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Tenterden Folk Festival


The Tenterden Folk Sessions

The popular Tenterden Folk Sessions restarted at This Ancient Boro in July 2022 after the Covid shutdown.  The Ancient Boro is an Ale House and Tapas Bar, at 3 East Cross, High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6AD. 


To find out more about This ancient Boro go to 


The Sessions now run on the second Monday of every month starting promptly at 7.30 and run through to approximately 10.30.  


All folk singers and musicians, step dancers, storytellers, poets and similar performers are welcome, or of course you can just come and listed and watch. 


Beers is served straight from the barrel and food is normally available to order.

It would be helpful if you could let us know if you will be able to attend the folk session.  Just drop a quick email to   

We look forward to seeing you all there. 


The regular song and music sessions in Tenterden have been running since 1992 and moved to The William Caxon in April 2011 before relocating to This Ancient Boro in July 2022.


A typical folk evening sees between 10 and twenty folk singers and musicians from Kent and Sussex gathering in the bar from around 8.00 p.m. and the music starts at about 8.30 and continues to 11.00.  All folk singers, musicians, storytellers and poets are welcome to come along and join in, or you can just come and listen to the music.  The music is mainly traditional English but also includes contemporary, blues, Irish, Scottish, European music, music hall and acapella: in fact most good acoustic music with a smattering of stories and poems


For more informatio email us at


"A brief history of Tenterden Folk of Tenterden Folk Club 1992 - 2021" was published was published in The Living Tradition issue 139 June / July 2021.



Tenterden Folk Festival: promoting folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions: Registered charity No 1038663