KentFolk News

March 2007

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Hi, Sorry the March News is late - very busy with the research.

Further possible erosion of gig venues - At Tim, Brenden and Lucy's excellent concert at the Royal Theatre Margate, we heard the bad news that might be the last event there - I will try and get you addresses to write to, but if you are in the area, or ever go to events in the theatre, please write to Margate Council and express your views.

On the other hand, Good News : Chris Corcoran writes : I've been asked to book and promote bands in some of the Pizza Express restaurants in Kent...... - see the new news slot below in the v enue section for Pizza Express.


"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ...
recognise that music and dance should not be restricted by burdensome licensing regulations."
:

An increasingly fast erosion of pubs in Kent, but the music seems to be hanging on in there, with some potential new venues being tried out.
What is your perception of the effects of the new licencing laws ? In particular, how do they seem to be affecting the music ?
There is a new official e-petition regarding these laws, see the entry in the Jobs, Auditions, Funding + Licencing section, as well as this text below.

This e-petition shows signs of being a possibly very influential petition - the number who have signed are growing rapidly - when the letter was sent by Doug Bailey the petition had accummulated 2,800 signatures, and was in position 19 - as of Sunday evening, 4th February, with 7,738 signatures and in position 12 - now in mid March it has over 50,000 signatures, is in position 3 - and it has a longer time to run than all but one of the petitions above it. So please keep up the impetus and go sign it if you have not already.

The Live Music Forum (LMF) was established in 2004 following the passage of the Licensing Act, 2003, to monitor the impact of the Act on live music, and to promote live music performance. It comprises representatives from across the industry and non- commercial sectors, as well as local government and the hospitality industry.

The Department for culture media and sport, in association with the Live Music Forum contracted Ipsos-MORI in July 2006 to carry out a survey focused on the experience of smaller venues in applying for new licenses following the introduction of the new Licensing Act 2003. The research brief and the resultant reports are discussed on the department's website.

If you like live music - as opposed to just canned and pre-prepared entertainment, which is un-regulated - and believe that live music and dancing should not be treated as though they were dangerous to the public, then this e-petition to the prime minister is your chance to make your views known : http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/licensing/

For the monent, if you want to put on nearly any form of musical or entertainment event - even for charity, or in a school - then, for single events you probably need to fill in a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) form, pay £21, and tell the police.
The Temporary Events Notice (TEN) forms should be available from your local area council - for Canterbury, go to their page on : Serving A Temporary Events Notice, and download the form.


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

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

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

Fiddlers Various Logo 2007


As a run-up to Tommy Peoples :
Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert : Saskia Tomkins & 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.

Saskia Tomkins will be holding fiddle workshops, and
Steafan Hannigan will be holding pipe/flute/whistle/bodhran workshops,
as part of a long weekend of music :

Sunday 1st April: Workshops £15 each from 11 am, and in the afternoon, in the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, Kent. CT3 1TU - exact timings to be decided.
Sunday 1st April: 8:30pm - Session in the Anchor, 52 Abbey Street, Faversham. ME13 7BP
Monday 2nd April: 7:30 for 8pm - Concert £6 in Littlebourne War Memorial Hall - 58 High Street, Littlebourne, Nr. Canterbury, Kent. CT3 1ST


Dr. J. Beau Webber - Beau@KentFolk.com -
More Info: - www.KentFolk.com/KF_gigs/ - 01227 721 736 - 07875 170 593
Tickets for all these events : - www.kentfolk.com/tickets/
KentFolk, G17 Canterbury Enterprise Hub, University of Kent, Canterbury. CT2 7NJ
Saskia-Tomkins & Steafan-Hanigan - Fiddlers Various 2005
Saskia-Tomkins workshop-outside-barn - Fiddlers Various 2005


Selling individual MP3 tracks over the web :
For some time KentFolk has been using PayPal to sell local musician's CDs. A new technology that I have wanted for some time, is now in place: - KentFolk can now sell individual MP3 tracks, either directly from the KentFolk web pages, with paynent by CC or PayPal, or via the highly respected eFolkMusic in the USA.

If you are a band that would like to sell your tracks over the web, and of course this is particularly good for both CDs that have all sold out, as well as new tracks that are not yet on a CD, then please email me : Beau@KentFolk.com

I am limited in my time available to "turn the handle" on these, but will do what I can. As a preliminary offering, the 2003 Deal LifeBoat House shanty recording now has a few tracks on the web - all net profit to the NLRI, after the CC/PayPal deductions.


Multi-level directories of News :
Do keep sending me news and items for both the calendar and this news section - now that I have built this new format news section things are flowing much easier.
Please see the info at the bottom of the news pages for guidance as to good formats to send me news items for these pages, and for event listings for the calendars.
cheers, Beau.



CDs + MP3 music
......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| Florida - Band, MP3s and CDs.txt
......| From Walkaboutsverse.txt
......| Jack Pound - Nomad Jack's.txt
Festivals
......| Broadstairs Folk Week
......| ......| Tim Edey - A date for your diary.htm
......| Canterbury Festival
......| Deal Festival of Music and the Arts
......| ......| Deal Festival of Music and the Arts - 30th June - 14th July 2007.htm
......| Deal Maritime Festival
......| ......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| Faversham Hop Festival
......| KentFolk Fiddlers Various Festival
......| ......| Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert - Saskia Tomkins + Steafan Hannigan.mht
......| ......| Tommy Peoples - Fiddlers Various 2007 special event.html
......| Other Festivals
......| ......| KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL 11-13 MAY 2007.htm
......| Rochester Sweeps Festival
......| Tenterden Festival
......| Wye Blues Festival
Folk Clubs
......| Deal Friday Folk Club
......| Faversham Folk Club
......| ......| FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB LISTING 2007-03.htm
......| ......| FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB LISTING 2007-04.htm
......| Monthly_Folk-Club_list.html
......| Nellies - Tonbridge .htm
......| Tenterden Folk Club - Folk at the Vine.htm
......| Walthamstow Folk Club
......| ......| Walthamstow Folk Club News March - June 2007.htm
......| ......| Walthamstow Folk News 2007.htm
Jobs, Auditions, Funding + Licencing
......| LicensingPetition.htm
......| Live Music Licensing Petition to Downing Street.htm
......| SEFAN_2006-03-08_01. GLEANING from artsjobs digest March 06 2007.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-01-27_01. Music Licensing Laws - Official Downing Street petition.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-02-27_01. Further on PEL gleaned from the English Ceilidh Digest.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-02-28_02. GLEANINGS artsjobs digest February 26 2007.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-03-07_01.Fwd Safety Audit Child Protection training.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-03-09_01. GLEANINGS from Voluntary Arts England.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-03-15_02 GLEANINGS from artsjobs digest March 13 2007.htm
Links
Music + Dance Genres
......| Barn Dances
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-15_01. ANNOUNCE Lewes Ceilidh Sunday 18 March Ceilidh Crew's first Newsletter..htm
......| BlueGrass
......| ......| Two Surrey Events.htm
......| Blues
......| ......| Katies's gig list.htm
......| ......| Musician listing.htm
......| Cajun
......| ......| Cajun Dance Workshops - Chatham.html
......| ......| Cajun Dance Workshops - Whitstable.html
......| ......| Cajun Dances.html
......| ......| Cajun website and email list.html
......| ......| Cajunbarn - March 18th.htm
......| ......| Dindon Sauvage gig - Drum Inn - Thursday 22nd.txt
......| ......| Jumbo Gumbo at York's Sunday - GIG CANCELLED!!!.txt
......| ......| Jumbo Gumbo Gigs.txt
......| Celtic
......| ......| Camine gig list 2007.htm
......| ......| CELTIC HEAVEN!!.htm
......| ......| Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert - Saskia Tomkins + Steafan Hannigan.mht
......| ......| Hot Rats etc gig list - Jan to March.htm
......| ......| Martin and Ramona - Queens Head - 3rd March.htm
......| ......| PADDYS NIGHT.txt
......| ......| Tim Edey - A date for your diary.htm
......| ......| Tim Edey - Theater Royal, Margate.htm
......| Folk
......| ......| an evening of music and words.txt
......| ......| Eliza Carthy - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| Feast of Fiddles.htm
......| ......| Gigs at The Three Mariners.htm
......| ......| Grabham Spink gigs.htm
......| ......| Grabham Spink live Friday 23rd...plus April gigs.htm
......| ......| Hook - Gig at Blind Dog Canterbury - and others.htm
......| ......| Hook - Gigs.txt
......| ......| June Tabor - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| Polkahuntas gig - April 21st.htm
......| ......| RADIO KENT - TIM EDEY.txt
......| ......| Rattlebag.txt
......| ......| Relig Oran's new website.txt
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-02-23_03.ANNOUNCE.Woodvale IFDG - Dance + Change of E-mail contact.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-07_02. ANNOUNCE. English Acoustic Collective March Mailing!.htm
......| ......| Waterhorse gigs..htm
......| Gypsy + Romany
......| ......| Romany music.html
......| Jazz
......| ......| New Jazz Venue.htm
......| Les Batons, European + EuroCelt
......| ......| Celtic & European Workshops, Celtic Session, Celtic & European Concert - Saskia Tomkins + Steafan Hannigan.mht
......| ......| quick reminder.....txt
......| ......| RELIG ORAN NEWS.txt
......| ......| SEFAN_2006-12-29_01. ANNOUNCE. News from Kerry Fletcher..htm
......| Maritime
......| ......| CONTINUATION OF THE SHANTY CREW.htm
......| ......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| ......| The maritime tradition.htm
......| Morris + Mumming
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-02-28_03. Morris dancing and the Elisabethan settlers in America.htm
......| Roots + World
......| ......| gigs coming up at the beer cart.htm
Open Stage
......| CJ's open mic nights.txt
......| Jack Pound's Open Stage.txt
Organisations
......| efolkMusic
......| ......| efM Plans for 2007.htm
......| Music for Change
......| SEFAN
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-02-27_02. PMSE radio sell off - e-petition.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-06_01.GLEANINGS FROM artsjobs digest March 04 2007.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-21_01. GLEANINGS from Artsjobs Artsnews Digests for Monday March 19 2007..htm
......| Smithsonian
......| ......| Kent Goes to Washington - eventually.htm
......| ......| Kent goes to Washington.html
Regional
......| Americas
......| ......| Music News Nashville March 19.txt
......| ......| Music News Nashville March 5.txt
......| ......| Red Gorilla Music Fest.htm
......| Ireland
......| Kent
......| ......| Wotson - Ashford Rocks - Youth Music under threat By Ashford Borough Council.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-04-01 to 2007-04-14 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-03-18 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-03-25 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| London
......| ......| All that Jazz!.htm
......| ......| Cellar Upstairs January to June 2007.htm
......| ......| KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL 11-13 MAY 2007.htm
......| ......| MMP Newsletter - Mar' 07.htm
......| ......| MUMS GO FREE!.htm
......| ......| MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB SPRING 2007.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-02-08_01.Two Workshops from MusicLeader London.htm
......| Scotland
......| ......| Primary Schools enjoy the benefits of the Youth Music Initiative.htm
......| Surrey
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-23_01 ANNOUNCE.- Reading Half Marathon call for drummers and Brass players.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-23_02. ANNOUNCE. Reminder; Next Worthing Ceilidh WORKSHOP.htm
......| ......| Two Surrey Bluegrass Events.htm
......| Sussex
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter - 17 March 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter - 7 March 2007.htm
......| ......| Hailsham Pavilion - forthcoming shows - an update.txt
......| ......| SEFAN2007-03-1201.ANNOUNCE AARON JONES bouzoukiguitar.WORKSHOP performance. March 24th.htm
......| ......| SEFAN2007-03-1202.ANNOUNCE CLAIRE MANN whistleflute. WORKSHOP performance. March 24th.htm
......| ......| SEFAN2007-03-1203.ANNOUNCE TOM McCONVILLE fiddle.WORKSHOP performance. March 24th.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-02-28_01.ANNOUNCE Next Worthing Ceilidh.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-08_03.ANNOUNCE.The Black Horse Festival (SUSSEX).htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-03-15_01. ANNOUNCE Lewes Ceilidh Sunday 18 March Ceilidh Crew's first Newsletter..htm
......| World
Sessions
......| Celtic
......| ......| Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert - Saskia Tomkins + Steafan Hannigan.mht
......| English
......| European
......| ......| French Session has moved venue.htm
......| Jazz
......| Mixed
......| Monday Night Music Sessions.htm
......| Monthly Session list.html
......| Traditional Music Sessions.htm
Tours + Newsletters
......| Dublin City Ramblers Tour Dates Now Available.htm
......| Show of Hands Emailout March 2007.txt
Venues
......| Beer Cart Arms
......| ......| gigs coming up at the beer cart.htm
......| Bottleneck Blues
......| ......| New Gig Guide 2007.htm
......| ......| Tues 27th March ~The Roffen.htm
......| ......| Tues 27th March.htm
......| Caseys
......| Cullins Yard
......| Dove at Dargate
......| Folk in the Barn
......| ......| Folk in the Barn - Mad March!.txt
......| Gulbenkian
......| ......| Adel Salameh Trio - Gulbenkain.htm
......| ......| Eliza Carthy - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| June Tabor - Gulbenkian.htm
......| New Venues
......| Orange Street
......| Pizza Express
......| ......| Live Music at Pizza Express in Kent.txt
......| Three Mariners at Oare
......| ......| Gigs at The Three Mariners.htm
......| Trinity Theatre
......| ......| JAN MAY 2007.htm
......| ......| Julie Fowlis @ Trinity6.htm
......| ......| RE Trinity Theatre - folk - Julie Fowlis.txt
......| ......| Salsa Celtica Biog 07.htm
......| ......| Trinity Theatre - folk.htm
......| Yew Tree
......| ......| Happy Trails gig(s).txt
......| ......| Yew Tree - Charlie and Heather have left.txt
Web info
......| David Hooper
......| ......| How Musicians Get Record Deals.txt
......| Google
......| ......| Google Advertising.html
......| ......| Google Calendars.html
......| KentFolk How-Tos
......| ......| Having images, photos, posters and flyers in emails for the web.htm
......| ......| How to send event items for the KentFolk Calendars.html
......| ......| How to send news items for the KentFolk News pages.html