the hedgerow. Four tunes are relatively modern but fit well with such as Apples In Winter and the conversationally sung As I Roved Out. In an era of hype and overdrive this genuinely moving CD is rightly gaining Mitchell & Vincent recognition. A treat for the ears! Bob Kenward Show of Hands - Battlefield Dance Floor Proper PRPCD156 For many years, we thought of Show of Hands as the duo of Phil Beer & Steve Knightley and those who have known their music for decades have been unsurprised by their rise to their undisputed position at the top of the acoustic music scene. Then a few years ago Miranda Sykes made it a trio and her bass playing and remarkable voice added a new dimension. This album shows us that a fourth person is now showing his hands. Cormac Byrne’s percussion adds more power to the band and gives it a heavier sounds. Careful listening will reveal the exceptional care and attention to detail that has gone into all aspects of the production. Steve is quoted as saying “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add. we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of for twenty-five years.” In addition there is some other musicians offering keyboards and different percussion Steve’s songwriting has always provided the core of the SOH repertoire and there are eight new songs from him here and as usual they show the variety and bread of his songwriting with the title track providing one of the album’s high points and the inclusion of Adrian Mannering’s My True Love brings fond memories of the Brighton/Lewes folk scene in the 1970s when that Dubliner was at university in Sussex. The accompanying press release suggests that this is “Possibly their most commercial release to date.” Change the first word to ‘definitely’ and you have hit the mark. www.proper-records.co.uk Vic Smith

Fairport Convention – Spring Tour 2019 Martyn Joseph

Sunday 1st5thDecember Canterbury, Full Price U25 Wednesday June 2019 -–Gulbenkian, The Tower Theatre, Folkestone, Full £17.50, Price £24, U25£10 £12

St Agnes Fountain SOLD OUT! Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita

Tuesday 10th December – Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Tuesday 11th June 2019 – Gulbenkian, Canterbury, Full Price £24, U25 £10

Albion Christmas Band

Gerry ColvinCanterbury, Band Wednesday 18th December– Gulbenkian, Full Price £20, U25 £10 Saturday 13th July – The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury, 2020Online Folk£14, in the Barn Cosier’ Offline £15‘Even , Door £16, U25 Series £7 At The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury 6.30pmChris start, Tickets £12, Garden Offline £13, Door*5pm £14, U25 £6 Leslie -- Online Summer Party Sunday 21st July – Edge of Beyond, Contribution £15, U25 £8 Will Pound Barham, SundayVoluntary 12th January

Winter Old Wilson 19th January ManSunday Luedecke

Tuesday 20th August 2019 – Waterstones, Canterbury Glymjack Sunday 26th January Online £13, Offline £14, Door £15, U25s £7 www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

All start 7.30pm*

www.tombthumbtheatre.co.uk www.wegottickets.com or phone 01843 221791

Deal Friday Folk Club meets 8pm every Friday at RMA Club (upstairs) 37 The Strand, Walmer CT14 7DX October - Granny's December 6th26th - Bob Kenward Attic - 3 incredibly talented

REVIEW Proper English November 9th - Singer's Night January 17th - Swinging the Leadwith Remembrance theme (Armistice Day Centenary) young men songwriter who have taken folk world by storm in Kent’s foremost with athe Christmassy Evening. recent years

December 20th - Christmas Party

Come and singalong with some rousing sea shanties.

Coming up February 14th - John- Grant & Di Cullen, November 16th - Quicksilver Baynham & Hilary entertain virtuoso March 6thSpencer - Trotwood, April and 17thdelight - Mick with Ryan & Paul Downes, guitar and amazing voice May 15th - The Teacups, June 12th - Dan Walsh

Guest nights - £5. Singers Nights - £1.50 Singers, £2 Non-singers www.dealfolkclub.org.uk or ring Sue on 01-304-360877

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.

13th Dec - GuestCLOSED Night with “Hook, Line and Sinker” during August Admission £5 including raffle. 14th September 10th Jan 2020 Singers Night - admission £3 including Singers night - Entrance £3.00 (including raffle) 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

Adventures of an Old Folkie I can’t believe it’s two months since I last sat down at my computer in order to compile my recent musical adventures. An event occurred between the publication of the last two issues which made me feel that time had sort of slipped somehow; in issue 94, I wrote about how I was considering investing in a PA system, and, in issue 95 (the last one), I announced that I had bought one. However, after I had submitted my copy for issue 95, I received a phone call from a guy who had read the previous issue, and had a PA system for sale; would I be interested? Weird! It’s difficult sometimes to realise that there is a physical time gap of two months between the publication of each issue. I’ve recently returned from sunny Mallorca, where I gather the weather was considerably better than that in the UK over the same period. Lorna and I went over to attend the wedding of my best friend’s daughter; she lives over there with a Spanish guy she met when she first went over as an entertainer in the clubs and nightspots over there. She’s an excellent singer and, some time ago, recorded a whole album of my songs – silly girl! She also performed with her dad at my local folk club (The Drum at Stanford) about ten years ago, and the regulars still remember her! It was a lovely wedding, and Lorna and I decided to make the most of the occasion by making a holiday out of it, spending two weeks over there in an apartment in Palma Nova. It really is a beautiful island, and we made sure we saw as much of it as possible by taking part in various coach excursions, one of which was to the capital, Palma. On the way, we stopped off at a castle. We got off the bus and had a wander around the grounds, during which time I realised that my wallet was no longer in its allotted section of my “man-bag”, which was unzipped. I had been robbed! However, restoring my faith in human nature, I later discovered that it had been picked up from the street, minus sixty Euros in cash, by a kind Spanish lady, who had discovered a list of phone contact numbers in the wallet and managed to phone my brother at home, who informed me of what had happened. She had taken the wallet to the main police station in Palma, from which I later retrieved it. I later phoned the lady to thank her for her kindness and generosity; I wish I could have done more. I also kept up my tradition of being bitten on holiday by different creatures. During our trip to Western Australia in 2006, I was bitten by a kangaroo at a wildlife park (The next day, I got my own back by eating kangaroo stew in a restaurant!). This time, I was bitten on the foot by a praying mantis! I was minding my own business, waiting for Lorna outside a suburban shop, when I felt a prick on the top of my foot, looked down and saw what appeared to be a bunch of leaves on it. I shook it off and, looking more closely, realised that it was a large, bright green cricket-like insect. Lorna took a photo of it and sent it to her brother, who confirmed that it was a praying mantis. Fortunately, though their bites are deadly to their prey, they are harmless to humans! While we were away, we missed our Open Mic Night at The Dog House, Ashford, and our Acoustic Music Night at The George on Stone Street. Fortunately, both sessions were able to go ahead, due to the kindness of my friends Brad and Phil, who stood in for me. Apparently, they both went very well. At the end of my previous missive, I announced that I had discovered a couple more open mic venues, both of which I have subsequently attended and can recommend; one is at The Mayfly pub in Hawkinge and the other is at Blakes restaurant in Dover. Both are run by the aforementioned Brad, who is very keen on promoting live local music. We have discussed the lack of a central hub at the moment, where people can communicate with each other about the current live music scene in Kent; venues, timings, etc. Any ideas? Jeff (JR) Hartley

Dartford Folk Club BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Club of the year 2008 www.dartfordfolk.org.uk 01322 277218 hawleymkm@aol.com



Dec 3rd SALLY BARKER & ANNA RYDER Dec 10th RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE Dec 17th PHIL BEER and his special guest Zoe Wren Dec 24th CLOSED MERRY CHRISTMAS Dec 31st CLOSED HAPPY NEW YEAR Jan 7th THE LOWLY STRUNG Jan 14th HELEN NORTH Jan 21st THE OUTSIDE TRACK Jan 28th CASSIE & MAGGIE MacDONALD Feb 4th JOHN KIRKPATRICK Feb 11th MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ and IRIS BISHOP Coming up: Martyn Carthy, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

To receive regular updates: Email (put ADD on subject line) dartfordfolk@googlemail.com


CD Reviews

The Leylines - Recover Reveal The Leylines ( not to be confused with Leveret) transfer their full-on stage presence to 11 tracks of vigorous urban folk-rock. Skilful musicianship in all quarters, the classic line-up of fiddle, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals: songs for this day and age. Breakout / False Hope/ Kicking Up A Storm/ Fly Away all have the key ingredients for success. Echoes of Oyster, Show Of Hands, Richard Shindell in the honed songwriting of Steve Mitchell; punk and reggae part of the common heritage. Snatches of swirling fiddle paste in exciting bits of Trad Celtic. Lots of in-your-face presence. I felt battered rather than persuaded by some of the crowd-pleaser lines. A Long Way indeed: anthems and slogans for an audience streetconscious and ready to chant. If you’re expecting New Age romanticism from a band called Leylines you’ll encounter the opposite: straight-on unblinking aim over the crossroads to stadium success. Hot Rats - Fast One Formidable fiddle from Ian Cutler, powerful vocals from Doug Hudson, energetic bass from Scott Kirk- there’s a lot to like here. It’s a welcome souvenir of staple favourites as seen at festivals all over Kent, the continent, Essex and beyond. It’s worth listening with fresh ears to a trio in full command. The quality is astonishing. Cascades of melody from the purple violin; against Russian standards a bass line like sprinting Cossacks. Doug adds his Vodka song to illuminate: roll over Mary Hopkin, tell Vladimir the news... And yes, the Drunken Sailor medley... Why? Because it works. It’s a CD which brings enjoyment, skill and warm memories right up to date. The cover ironically shows the trio against a rusty hot-rod. Ian, Doug and Scott are still racing. Bob Kenward AKF 100th Edition With the 100th edition of AKF coming up in 2020 we thought we would have a look back at the history of local folk magazines. Sue Duff edited “KASEbook” (Kent & South East book) for about 8 years until issue 50 in April/May 1987. Typically no-one came forward to replace Sue but Julia Winn contacted around 10 local clubs and suggested they each supply their 2 months programme and she would collate them and distribute. Issue number 1 of “Whats On, Folks” was 6 double sided sheets of A4 stapled in one corner. The final much more professional issue of WOF was distributed at the end of 2003. Bob and Kathy Drage took over with AKF and kept going until they both passed away in December 2017 when Tenterden Folk Festival took over the magazine. Watch out for more about the history of folk magazines in Kent, Surrey and Sussex in the next few issues of AKF.

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 2019

  December 12th Christmas Party with  Carols seasonal songs, Mince Pies and Raffle.  

  We are closed in January but hope to reopen in February.     Please come   and support us to keep this club going. 

All performers welcome folk country blues or own songs..   

'Resident singers: Alan Austen and Linda Smith'

as well as our regular club members.

All musicians, singers and audience very welcome.     Contact: 01689 825263/ 0208 857 1024

Email: sheilafinn@hotmail.co.uk

North Star Words & Music by Bob Watson

North Star Words & Music by Bob Watson No matter where I was, wandering about the world, I used at night to look for the North Star and, in my mind’s eye, could see the beloved skyline of great hills beneath it. Swallows and Amazons grew out of those old memories. I could not help writing it. It almost wrote itself. - Arthur Ransome 19 May 1958.

Each time I search the night-time heavens, in my heart I’m easy, When I see the pale Polaris amongst that bright array; That takes me back to bygone days, beyond some far horizon, To the homeland left behind me, the North Star points the way. Chorus: And anywhere that I may wander, anywhere that I may roam, The North Star’s there to guide me, and light the way back home. The lakes and fells once more I see them, where I used to ramble, With my pathway lit before me, when I came home at night; And even when the skies were gloomy, still I’d have the notion Of the North Star there on station, though hidden from my sight. Chorus Just like the oldtime navigators, looking for their bearings, I would count the pale Polaris a guardian and a friend; No matter where my footsteps lead, forever I feel certain Of the light that’s there to follow, to some far journey’s end. Chorus So when I search the skies at night, in heart and mind I’m easy, There beside the distant Dippers to see the North Star’s gleam; Those bygone days once more I feel, in memories come the closer, With a home that’s mine for reaching, if only just in dreams. Chorus Chorus Reprise: Still anywhere that I may wander, anywhere that I may roam, The North Star’s there to guide me, and light the way back home.

Song © COPYRIGHT 2013 ROM Watson/Patchworks, 9 Compton Close, Earley, READING, UK E-mail: watson.bob@tiscali.co.uk


FOLK-AT-THE-DRUM The Club meets every Thursday at ‘The Drum’ Inn at N. Stanford, Stone Street (Between Cant’ & Hythe)

The Queen’s onthe theB2026 B2026 The Queen’sArms, Arms, on midway between Edenbridge midway between Edenbridgeand the A264, Tunbridge Wells and the A264, Tunbridge Wells- -East East Grinstead Road Grinstead Road 11 pm 88 -- 11pm

14 June - Keith Kendrick 5th Dec - Hook, Line &Needham Sinker and Sylvia 12 July - Geoff Higginbottom 9thAugust January- Peter 2020 - Collins Rosewood. 23 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.

14th Dec -9th Christmas June Capers

Keep on Mumming! Mum’s the word!

Roy Clinging

Another welcome return

11th Jan - Bob Kenwood Kent’s bettermost songwriter 14th July Martin Wyndham-Read Coming up: February - Chris Wood, March - Tony Hall

Tel: 01797 320518 mobile: 07890 292467 or email: david@plesbit.net www.folkatthedrum.co.uk

Tonbridge Folk Tonbridge FolkClub Club(Nellie’s) (Nellies) The Flying Dutchman, The Flying118 Dutchman 118Road, Tonbridge Road, Tonbridge Hildenborough, KentTN11 TN1 9EN Hildenborough, Kent 9EN First and third Mondays of each month 8-11pm First and third Mondays of each month, 8 - 11John pm & Di Cullen Monday 4 June: Expect an eclectic mix of robust, reflective

2nd Chris N’Alan Davis andDecember humorous songs . Popular duo from Kent with traditional and

Monday contemporary 18 June: Chris Cleverley folk song

An extremely talented singer-songwriter with many diverse topics in his songs, 16th December Alan Richardson accompanied by accomplished finger style Welcome return of a local singer–songwriter guitar playing.

Monday 2 July: Consort of One 6th January 2020 Morrigan Lizzie Gutteridge combines medieval and Seasonal songs from this four piece acapella group renaissance music andharmonies song, on traditional with beautiful

instruments, with 21stC looping technology.

Monday 16 July: Triage 20th January


Tony & Lesleyreturn Petty, well known on thelocal folk circuit Welcome of this popular band for a wide and contemporary who range madeofasongs, good traditional impact last time. Expect

lively renderings of tunes and songs with various instruments. Tel: 01892 822945

info@tonbridgefolkclub.org www.tonbridgefolkclub.org www.tonbridgefolkclub.org

www.elsiesband.com www.elsiesband.com


The Rosecroft Social Club theHigh Change 269 Street,of St Horses Mary Cray Farnborough Village, Orpington, BR5 4AR Orpington

June: DECEMBER: th       7 Jim Mclean a composer, acoustic-based 5th Nick Dow musician and singer/songwriter.

  12th Singers MusiciansNight Night 14th, 28th Singers && Musicians   st   21   Allan Richardson sings 19th Hudson & Cutler and writes songs


and guitar.     plays a mean backingClosed 26th for Boxing Day July : th      JANUARY: 5 Hunter Muskett a Brighton based four piece 2nd, 9th, fiddle, 23rdbanjo & 30th Singers accordion, guitar, mandolin and Bodhran.& 12th      Jimmy Lee an accomplished Musicians singer Nights /guitarist

promising an entertaining evening of poplar, self-penned 16th Suntrap - Sara Byers, Mary Wilson, and folk songs. 19th       SingersJohn Sandall and Sue Graves & Musicians Night

Between them, they play accordion, violins, viola, th       26 Reg Meuross one of the premier singer/ guitars, ukulele, mandolin and banjo and their songwriter’s on the folk scene.  Described as "a warm powerful vocal harmony sound. engaging live entertainer with songs of love, longing and true life stories"

Thursdays @ 8.15pm Thursdays @ 8.15pm 01959 754 020 020 8325 01959532 532754 8325 65136513

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

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 Dec 7 Thomas McCarthy All-day workshop on Sunday Dec 14 Shepherds Arise Old Sussex carols, dance tunes from Sussex manuscripts, readings, Sussex Mummers play Dec 21 Christmas party Carols, candles, open fire, home-made mince pies Dec 28 Peppers Ghost Victorian Magic Lantern show with music, songs & costumes Jan 4 The Copper Family Jan 11 Wassail Night Indoor wassail ceremony, wassail bowl, Twelfth Cake, candles, open fire, seasonal songs Jan 18 Sussex All-Day Singaround Royal Oak, Barcombe Jan 25 Dom Prag 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. 7 Dec 7 Mar 28 Mar 18 Apr 6 June 13 June


Sussex Folk News Most of the items that I have for you this time are Christmas events. Undoubtedly the most impressive - and busy Christmas event party is the large group that calls itself ‘Shepherd’s Arise’ This is a choir and accompanying musicians that find their repertoire from old Sussex Church Manuscripts and from the oral tradition, notably the Copper Family’s seasonal repertoire. As well as carols and songs there are tunes and readings from sources found in this county. There is even a Sussex Mummers Play ( or a Tipteerers Play, to give it is usual Sussex name). At the centre of each performance is The Shepherds Arise Quire and Band. This consists of instruments that were associated with the old Sussex church bands - flute, clarinet, fiddle, concertinas, bassoon and serpent all under the direction of Stuart Walker from Eastbourne. They are heading for their busiest Christmas season ever with six performances:• Dec 1st - 2.30pm - East Hoathly Parish Church

• Dec 18tth - 7.30pm - Lewes Town Hall

• Dec 7th - 2.30pm - Hailsham Parish Church

• Dec 22nd - 2.30pm - St. Laurence Church, Falmer

• Dec 14th - 8pm - Lewes Saturday Folk Club

• Dec 29th - 2.30pm - St. Michael’s Church, Lewes

The contact phone number for more details is 01323 725827 The Spyboy events in the Eastbourne/Seaford area have three Christmas events and if you are able to acquire this copy early, you may be able to catch the first of these. On Friday 29th November at 7.30pm there is a show called Celtic Christmas Strings at The Old Chapel in Alfriston. This features the lovely pairing of Máire Ní Chathasaigh playing the harp and guitarist , Chris Newman. They deliver a breath-taking blend of traditional Irish music, and festive favourites..Máire Ní Chathasaigh, a recipient of the prestigious Irish Traditional Musician of the Year Award and voted Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards, is undoubtedly the doyenne of Irish harpists, whilst Chris Newman, a former member of Scotland’s mighty band, the Boys of the Lough, is considered as one of the UK’s most influential acoustic guitarists. In the same church there is an event on Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm which goes under the name of ‘A Traditional Sussex Christmas’. This brings together The Copper Family and Shirley Collins. The unique style of harmony singing by the Copper Family of Rottindean is celebrated around the world and for this seasonal performance, that is sure to be full of good cheer and include such favourites as’ Shepherd’s Arise, The Christmas Song and While Shepherds Watched, John and Jill Copper and Jill’s husband Jon Dudley (considered by all to be a Copper!) will be joined by the six grandchildren, Ben, Lucy, Thomas, Mark, Andy and Sean. They will be joined in this event by the iconic English singer Shirley Collins who is now returned to singing accompanied as she always is these days by guitarist Ian Kearey. The third concert that they will be presenting will be back at the venue that most people regard as their home, the Pavilion in Hailsham where on Friday 13th December, they will have, what has become an annual event for them, a visit from St. Agnes Fountain. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet; David Hughes, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and multi award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. Apart from the seasonal events the most attractive folk club event during this diary event during these two months would seem to be the visit of Thomas McCarthy to the Lewes Saturday Folk Club at the Elephant and Castle. He comes from a traveller family from Birr in County Offaly in Ireland. His family are the McCarthys who settled there generations ago. He comes from a long line of old traditional singers and musicians who kept the

tradition of singing strong. He has been named the Traditional Singer of the Year in the Gradam Ceoil Awards 2019. Vic Smith Broadstairs Folk Week Winter Fest 17-19 January 2020 Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs three days with a variety of highquality music. The Festival will start on Friday which will be a dance night with a small amount of seating. Saturday and Sunday will involve two sessions of concerts with full concert seating.There will also be a selection of food and drinks on sale with areas inside and out to meet and chat with friends. Festival programme Friday Evening: The Lowly Strung - Hobo and the Hippies - Shedness Saturday Afternoon: Glymjack - Sam Brothers - Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter - Capella Saturday Evening: The Little Unsaid - Edgelarks - Thomas Abrahams - Richie Triangle Sunday Afternoon: Mazaika - Phil Henry - Missouri Gutts - No Second Spring Sunday Evening: Chris Difford - Arcelia Lunch Special - Dave Ellis and Boo Howard We offer 7 types of Early Bird Tickets: Full WinterFest - £55. Friday evening - £10. Saturday and Sunday - £48. Saturday afternoon - £8, evening - £18 Sunday afternoon £8, evening £18. Early Bird ticket on sale until sold out or until 1 December after which prices will rise and ticket formats may change. Tickets available on line (Paypal), via post or the Folk Week office you will be emailed a receipt.  Bring your receipt on the day to exchange for your wristband. Another fund raising night for Broadstairs Folk Week is being held on Saturday 25th January. It is, of course, Burns’ Night, and we are running a special Burns’ Night Ceilidh at the Pavilion on the Sands in Broadstairs. A special deal has been arranged with Thorley Taverns and The Hot Rats will be providing some lively music. Tickets are £16.50 with haggis or £10 for dancing only (01843-600999). Doug Hudson Burns Night I’m doing a fund raising night for Broadstairs Folk Week on Saturday 25th January 2020. It is, of course, Burns’ Night, and we are running a special Burns’ Night Ceilidh at the Pavilion on the Sands in Broadstairs. Thorley Taverns have given us a good deal and The Hot Rats will be performing. Tickets are £16.50 with haggis or £10 for dancing only (01843-600999). Doug Hudson

CD Reviews

Bob Leslie - The Barren Fig 12 tracks Big Red 4 www.boblesliemusic.com Delivered in robust tones full of character, The Barren Fig is a collection of songs anticipating a Scottish Renaissance, one to be shared by the common man rather than a parcel of rogues. Bob Leslie’s lyrics are rousing and proudly patriotic, also drawing on historic events. A Spanish Armada lifeboat run ashore, the Hudson Bay Co.’s connection with Orkney, and Beira the Ceilleach ( a oneeyed blue giantess) all feature. A glossary of Scots words used is available, fortunately. Standout songs are Nothing Else To Do, bang up-to-date and concerning soldiers damaged by war and Already Walking So Tall, a story every parent knows well. The lighter songs come over rather stagey Scots to me, the whimsical kind that brought us La-Di-DaDi-Dum. However, a songwriter worth investigating. Bob Kenward Winter Wilson - Live & Unconventional - Own Label WWCD010 How would categorise the music and song writing of Dave Wilson and Kip Wilson? A short description would be ‘Intelligent Acoustic Pop Music’ but of the sort that finds a welcome in many folk clubs. Kip’s powerful, affective singing seems to have been influenced by the many American soul divas whereas Dave’s voice influences seem to be more from this side of the Atlantic. Their accompaniments - Dave plays guitar and banjo; Kip on accordion and guitar, are complimentary and effective and there is nice interplay in the way the lead singing is shared and the way the voice of the support singer is used All the songs are written by Dave and we hear something of what has inspired them in most of their short introductions to each song. After several playings, the songs that resonate most strongly are Tumbledown with its evocations of the Falklands and the more personal sounding Grateful For The Rain. There can be no doubting the quality of these performances. They come over as very polished performers and the quality of their singing, playing and the recording are all the more impressive when you that these were recorded live during their 2018 tour as support artists for Fairport Convention. As the album progresses their album join them. Chris Leslie’s fiddle is heard on the bluesy, Find Myself A Lover before the whole band join in for a brave reprise by Kip for Sandy Denny’s 1972 classic It’ll Take a Long, Long Time. www.winterwilson.com Vic Smith


olk festival 2020

folk festival



“Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald�

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October Folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions

GET INVOLVED, TAKE PART or BUY TICKETS www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

CONTACT INFORMATION: Festival director: Alan Castle, 15 Repton Manor Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 3HA E: alan@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk Crafts & stalls: Margaret White, E: info@tenterdencraftfair.org.uk Chief steward: Sally Argent E: chiefsteward@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk Dance co-ordinator: Spud Jones E: dance@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

Tenterden folk song and music sessions The William Caxton, West Cross, Tenterden

The second Tuesday of every month, 8.00 to 11.00 p.m Free Tuesday 10th December 2019 Tuesday 14th January 2020

Educational workshops in schools

We are currently running a series of folk song, music and dance work-shops in local schools supported by Kent Community Foundation and the Overstone Trust workshops@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

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You can help us continue to promote folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions by joining the supporters group. You may like to come to the festival; benefit from the influx of people into Tenterden; run a hotel or B&B; be a Morris dancer, musician, singer, craft person, etc. Whatever your reasons you can become a friend and supporter of the festival. Commercial supporters: make an annual tax deductible donation of at least £25.00 and your business will be listed in the souvenir programme (also included on website) and receive a window sticker, special newsletters, etc. Individual supporters: make an annual donation of at least £10.00. If you are a UK taxpayers you can do this under gift aid and we can then reclaim £2.50 from HMRC making your donation worth £12.50 to us. Individual supporters will be listed in the festival programme (unless opted out), received a window sticker, newsletters, etc. Complete this form and send it, with your cheque made payable to Tenterden Folk Day Trust, to Alan Castle, Tenterden Folk Festival, 15 Repton Manor road, Ashford, Kent TN23 3HA. T: 01233 626805 E: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

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

Folk Club

The Limes

Preston Steet, Faversham ME13 8PG

Dec - Jan

April - May

4thDecember December - Singers   SingersNight Night 4th

11th & Sylvia SylviaNeedham. Needham   Mistletoe & Holly Bears 11thDecember December - Keith Keith Kendrick Kendrick & Mistletoe & Holly Bears A festive theme night favourites, from Faversham surecockles... to warm A festive theme night from Faversham surefavourites, to warm the the cockles. Who can resist Keith & Sylvia’s unique blend of vocals and concertinas with Who can resist Keith & Sylvia's unique blend of vocals and concertinas with songs from all over the tradition? Top musicians and glorious harmony for all to share. songs from all over the tradition? Top musicians and glorious harmony for all to Let the winter winds blow, the club will be cosy as a cosy cosy place. share. Let the winter winds blow, -the club will be cosy as cosy cosy place.... SUNDAY 15th December Christmas Dinner at athe Limes Come and join us for carols between courses and cabaret turns.

SUNDAY December.   Christmas Dinner atalong the Limes   15th Some tickets still available, contact Pat for details or come to a club night.

Come and join us for carols between courses and cabaret turns 18th December Then noor club 25 Dec or 1to Jan Some tickets still- Singers available,Night contact Patwe forclose, details come along a club night 8th January - Singers Night 18th December Singers Night- then we close, no club 25 Dec or 1 Jan 15th January - Nigel Hobbins £7/8 Nigel off 2020 with an eclectic 8th starts January   Singers Night collection of original songs, a true troubadour with vast musical experience and plenty to sing about. Always a new angle, beguiling lyrics you’ll find yourself remembering. Sure   to be a good night. 15th January    Nigel Hobbins  £7/8

NigelJanuary starts off - Singers 2020 withNight an eclectic collection of original songs, a true 22nd troubadour with vast musical experience and plenty to sing about. Always a new 29th January - Bob Kenward angle, beguiling lyrics you'll find£7/8 yourself remembering. Sure to be a good night. Winchmen, Pantomimes and Hops: Bob brings his songbag along to fascinate and amuse. to join in, songs Night to think about, songs that are sung all over the county 22nd Songs January    Singers and beyond. Watch out for some surprises and a new joke. ‘Say what you like, he’s an entertainer’ 29th January    Bob Kenward.    £7/8

Winchmen, and Dick Hops:Miles, Bob brings his (Jim, songbag along to fascinate Coming inPantomimes February: 12th 26th JIB Ingrid & Barrie), and amuse. Songs to join March: in, songs to think about, songs that are sung all over 25th Ian Bruce the county and beyond. Watch out for some surprises and a new joke... 'Say what you Unless like, he's an entertainer' otherwise stated, admission to guest nights is £6 members, £7 non-members Coming in February: 12th Dick Miles, 26th JIB (Jim, Ingrid & Barrie) Other Wednesdays are Singers ‘ Nights, £2 for an eclectic mix... March: 25th Ian Bruce All singers nights now £2. Under 18 always free Chairman/ Pat on 01795to423674 or rjpmailbox pat@yahoo.co.uk UnlessBookings: otherwise stated, admission guest nights is £6 members, £7 non-members Press/ Radio Publicity:Bob on 07885 642763 / bobkenward21c@gmail.com

Singers' Nights, £2 for an eclectic mix...

All singers nights now £2. Under 18 always free

CD Reviews

Magpie Lane - The 25th MLCD10 2018 I’m sitting here on a sunny October afternoon just a couple of weeks after Tenterden Folk Festival with a pile of Christmas CDs in front of me! Where to start? Well Magpie Lane are Andy Turner (who was at the said TFF), Ian Giles, Jon Fletcher, Mat Green and Sophie Thurman plus special guests Colin Fletcher and Marguerita Hutchinson and are, after 25 years, a very well established band in the Oxford area and beyond. The 14 tracks include well known carols and Christmas songs such as Sweet Chiming Bells, I saw three ships and As shepherds watched (actually no it is not that one at all but a different one with a similar name), as well as some lesser known ones such as Gabriels Message and Sellwood Molyneux Carol and one or two much more recent ones. This album is, as you would expect, very well put together and of course the musicianship and singing are firsts class. I will be getting out again nearer to Christmas. The Melstock Band - Christmas Frolics (Dancing, Carolling and Carousing in the English Tradition) Serpent Press SER014 This CD is described on the sleeve notes as a “riotous collection of dances, drinking songs, carols and tales” and that really sums up the whole thing. Some of the tunes would be idea for a Christmas ceilidh as they range from upbeat and merry jigs to quicksteps and waltzes dating back several hundred years. The songs include broadside ballads, hymns, carols and drinking songs. There are old favourites like As Shepherd Watch and Begone Dull Care as well as several of Thomas Hardy’s poems set to traditional Dorset tunes including No Bell Ringing and A Wife Waits. The band seem to pop up on TV on a regular basis including in historical dramas such as The Way we Live, Pride and Prejudice and of course several Thomas Hardy stories such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Well worth a listen for a different take on Christmas. The Albion Christmas Band - Under the Christmas Tree Talking Elephant TECD411 The Albion Christmas Band is always worth listening to or seeing if you get the opportunity. This CD from Talking Elephant could be described as a compilation as the tracks have mainly come from previous albums such as Snow on Snow and An Albion Christmas, but three (The Bleak Midwinter, Mad World and Calling on Hogmanay) were recorded live in 2018 at the Under the Apple Tree sessions. The selection also includes several poems or readings such as The Shepherds Carol and an extract from Bob Copper’s Song for every Season. There are no detailed sleeve notes so you would have to resort to the original albums or the internet to get more details. It would certainly help to cheer up a dreary Christmas season. Alan Castle (Editor)


O H S K L FO Sunday 9 - 10 pm Presented by Doug Welch mw 96.7 (west) 104.2 (east) Live show featuring guest performers and artists appearing in Kent venues. Send info to: kentfolk@bbc.co.uk 0345 9811 111 Radio Kent Folk Show The Great Hall Mount Pleasant Road Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1QQ

Singdanceandplay Carolling 2019 Shepherd and Crook Inn Burmarsh TN29 0JJ

•Sunday 22nd Dec, 3pm — Old Kent carols at the West End Tavern, Marden. All welcome •Sunday 29th Dec, 8pm — Old Kent carols at the Castle Inn, Brenchley Also, usual regular tunes sessions and workshops at The Gun, Horsmonden and The Castle, Brenchley. Details: Singdanceandplay.net Tel 07985 522734

01303 872336

Open Mic Night

1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month

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

CD Reviews

Better Days a Comin - Sara Grey and Kieron Means Wild Goose WGS431CD Doug Bailey at Wild Goose Studios has been recording and releasing CDs of traditional folk music for many years. The artists he records are mainly English but there are also a few American artists who appear regularly in the UK, or who live over here, also recorded on the label. Sarah first came to the UK 50 years ago and has lived here for 46 years but her roots and her songs still include mainly old American music played in her frailing banjo style. On this CD she is joined by her son Kieron on guitar and vocals. Together they produce what sounds to me to be a very traditional American sound. On the sleeve notes Sara says, “Kieron and I wanted to make this CD together, just the two of us, as a statement of our love for the old songs and tunes� and believe me that love certainly comes across in their playing and singing. The songs come from all over the US and from many souses as explained the comprehensive 12 page booklet included with the CD. An excellent album and one I will certainly be playing at home. Alan Castle (Editor) Dance Sides East Kent Morris, and no doubt many other sides, is keen to find more musicians. In the winter we practice in Mersham (M20 J10) on Wednesday evenings, then go to the local pub for a beer. In the summer we combine the two activities, dancing, playing and drinking at all the best hostelries in East Kent, plus various weekend gigs. If you like folk music and beer then why not join us for some fun? (The beer is optional; the fun is not!) Contact John Sweeney 01233 625 362 or john@ modernjive.com for more information. If you would like to play for the Morris, but Mersham is not convenient, then why not check out your local sides using Morris Teams of the World (https://www. google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1_ XqCjFPF5QU4w4Uj3kdnEQePZTE) or Sidefinder III (https://sidefinder.heusos.co.uk/ map.php).

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17-19 January


The Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

The BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK WINTERFEST is a fundraising event with the aim of financially supporting our summer festival during times of scarce public grants.

Acts confirmed so far:


More artists will be announced on our website as they are confirmed. In 2020 the event will be over 3 days, the Friday evening being a dance, the Saturday and Sundays being afternoons and evenings of concerts. There will be food and a licensed bar available, mostly with donated items from local businesses. Broadstairs Folk Week 2020 7th to 14th August Make a date for your diary and meet up with your folkie friends in those bleak winter months. TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION


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Around Kent Folk issue 96 for December 2019 to January 2020  

Your free guide to folk events in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.

Around Kent Folk issue 96 for December 2019 to January 2020  

Your free guide to folk events in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.