Last-minute folk ad­di­tions

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sounds Good -

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.”

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