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WE HAVE JUST SECURED OUR SECOND BOOKING WITH ISLA ST CLAIR ON 25 APRIL 2019. WE HAD THE MOST FABULOUS NIGHT WITH  ISLA TWO YEARS AGO AND I SUSPECT WE SHALL BE DOING BOOKED SEATS ONLY AGAIN!

OUR FOURTH GUEST FOR  THIS YEAR  (2019) HAS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED AND THAT IS MIKE NICHOLSON ON
7 MARCH 2019.


THE GUEST NIGHT WITH JOHN AND DI CULLEN WITH IRIS BISHOP ON 21 FEBRUARY 2019 HAS BEEN INCORRECTLY ADVERTISED BOTH HERE AND IN WRITTEN MEDIA AS BEING WITH IRIS MURDOCH (THE FAMOUS NOVELIST)!   THIS  IS , OF COURSE , ENTIRELY INACCURATE  AND ENTIRELY DOWN TO THE IDIOT WHO RUNS THE CLUB!  THAT BEING ME I CAN ONLY APOLOGISE TO THE LADY IN QUESTION AND ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN CONFUSED OR INCONVENIENCED BY MY RATHER CRASS ERROR!!

OUR NEXT GUESTS ARE  "PORCH SWING BLUES" (DAVE FERRA AND CHRIS BERRY) ON 17 JANUARY 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE THE UPCOMING GUESTS PAGE.

ALL PAGES HAVE NOW BEEN AMENDED UP TO DATE ON 3rd JANUARY 2019!

CHRISTMAS DINNER PICTURES FROM 2017 ARE ON THE "WHO ARE WE" PAGE! AND I HOPE WE SHALL SOON HAVE PICTURES OF OUR SMALL BUT VERY SUCCESSFUL GATHERING  ON 13 DECEMBER 2018.


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

OUR MEMBERSHIP YEAR RUNS FROM 1 JULY 2018 TO 30 JUNE 2019,

SO FAR 24 MEMBERS ARE WITH US FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD.

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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