From: Sue Rule [pigsear_at_mac_dot_com]
Sent: 19 May 2008 16:46
Subject: Pig's Ear Folk Ale
Don't forget to get your tickets for the 6th Best-ever Pigs Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale on 30/31 May-1 June!

If you've already done it - thanks, look forward to seeing you! If you haven't, you can book on line at or send a cheque payable to S. Rule, Folk Ale, 124 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AY.

Weekend tickets (including camping) cost 20 until after the May bank holiday (26th May), after which you'll have to buy them on the door at a cost of 25. Tickets for Saturday night cost 10.
Please note that you must hold a weekend ticket to camp at the Kentish Horse. For the less hardy, we have a list of local b&bs - email pigsear_at_mac_dot_com for a copy.

As usual, we have some 30 different performers taking part, everything from Americana (The Wilderness Family) to Breton bagpipes (Drohne). There is however a decidedly English flavour to this year's Ale, with original songs from the brilliant Singing Loins, comedy from Shep Woolley and of course the excellent
Young Coppers keeping alive the singing tradition of their Sussex farming family.

We have Border morris from Wild Hunt, and rapper from Greengate Rapper. There's also a chance for you to work off the beer learning maypole dances. Forget the post-Victorian reserve and get working on the old fertility rites! (Oh, and that reminds me - congratulations to Ty & Ayesha on the arrival of young Freddie! I don't think he'll be playing at this year's festival, but brother Dylan might be back on the drums...)

John Barden will be running the usual lively singarounds, and we'll have the late-night acoustic happenings on Friday and Saturday night, plus "regulars" like Wasps in the Woodshed, A Band Called Dave, Andy Smythe, Les Elvin...

Value for money or what....? If you haven't got your ticket yet, do it now!

Pig's Ear
Sue, Grant, Keith and Lyndsey Rule
Cracklin' good folk