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Singing, dancing, games and fun at the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out, 6th April
The Horsmonden Traditional Music Class in action
A great sing and some tunes at lunch time, a smashing concert in the afternoon, and a delightful dance in the evening… Why not join us?
Our day and evening out at the Bell & Jorrocks on the 6th April, Frittenden includes:
- a session from noon for two hours – this this is a mix of songs and tunes, and this year the theme for the songs is rural work and life
- a concert in the bar on the same theme from 2pm, featuring Alvar Smith and Roger Middleditch (from Suffolk), Peter Collins (from Sussex), Will Duke (ditto), Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison (from Yorkshire), and No Name Mummers (local). (The Grand National starts at 4.15pm so if folks are on for a session around then, it’ll be necessary to have a brief pause while the race is run – this /is/ a pub, but it won’t take long!)
- an atmospheric candle-lit evening dance to the Horsmonden Traditional Music Class with games and entertainments, led by Rosie Davis
The bar events are free (and will be fabulous) but tickets for the dance are £7 and £4 (concs), with all funds raised going to help fund further events. Contact email@example.com or 07985 522734 for information.
Alvar Smith joins us at the Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Sunday 28th October
Photo by Susan Bell
Proper old-fashioned Suffolk singer Alvar Smith is to be our visiting performer at the Frittenden session on the 28th October.
Both of his grandfathers were well known for their singing at the legendary Blaxhall Ship singing pub in years gone by (see a movie including both Charlie Smith and Bob Scarce here), and he still sings many of his family songs.
With Alvar as well as our regulars, we’re expecting a splendid, entertaining evening!
If you’re wondering what you missed – here’s a sample to be going on with until Alvar’s next visit: