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Sadly Debra Cowan has had to cancel her tour in Autumn 2020 but we shall be booking her in Spring or Autumn 2021 depending on when she can set up her tour avoiding quarantine and ridiculous costs!  The good news is that Helen North has agreed to cover Debra's gig so, depending on Lock Down we shall either have Helen as our guest in September on a date to be determined or covering Debra's October date!! o,

Folk  At  The Drum  goes virtual in July!  Here are the details:
  You need to be able to access Zoom on a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone, in that order of preference for your viewing/hearing pleasure by downloading Zoom from the website:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Zoom&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b  or downloading the Application in:  Windows, Apple or Android  in accordance with your need!

If anyone would like assistance in doing this please ring me and I will attempt to talk you through it.  Once you have joined you will be able to join the meeting by putting in the Meeting ID.  You will then be asked to enter the Meeting Password.

I have enabled the ability to join the meeting directly by clicking on the link in which case you should be able to join without needing to use the password!

Meeting Details AS AMENDED BY ME ON 2 JULY 2020 are as Follows:       David Pleasants is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting,  this series of meetings will be extended to teh end of July 2020 but will probably have different joing details after 25 Jun and therse will be amended accordingly!


THESE ARE CHANGED DETAILS FOR JULY ONWARDS!

Topic: VIRTUAL FOLK AT THE DRUM
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

HOWEVER!  The normal timings will be Thursday Evenings only From 1930 to 2300.  I will normally open the meeting at 1915 and it is set up for people to be able to join before me if they wish

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 854 2038 8680
Password: 726655
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If you need help getting set up with Zoom please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail or on my mobile 07890 292467. 

It would help me a great deal if you would contact me by  e-mail if you wish to attend and in what status: performer or spectator.  That way I can attempt to set up a running order and have a better idea of numbers!

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on screen!


ALL OF OUR GUEST NIGHTS  FROM MARCH TO SEPTEMBER  2020  ARE POSTPONED  DUE TO COVID-19
I HOPE TO RETAIN OUR GUEST IN OCTOBER :
TOM LEWIS


SEE THE UPC0MING GUESTS PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION!
I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY RE-ARRANGED THE POSTPONED GUESTS
 FOR THE SAME OR SIMILAR DATES NEXT YEAR
!



OUR FIRST GUEST IN 2021 IS ALAN REID, EX FOUNDER MEMBER
OF THE "BATTLEFIELD BAND"  SEE THE UPCOMING GUESTS PAGE FOR A LINK TO HIS WEBSITE.

OUR SECOND
GUEST NIGHT OF 2020 WAS WITH "JIB" ON 27 FEBRUARY ANOTHER EXCELLENT
 HIGHLY ENTERTAINIG EVENING!  THIS WAS A FIRST  TIME FOR THE THREE OF THEM  TOGETHER
AT THE CLUB, BARRIE AND INGRID WERE  OUR GUESTS BACK IN "WHITE HART"  DAYS THOUGH


WE HOPE THAT WE SHALL SOME MORE GUESTS THIS YEAR FROM OCTOBER 2020 WITH SOME EXCELLENT GUESTS TO COME BUT THIS ENTIRELY DEPENDS ON GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO FIGHT COVID-19!


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE THE UPCOMING GUESTS PAGE.

ALL PAGES HAVE NOW BEEN AMENDED UP TO DATE ON  18 JUNE 2020!

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 22  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,1708, 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