Singdanceandplay By The Fireside, 28th March

What a weekend we’re going to have! We start at 2pm this Saturday (28th March) with an afternoon sing with Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison, Peter Collins, Nigel Hobbins, and Ollie and Malcolm Woods, and we’re also hoping to see Adrian O and Gordon Brenchley. With some of the trad song workshop coming and their friends, it should be a jolly do, singers and listeners who appreciate a trad songs, old fashioned songs, entertaining songs and a good chorus  are welcome to join us, and it’s free… Bring a song and let us know you’ve arrived!

Back again at the Bell & Jorrocks at 8pm we’ll be opening the doors of our spring barndance – the Old Fashioned Night Out. We’ll have games and songs, and of course lots of nice easy dances suitable for all ages. All funds raised go to fund future events.

We’ve never actually sold out, but it’s been close several times – so it’s worth emailing us at to tell us how many tickets you want.

And of course on the Sunday night we have our regular last Sunday of the month session, starting at 8pm, with Annie and Steve. If you don’t already know them, Annie is a smashing singer, while her accompanist Steve plays boxes, tenor guitar and banjo, and can turn in a cracking instrumental, particularly on mouthorgan. Proper class, as they say, great friends and deservedly regulars at our events!

Matt Quinn comes to Frittenden, 22nd February


Matt Quinn is our visitor at the Frittenden session from 8pm on Sunday the 22nd February.

Matt is having amazing fun with his career in music, and it shows in his playing and singing – and often in his gig list.

He grew up in a household full of traditional music, studied the Newcastle folk & traditional music degree course. From 2009 to 2013, he was a part of Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalist and Warhorse song man Dogan Mehmet’s band The Boombox Karavan, and now performs solo and with The Dovetail Trio, The New Slide, Geckoes, The English String Band, the Mick Ryan folk opera A Day’s Work, Le Sessions du Confiture and a few other things…

When he’s not on the road, Matt also works two days a week at Hobgoblin Music’s Brighton branch, where’s he’s the resident squeezebox expert.