From: Tenterden Folk Festival [] on behalf of Tenterden Folk Festival [info_at_tenterdenfolkfestival_dot_org_dot_uk]

Sent: 13 September 2012 16:57

Subject: Tenterden Folk Festival NEWS


Festival update:

TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL promoting folk song, music and dance

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The 20th Tenterden Folk Festival

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October 2012


Tom and Barbara brown who are guests at the 20th Tenterden Folk Festival from 4th to 7th October wrote:
"Short Sharp Shanties ~ sea songs of a deep-water sailor"
"You may be aware from articles in the folk press (ED&S, Living Tradition etc.) and CD reviews of the Short Sharp Shanties project, which is, as one person said, ?in my opinion the most significant recording of sea shanties ever produced'.  An accolade indeed!
Now some of those involved in the recordings are taking the songs on tour - only seven dates, so if you can get there, don't miss out!  And please let as many of your friends know as possible!
So S&A Projects and WildGoose Records present:
An extraordinary international crew of professional singers and musicians, coming together to perform the songs of one of England's most famous shantymen.  For fifty years John Short of Watchet sailed all over the world - these are his work songs: songs that told a ribald tale, gave a commentary on the work in hand, or parodied a current popular song.  These are the songs that kept the crews heaving and hauling with a will throughout the great days of sail.
If you think all sea-song groups are the same - think again!
?Top class singing and playing throughout'
?A massive variety of arrangement and delivery'
?Rattling good performances'
?A fine piece of work'
?Sometimes reflective - sometimes more wild'
?As bracing as a force six out of Finisterre'
Hope we'll catch you at one of them!"
You can catch the show at Tenterden on Sunday 7th October in The Tenterden Club from 1.00 p.m.
Just added to the Festival fringe: "Morris, a life with bells on"
Homewood School with be showing the film "Morris, a life with bells on" at The Sinden Theatre from 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 4th October.  Food and drink are available from 4.00 p.m. from ?2.50. This is a fringe event organised by Homewood School to support the Festival.  After the film you will still have time to get to evening concert with The Acoustic Strawbs.  More details should appear on the school website.

Details of this year's festival can now be found at

Alan Castle
Festival Director

Tom and Barbara Brown

Tom and Barbara Brown

Morris, a life with bells on at Homewood School

For further details check the school website

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