From: Peter Grant Rule [pigsear_at_mac_dot_com]
Sent: 21 February 2006 16:47
Subject: Pigsear-topical-Pig's Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale in Cow Lane
2-4 June 2006
I came across your KentFolk website and couldn't help noticing that it 'tends to the right'... that is, a lot of the activity reported seems to be based in East Kent.
Well, I'm pleased to let you know that there is a fair bit of noise emanating from the left hand side of Kent, too. In particular, I'd like to let you know about details of our folk festival in June.
The 4th Pig's Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale, Cow Lane, Markbeech, Kent is scheduled for 2nd - 4th June 2006, Friday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
The Assorted Quadruped Folk Ale is now definitely ON and is a great opportunity to enjoy the splendid setting of the Kentish Horse as well as its excellent ale (Dave the Pub always has a few interesting guest beers in for the occasion). Tickets will be £8.00 for the weekend, to include camping (camping for performers and ticket-holders only). Day tickets £5.00 - available NOW from Pig's Ear.
Performers include Band of Two, Skynflynt, Wasps in the Woodshed, No Worries, Andy Smythe, John Barden, and the list is growing. Not forgetting Pig's Ear and? this year they're called Dangerous Age - to find out more, download this flyer.
The Folk Ale kicks off at 20:00 on Friday 2nd June with a concert in the marquee featuring Band of Two plus a singaround session in the pub. We will once again be running ?Come all ye? concert sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons - if you would like a spot, please let Sue know asap.
Please note that the Folk Ale is the first weekend in June (that is, the weekend following the Spring Bank Holiday, not the Bank Holiday Weekend itself). Get the date in your diary now! If you wish to camp contact Pig's Ear on +44.1732.864.206 or Dave Coker at The Kentish Horse on +44.1342.850.493. The Kentish Horse is the only pub in Markbeech, next to the Church on the corner of Cow Lane. Travel south from Edenbridge on the B2026 (signed Tunbridge Wells). About 2 miles after leaving Edenbridge, as you climb a hill, you will see The Queens Arms (a.k.a. 'Elsies') on your right at the Cowden Pound crossroads. Turn left (signed Penshurst & Markbeech) and you will reach Markbeech after about another mile. See the at map.
All the above details can be found on the Pig's Ear website at
Also, I'd like to mention folk music and song sessions at The Chafford Arms (4th Sunday every month at 20:00) and The Kentish Horse (2nd Sunday every month at 20:00). These and a variety of our own gigs are listed on the Pig's Gigs page at
Best regards, and keep up the good work,
PS: I tried your 'beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com' email first but got the following error:
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124 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5AY UK T:+44(0)1732-863-760 (day)
E:PG_Rule_at_mac_dot_com or PigsEar_at_mac_dot_com