From: Dean Tainio [dtainio_at_gmail_dot_com]
Sent: 27 April 2011 16:14
Subject: New singaround near Lenham starting this Thursday 28th April
Sorry for the very short notice, but I think some of you will be interested in coming, if you can, to a new open mike/singaround that starts tomorrow Thursday 28th April, on the last Thursday of each month. John 'wee jock' Matthews and I have been asked to host the evening, but don't let that put you off :-)

The venue is to be in the bar at The White Horse PH, Lenham Heath Road, Sandway ME17 2HY (one mile from Lenham), starting 8 for 8.30. Pub phone number is 01622 859511

The pub was taken over nine months ago by new landlord and -lady Gavin and Jenny, who are very folk-friendly (for example, they have the Seven Champs Molly rehearsing in the pub's back room every Thursday evening, some of whom will be joining us tomorrow night after their rehearsal finishes at 10 p.m.) and who have transformed the place back to a traditional English Country pub with good local real ales and a lovely atmosphere.

Plenty of parking, or a gentle 15 minutes walk from Lenham train station (come out the station entry road, turn right, then first left (signposted Boughton Malherbe), pub is on the right at the end.

The plan is to make it open mike (with a small pa), as we are hoping to have it mainly song-oriented rather than as a folk session - although of course melodeon, fiddle, recorder, whistle etc. who also like to sing are very welcome, as well as guitar/banjo/mandolin/bouzouki players.

Instrumentalists note: there is already an excellent 'tunes' session held in the Red Lion pub in Lenham village square on the last Sunday of each month. Last time I went there were 7 accordions and 2 melodeons, a fiddle and a banjo.

Hope you can join us Thursday evening - if you'd like more details phone me on 07855 428 428