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OUR NEXT GUESTS ARE "BORDER CROSSING" ON 14 NOVEMBER 2019.


 A REALLY GOOD NIGHT WAS HAD BY ALL WITH GRAEME AND HEATHER ON 31 OCTOBER!  IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE FATHER AND DAUGHTER PERFORMING TOGETHER.  HEATHER HAD ATTENDED UNIVERSITY IN CANTERBURY AND HAD ATTENDED TENDERDEN FOLK CLUB WHILST SHE WAS THERE SO IT WAS GOOD TO HAVE ALAN CASTLE PRESENT FOR THE EVENING AS HE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND FOR A WHILE.
APART FROM AUGUST  WE ARE BOOKED UP TO DECEMBER 2020.
UNUSUALY WE HAVE NO GUEST IN SEPTEMBER BUT TWO IN OCTOBER ON CONSECUTINE THURSDAYS!
THIS IS A FIRST FOR US BUT UNAVOIDABLE IN ORDER TO BOOK TWO REALLY
 GOOD GUESTS FOR NEXT YEA
R IN THE FORMS OF TOM LEWIS AND DEBRA COWAN


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE THE UPCOMING GUESTS PAGE.

ALL PAGES HAVE NOW BEEN AMENDED UP TO DATE ON 12th NOVEMBER 2019!


CURRENT MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRANCE PRICES ARE TO BE FOUND ON THE "ADMISSION" PAGE.

OUR MEMBERSHIP YEAR RUNS FROM 1 JULY 2019 TO 30 JUNE 2020,  WE HAVE 21 NEW OR RENEWED MEMBERS!  BUT FEAR NOT YOU CAN STILL JOIN!


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IN MEMORIAM

    Sadly we lost Alistair Bailey on 22 September 2018 when his incredible eighteen year battle against cancer finally came to an end.  His bravery and determination was quite extraordinary and an example to us all! Not only was Alistair a very fine man, husband and father but an outstanding folk musician and singer! He was a multi instrumentalist and a very fine song writer as well.
    As a dedicated club member of many years standing he was always willing to be involved and to help out with anything that needed doing.  When we needed a website constructing it was Alistair who took on the task and built up the pages and then added the detail in consultation with me.  For several years he was the sole editor until he found difficulty as his illness progressed.  At that point he showed me how to make amendments and for a while we shared the task.  When he became too ill to continue, with great reluctance, I had to become sole editor.  However, the vast majority of the work on here is still Alistair's and will remain so.  Without his efforts this website would not exist so as long as Folk At The Drum and this website continue I wish to make it:

A
PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO ALISTAIR BAILEY



Folk at the Drum - Thursday Evenings, 8-00pm - The Drum Inn, North Stanford, Ashford, Kent. TN25 6DN. 



 The Drum Inn is an early 18th century country pub in the heart of East Kent. It was originally frequented by soldiers from the Duke of Marlborough's Regiment. Later, Revenue Men used the pub as a base in the fight against Smugglers. Nowadays, The Drum is much quieter and welcomes everybody with fine beer, wine and food. The Drum can be found close to junction 11 of the M20 (details).

The Folk at the Drum folk club meets every Thursday, starting at 8-00pm. 
Guest artists visit generally once a month with other Thursdays being Singers' Nights. Details of upcoming guests can be found here .

Admission fees and membership subscription are very reasonably priced and can be found 

Visitors, guests and members are always welcome to play, sing, listen or do all three! On Singers' Nights everyone who wishes, gets a spot of three songs/tunes to perform, but please keep it to about ten minutes! On Guest Nights there is a limited time for 'floor artists' so you will need to email or phone to get a spot.

Some guests at The Drum:
                       Cloudstreet                                              Tom Lewis                                        Dick Miles