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Canterbury Folk Festival 2015- Midsummer Music in Canterbury

Come to an exciting new weekend music festival in the heart of Canterbury, June 27th- 28th 2015.
There is something for everybody. The festival takes place in Canterbury beautiful, historical cathedral city.
- Local and national bands from the New Canterbury Scene
- Morris dancers
- Artisan food stalls
- Art and craft makers and retailers
- Bar with local ales
- Kids area with activities
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Follow us on Facebook /canterburyfolkfestivaluk and Twitter @canterfolkfest


Oyster Morris Memorial Ceilidh

With The Oyster Ceilidh All Stars band
11th July 2015 7.30 - 10.30
Simon Langton Boys School Canterbury
Tickets £10 - book in advance, pay on the door, limited number available.
Contact; peta.boucher@btinternet or Margaret 01227 450580 for tickets and more information
All proceeds to go to Rhain Owen Memorial Fund


Changes to Copyright in Music from November 1st 2013
Inter-Band Member agreements - have you got your future sorted
Is it really cheaper to go to European Festivals rather than UK Festivals?
Yes - sometimes
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Kent Music Biz is a potted history of Kent bands, venues and characters that have motivated music in Kent
Were you in a Kent Band between 1958 and 1990? you may find your friends here.
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Music Releases
Syd Arthur release their second record Sound Mirror
" target="_blank">Athur Kitchener's new album Street Poet his first full band album for years.
Julie and Gavin Atkin album "Sentimetal Journey" released 6th Dec
Martin Young & Ramona Egle The Faversham Folkies release their new album Watergrain
Upcdownc Release their new album Black Sea in conjuction with the tour in October

Mirage Dutch Pop Band sign album "Living on a Line" to Red Admiral
Katie Bradley new album She's Ready
Gizmo - New website and album
Jack Pound - album "Between Kiiss & Curse" now out.
Shameful Behaviour - New video from their 2012 EP.
Blue Pulse album "Trams" released
Gary Swinard - albums ' Day Of The Hurricane' and 'After Five" released on Red Admiral Records & iTunes
Peter Dinsley New album released on Red Admiral Records & iTunes
Rosco Levee signed publishing to Cringe Music, their EP released on Red Admiral Records & iTunes
Sue Rivers her new album "From the very Start" available now
Roger Allen album "Electro Swing Guitar" released
Crispian St Peters and Old Crow
Night Sessions Vol.1. CD available on Red Admiral Records and worldwide downloads on the best sites.
Cringe Music - Kent based music publisher and production library.

Some Artist Profiles

Kent vocalist Dorian Gray
Charts again after 45 years
Funke and the Two Tone Baby - A Kent based musician off on a one man band, psychedelic, blues-based tour
Geoff Hillion - Former Folkestone musician dies in Canada aged 70
Kent Artist Tim Edey -- Musician of The Year BBC Folk Awards 2012
Captain Mildreds Back - After a 15 month break
Abba Chic - the UK's hottest Abba tribute band  based in Chatham, Kent
Gravesend based rock band Contraband UK have now changed their name
Maidstone's First Pop Star BILL KENT (David Kingsman) Honoured on collection CD
The Take That Experience - Former 'Hollyoaks' star, Tom Vaughan will be joining the Kent based act as their new Robbie Williams.
Arthur Kitchener and his new album is Profiled in Whitstable, Herne Bay & Canterbury Times Newspaper (Thursday 10th March) This Is Kent Article
No Comebacks Kent based duo have been recording with PJ Proby
video interview
Who is this band in the Lonnie Donegan Junior article
ALIVE "N" PICKIN  - Are a country rock band fronted by Roger Humphries
Mood Reaction gig review from the Canterbury Times
The Jive Aces - UK's No.1 jive and swing band, loads of dates in the South East - Recommended.... Kent Gigs
Mick Morris - Mick from Dover is an Original Rolling Stone and writes some good stories about the local music scene.
Goodbye Eric - a blues-rock outfit with a smidgeon of Pop
Tick Brown - Musography
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Publishing for your next release.
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Musicians Wanted and Available
Musicians Union
Training Them Live - this project takes young (teenaged) musicians out with professional bands to perform at venues throughout kent.
Musicians Benevolent Fund
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Pro Musician Job Shop
Youth Music Open Programmes
WOMAD - Foundation calls for partners in SE region
Skillnet Events - supports learning disabled people to help them learn all the skills to run their own events.

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Arthur Kitchener
Rock Album
Street Poet
Download 24th Feb.
Julie and Gavin Atkin Album: Sentimental Journey - Folk / Trad. and popular early 20th Century 6th Dec.
Album: Back To Life
Funk / R & B
Downloads & CD
21st October
One Eye Open - Fate The JugglerFate The Juggler Album: One Eye Open
Folk Rock
CD 21st September
Download Now
Arthur Kitchener
The Father I Knew
Download 9th Dec
Arthur 'N' Harry
On the Night I Came Home
Download now
Watergrain - Martin Young - Ramona EgleMartin Young Album:
also Ft. Ramona Egle
CD & Downloads
Sheena Coote
Winter Born
Easy Listening / Piano / Instrumental
CD & Downloads
Ferial Harley with Michael Colley
EP: We're Rockin'
Roy Smiles
Seize The Day
Singer Songwriter / Folk
CD & Downloads
Living On A Line
Pop / Rock
CD & Downloads
Fate The Juggler
Time In Colour
Folk Rock
CD & Downloads
Fate The Juggler
Her Auburn Hair
Folk Rock
Party Phreaks
Album: Party Time
Dance / Party / Hip Hop / Rapsing CD & Downloads
Roy Smiles
Time's Moving On
Singer Songwriter / Folk
CD & Downloads
Album ArtShameful Behaviour

Rock / Metal
CD & Downloads
Man Wellaz
I Shall Not Want
Reggae / World
CD & Downloads
Album Art Bowstring
Vinnie's Return
Folk/ World /Celtic
CD & Downloads
Fate The Juggler
The Ghost Of Beauty Lost
Folk Rock
CD & downloads
Gary Swinard
Album: Day Of The Hurricane
Easy Listening Jazz / Instumental
CD & Downloads
Peter Dinsley
Swing / Jazz
Red Admiral Records
CD & Downloads
Arthur Kitchener
Album: The Hobo Manifesto
CD 31st Oct - Downloads
Rosco Levee
Rosco Levee
Roots / Country / Rock/ Blues
12th Aug CD
The Enry Tapes CD
Pub Rock - recorded Yonks ago, live at The Red Lion St Margarets CD & Downloads
Sheena Coote
Mixed Blessings Easy Listening / Piano / Instrumental Downloads - CD
Mollie Unfaithful
Album: The Mistress
Pop / Country
Downloads - CD - Video
Shava Mbira Band
NoPain No Gain
World / Mbira
Downloads - CD
Roy Smiles
Album: Drunks & Dreamers
Singer / Songwriter / Folk Downloads - CD
Arthur Kitchener
Album: The Wordsmith
Singer / Songwriter / Folk
Downloads - CD
Dave Mason
Album: Sounds Of The Orient World Music / Instrumental
Downloads - CD
Hamlet Zhou & The Movement Band
Album: Mavanga
World Music
Downloads - CD
Barbara Jean
Album: Sweet
Jazz /Swing
Downloads CD
Gary Swinard
Album: After Five Easy Listening Jazz/Instumental
Downloads CD
Noel Bannister
Album:In Search Of Peace-Easy Listening Mood Music Released:
Downloads CD
Roger Allen
Album:Electro Swing Guitar - Swing / Jazz / Easy Listening
Downloads CD
Melissa Pisarzowski
EP: Love Me
Swing Jazz / Easy Listening
Downloads CD -
Album PsychoDrama
CD - Video
The Joe Johnston Band
Album: The Message
Alfie St George
Come Follow Me
World Cup Football Song
- Video
The Mark Robinson Experience
Spot The Ball - Football Theme (instrumental)
Downloads - CD
The Bohemians
Give Us The World - World Cup Football Song
- Video
Pelican Babies
Three Lions Blazing - World Cup Football Song and Karaoke track Downloads
- Video
Rhythm of Blues
Moving On
Live reveiws
Crispian St Peters and Old CrowCrispian St. Peters and Old Crow Night Sessions Vol. 1 Country/Pop/Gospel CD and downloads
David Hay - Rumour EPDavid Hay
Rumour EP
Blues / R&B
CD and downloads
End Of The Telegraph WiresZOO- End Of The Telegraph Wires
Best Jazz Artists at the 2007 New Music Awards. CD and downloads Video
Mick Morris Reflections CD Instrumental - Mick of the original Rolling Stones Dover band Mirkwood.Downloads
Jack Castle
The Line- Solo Rock album from Jack of the Dover band Mirkwood CD and downloads
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No.56 of the 200 rarest albums of all time. 2008.' Record Collector' CD and downloads now available.
Renaissance in Fives Wim Hautekiet. Anglo - Belgian Composer - 21st century classics downloads & CD
The Silent Kingdom- The Glory Days - great songs featuring Rox Clayton Scott
CD downloads
Peter Dinsley - Big Band and Swing album from Kent's top crooner Discontinued
Some stock still Here
Keith Harwood
Memorial Album
CD - Sample and Download
ZOO - Best Jazz Artists at the 2007 New Music Awards Greenhouse - Their 5th Jazz album
and CD
The Sharpee's

April 1st 2009 download
Hardly Mozart
Whatever Happened to Jago
iTunes etc
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Rik Waller - with The Mighty Soul Band Innocence
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