Last-minute folk additions
SOME late additions have been announced for Tenterden’s folk festival.
The internationally-renowned festival, which kicks off tomorrow (Friday) and runs until Sunday, will see performances and workshops held in various venues throughout the town.
Performers are expected from all over the world and last-minute additions include The Buckthorn Band, Bells of Revival Choir and the Morena Slovank dance company.
Festival director Alan Castle said: “The Buckthorn Band was formed in about 2004 and plays a mixture of Irish and English traditional tunes and song.
“It is made up of Les Small (guitar, fiddle and vocals), Dave Auty (flutes, whistles and vocals), Mick Vallentine (banjo, guitar and vocals), Ken Dixon, (mandolin and vocals) and Roger Oakley (bass guitar, bodhran and vocals).
“Ashford’s own Bells of Revival Choir have been added to the guest list and will be performing on the Woolpack Stage on Saturday at noon.”
He added: “The Morena Slovak Dance Company has joined us at the festival in the past and we are pleased that they will be joining us for the weekend again this year.
“They will be dancing in the High Street and joining the festival procession on Saturday.”