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New Kent folk club

GUEST,STM 30 Jan 13 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 30 Jan 13 - 05:24 PM
Leadfingers 30 Jan 13 - 05:41 PM
The Barden of England 30 Jan 13 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Gavin Atkin 30 Jan 13 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,STM 30 Jan 13 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Gavin Atkin 31 Jan 13 - 02:41 AM
Richard Bridge 31 Jan 13 - 04:11 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 31 Jan 13 - 12:59 PM
The Sandman 31 Jan 13 - 01:35 PM
Leadfingers 31 Jan 13 - 07:38 PM
My guru always said 01 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM
melodeonboy 01 Feb 13 - 04:42 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 01 Feb 13 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,Gavin Atkin 01 Feb 13 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,Wee Jock 01 Feb 13 - 06:44 AM
Harmonium Hero 08 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM
SylviaN 08 Feb 13 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,FloraG 09 Feb 13 - 05:37 AM
growler 09 Feb 13 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,Chris Barker 16 Feb 14 - 01:08 PM
The Sandman 16 Feb 14 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,STM
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 05:06 PM

Hello all,

My name is Sinéad; some may already know me; 20 year old female, long dark hair (sometimes ginger!). To those who don't: hello!

Anyway, I'm just starting this thread to let you know that I will be starting a new folk club in Maidstone.

We hope to incorporate bi-monthly events which welcome songs and tunes alike, with hearty chorus singing at the end.

Additionally we will be booking artists quarterly, and running workshops with the artists in their chosen instrument.

The first workshop is likely to be with Sam Sweeney for intermediate fiddle.

I am in the process of getting the ball rolling and tonight I've created a facebook page, so please "like" us if you have an account!

https://www.facebook.com/TheThreeRavensFolkClub

Do let me know if you're interested in helping out, or looking for a booking.

Regards,
Sinéad.


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 05:24 PM

I'm on tour in Kent/Sussex Nov/Dec. what night of the week is the club?


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 05:41 PM

There's an excellent offer ! Nick is a Damn Fine Performer !


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: The Barden of England
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 05:44 PM

Count me in Sinéad, although I'm now out in the bandit country of Snodland.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:47 PM

Good luck with your club Sinéad.

I can't make Fb work just now, but we're just a few miles away in Marden, and play and sing like this: http://julieandhersqueeze.com and also play a lot of trad music, and run events at Frittenden and Horsmonden... http://singdanceandplay.net

So we know what it is to get into organising this kind of thing... Hard work and very rewarding when you make it work. So good luck to you!

Gavin


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,STM
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:21 PM

Hi Nick,

Thanks for your interest. We're still negotiating a venue/night right now, but I'll let everyone know as soon as I do! Most likely a Tuesday...

Hello Gavin, nice to hear from you! We have met- I've been to the Frittenden session a couple of times with Sam (fiddle player)... I sang the bitter withey?

Ha, nice to hear from you, thanks for the support :)


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 02:41 AM

I remember very well. Please come again some time!

Please let me know when things have shaped up. I think Tuesday's the one night when I'm not usually occupied... So please add me to your mailing list. My email address is gmatkin@gmail.com.

If you drop me a line I'd like to add you to our mailing list, with your permission of course.

Gavin


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 04:11 AM

Tuesday is a head-to-head clash with the Good Intent in Rochester - they have singarounds 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (but never 5th) and small concerts 2nd Tuesdays.


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 12:59 PM

Do you have an E.mail Sinead?


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: The Sandman
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 01:35 PM

hello Sinead, I am touring in the kent area in oct and nov 2013. Dick Miles., good luck with your club
www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 07:38 PM

Dick Miles is worth consideration too !!


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM

Good luck with this Sinéad!
A bit far for me to visit on a worknight, but maybe when I've got a Wednesday off.
Hils


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: melodeonboy
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 04:42 AM

Sounds interesting, Sinead! With gigs and other commitments, I don't have a lot of free time left, but I'll come when I can.

I suppose whatever night you put it on, it's going to clash with something. As Richard said above, Tuesdays would clash with the Good Intent. It would also clash with the Flower Pot open mic. I don't know how much overlap there'd be between the two.

Anyway, good luck with it. Onward and upward!

Kevin


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 05:42 AM

Count us in too Sinead.

Don T. and Winnie (Poetry Bird)


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:31 AM

Sinéad - a thought has struck me. I guess you know about Lucy and Sandy's plans: http://www.facebook.com/TheBowerHouse

Gavin


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:44 AM

Hi Sinead

It's John Matthews of Border Crossing,both Dean and myself would be delighted to play at your new venue and support it in any way possible.

Both Border Crossing and myself are on Facebook.

Cheers for now

John Matthews (Wee Jock)


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM

Hope this is a success. I've been thinking for a while now that one of the things we need is more clubs being run by younger people. I think it would encourage younger audiences, and get rid of the image of folk clubs being for old gits like me. Can only be a good thing can't it? I'll try to get there when I'm down that way. (You can hear some of my stuff on my website: harmoniumhero.com )
Good luck. John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: SylviaN
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 07:27 PM

Sinead, Hi

All the very best of luck with the club.

Cheers

Sylvia and Keith.


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 09 Feb 13 - 05:37 AM

Hi
Its really good that another folk club is opening in north kent. Well done.
Some advice
It can be a lot of work. Try to get a small group to share the work with clear roles.
Have clear aims. By the sound of it you already have some ideas of these - lots of communal singing and playing - methinks. If that is the case you might like to start the evening ( or end it ) with someone who is prepared to lead some simple tunes and/or choras songs.
Establish protocols - eg no talking while someone else is singing eg 8 minites maximum for floor singers eg one slot for solos. 2 for duos etc. Electric or acoustic?   
Have good compares - people who know about following less inspiring singers and players with someone who can pick up the pace again.
Have a seperate email account - there are loads of agents who can be quite active trying to get bookings for their flock. You'll get inundated.
I shall be intereseted to Know how you get on.
FloraG ( fiddle player with Rakes of Rochester barn dance band).


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: growler
Date: 09 Feb 13 - 04:56 PM

Hi Sinead
I run the Good Intent folk club in Rochester. Although we have sessions every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, I do not see a conflict of interest. We are not in it for the money, but to promote music, both traditional and contemporary by local people. I wish you the best of luck and if I can be of help, please contact simon.barlow3@btinternet.com


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: GUEST,Chris Barker
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 01:08 PM

Hi Sinead,

I wonder if after a year you have been sucessful in finding a venue?
If so, how sucessful your operation has been?

I ask, because as a committee member of Marden Village Club,I was thinking of suggesting to a committee meeting the idea of hosting a monthly folk club.

Please let me know either way.

Best regards,

Chris.
chb@operamail.com


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Subject: RE: New Kent folk club
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 02:25 PM

From: Harmonium Hero - PM
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM

Hope this is a success. I've been thinking for a while now that one of the things we need is more clubs being run by younger people. I think it would encourage younger audiences, and get rid of the image of folk clubs being for old gits like me. Can only be a good thing can't it? I'll try to get there when I'm down that way. (You can hear some of my stuff on my website: harmoniumhero.com )
Good luck. John Kelly.
intersting comment, in my opinion folk clubs should be inclusive, regardless of age.


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