KentFolk News

April 2007

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Hi, Again the monthly News is late - busy with the research, but also had a holiday.

Following on from the bad news about the planned closure of the Royal Theatre Margate (now to be closed for 6 months - 01843 293877), some good news from the Astor Theatre Deal - see below in the Venues section for an excellent season of gigs there throughout 2007.


"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 an 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 - in mid March it had over 50,000 signatures, and was in position 3 - now in mid April it has nearly 70,000 signatures and is in position 2. 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 Fiddlers Various 2007, with Tommy Peoples, a weekend of
Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert : Saskia Tomkins & Steafan Hannigan - was hosted by KentFolk in March :

Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan are current and recent All Britain Fleadh winners for Fiddle (Slow Air), Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistle, and Bodhran.

On Sunday 1st April: Saskia Tomkins held a fiddle workshop, and Steafan Hannigan held whistle and bodhran workshops, as part of a long weekend of music :

On Sunday 1st April: a Session in the Anchor, Faversham. was packed, and the session was really cooking all evening.

On Monday 2nd April: a Concert in the Littlebourne War Memorial Hall, Littlebourne, Nr. Canterbury was excellent, with many people commenting since about how much they had enjoyed it.


Saskia-Tomkins workshop-outside-barn
Saskia Tomkins fiddle workshop outside barn

Session in Anchor Inn, Faversham
Session in Anchor Inn, Faversham

Saskia Tomkins & Steafan Hannigan - Concert
Saskia Tomkins & Steafan Hannigan - Concert

A fuller set of photos are at : www.kentfolk.com/gig_reports/2007/2007-04-01to02_Saskia-Tomkins+Steafan-Hannigan/


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, Videos, Lyrics + Verse
......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| efolkMusic News New Music April 07.htm
......| From Walkaboutsverse - 2.txt
......| From Walkaboutsverse.txt
......| Jack Pound - Nomad Jack's.txt
......| Kent Pensioner No.1 in indiestore charts with Politcal Song.htm
......| Sally Ironmonger Trio has a track on BBC Radio Kent web page.txt
......| SEFAN_2006-04-23_04.ANNOUNCE. Launch of solar-powered Soundbench @ Rye Harbour Nature Reserve..htm
......| To Many Online Folkies.txt
Festivals
......| Broadstairs Folk Week
......| 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
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-16_03. Re Sidmouth FolkWeek.htm
......| Rochester Sweeps Festival
......| ......| Sweeps concerts.htm
......| Tenterden Festival
......| ......| Steve Turner booked for the 15th Tenterden Folk Festival.htm
......| ......| TFF2007 Guest list so far.htm
......| Wye Fayre
......| ......| update 130 acts and five stages for Wye Fayre 2007.txt
Folk Clubs
......| Deal Friday Folk Club
......| Faversham Folk Club
......| ......| 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
Jobs, Auditions, Funding + Licencing
......| Help!! we need a new Fiddle or Mandolin player!!.htm
......| LicensingPetition.htm
......| Live Music Licensing Petition to Downing Street.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-01-27_01. Music Licensing Laws - Official Downing Street petition.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-04-11_01. Workshop Leaders needed in East London.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-04-12_03. GLEANINGS from artsnews, artsjobs, VAE.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-04-16_01.GLEANING. artsnews digest April 14 2007.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-04-16_05. TV programme-makers looking for interesting kids..htm
......| SEFAN_2007-04-24_01GLEANINGS from artsjobs digest 23 April and FAE.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-01_01. GLEANINGS from artsjobs digest + eceilidh.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-04_01.Sign this petition on the No 10 website to oppose funding cuts.htm
Links
Music + Dance Genres
......| Barn Dances
......| 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 - The Flatville Aces - 6th May.htm
......| ......| Jumbo Gumbo Gigs.txt
......| Celtic
......| ......| Camine gig list 2007.htm
......| Folk
......| ......| an evening of music and words.txt
......| ......| Eliza Carthy - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| Gigs at The Three Mariners.htm
......| ......| Grabham Spink live Friday 23rd...plus April gigs.htm
......| ......| Hook April info .htm
......| ......| Medway Folkus Dates - 2007.htm
......| ......| Oyster matters April.txt
......| ......| Polkahuntas gig - April 21st.htm
......| ......| Rattlebag.txt
......| ......| Relig Oran's new website.txt
......| ......| Sally Ironmonger Trio has a track on BBC Radio Kent web page.txt
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-11_03.Shirley Collins awarded an honorary degree by the OU.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-20_01. ANNOUNCE. An exciting April folk event! (Workshops + Concert. Hants).htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-07_02. Sad message from Pete Fyfe - Re Chris Fyfe.htm
......| ......| Sessions, Singarounds, etc. at the Good Intent - Rochester.htm.htm
......| ......| Stephen Fearing - Friday 18May - Sittingbourne.htm
......| ......| The Folk Event Of The Decade - The Waterson Family - May 12.htm
......| ......| The Fureys And Davey Arthur - The Sinden Theatre Tenterden.. Thursday May 24th.htm
......| ......| Wotson - Kent Musican Successes - Kent E Sussex Gig Guide.htm
......| Gypsy + Romany
......| ......| Romany music.html
......| Jazz
......| ......| Jazz Connection - Holland.htm
......| ......| Jazz gig - 29th April.htm
......| Les Batons, European + EuroCelt
......| ......| 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
......| ......| GLOBAL FUSION 07 LAUNCH RELEASE.mht
......| ......| SEFAN2007-04-1604. Drum Runners - Keep in rhythm with our time and events.htm
Open Stage
......| CJ's open mic nights.txt
......| Jack Pound's Open Stage.txt
Organisations
......| efolkMusic
......| ......| efM Plans for 2007.htm
......| ......| efolkMusic Free Digital New Music Sampler.htm
......| ......| efolkMusic News New Music April 07.htm
......| Music for Change
......| SEFAN
......| Smithsonian
......| ......| Kent Goes to Washington - eventually.htm
......| ......| Kent goes to Washington.html
Regional
......| Americas
......| ......| Music News Nashville April 16.txt
......| Ireland
......| Kent
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-04-29 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-05-06 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-05-13 to 2007-05-26 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| London
......| ......| Cellar Upstairs January to June 2007.htm
......| ......| Easter Special - All that Jazz!.htm
......| ......| KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL 11-13 MAY 2007.htm
......| ......| MMP Newsletter - May '07.htm
......| ......| MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB SPRING 2007.htm
......| ......| MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB SPRING v2 2007.htm
......| Scotland
......| ......| Big Islands Debate Deasbad Mr nan Eilean 26 April @ 7pm.htm
......| ......| Deasbad Mr nan Eilean The Big IslandsDebate Portree @ 7pm on 26 April.htm
......| ......| The Big Islands Debate - last reminder.htm
......| Surrey
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-29_01.ANNOUNCE. Belshazzar's Feast @ The Music Institute Guildford (SURREY).htm
......| Sussex
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter - 15 April 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter 22 April 2007 (Meridian FM Folk Roots Acoustic programme).htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter 29 April 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter 7 May 2007.htm
......| ......| Another Platinum Disc for Hailsham Pavilion's Grammy Award Winner.txt
......| ......| Cara Dillon at the Hailsham Pavilion.txt
......| ......| phil beer band - sunday 20th may.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-10_02.WORKSHOP Matt Seattle harmonyarrangementNorthern tunes workshop (Lewes Arms).htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-20_03. Harveys beer coming back to Lewes Arms.htm
......| ......| TEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM SUSSEX.txt
......| World
SEFAN_2007-05-07_01. PA for sale.htm
Sessions
......| Celtic
......| English
......| European
......| ......| French Session has moved venue.htm
......| Had to change from Mon to Tuesday!.htm
......| Jazz
......| Mixed
......| Monday Night Music Sessions.htm
......| Monthly Session list.html
......| Sessions at the Good Intent - Rochester.htm
......| Traditional Music Sessions.htm
Tours + Newsletters
......| SEFAN_2007-04-11_02.ANNOUNCE. Zoox gigs 2007.htm
......| Show of Hands Spring mailout.txt
Venues
......| Astor Theatre
......| ......| Folk shows in 2007.htm
......| Beer Cart Arms
......| Bottleneck Blues
......| ......| Geoff Achison The Souldiggers.htm
......| ......| Little Toby Walker, Mike Dowling.htm
......| ......| New Gig Guide to June 2007.htm
......| ......| Toby Walker's Tour - May.htm
......| ......| Tues 24th April.htm
......| Caseys
......| Cullins Yard
......| Dove at Dargate
......| ......| Live at The Dove Gigs - to July.htm
......| Folk in the Barn
......| ......| FiTB - CQ Review John Tams Barry Coope @ ISC Spare ticket for Kensington Village Hall.txt
......| ......| FiTB Beth Nielsen Chapman News.txt
......| ......| John Tams on Radio Kent.txt
......| ......| What a gig! - Show of Hands - Royal Albert Hall.txt
......| Gulbenkian
......| ......| Eliza Carthy - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| Juan Martin - Gulbenkian - 12th May .htm
......| ......| June Tabor - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| K-City Music Tuesdays - 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
......| ......| RE Trinity Theatre - folk - Julie Fowlis.txt
......| ......| Trinity Theatre - folk.htm
......| Yew Tree
......| ......| Yew Tree - Charlie and Heather have left.txt
Web info
......| David Hooper
......| Google
......| ......| Google Advertising.html
......| ......| Google Calendars.html
......| ......| SEFAN2007-04-1604. Drum Runners - Keep in rhythm with our time and events.htm
......| 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
Workshops
......| Fiddle workshop with Donegal Irish master fiddler Tommy Peoples.html
......| SEFAN_2007-04-20_01. ANNOUNCE. An exciting April folk event! (Workshops + Concert. Hants).htm