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2014-09-23 - Whitetop Mountaineers Band - Appalachia

8pm, Tuesday 23th September - at The Anchor Inn, Wingham, CT3 1BJ

From the highest mountains in Virginia, this time come the whole family - they feature old time country duet singing, up-tempo old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass mandolin and guitar instrumentals as well as high energy Appalachian dancing.
Excellent music pub. Supported by landlords Michelle and Kevin Abbott.

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Hi,
KentFolk is for Live Music in Kent, UK.:

On KentFolk you will find Live Music event calendars, Music Session and Open Stage listings, and News about Live Music events.
On KentFolk there are also photos and MP3 music files for local artists, with many more to come as I have the time. KentFolk now has recorded numerous live Kentish gigs - a number are in part on the web page, some exist as CDs, see the MP3 Music pages.
KentFolk lists any quality live music event in Kent, UK, so please send them to me. KentFolk is centered on the CT1 and CT3 areas, the main postcode areas covered are CT, ME and TN, but some events are also covered in London, Suffolk and Sussex :
Some of KentFolk's 150 or so quality venues are starting to show up on Google Local : Google Local Map, but remember most also have a postcode link that you can follow through to a MultiMap.

Kentfolk is still hosted on canterbury-kent.com - but should now be only directly accessed via the 'correct' address of http://www.kentfolk.com, which will take you to the latest pages.
If you have the old kentfolk.canterbury-kent.com address bookmarked, please now bookmark http://www.kentfolk.com to access the current calendar and news pages.

My old email addresses work fine, but you may find this one easier to remember : E-mail me : beau@kentfolk.com

KentFolk now has "buy" buttons for Kentish musicians' CDs, on the MP3 music section - listen before you buy.
Musicians - please contact me regarding selling your CDs on KentFolk.

Once again you can buy tickets for events on KentFolk - there is also now a "bulk buy" PayPal button just below this section, for buying CDs or event tickets. You can now pay for them over PayPal without being a PayPay menber, using your credit card, which may simplify things.
Please also contact me if you have event tickets you would like to sell via KentFolk.

I have put the event table formats that I use to construct the calendar at the bottom - that is the easiest for me to work from, but don't worry if you have some other format you wish to use.

If you find this web page of use, tell the publicans - this will help ensure that the web page does not die an early death. Tell your friends about it! - http://www.kentfolk.com is for live music in Kent!


KentFolk Events 2010

KentFolk Bluegrass Fridays in East Kent

2010

KentFolk is aiming to set up regular

Bluegrass / Southern / Old-Time / Appalachian / Cajun gigs,

in East Kent, mostly on the third Friday of the Month, 8:30pm.

19th February 2010 (3rd Friday) -The Biggin Hillbillies - Kicking off with a local Kentish Bluegrass group - www.bigginhillbillies.co.uk - 5-piece bluegrass with James Lin on fiddle. £7 Book

March - no event - too many conflicting events on 3rd Friday.

16th April 2010 (3rd Friday) - A Band Like Alice - www.abandlikealice.com - London 5-piece bluegrass with Bob Winquist on fiddle - Originally from Vancouver Island, UK's leading bluegrass fiddle player, and an organiser of the London Fiddle Festival. £8 Book

22nd May 2010 (3rd Saturday) - Allison Williams (clawhammer banjo, vocals) & Chance McCoy (fiddle, banjo, vocals), (TBC)
who will be over, touring, from the Southern States.
On their 2009 tour they played the London Barbican; Chance has played the Kennedy Centre and Carnegie Hall. £10 Book

more info : www.KentFolk.com/bluegrass/ , Tickets : www.KentFolk.com/tickets

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KentFolk Events 2009

Fiddlers Various 2009 - Tommy Peoples

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Master Irish fiddler Tommy Peoples from Donegal accepted an invitation from KentFolk to visit the South East of England in the Autumn of 2009, as a Fiddlers Various special event.

Tommy gave a concert on Friday 11th September at the Camden Irish Centre in London, held an all-day fiddle workshop at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club (formerly the Lewes Arms Folk Club), Lewes, near Brighton, Sussex, on Saturday 12th September, 2009, and then give a recital during the evening folk club.

The following day, on Sunday 13th September, 2009, Tommy Peoples came to Kent, and held an afternoon's workshop at the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, followed by a full evening concert.

Fiddlers Various 2009 - Photo Report.

Fiddlers Various 2009


KentFolk Events 2008

Cajun Dance with Dindon Sauvage - Littlebourne Barn 2008-05-25
- Photo Report

KentFolk invited the fiddler Yves Langlois back from his new home in France, to fiddle for a Cajun Dance, held in Littlebourne Thatched Barn, together with multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor.

Laura Targett 2008
- Photo Report

KentFolk tried to build a Summer fiddle gig in Littlebourne Barn, but ended with setting-up some pub gigs with Kentish fiddler Laura Targett, in the Wrotham Arms and the Barnaby Rudge. Laura also had a gig in the excellent Steiner School concert hall. Laura was on a flying visit from the fiddle circuit in Australia.
Fiddlers Various Cajun Dance 2008 Laura Targett back from Australia, on one of her rare visits.	<br> Now fiddling at virtuoso level ....

KentFolk Events 2007

Fiddlers Various 2007 - Tommy Peoples

Master Irish fiddler Tommy Peoples from Donegal accepted an invitation from KentFolk to visit the South East of England in the Summer of 2007, as a Fiddlers Various special event.

After a concert en route in Newport, Wales, on Wednesday 6th June, Tommy gave a concert at the London Irish Centre in Camden, on Friday 8th June 2007.

Tommy then held an all-day fiddle workshop at the Lewes Arms, Lewes, near Brighton, Sussex, on Saturday 9th June, 2007, and then gave an evening concert.

The following day, on Sunday 10th June, 2007, Tommy Peoples came to Kent, and held a full afternoon's workshop at the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, followed by an evening concert.

On Monday 11th Tommy played in The Barge, Gillingham.

For gig reports on all the Fiddlers Various events todate, see : www.KentFolk.com/FiddlersVarious/

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Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan

Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan are current and recent All Britain Fleadh winners for Fiddle (Slow Air), Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistle, and Bodhran. Now resident in Canada, they are visiting the UK and the continent.

Workshops: Fiddle, Pipes, Flute, Whistle & Bodhran
Sunday 1st April.
Saskia and Steafan held workshops in Littlebourne Thatched Barn for Fiddle, Whistle & Bodhran, within the Celtic, Cajun, Eastern European and Gypsy Jazz genres.
Workshops £15 each, from 11 am, and in the afternoon, in the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, Kent. CT3 1TU

Celtic Session with Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan :
Sunday 1st April.
8:30 pm Anchor Inn, 52 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent. ME13 7BP

Concert: Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan
Monday 2nd April.
Saskia and Steafan gave a concert in Littlebourne, near Canterbury, featuring Celtic, Cajun, Eastern European and Gypsy Jazz music.
£6, 7:30 for 8pm, War Memorial Hall, 58 High Street, Littlebourne, Nr. Canterbury, Kent. CT3 1ST

For gig reports on all the Fiddlers Various events todate, see : www.KentFolk.com/FiddlersVarious/

KIF 1923 Saskia fiddle-workshop Littlebourne-Barn 2007-04-01
KIF 1985 Saskia Steafan Littlebourne Concert 2007-04-02


KentFolk Events 2005

KentFolk hosted a number of events in 2005 - all fiddle led - now why will that be no surprise to my friends ? :
  • Thu. 17th March 2005 - a St. Patrick's Night Special, in The Red Lion Hotel, Wingham, with Irish food, SOLD OUT A WEEK IN ADVANCE - a real hum-dinger
  • Sat. 7th May 2005 - a Spring Cajun Dance, in Littlebourne thatched Barn, Only one chair left unsold - but everyone was dancing, so no possible problem there, an excellent evening.
  • Sat. 24th September 2005 - an Autumn Barn Dance, in Littlebourne thatched Barn,
but the flag-ship was the "Fiddlers Various" long week-end,
with pub fiddle gigs, and a fiddle showcase in the Littlebourne Barn, preceeded by two fiddle workshops :
  • Fri. 3rd June 2005 - Saskia Tomkins in the King William IV in Littlebourne.
  • Sun. 5th June 2005, 10am - Fiddle Workshop, led by Ben Paley.
  • Sun. 5th June 2005, 2pm - Fiddle Workshop, led by Saskia Tomkins.
  • Sun. 5th June 2005, 7:15pm - "Fiddlers Various" Showcase in the Thatched Barn, Littlebourne.
  • Mon. 6th June 2005 - Monkey Puzzle with Laura Targett in the Red Lion in Wingham. "Curry and Ceilidh".
And the legendary Steáfán Hannigan (all British uillean pipe champion and virtuoso bodhran player) came down for the weekend, and he and multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor accompanied the fiddlers during the Fiddle Showcase. And a brilliant weekend it was - everthing I hoped and more.

Fiddlers Various photo report


"Fiddling around the World"

    As part of the Canterbury Festival 2005, KentFolk initiated two Umbrella Events (U16a, U16b)

  • U16a: Sunday 16th October 2005, 2pm - Virtuoso fiddler Chris Haigh gave a talk, illustrated on the fiddle, from the laptop, and with ethnic fiddles. : "Fiddling around the World",
  • U16b: Sunday 16th October 2005, 2pm -a fiddle concert with Chris Haigh and accordionist Alan Dunn : an evening concert: "Fiddling around the World".

For gig reports on all the Fiddlers Various events todate, see : www.KentFolk.com/FiddlersVarious/

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"Fiddler on Beach" - original oil by Navi

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Fiddling Around the World Poster
- Shiva the Fiddler


KentFolk and Google

Google has a number of great new features, which KentFolk is starting to apply, a long way to go yet, but these tools include :


Combined Event Ticket and CD orders

Use secure PayPal to pay by Credit Card, Debit Card, or direct transfer from your bank account (I do not see any of your financial details) - You can now pay by Credit Card without being a PayPal member, which should make things easier :

Purchasing Event Tickets :

Purchasing CDs :

To make a combined CD order, saving on postage and transaction charges, please email me with the details of the CDs you would like, and where they are to be posted to. I will confirm if the CDs are currently available, and give a total price including combined postage and transaction cost, then complete the payment as above.

Order Details
Pay by Secure PayPal and/or Credit Card.


MP3 and Digital Album downloads

It is now possible to buy local musicians' MP3 tracks from KentFolk, using PayLoadz buy buttons - or use the shopping basket to give less money to the merchandising system :


KentFolk Calendar Entry Format :

I have now written programs that can read gig list information directly from certain web pages (with the authors' permission), and this is now the easiest way for me to update the calendar; however I am also pleased to receive gig information by email, preferably in the same formats.
For both of these I thus now prefer certain simple formats that my programs can read directly, without me having to hand edit each set of information.
Please see:

Preferred KentFolk gig-list formats

I have also started a development program to convert the KentFolk format to generate Google Base listings as well....


Update History : Built 2000_4_18 : April Cal ... 2000_4_27 : the first photos ... 2000_6_8,9,11,14,15 : first MP3 music files, lots more links, more gigs ... 2000_7_24 : new home for the MP3 music, new music ... 2001_4_7 : festival section ... 2001_5_26,27,28,30 : festival report + MP3 music, news ... 2001_12_3 : Move to c-k host ... 2002-06_01 : Jubilee news : May News, Festival News ... 2002_10_17 : Music Store: CDs for sale ... 2002_10_23 : Music Store: Cajunologie's new CD, news ... 2003-08-16 : August News, PEL, August, September Cal ... 2005-09-19 : Fiddlers Various photo report ... 2006-01-08,9,10 : Linking to Google Base, etc., see Jan news .... 2006-04-20 : Tree structured News pages ... 2006-05-01 : News now updated continually ... 2007-02-09 : new Google calendars for Folk Clubs, Sessions and Open Stages 2007-03-15 : April Cal, March News, MP3 tracks for sale ... 2008-01-21 to 29 : New session recording, more gigs, eFolkMusic mp3s ... 2008-05-20 to 31 loads more gig photo reports ... 2008-08-10 : more musicians, groups ... 2008-08-18,19,22 : BFW + Blues Review gig reports inc YouTube video ... 2008-08-23to27 : more gig reports with much more video ... 2008-09-05 : Sept News, Nov Cal ... 2008-10-05 : Oct News, Dec Cal, more gigs, more video ... 2009-01-05 : March Cal ... 2009-01-08 : Jan News, more pubs lost ... 2009-02-02 : April Cal ... 2009-02-12 : Feb News ... 2009-03-04 : May Cal ... 2009-04-28 : Jun Cal, May News ... 2009-05-07 : more gigs ... 2009-05-09 : July Cal, more gigs ... 2009-06-15 : Aug Cal, June News ... 2009-07-10 : Sept Cal, July News ... 2009-07-11 : updated session calendar ... 2009-07-14 : new video channel ... 2009-07-16,20 to 31 : more gigs, more video, new open stage info, iGoogle Gadget, quick-jump links ... 2009-08-05 : Oct Cal, Aug News ... 2009-08-25 : more gigs ... 2009-09-08 : Nov Cal, Sept News 2009-09-15 : Fiddlers Various 2009 photo report ... 2009-09-15,16 : more gigs ... 2009-10-02,04 : Dec Cal, Oct News ... 2009-10-23 : more gigs ... 2009-12-27 : Jan News, Jan, Feb Cal ... 2010-01-01,02 : Mar Cal, more gigs ... 2010-01-05,07 : Stop Press items .... 2010-01-31 : Feb News, more gigs, KentFolk Bluegrass gigs .... 2010-02-01 : April Cal, more gigs ... 2010-02-21 : KentFolk Bluegrass - gig report .... 2010-02-27 : gig report .... 2010-03-01 : May Cal, Mar News, new Contents list ... 2010-03-7,10 : more gigs ... 2010-04-09 : June Cal ... 2010-04-10 : April News ... 2010-04-19 : KentFolk Bluegrass - gig report .... 2010-05-05,06 : July Cal, May News, Sweeps and other gig reports ... 2010-05-17 : more gigs ... 2010-05-23to30 : more gig reports .... 2010-06-01 : Aug Cal, more gigs, more gig reports ... 2010-08-14 : Sept, Oct Cal, rebuild on new laptop ... 2010-08-27 : Aug News : back up and running ..... 2010-08-28,29 : more gigs ... 2010-09-02 : Sept News, Nov Cal, updated How-Tos for News items .... 2010-09-10 : more gigs ... 2010-11-11 : Dec, Jan Cal ... 2010-11-26 : More gigs ... 2010-11-28 : Dec News ... 2011-01-09 : Jan News, Feb & Mar cals; more gigs ... 2011-02-07 : April Cal, more gigs ... 2011-02-27 : March News ... 2011-03-02,11,17 : May Cal, more gigs ... 2011-04-05 : April News, June Cal ... 2011-04-26 : more gigs ... 2011-05-10 : May News, July Cal ... 2011-05-25 : More gigs, news ... 2011-06-12 : June News, Aug Cal ... 2011-08-25 : Sept, Oct Cal ... 2011-09-12 : Nov Cal ... 2011-09-13 : Sept News ... 2011-10-23 : Dec Cal, Oct, Nov News ... 2011-11-07 : Jan Cal ... 2012-01-18 : Feb + March Cal ... 2012-02-05 : April Cal, News handling upgrade ... 2012-02-12 : Gig handling upgrades, more gigs .... 2012-02-20 : more news handling upgrades, more gigs .... 2012-02-23 : more gigs .... 2012-02-29 : Gig report : Ken Latham's Birthday 2012-03-01 : May Cal, March News ... 2012-03-18,20 : more gigs .... 2012-04-05 : June Cal, April News ... 2012-05-22 : July Cal, May News, more gigs .... 2012-06-01 : June News created .... 2012-07-06 : Aug, Sept Cal, July News ... 2012-08-09 : Oct Cal, Aug News ... 2012-08-23 : more gigs .... 2012-09-04 : Cajun dance venue corrected (thanks Satu), Nov Cal, Sept News ... 2012-10-01 : Dec Cal, Oct News ... 2012-11-25 : Jan Cal ... Feb cal .... 2013-01-01 : Jan News, March Cal ... 2013-02-xx : Apil Cal ... lots of updates, gigs now imported from Facebook Events ... 2013-03-01 : May Cal ... 2013-06-06 : Jun,July,Aug Cal ... 2013-08-05 : Sept, Oct Cal ... 2013-10-02 : Nov, Dec Cal ... 2013-10-25 : New auto-update Google/Facebook Calendar ... 2013-11-01 : Jan Cal ... 2013-11-25 : more gigs ... 2013-12-03 : Feb Cal, lots of gigs on the auto-update Google/Facebook Calendar ... 2014-01-02 : March Cal ... 2014-01-08 : more gigs ... 2014-01-20 : gig edit ... 2014-03-29 : April, May Cal ... 2014-04-03 : KentFolk App with Calendar, News etc.; June Cal ... 2014-05-02 : July Cal ... 2014-06-02 : Aug Cal ... 2014-07-10 : Sept Cal ...





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Gig news by popular request is now on sub pages, like many other parts of KentFolk, to speed loading of the calendar.
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KentFolk CDs & MP3 Music Tracks

KentFolk now has recorded numerous live Kentish gigs - a number are in part on this web page, some exist as CDs.

KentFolk has "buy" buttons for Kentish musicians' CDs, on the MP3 music section - listen before you buy. I have also recently gained the technology to sell MP3 tracks direct from KentFolk. In addition I am now working with eFolkMusic in the USA to bring you Kentish musicians' tracks and Digital Albums.

Musicians - please contact me regarding selling your CDs on KentFolk, though I am currently well behind in placing these and MP3 tracks on this web page.

For details see : www.kentfolk.com/KF_mp3/ and
www.kentfolk.com/KF_mp3_eFolkMusic/

KentFolk Music web page

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www.efolkmusic.org


Songs, Stories and Verse from Kentish Folk :