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Tunes workshops – and the big spring dance, Brenchley 25th March

The Horsmonden tunes workshops are back in operation again on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month after the Christmas break – and will soon be practising a list of tunes for the spring barn dance, which will be at Brenchley Memorial Hall on the 25th March.

More details will follow – but I can already say that our friends Ollie and Malcolm Woods will be with us. If you don’t yet know them, Ollie’s a percussionist and Malcolm’s a melodeonist and both sing…

And of course on the Sunday night we have Jeffries duet concertina  exponent Mike Hebbert at the Unicorn at Marden!

It’s summer time…

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… So the regular last Sunday of the month sessions at Frittenden’s Bell & Jorrocks have ended for the season.

However, our other regular events – the first Wednesday sing at the West End Tavern, Marden, continue, and the free tunes workshops at The Gun, Horsmonden will also go on for another couple of months.

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Nigel Hobbins at Frittenden (Sunday), Horsmonden tunes workshop (Weds), Julie and Gavin at Whitstable Folk Club (Friday)

– Whitstable singer of traditional, old fashioned and newly written songs Nigel Hobbins is coming to Frittenden’s Bell & Jorrocks (TN17 2EJ) once again on the 24th April from 8pm, and we’re delighted to have him back. Look out for Little Willie’s Wild Woodbines and Golden Days among others…
– Wednesday the 27th is tunes workshop night at the Gun, Horsmonden TN12 8HT, from 8pm. Two of the tunes are online now at Singdanceandplay.net and as usual we’ll learn a third by ear on the night
– Julie and Gavin Atkin are appearing at Whitstable Folk Club on Friday the 29th from 8.30pm. The club’s at Whitstable Labour Club, 12 Belmont Rd, Whitstable CT5 1QP. Expect a fine mix of jolly tunes, nostalgic songs, rousing choruses, story songs that will keep you riveted – and a few laughs. Why not come along and chip in a song or tune or two of your own?
– Also, don’t forget it will be Chorus Night at the West End Tavern, Marden TN12 9JB from 8.30pm on Wednesday the 4th May. We’re looking forward to wall-to-wall rollicking chorus songs and beer, everyone can join in and it’s a free event – what’s not to like? If you fancy leading a song, please drop me a line at gmatkin@gmail.com

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Gavin (gmatkin@gmail.com)