Guests for 2017

We are now  announcing the bumper line up for the 25th Tenterden Folk Festival:

Thursday evening fundraising concert:


Steve Tilston

Plus Nick Dow and Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham


Festival guests confirmed so far:

Barrie & Ingrid Temple

Brian Peter

Derek Gifford

Dick Miles

Foxglove Trio

Georgia Lewis and friends

Graeme Knights

Greg Harper

Jeff Warner (USA)

Jezreels Ceilidh Band (Doug Hudson: caller/guitar; Steve Moreham: fiddle; Chris Taylor: bouzouki, harmonica, melodeon; Mike Peters: Bass) This year's Barn Dance is sponsored by Taylor Wimpey

JIB (are Barrie & Ingrid Temple with Jim Mageean)

Jim Bainbridge

Jim Mageean

Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

Nick Dow

Paul and Liz Davenport

Pete Castle

Si Baron

Snail Tales Storytelling

Steve Turner

Tim Laycock (sponsored by GMP, Chartered Accountants: Gibbons Mannington & Phipps

Wheeze presented by Matt Marks and Parrabbola: The organic organ, the vital organ, an awkward orchestra (Sponsored by Applause Rural Touring).

Plus more to be announced


The hard working local and regular guests who we cannot do this without include:

Adrian O

Bob Kenward

Chris Roche

Gavin & Julie Atkin

John & Di Cullen

Malcolm Ward

Mark Gibson

Marsh Warblers

Morrigan

Peter Collins

Roger Resch

Spare Parts

Sue Watson

Swinging the Lead

Tom Patterson and Dave Morton

Travelling Folk

Vic & Tina Smith 

Full details to be announced nearer the time


Free Music stage (sponsored by GMP, Chartered Accountants:Gibbons Mannington & Phipps) and other music showcase guests include:

Alan Neville and Rachel Eyres

Ashford Folk Band

Direction Corsairs (Belgium)

Endless Knot

Green Diesel

John Bowden & Vic Shepherd

Old Country Crows

Peter Hicks

United Folk Orchestras

Full details to be announced nearer the time


Check out their websites for more information

Not all guests are there for the whole weekend
Some guests subject to contact



Last updated 11th July 2017






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