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Live music on the Kent / Sussex / Surrey Border

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       Live on the Border    

November 2017


Monthly Issues will be sent out around the 20th day of each month.
If you would like something included, please send it in before that date to


Elsie's Folk Night

Queen's Arms, Cowden Pound, Near Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5NP

Saturday 28 October - Jim McFarland & Ken Wilson

Saturday 18 November - Triage
Saturday 16 December -
Christmas Capers - Elsie's Band, Cowden Mummers


More Folk Stuff at Lingfield VSSC

Victoria Sports and Social Club, 84 High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AA


Friday 27 October - Paul Downes. Paul's sensitive and yet fun approach to his live performances puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today. He's been introduced (much to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but he considers himself a singer of songs, rather than a guitar technician. Paul has a rich musical background that has progressed through working with Phil BeerThe Arizona Smoke RevuePete Seeger and, currently, The Joyce Gang. Paul Downes Web Site  YouTube Performance

Friday 17 November - 
Sloe Gin. Sloe Gin have generated an enthusiastic local following in recent years. Playing tunes and songs from the English and Irish traditions, their  accomplished musicianship and strong vocals deliver a dynamic and lively sound... all the ingredients you need for an entertaining night out. Sloe Gin Web Site

Friday 15 December - 
Doug Hudson & Ian Cutler. Doug was half of the duo Tundra who specialised in researching and performing Kentish folk songs during the 70s and 80s. When the duo split Doug pursued a solo career in stand up comedy and played many of the London cabaret venues . He and performed his One Man Show in Hong Kong, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Botswana as well as the UK. With the advent of the Hot Rats in 1992, further tours to Russia, Europe and Australia emerged. Doug is also currently the musical director of Rochester Sweeps Festival.  
Ian started playing at the age of 7, classically to start with, then going on to play folk music. He joined a band called "Hockett", which in 1972, played the music for the cult film "The Wicker Man". In 1975 he joined the "Bully Wee" band touring Europe and USA. He has been playing for 20 years with Hot Rats in South East England and Northern Europe, as well as touring with the re-formed Bully Wee Band. He was one of the original members of Feast of Fiddles.  Hudson-Cutler WebSite YouTube Performance


St Edith Folk

St Edith Hall, High Street, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6NA

Friday 20 October - Treetop Flyers plus Hope in High Water
Friday 3 November -
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts with Bond of Union
Saturday 25 November -
Show of Hands with support from Kirsty Merryn
Friday 1 December -
 Peter Knight's Gigspanner


Tonbridge Folk Club

The Flying Dutchman, Hildenborough, TN11 9EN


The club meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 8 pm.  

No fixed entry fee; a hat collection will be taken during the evening.

Monday 6 November - Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter.  Witty & topical songs from a local singer-songwriter, performed in a charismatic way. Sally's strong voice and Brian's skilled guitar playing combine to give a good stage presence which never fails to entertain. Sally Ironmonger

Monday 20 November -
Gareth Davies-Jones.  Originally from Ulster, but now resident in the Tyne Valley, Gareth is a skilled singer-songwriter whose subjects cover many themes such as maritime, coal mining and iconic landscapes, much relating to his current home. Gareth Davies-Jones

Monday 4 December -
 Nick Dow  Nick has been singing traditional folk songs for over forty years. He married into a traveller family, and this reflects in some of his songs. He is also noted for his songs from the West Country, many of which were collected by him.

Monday 18 December -
 Will Duke  A skilled player of the anglo concertina inherited from Scan Tester, and a noted traditional singer. Will can be relied upon to provide us with a mixture of serious and amusing songs, some of which will have a Christmas flavour.


Blues with Bottle Club
Free blues gigs at the following venues

The Anchor, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1AS (01732 454898) 8:30pm
The Toad Rock Retreat, Upper Street, Rusthall TN4 8NX - starts at 7pm

Please note we have now lost our Cross Keys venue

Tuesday 24 October - Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons - Toad Rock
Wednesday 1 November -
 Kent DeChaine & Leadbessie - Anchor
Wednesday 15 November -
 Kevin Brown Band - Anchor
Tuesday 28 November -
 Kate Daniels Band - Toad Rock
Wednesday 6 December -
 Steelyard Blues - Anchor
Wednesday 20 December -
 Robin Bibi & David Raphael - Anchor


Travelling Folk  theTravellingFolk_at_GMail_dot_com

The Travelling Folk (TTF) is a travelling folk club for West Kent and East Sussex. We don't meet regularly in one venue but gather in pre-selected pubs around the area on the first and third Thursdays of each month to enjoy ourselves and to bring folk music to those who may not have had the opportunity of experiencing a live folk session before.


Thursday 2 November - The Rock, Hoath Corner, Chiddingstone Hoath, TN8 7BS. On unclassified road between Chiddingstone Hoath, and Chiddingstone.

Thursday 16 November -
The Royal Oak, 82 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3ED.

Thursday 21 December -
The Bush, Blackbird & Thrush. East Peckham, TN12 5LN. On Bush Road towards Peckham Bush.

Punch and Judy

11 St. Stephens Street, Tonbridge, TN9 2AB
Every Tuesday from 9 pm

Pop along To The Punch and Judy on a Tuesday evening from 9 pm for a great evening's entertainment in a friendly pub


  Local Music Sessions


Every Wednesday 2:00 pm : Eden Songsters, Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge. Day-time drop in for all ages. Develop musical skills for singing in a choir. Or simply come and enjoy the songs in a supportive group. Open to all. No need to read music. Pop in for a free "taster" session!

1st Saturday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround.  Coopers Arms, Coopers Lane TN6 1SN (on road to Horder Centre from Crowbrough)   Info from 01892 654796 

1st Sunday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Junction Inn, Groombridge (past the shops & opposite the Cricket Field & Groombridge Station)

2nd Sunday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Kentish Horse, Mark Beech TN3 5NT

2nd Monday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Boars Head Inn, TN6 3GR.
Hosted by John & Di Cullen

2nd Tuesday 8:30 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Elsie's, Queen's Head, Cowden Pound TN8 5NP

3rd Sunday 8:30 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Old House at Home, Dormansland, RH7 6QP
Hosted by Bill Daly

3rd Tuesday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Tunbridge Wells Tennis Club TN2 5ES

4th Sunday 8:00 pm : Hootenannie (Acoustic Singaround).  A & B Sports Pavilion, Ashurst TN3 9TJ Bar/gates open 7.30 (A264 by rail bridge traffic lights)

4th Monday 8:00 pm : Acoustic Singaround. Boars Head Inn, TN6 3GR.
Hosted by John & Di Cullen

5th Sunday 8:00 pm : ( When there is one ) Acoustic Singaround. Nevill Crest & Gunn, Eridge Road, TN3 9JR


If you organise live music events within the area covered by the map and you would like to be included in these newsletters, please email mfs_at_albert-ross_dot_co_dot_uk before the 20th of the month





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