30-Jun-2007 jiva play in Kent and Surrey

The jiva sound spreads further – Kent and Surrey. What better way to spend a week’s holiday than singing in 5 new clubs and taking in 2 Allan Taylor concerts? OK, the weather could have been kinder – but we weren’t really there for tourist ‘sight-seeing’.

As a base we rented a cottage a few miles outside Maidstone and, once unpacked, we set about making ourselves at home (re-arranging the furniture to cater for 4 guitars).

Monday we were at the Beacon Folk Club near Tunbridge Wells for a singaround. Tuesday we did a pre-booked floor spot at Dartford Folk Club where Allan Taylor was the guest. Wednesday was another pre-booked spot at Faversham Folk Club where Tania Opland and Mike Freeman were guesting. Thursday was a singers night at Orpington Folk Club. Our last spot was at the Ram Folk Club in Claygate, Esher (BBC2 Folk Club of the Year 2007) – again with Allan Taylor headlining.

All in all a good week, friendly and welcoming – we were well received and appreciated (we were especially pleased at how well our own material went down).

Where next? Watch this space…

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