Category Archives: Traditional and old fashioned songs, dances and tunes in mid-Kent

Old Fashioned Night Out, 31st March 2012


Invited performers include Chris Roche, Andy Turner, Rosie DavisAnnie Dearman and Steve Harrison, and Taz Tarry

Saturday afternoon, from 12 noon

  • Tunes and songs at 12 noon at the Bell & Jorrocks (free entry)
  • Sea, ships and sailors session at the Bell & Jorrocks starting at 2pm including sea shanties, other sea songs, songs about sailors, fishermen’s songs and the famous Sailor’s Hornpipe (free entry)
  •  Learn old fashioned dances (eg, Veleta, St Bernard’s Waltz, Heel & Toe Polka) from 4.30 to 6.00pm at the Bell & Jorrocks function room, entry £2.50/£1.50

Saturday evening dance, from 8pm

  • An atmospheric old fashioned dance in the Bell & Jorrocks function room led by Rosie Davis (she’ll explain what to do!). Music from the Horsmonden Traditional Music Class and friends, with songs from our guests, and party games for all ages. Black tie (in a light-hearted sense) is encouraged but not essential. Kids welcome. Entry £7/£4
Food will be available at the pub all day from 12 noon, including evening meals.

For information, see http://frittendenfestival.com or email gmatkin@gmail.com and tel 07985 522734

Bell & Jorrocks session dates and lineup for 2011/12

Frittenden Sessions at the Bell & Jorrocks

These take place on the last Sunday of  the month from September to April, from 8pm. (The only exception is usually at Christmas time, when it may have to be on a different night.)

The session itself is an entertaining old fashioned and traditional pub evening with songs and tunes, and plenty of variety and good humour. If you’ve got a song, a tune, a stepdance or story, enjoy joining in with a chorus or just like listening in the bar, please come along. We go on until it’s time to close with Nellie Dean the old way – just as people used to before the telly and the computer.

Guests for Christmas and 2011

29th December: Peter Collins with the wonderful Udimore Bell Ringers * (Note this isn’t a Sunday)
29th January: Chris Walshaw
26th February: Dan Quinn
25th March: Liam Robinson
29th April: TBA

For information see http://frittendenfestival.com or email gmatkin@gmail.com, tel 07985 522734