Tunes sessions at the Gun

We’re also launching a series of tunes sessions!

Join us for First Sunday tunes at the Gun and Spitroast on the first Sunday of each month from around 8pm, starting on Sunday the 7th October. The idea is to play a good mix of tunes, including whatever people bring along, as well as our own favourites, and a good helping of the tunes folks have been been looking at during the Wednesday night classes.

By the way – the free Wednesday trad music classes start again on the 12th September. As usual there will be lots of slow practising and working ways of making tunes come life!

Sessions at Frittenden in the coming season

Don’t forget – the Frittenden sessions start again in September. They take place on the last Sunday (except at Christmas) in the month from September to April, from 8pm.

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.

Also, we’ll be re-starting the trad music classes at the Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, on Wednesday the 12th September, and there will be a special Harvest Hop barndance with the class band and friends – and no doubt a few surprise entertainments at the Bell & Jorrocks on the 24th November.

Finally, we’re promoting a talk and concert by the brilliant American concertinist, singer and teacher Jody Kruskal, who is an Old Time and Contra music specialist. The event titled ‘American Old-Time styles and the Concertina’ takes place at Whitstable Labour Club on the 9th October from 8pm. This event is supported by the International Concertina Association. See the ad here.

Session guests for 2012/13

30th September: Matt Quinn

28th October: Alvar Smith

25th November: Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison

27th December: Peter Collins

27th January: John  Morgan

24th February: Mike Hebbert

Hoorah! Our thanks to everyone who has kindly agreed to perform for us, and to make these sessions special.

The event is organised by Julie and Gavin Atkin. Call Gavin 07985 522734 for information, or email

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