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Get ready for the Harvest Hop Barndance at the Bell & Jorrocks pub at 8pm on the 24th November, featuring our favourite dances, party games, surprise entertainments, raffle, and a great candle-lit atmosphere, with our own Rosie Davis calling, music from the Horsmonden Traditional Music Class and friends, and Frittenden favourites Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison adding to the general jollity.
Tickets are £6 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.
We’re planning to have a list for the night, so if you’re not too confident about some of them, you’ll know when to dip in and play, and when to drop out and dance with your partner or go to the bar! Among the tunes we plan to use are the following:
- The Hundred Pipers (march)
- Cock of the North (jig)
- Haste to the Wedding (jig)
- Rig a Jig Jig (jig, natch)
- Strike the Bell (32-bar step hop)
- Off to California (32-bar step hop)
- The Sloe (polka)
- The Girl with the Blue Dress On (polka)
- Oh Joe the Boat is Going Over (polka)
- Donkey Riding (polka)
- Three Around Three (polka)
- Shave the Donkey (waltz)
- Sussex Cotillion (incidental tune, but I guess it must be a cotillion!)
- From Night til Morn (polka)
- The Famous Fiery Clockface (jig)
PS – Here’s a video showing what a great time we had!
PPS – And here’s another, this time from Annie and Steve’s YouTube.
‘I think he is absolutely terrific – and so will you’ Shreds & Patches
‘One of the most endearing voices to emerge in recent times’ Folking.com
Credit: Barry Jones Photography
Talented young Devon singer Jim Causley will be appearing with friends Rosie Davis, and Julie and Gavin Atkin at the White Lion, in Tenterden’s picturesque High Street on the 22nd April 2011, starting at 8pm.
Jim’s a dynamic and engaging performer, with a great gift for telling the story of a song, and just happens to have one of the best baritone voices you’re likely to hear anywhere.
Rosie Davis is a highly respected musician and singer with a beguiling mixture of British and American traditional songs, and also an outstanding dancer who will no doubt present both old fashioned Southern English stepdancing and Appalachian styles.
Julie and Gavin Atkin sing and play old fashioned and traditional songs and tunes. Gavin uses a concertina to accompany Julie’s singing of old popular songs, plays tunes on fiddle and melodeon, and does a bit of singing himself.
Download our poster: Jim Causley 22nd April show Tenterden
The show will take place in the Saddlery room, and is promoted jointly by the Frittenden Sessions (see the Sessions tab above) and Tenterden Folk Festival. Tickets are £6.00 in advance (tel 07985 522734, email firstname.lastname@example.org), and £7.00 on the door.