Tenterden Folk Festival 2016 Brochure and Information

17/09/2016
Tenterden News

Tenterden Folk Festival Brochure 2016

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Thursday 29 September - Sunday 2 October 2016
Tenterden High Street, Tenterden pubs, Tenterden venues
Folk Festival website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Photos: Lewis J Brockway

The 24th Tenterden Folk Festival is a four-day long festival of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions, from Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2016. Events at the festival include an English Barn Dance, concerts, sing-a-rounds, music sessions, folk clubs, special shows, a craft fair and street stalls, music stalls, free music and dance stages on the Recreation Ground, Morris dancers, dance displays, procession, showcases, meet the guest spots, workshops, dancers and musicians on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, events for children and much more besides.
 
Venues and public houses: Festival venues include The Evans Bar and Moulton Hall upstairs in the Tenterden Club, St Mildred’s Parish Church, St Mildred’s Church Hall, The Town Hall, The White Lion Saddlery, The Recreation Ground and the High Street, There are also events in The Woolpack, The White Lion, The Vine, The William Caxton and The Indulgence Cake and Coffee House.
 
Welcome barn dance: The English barn dance is a regular feature of the festival and is always very popular. As well as the barn dance there is often a chance to try other forms of traditional folk dancing over the long weekend.
 
Concerts: The main concerts on Saturday and Sunday are held in the Tenterden Club with smaller acoustic concerts, including concerts on Friday, being held in the Saddlery at The White Lion. There is a special fundraising concert on Thursday in the Town Hall.
 
Crafts fair, music stalls, other stalls and also street stalls: The free craft fair and other stalls will be in a large marquee on The Recreation Ground, just off the High Street. The marquee will act as the venue for the popular free music and dance stages. There will also be even more street stalls in the High Street.
 
Sing-a-rounds and music sessions: One of the highlights of Tenterden Folk Festival for many of the participants are the numerous friendly and informal sing-a-rounds and music sessions. With a choice of four town centre pubs there is sure to be a session that suits your taste going on in at least one of these venues.
 
Workshops and meet the guest sessions: Tenterden Folk Festival is a charity formed to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of folk music, song, dance, crafts and traditions as part of the living heritage. Therefore we offer you a chance to "Meet" some of the guests in informal sessions. We also offer workshops where you can hear about folk related topics or traditions or improve your own skills.
 
Dance displays: Tenterden is "the Jewel of the Weald" and over the Festival weekend it has even more colour and sparkle than usual as hundreds of Morris men and women and other folk dancers take to the streets of the town centre. The majority of teams are Morris dance sides of varying styles, from the Cotswold tradition and Black-faced Border style, to clog to garland dancers. The teams you will see will be both men’s, women’s and mixed sides and come from all over England. It’s not just Morris you will see as Tenterden is regularly host to teams performing traditional dances from Scotland, Ireland, England, Slovakia and the Appalachian Mountains of North America.
 
Procession: The popular procession on Saturday starts at 3pm near the War Memorial in the High street, passes through the town centre to finish at Recreation Ground by the marquees. There you will see more displays of dancing on the stage in the marquee.
 
Campsite: The campsite will again be in Morphs Field which is on the left just over the level crossing and before the Railway car park. Thanks to Mr Edwards 
 
 
Programme
 
 
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2016
Pre-festival fundraising concert, Tenterden Town Hall, 19.30 - 22.30, Martin Carthy support by Greg Harper and Jack Pound
Tickets £12
 
 
FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016
Songwriting workshop White Lion Saddlery, 10.30 - 12.00, GREG HARPER, £3
 
Morning cake and coffee at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House, 11.00 - 12.00,
Sue Watson and Lizzie Stephens, FREE
 
In memory of John Barden, song and music session: William Caxton 11.30 - 14.00 BOB KENWARD and MALCOLM WARD welcome floor singers and musicians, FREE
 
Song session in the Woolpack Barn 12.00 - 14.30, PETER COLLINS leads this open song session with spots from JIM MAGEEAN & GRAEME KNIGHTS, FREE
 
Meet the guest, White Lion Saddlery, 12.30 - 13.30, STEVE TURNER, £3
 
Friday afternoon acoustic concert: White Lion Saddlery, 14.00 - 17.00, GUESTS: Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Notts Alliance, Mike Wilson & Damien Barber, Tom Patterson & Dave Morton, Pete Castle, adults £8, children £5
 
Afternoon Tea and cakes at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House, 16.00 - 17.00 SCOLDS BRIDLE
 
Meet the guests White Lion Saddlery, 17.30 - 18.30 MIKE WILSON & DAMIEN BARBER, £5
 
Meet the guests Tenterden Folk Festival Hall 18.00 - 19.30 MORRIGAN, £3
 
English Barn Dance, The Tenterden Club, 19.30 - 23.00, The Tonic with caller Keith Leech, adults £8, children £5
 
Friday evening acoustic concert, White Lion Saddlery 19.30 - 23.00, GUESTS: Mike Wilson & Damien Barber, Nick Dow, The Claque, Scolds Bridle, Steve Turner, adults £8, children £5
 
Songs and music showcase, William Caxton, 20.00 - 23.00, PETER COLLINS introduces friends including JIM MAGEEAN & GRAEME KNIGHTS, JOHN & DI CULLEN, FREE
 
Sing-a-round and music session, Woolpack, 20.00 - 23.00, BOB KENWARD and ROGER RESCH lead this open session. Plus guest spot from NOTTS ALLIANCE, FREE
 
Mainly Tunes - open session, White Lion, 20.00 - 23.00, KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM invite all musicians to join them in some tunes, FREE
 
Band Showcase, The Vine Inn, 21.00 - 23.00, CAPTAIN PATCH AND THE MERMAID MOLLIES, FREE
 
 
SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY
Craft fair, music stalls and other stalls
Marquee on Recreation Ground, FREE
Music Stage, Dance stage and information, FREE
Street Stalls High Street (Sat 10.00 - 18.00; Sunday 10.00 - 17.00)
Informal folk dance displays Various 10.00 - 18.00, Morris sides, Appalachian, Slovakian and other dance display teams perform at numerous sites around the town
 

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
Meet the guests Saddlery 10.30 - 11.30, THE CLAQUE introduce their new line-up and show what they can do, £3
 
Traditional music class - open to any instrument and level, St Mildred’s Church Hall, 10.30 - 12.30, GAVIN ATKIN, £3
 
Morning cake and coffee at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House, 11.00 - 12.00, GREG HARPER
 
Songs from WW1 and WW2, Tenterden Museum, 11.00 - 16.30, guests and floor singers are welcome to drop in and sing a few appropriate songs, small charge
 
Roy Harris Remembered, The Tenterden Club, 11.00 - 12.30, Pete Castle introduces Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Nick Dow and other festival guests as they gather to remember Roy and sing the songs he loved, £5
 
90 minutes with GUESTS: Steve Turner, Scolds Bridle, Tenterden Town Hall, 11.00 - 12.30, £5
 
Tune session, The White Lion 12.00 - 14.30, JERRY CROSSLEY, FREE
 
Sing-a-round and music session, The William Caxton, 12.00 - 14.30, BOB KENWARD and MALCOLM WARD lead this open session. Plus spots from GUESTS, FREE
 
Song session in the Woolpack Barn, 12.00 - 14.30, PETER COLLINS leads this open song session plus GUESTS, FREE
 
Saturday afternoon acoustic concert The White Lion Saddlery 12.00 - 15.00, GUESTS: Graeme Knights, Jim Mageean, Nick Dow, Steve Turner, Tom Patterson and Dave Morton, adults £8, children £5
 
Interactive Show, Tenterden Folk Festival Hall, 13.00 - 14.30, VIC & TINA SMITH present their latest interactive show, £5
 
VIP Reception sponsored by Tenterden Town Council, Tenterden Town Hall, 14.00 - 15.00
 
Festival procession High Street 15.00. Procession from the War Memorial in the High Street to The Marquee on the Recreation Ground
 
Dance display, Tenterden Recreation Ground, 15.30 - 18.00. A selection of Morris sides and folk dance groups at the festival
60 minutes with SUE WATSON & LIZZIE STEPHENS and TOM PATTERSON & DAVE MORTON, St Mildred’s Church Hall, 16.00 - 17.00, £3
 
We Are The Women (left on the shore) Tenterden Town Hall, 16.00 - 17.30, Scolds Bridle, £5
 
Afternoon Tea and cakes at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House, 16.00 - 17.00, ADRIAN O
 
“Where Dragons Soar and other animal folk tales...” White Lion Saddlery 16.30 - 18.00, PETE CASTLE, Songs and stories from his latest book, £3
 
Cinque Ports Sea songs and shanties, The Tenterden Club, 17.00 - 19.00, THE CREW: Peter Collins, Chris Roche, Graeme Knights, Jim Mageean, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Malcolm Ward,  adults £8, children £5
 
Saddlery Folk Club (sponsored by GMP Accountants) The White Lion Saddlery, 19.00 - 23.00, Bob and Kathy Drage introduce Delta Ladies and Greg Harper, plus prebooked floor spots, £5
 
Song and music session, William Caxton Pub, 20.00 - 23.00, BOB KENWARD and MALCOLM WARD introduce floor singers and guests, FREE
 
Sing-a-round, The Woolpack, 20.00 - 23.00, JOHN AND DI CULLEN welcome all comers to this session in the bar with spots from festival guests, FREE
 
Tune session, The White Lion, 20.00 - 23.00, THE TONIC invite you to bring your instruments and tunes, FREE
 
Saturday evening concert, The Tenterden Club, 20.00 - 23.00, GUESTS: Nic Dow, Pete Castle, Scolds Bridle, Steve Turner, adults £8, children £5
 
Band Showcase, The Vine Inn, 21.00 - 23.00, ENDLESS KNOT, FREE
 
 
SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2016
Harvest Festival Service, St Mildred’s Church, 9.15 - 10.30, THE CLAQUE join the congregation for this annual service, FREE
 
Squeeze boxes - they are not all the same, The White Lion Saddlery, 10.30 - 12.00, Dave Morton & Tom Patterson, Gavin Atkin, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Spare Parts, £5
 
West Gallery Carols workshop, Tenterden Town Hall, 11.00 - 12.30, THE MARSH WARBLERS will tell you about these carols and how to sing them, £3
 
Morning cake and coffee at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House with John Bowden & Vic Shepherd, 11.00 - 12.00, Songs from WW1 and WW2, Tenterden Museum, 11.00 - 16.30, Small charge

Guests and floor singers are welcome to drop in and sing a few appropriate songs
 
Passages – A life time of photography, video, poems and songs Tenterden Folk Festival Hall, 11.00 - 12.30, ADRIAN O and friends, £5
 
Travelling Folk music and song session, The Vine Inn, 11.30 - 14.30, TRAVELLING FOLK - singers and musicians who take their music around Kent, FREE
 
Lunchtime song and music at the William Caxton Pub, 12.00 - 14.30, BOB KENWARD and MALCOLM WARD welcome floor singers and spots from festival GUESTS, FREE
 
Song session in the Woolpack Barn, 12.00 - 14.00, PETER COLLINS leads this open song session with spots from GUESTS, FREE
 
Music session, the White Lion, 12.00 - 14.30, VIC & TINA SMITH lead this open session for musicians, FREE
 
Meet the guests (JIM MAGEEAN and GRAEME KNIGHTS), the White Lion Saddlery 12.30 - 13.45, £5
 
60 minutes from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, the Tenterden Club, 13.00 - 14.00, GUESTS: Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Notts Alliance and Pete Castle, £5
 
Meet the guest (PHIL HARE), the White Lion Saddlery, 14.00 - 15.00, £3
 
A trip around the Horn, Tenterden Folk Festival Hall, 14.00 - 15.30, CHRIS ROCHE talks about his recent trip round Cape Horn, £3
 
Folk orchestras in St Mildred’s Church, 15.00 - 16.30, £3, UNITED FOLK ORCHESTRAS (Yardarm & Sussex Folk Orchestra)
 
“Southern Harvest Concert” (including book launch) Tenterden Town Hall, 15.00 - 16.30, Bryony Griffith, Nick Dow, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham (MC Pete Castle), £5
 
Meet the guest (PETER COLLINS) The White Lion Saddlery, 15.30 - 16.30 £3
 
Afternoon Tea and cakes at Indulgence Cake and Coffee House, 15.30 - 16.30, Dave Morton & Tom Patterson, FREE
 
Concertina part playing Tenterden Folk Festival Hall, 16.00 - 17.30, SPARE PARTS - you can send for the music in advance if you’d like a chance to try it out at home, £5
 
The Final Concert, the Tenterden Club 17.00 - 20.30, GUESTS: Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Nick Dow, Pete Castle, Scolds Bridle, The Claque, adults £8, children £5
 
Meet the guests The White Lion Saddlery, 17.30 - 19.00, NOTTS ALLIANCE, £3
 
Saddlery Folk Club (sponsored by GMP Accountants), The White Lion Saddlery, 19.30 - 23.00, Bob and Kathy Drage introduce an evening of working songs, sea songs and shanties from festival guests and floor singers including Jim Mageean & Graeme Knights. Morrigan and Phil Hare, £5
 
Sing-a-round, the Woolpack, 20.30 - 23.00, JOHN AND DI CULLEN welcome all comers to this session plus spots from SCOLD BRIDLE and other guests, FREE
 
The final Caxton song and music session, the William Caxton, 20.30 - 23.00, BOB KENWARD and MALCOLM WARD lead a session of song and music PLUS GUESTS INCLUDING Morrigan, FREE 
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