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 gmatkin@gmail.com or 07985 522734 for information.

John Morgan sings at the Frittenden session, 27th January

John Morgan

Local singing star John Morgan will sing at the Frittenden session on the 27th January, starting at 8pm.

John has a fine style and an excellent voice, and specialises in traditional songs, frequently those of the South-East and often accompanied by his melodeon.

However, John also finds space for modern songs in his repertoire, many of which were written by friends – but when you realise just how many of the folk scene’s well known names are old friends that comes as no surprise.

Our sessions at Frittenden’s Bell & Jorrocks pub start at 8pm and are informal and free, with lots of old-fashioned and traditional songs and tunes, perhaps a little stepdancing and a big emphasis on variety, humour and entertainment generally.

If you liked your pub the way it was before the telly and the computer came, this is the event for you. You don’t have to be a performer in order to join us, but if you are, why not bring a song, a tune, a story or a poem yourself?

Peter Collins sings at the Frittenden Session, 27th December

Peter Collins is our guest at the Frittenden Session from 8pm on the 27th December – and we’re greatly looking forward to it.

Peter’s an old and treasured friend who has a wonderful voice, an outstanding collection of songs and a style strongly influenced by singing alongside many of the great names in traditional singing in SussexRon Spicer, Gordon Hall and Bob Copper were all great friends – and a genial, generous personality.

If you’ve heard him in the past, you’ll know that all of this is true!

Nothing blows away the post-Christmas cobwebs like a sing and a play down at Frittenden, so please come and join us on the 27th!

Sing, dance and play – English traditional and old fashioned music, dance and song in the heart of Kent