Barndance at Brenchley 8pm 25th Nov, Chris Sadler 8pm at The Castle 26th Nov, carols at the Stilebridge 8.30pm 17th Dec

  • The autumn barndance at the Memorial Hall, Brenchley from 8pm on the 25th November is coming up fast!  As many of you know, it’s a very family friendly occasion, with dancing, favourite games and jolly songs, so please bring family and friends. Tickets are selling well. This time we’ll have caller Rachel Roberts (up from Hastings) and our good friends Ollie and Malcolm Woods (down from Southend) to help us! BYOB. Tickets are £8 and £5 (concs). For tickets, please call or message Julie on 07813 359642
  • Saturday morning band rehearsal – we’ve secured a room in Brenchley’s Memorial Hall for a rehearsal from 10am for anyone who is interested. We think it might well appeal to folks who can’t normally join the Tuesdayevening workshops… The tunes we’ll be using are on the website. If you’d like to come please let us know at gmatkin@gmail.com or call or message me on 07985 522724 (a collection will be taken)
  • Chris Sadler
  • The end of the month mixed songs and tunes session at The Castle, Brenchley is on Sunday the 26th November from 8pm – our official guest is the very excellent concertinist, whistler, guitarist and who knows what Chris Sadler and we’re very pleased this stellar local player has agreed to help out at short notice after our dear friends Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison were forced to cancel due to health problems. This is a free event but really rather cool and like few other evenings anywhere – so please come if you can, whether you’re a regular or someone new… We’re very friendly! (free event)
  • Tunes workshops and sessions – there are tunes workshops scheduled for 8pm on Tuesday the 21st November (mainly practising for the dance) and Tuesday the 5th December, and the first Sunday tunes session at the Gun is on the 3rd December, again from 8pm. (free events)
  • And carolling is coming up – we’ll be carol singing at The Stilebridge on the 17th December from 8.30pm. We’ll be including some less well known carols that either originated in Kent or used to be sung hear in years gone by. (free event)

Chris Walshaw at The Castle Sunday 29th, tunes sesh at The Gun 5th Nov, tunes workshop Tuesday 7th Nov

– The end of the month mixed songs and tunes session at The Castle, Brenchley is on Sunday night from 8pm – our official guest is the excellent whistle, flute, bagpipe and saxophone player Chris Walshaw but I believe wonderful dancer Kerry Fletcher is coming too, so I think we can hope for some stepping as well as songs and music. This is a free event but really rather cool and like few other evenings anywhere – so please come if you can, whether you’re a regular or someone new… We’re very friendly! (Btw, the November end of the month sesh will feature Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison!)
– The first Sunday tunes session at at The Gun is on the 5th November from 8pm – so let’s make it go with a whoosh and a bang! Everyone is welcome, the tunes are mainly English and if you don’t want to start one yourself it’s quite normal to ask for a tune you can join in.
– The first tunes workshop this month is on Tuesday 7th November from 8pm – we’ll be running through the list of tunes on the tunes workshop page of the Singdanceandplay.net website ahead of playing them at the autumn barndance at Brenchley Memorial Hall on the 25th November.
– As many of you know the barndance on the 25th is always a very family friendly occasion, with dancing, favourite games and jolly songs, so please bring family and friends. This time we’ll have caller Rachel Roberts (up from Hastings) and our good friends Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison (down from West Yorkshire) to help us! Tickets are £8 and £5 (concs). For tickets, please call or message Julie on 07813 359642
– It will soon be time for the carols – look out for further Mailchimp mailings about an opportunity to come and learn some of our favourite old local carols (and hopefully one or two new ones!)

 

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