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:
All are welcome at the Horsmonden trad music class’s end of term session from 8pm on Wednesday at the Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent!
We’ll be playing many of the tunes we’ve learnt in the class during the year, but there will likely also be stepdancing and few songs – we’re hoping to be joined by Rosie Davis, singer John Morgan and Morris dancing pals Weald of Kent after their regular Wednesday evening dance out.
It should be a fun, informal opportunity to find out what the classes are all about!
Invited weekend performers include Will Duke, Andy Turner, Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison, and Peter Collins.
STOP PRESS – we’ve just learned that the pub will be doing meals from 7pm, which might well be useful to anyone who is staying through to the evening!
An atmospheric and old-fashioned social evening at Frittenden’s Memorial Hall from 7.30pm including songs, music from the Horsmonden Wednesday night Traditional Music Class and friends, old-fashioned dances led by Rosie Davis, and party games, entry £7/£4
Saturday afternoon •Tunes and songs at 12 noon at the Bell & Jorrocks featuring Frittenden session regulars, guests and friends
•Stepdancing with Kerry Fletcher and Rosie Davis at the Memorial Hall 2.30–4.00pm, entry £2.50/£1.50
•Learn old fashioned dances (eg, The Veleta, The St Bernard’s Waltz, The Heel & Toe Polka), Memorial Hall 4.30–6.00pm, entry £2.50/£1.50
The regular B&J songs and tunes session with Peta Webb and Ken Hall from 8pm, free
Sing, dance and play – English traditional and old fashioned music, dance and song in the heart of Kent