Enjoy four days of folk music, dance, craft and traditions this week as the annual Tenterden Folk Festival takes place.
This year’s festival will include live music, folk sessions, traditional dance performances, a craft fair, street stalls, and special shows. Events will take place across the town with the high street, bars, pubs, churches, the museum and recreation ground all being taken over with live music and dance performances.
The festival will include a concert on the Thursday evening, a welcome Barn Dance on the Friday, a free music stage on the Recreation Ground, and more than 50 dance sides giving performances.
This year’s music performers will include Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Bob and Gill Berry, Andy Turner, and Dan McKinnon.
Traditional dance performances, in a variety of styles, will also take place over the weekend. There will be performances from Be Bollywood, Brooms, Bricks and Bowlers Border Morris, Bunnies from Hell, Dead Horse Morris and Broom Dashers, Kent Korkers and Pork Scrathin’s, Minden Rose Garland Dancers, and Tanglefoot Appalachian.
Tenterden Folk Festival is a charity formed to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of folk music, song, dance, crafts and traditions as part of the living heritage.
Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family folk festival. It features one of the widest high streets in the country, lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants and green verges.
When: 3rd – 6th October 2019
Where: Tenterden, Kent
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Many events are free. A weekend pass is also available
More info: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk