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1. The Tom Thumb Theatre: First Friday Folk & Roots - 07.09.12. KENT
2. Horsmonden traditional music class - Wed. 12th Sept. KENT
3. Rude Mechanicals: lunchtime concert - Oct 20th SUSSEX

From: "Jessica Jordan-Wrench" <jessicajordanwrench_at_hotmail_dot_com>
To: "tom_at_tomthumbtheatre_dot_co_dot_uk" <tom_at_tomthumbtheatre_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: Sep 4, 2012 16:48

Eastern Esplanade, Kent, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB

Friday 7th September, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

First Friday Folk and Roots:

Pete Morton (?10)

The Tom Thumb Theatre is proud to present First Friday Folk and Roots; a
monthly music night. This month, we are joined by Pete Morton - a song
craftsman, impassioned performer and gerneral good egg. For more
information please see:



For more information:
visit <>
call 01843 221 791
email <info_at_tomthumbtheatre_dot_co_dot_uk>
The Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Kent, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB.


From: Gavin Atkin <gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: 4 September 2012 22:18:36 GMT+01:00
Subject: Gun and Spitroast trad music classes - 12th September

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The next Horsmonden traditional music class is on Wednesday the 12th September. The main tunes are Sussex Bonny Breastknot and The Steamboat, but as usual there will be a third that we'll learn slowly by ear on the night and which I will later record and put on YouTube so you can go back and try it again.

We'll likely play a couple of tunes from earlier classes to warm up, but the real work of the evening will be to concentrate on the new tunes, which we'll play steadily and slowly, only moving on to the next one when it seems right to do so. We'll also spend some time thinking about how we can tackle the tunes and make them lively, danceable and interesting.

Towards the end of the evening, we may retire to the bar for some rather more informal sessioning!

The trad music class meets at the Gun & Spitroast pub at Horsmonden at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
The classes are free and all are welcome.

Download pdfs, abcs and access YouTubes of the tunes we're working with at:

See you all soon I hope,

Gavin Atkin
Freelance editor and writer specialising in healthcare and boating.
Telephone: (m) 07985 522734, (h) 01622 832871. Email: gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com Twitter: gmatkin
The Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Kent, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB.


From: Barry Ruffell <barryruffell_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Date: 4 September 2012 16:39:02 GMT+01:00
Subject: Rude Mechanicals - event 20th October

present a
LUNCHTIME CONCERT (12.00 midday ? 1.00 p.m.)
Admission free, with retiring collection.  Part of the ?Adur Arts Live? autumn concert series.

The Rude Mechanicals (Ray Chandler and Barry Ruffell) are a multi-instrumental duo based in Shoreham.  For previous concerts they have teamed up with musical pals to form the Rude Mechanicals Occasional Orchestra, whose recordings are at  This time they have arranged an hour?s-worth of tunes for a full band, and will be playing some of their instruments live along with their own recordings of the accompanying parts.  Featuring banjo, fiddle, flute, euphonium, piccolo, whistle, various concertinas, guitar, mandolin, cornet, mandola, trombone, bodhran. . .  They will be joined in places by ace chanteur Stuart Reed and four-part vocalists Willow Harmony.

Barry Ruffell
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