Category Archives: Artists at Frittenden

Harvest Hop at the Bell & Jorrocks 23rd November 2013


Get ready for the Harvest Hop Barndance at the Bell & Jorrocks pub at 8pm on the 23rd November 2013, featuring our favourite dances, party games, raffle, and a great candle-lit atmosphere, with our good fried Chris Rose calling, music from theHorsmonden Traditional Music Class and friends, and Frittenden favourites Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison adding to the general jollity.

(Annie and Steve are also our featured guests at the Frittenden session on the evening of Sunday 24th).

Tickets are £7 and £4 (concs), with all funds raised going to help fund the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out day scheduled for the 6th April. Call Gavin on 07985 522734 to reserve your tickets now!

If you play English traditional music and would like to join the band for a few tunes, you’re very welcome.

The coming season at Frittenden

The Sunday night guests at the Bell & Jorrocks for the autumn sessions at Frittenden are as follows:

  • 29th September – Julie Atkin, accompanied by Gavin Atkin on duet concertina and melodeon. See
  • 27th October – The Stings – the mighty trio of Alan Marshall, Gerry Smith and Steve Taylor
  • 24th November – Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison
  • 29th December – Peter Collins
  • 26th January: Pip Ives
  • 23rd February: Malcolm Woods
  • 30th March: Adrian O

And of course we have the splendid Harvest Hop barn dance with caller Chris Rose lined up to take place in the Bell & Jorrocks function room on the 23rd November.

And the twice monthly free traditional music restart at Horsmonden on the 25th September, from 8pm. Check out the class tab above to find out more.

Following months TBA!

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 or 07985 522734 for information.