KentFolk News

May 2007

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Hi,
KentFolk has been loaned a video camera by BBC Kent Video Nation, to cover the run-up to Fiddlers Various with Tommy Peoples -
basically I am trying to answer the question "what is our passion for putting on live music in Kent, and why do we do it ?".

So I have been putting that question to various people who promote and make live music in Kent - If you are one of these, and I have not got to you, please do not be offended, the whole video, which hopefully will go on the web : www.bbc.co.uk/kent/videonation/index.shtml will only be about 3 minutes long.


Simon Evans of BBC Radio Kent will be playing some of Tommy Peoples music on his Sunday night program, in the run-up to Tommy's workshops and concert in June, and then an interview when Tommy is in Kent. I will let you know which Sunday Tommy will be featured, when I hear.

OK, Sunday 27th Simon gave a good mention of Tommy's tour, and played a track from the Bothy Boys album featuring Tommy. Also a play of "Cajunology", "Religoran" and "Rattle on the Stovepipe" - excellent. Simon promises us more about Tommy next week, Sunday 3rd, 9pm to 10pm, on BBC Radio Kent.

BBC Radio have a system where you can listen to programs over the internet for up to a week after the broadcast: "Listen Again" - for Radio Kent : www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/kent.shtml - but apparently not Simon Evans' program - so write in and say how good it is to have such a program (see the letter in the SCoFF news section lamenting that they do not) and also asking to be able to hear Simon Evans' in retrospect over the internet.


Re: Google adverts
- these are picking up, and getting better targetted - if people keep clicking through to the advertisers' web pages, KentFolk hopes to get a small but useful payment from Google by the end of the year, to help with the running costs of the web-site.


"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. Now in early May it is in position 1, but the rate of increase has dropped off. So please keep up the impetus and go sign it if you have not already - tell people about it and ask them if they have signed, please do not let the impetus drop, there is a month to go - deadline to sign by is 11th June.

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 Peoples is, quite simply, a living legend, the greatest exponent of the driving Donegal style which is his hallmark.
Catharine Kingcome, who has painted many Irish musicians in addition to a picture about Tommy, and is a fiddler herself, says of Tommy : "in my opinion probably the best trad Irish fiddle player there's ever been".

With nearly a month to go, Valmai Goodyear of Lewes Folk Club in Sussex writes :
"A quick note to confirm that Tommy's daytime workshop and evening performance at the Lewes Arms are both sold out. I am keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations ..."

However the good news is that there are still tickets for both the Fiddle Workshop and Concert, on the 10th June, at the Littlbourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, in Kent.

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


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.



Adverts
......| Folk Accordion.htm
CDs, MP3 music, Videos, Lyrics + Verse
......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| From Walkaboutsverse - 2.txt
......| Jack Pound - Nomad Jack's.txt
......| Kent Pensioner No.1 in indiestore charts with Politcal Song.htm
......| Midsummer Evening - Adrian O.txt
......| SEFAN_2006-04-23_04.ANNOUNCE. Launch of solar-powered Soundbench @ Rye Harbour Nature Reserve..htm
......| Three World Music CD Releases from Topic.htm
......| To Many Online Folkies.txt
......| Watersons 'Sound Sound Your Instruments of Joy' CD.htm
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
......| ......| Re Tour of SE England request for interview Simon Evans BBC Radio Kent.txt
......| ......| Tommy Peoples - Fiddlers Various 2007 special event.html
......| ......| Tommy Peoples - request for Gentle Breeze.txt
......| ......| Tommy Peoples sold out @ Lewes Arms day evening.txt
......| Other Festivals
......| ......| Folkestone Festival etc etc.htm
......| ......| 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
......| ......| A first appearance at Tenterden for Tom Bliss.htm
......| ......| Steve Turner booked for the 15th Tenterden Folk Festival.htm
......| ......| TFF2007 Guest list so far.htm
......| Wye Fayre
......| ......| June update - Wye Fayre 6 + 7 July.txt
......| ......| update - Wye Fayre - 6 7 July Wye.txt
......| ......| update 130 acts and five stages for Wye Fayre 2007.txt
Folk Clubs
......| Deal Friday Folk Club
......| Faversham Folk Club
......| 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
......| If you are putting on live entertainment you will need a TEN - 2007.txt
......| LicensingPetition.htm
......| Live Music Licensing Petition to Downing Street.htm
......| Oxjam request.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-01-27_01. Music Licensing Laws - Official Downing Street petition.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
......| SEFAN_2007-05-10_02. Fwd from FAE. Looking for dance sidesgroups..htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-16_01 GLEANING from artsnews digest May 14 2007.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-17_01. GLEANINGS from Artsadmin E-digest Voluntary Arts England digests.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-18_01. Trad.Irish musician needed for Garden Party in July.htm
......| SEFAN_2007-05-29_01_GLEANINGS from artsjobs digests VAN.htm
......| Waterhorse need a fiddler.htm
Links
Music + Dance Genres
......| Barn Dances
......| BlueGrass
......| ......| Two Surrey Events.htm
......| Blues
......| ......| Katies's gig list - March to Oct.htm
......| ......| Musician listing.htm
......| Cajun
......| ......| Cajun + Zydeco - 18th + 19th May.txt
......| ......| Cajun Dance Workshops - Chatham.html
......| ......| Cajun Dance Workshops - Whitstable.html
......| ......| Cajun Dances.html
......| ......| Cajun website and email list.html
......| ......| Cajun zydeco 25th, 26th - and a last-minute gig-addition!!.txt
......| ......| Cajunbarn - Petit et Grosse - 10th June.htm
......| ......| Cajunbarn - The Flatville Aces - 6th May.htm
......| ......| Jumbo Gumbo gig at Yorks 11th May CANCELLED!.txt
......| ......| Jumbo Gumbo Gigs.txt
......| ......| Zydeco + Cajun 13th May.txt
......| Celtic
......| ......| Camine gig list 2007.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-14_01.ANNOUNCE Fiddlers Various 2007 - Tommy Peoples - 10th June Kent..htm
......| Folk
......| ......| Almond Greenway.htm
......| ......| Flyer to Dublin Castle and voting for Guilfest - June .htm
......| ......| Folk events, Tower Hill, Whitstable.htm
......| ......| Hook - gigs in May and June.htm
......| ......| Medway Folkus Dates - 2007.htm
......| ......| Oxjam request.htm
......| ......| Oyster matters May.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-07_02. Sad message from Pete Fyfe - Re Chris Fyfe.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-16_02 Folkopedia @ EFDSS.htm
......| ......| Sessions, Singarounds, etc. at the Good Intent - Rochester.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
......| ......| Waterhorse @ The Rose Broadstairs - 8TH June.htm
......| ......| Waterhorse gig in Goodnestone.htm
......| ......| Wotson - Late Entry - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson - Kent Musican Successes - Kent E Sussex Gig Guide.htm
......| Gypsy + Romany
......| ......| Romany music.html
......| Jazz
......| Les Batons, European + EuroCelt
......| ......| events in maidstone.htm
......| ......| Les Batons - 20th May.htm
......| ......| Relig Oran - June.txt
......| Maritime
......| ......| CONTINUATION OF THE SHANTY CREW.htm
......| ......| Deal LifeBoat House shanty singing - 2003 - MP3 downloads available.txt
......| ......| The maritime tradition.htm
......| Morris + Mumming
......| ......| Press release from the musicians foreman of the Bishop Gundulf committee.mht
......| ......| SCoFFnews Dancers for BBC THIS SAT 19th.htm
......| Roots + World
......| ......| GLOBAL FUSION 07 LAUNCH RELEASE.mht
......| ......| SEFAN2007-04-1604. Drum Runners - Keep in rhythm with our time and events.htm
......| ......| Three World Music CD Releases from Topic.htm
Open Stage
......| CJ's open mic nights.txt
......| Jack Pound's Open Stage.txt
Organisations
......| efolkMusic
......| ......| efolkMusic Free Digital New Music Sampler.htm
......| ......| Last Chance for FREE efM Digital Sampler!.htm
......| Music for Change
......| SCoFF
......| ......| RE SCoFFnews Folk on Local Radio - a link for a list of stations.htm
......| ......| RE SCoFFnews Folk on Local Radio.htm
......| ......| Re SCoFFnews Gene Burton on Radio Derby.htm
......| ......| SCoFFnews Concertinas Anonymous rescheduled in June only.htm
......| ......| SCoFFnews Dancers for BBC THIS SAT 19th.htm
......| ......| SCoFFnews Fiddlers Various 2007 - Tommy Peoples - 10th June Kent..htm
......| ......| SCoFFnews Gene Burton on Radio Derby.htm
......| SEFAN
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-10_01. Two news items for SEFAN Central..htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-10_03 Gleanings from FAE enews.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-11_02 2 x items from eceilidh Digest for 11 May 2007.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-14_06. GLEANING from artsjobs digest May 11 2007.htm
......| ......| TAPS NEWS! E-Flow Issue 13.htm
......| Smithsonian
......| ......| Kent Goes to Washington - eventually.htm
......| ......| Kent goes to Washington.html
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-22_01. Dave Arthur is Kent's representative - news update.htm
Regional
......| Americas
......| ......| Music News Nashville May 14.txt
......| ......| Music News Nashville May 29.txt
......| Hampshire
......| ......| Folk Music at the Kings.htm
......| Ireland
......| ......| May-June '07 issue of JMI The Journal of Music in Ireland.htm
......| Kent
......| ......| an event in maidstone.htm
......| ......| Events in maidstone.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-05-13 to 2007-05-26 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-05-27 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-06-03 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| ......| Wotson A - 2007-06-17 - KENT E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE.htm
......| London
......| ......| All that Jazz! - the re-launch!.htm
......| ......| Cellar Upstairs January to June 2007.htm
......| ......| KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL 11-13 MAY 2007.htm
......| ......| MMP Newsletter - June '07.htm
......| ......| MMP Newsletter - May '07.htm
......| ......| MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB SPRING v2 2007.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-06-04_02.ANNOUNCE.Sutton Acoustic Music Club Valerie Smith from USA. 16 July.htm
......| ......| The 'All that Jazz!' Relaunch - 2.htm
......| ......| The 'All that Jazz!' Relaunch.htm
......| Scotland
......| ......| Great savings on Blas 2007 tickets - Aug-Sept 2007.htm
......| ......| Harvest @ Blas 2007 - Sept.htm
......| Surrey
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-04-29_01.ANNOUNCE. Belshazzar's Feast @ The Music Institute Guildford (SURREY).htm
......| Sussex
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 1 June 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter 29 April 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 3 June 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex newsletter 7 May 2007.htm
......| ......| Acoustic Sussex Newsletter- 13 May 2007 (last MeridianFM programme 13th May).htm
......| ......| Another Platinum Disc for Hailsham Pavilion's Grammy Award Winner.txt
......| ......| Hailsham Pavilion - Sunday 20th May - Phil Beer Band.txt
......| ......| Midge Ure from Vienna to Hailsham - Saturday 2nd June.txt
......| ......| phil beer band - sunday 20th may.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-14_02ANNOUNCE Philippe Barnes Tom Phelan @ Brighton Folk Club.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-14_04.ANNOUNCE Lewes Ceilidhs. Sunday 20th May.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-21_01 ANNOUNCE. New Bexhill folk day -14th July - at the De La Warr.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-31_01 Dwyle flunking musicians wanted. 08.07.07 Lewes.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-05-31_03 ANNOUNCE June John Harvey tunes session and more LEWES - Sussex.htm
......| ......| SEFAN_2007-06-04_01.Fwd from Kerry Fletcher - Musicdance - classes for specialist school needed..htm
......| UK National
......| ......| BIG BROTHER WINNER PETE - LIVE BAND PA.htm
......| World
Sessions
......| Celtic
......| English
......| European
......| ......| French Session has moved venue.htm
......| Jazz
......| Mixed
......| Monday Night Music Sessions.htm
......| Monthly Session list.html
......| Sessions at the Good Intent - Rochester - Sweeps.htm
......| Traditional Music Sessions.htm
Tours + Newsletters
......| AJ Roach Trio 2007 Tour information.htm
......| FLOOK NEWS June Update.htm
......| FLOOK NEWS May Update.htm
......| Phil Beer Solo Tour - June.txt
Venues
......| Astor Theatre
......| ......| Folk shows in 2007.htm
......| Beer Cart Arms
......| Bottleneck Blues
......| ......| Little Toby Walker, Mike Dowling.htm
......| ......| Toby Walker's Tour - May.htm
......| ......| Tues 26th June ~ Geoff Achison.htm
......| Caseys
......| Cullins Yard
......| Dove at Dargate
......| ......| Live at The Dove Gigs - to July.htm
......| Folk in the Barn
......| ......| FiTB - Countdown to Show of Hand - May.txt
......| ......| FitB - More lovely musical dates for your diary - June to Nov.txt
......| ......| FiTB Steve and Jenna review and more.....txt
......| ......| What a gig! - Show of Hands - Royal Albert Hall.txt
......| Gulbenkian
......| ......| Dance at the Gulbenkian - May.htm
......| ......| Electric River - Gulbenkian - 2nd June.htm
......| ......| Juan Martin - Gulbenkian - 12th May .htm
......| ......| K-City Music Tuesdays - Gulbenkian.htm
......| ......| Kris Drever Music Tue PR - 29th May.htm
......| ......| REGENER8 Music Festival - Press Release.htm
......| New Venues
......| Orange Street
......| Pizza Express
......| ......| Live Music at Pizza Express in Kent.txt
......| Three Mariners at Oare
......| Trinity Theatre
......| ......| JAN MAY 2007.htm
......| ......| Trinity Theatre - folk.htm
......| Yew Tree
......| ......| Yew Tree - Music again.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
......| Group and Musician web-sites
......| ......| Rattlebag.txt
......| ......| Relig Oran's new website.txt
......| 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_2007-05-10_04.ANNOUNCEMENT - Lewes Arms workshop news June (Susssex).htm