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:

4x4 Bhangra

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).

4 x 4 Bhangra Dancers - The Kings Of Bhangra


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

John Bowden and Vic Shepherd

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 

Vic Ellis - one man band

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:

Al Neville and Rachel Eyres - Free music stage

Ashford Folk Band - Free music stage

Captain Patch and the Mermaid Mollies have had to cancel for personal reasons.

Direction Corsairs (Belgium) - around the town

Earwig Corner - Free music stage

Endless Knot - Free music stage and Vine Inn 

Green Diesel - Free music stage

Little Beach - Free music stage and Vine Inn

Old Country Crows - Free music stage

Peter Hicks - Free music stage

United Folk Orchestras - St Mildred's Church

Other festival guests will also be playing on the Free music stage on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out their websites for more information


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



Last updated 21st September 2017






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