CD features best of Kent folk songs
THE organisers of the Tenterden Folk Festival are set to release their third compilation of folk songs from and about Kent. Festival organiser Alan Castle, pictured left, and his musician brother Pete have produced the CD, Oyster Girls and Hovelling Boys. Alan Castle explained: “Like the previous two, Keys of Canterbury and Apples, Cherries, Hops and Women, it contains a mixture of very old traditional songs and some recently composed songs. “Much of the material on the previous albums was about specifically Kentish subjects, this time there is a predominance of general folk songs and ballads which are known throughout the English speaking world but in versions which were collected in Kent.” Performers on the CD include Pete Castle, Dave Mason, Andy Turner and Marian Button.
The CD is priced £10 (£12 plus p&p) and is available at www.petecastle.co.uk or from Alan Castle at Folk Sports, 15 Repton Manor Road, Ashford TN23 3HA or on email@example.com