Project nameTenterden Folk Festival 2010
Town or VillageTenterden
Part of a local registered charity set up in 1994 to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music, song, dance and other related traditions, crafts and folk arts as a part of the living heritage. The Trust is supported by the local Council's, businesses and community organisations. The emphasis is traditional English folk music and many events are participatory such as sing-a-rounds, sessions, there is also an English barn dance and various folk related workshops such as Contra dancing and West Gallery music. There are plenty of opportunities to just sit and listen to the music as there are also concerts and folk clubs featuring professional folk singers from all over the country. The festival is independent and relies entirely on volunteers to make it happen but it continues to develop and grow. This year events start on Thursday evening with a special show at the Sinden theatre; Waltzers & Wonders: the Wakes is in Town featured The Ram Company from Derbyshire and the band will also be playing for the Barn Dance on Friday evening. Another new development is the addition of four marquees on The Recreation Ground to act as an the venue of the Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday and another marquee to house the free music showcase stage. There will also be over 40 Morris and folk dance teams attending the festival over the weekend and taking part in Saturday’s procession. Find more details at www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk.