Upcoming Guests


HELEN NORTH                                                                 19th November 2020 8-00 pm  ON LINE

Kent based singer and folk song writer, Helen North, is a regular at  Faversham Folk Club and has performed at The Drum for us before when, in   her words, she was delighted to stand in for Isla StClair!  She is gaining a growing reputation for her skilfully turned lyrics, strongly visual songs and  beautiful true voice.  Her 1st CD, "Shifting Sands", draws on her years of experience working with boats and sailing and its nautical theme has  captured the attention of other recording artists and singers.  Her 2nd Album "Honest And Poor" was described as "Riches in the Around Kent Folk magazine review! She has recently performed at Broadstairs Folk festival, Faversham Hop Festival, Sandwich Folk Festival, as well as folk clubs from North London to Cornwall. Singing both traditional and self-penned songs her captivating performances have her audience in gales of laughter at one moment, and in rapt attention the next.  She has been interviewed on BBC Radio Kent Folk and was also delighted to perform a couple of her own songs playing the main stage at Towersy Folk festival as winner of their open mic competition. This talented lady is well worth catching.

NICK DOW                                                                                   19th March 2020 8-00 pm     POSTPONED UNTIL 11 MARCH 2021

Nick Dow has been a professional musician since the mid seventies and has many LP's to his credit. His career began in South London where he was a regular at The Bird in Hand folk song club, in Forest Hill. Nick is an all round professional Folk Singer and Folklorist whom I have seen on several occasions, most recently at the Warwick Folk Festival in 2019 and again at Tenterden!  I have always thoroughly enjoyed what he does and the way he introduces and presents his songs.  Not only is he a great performer but he is also a great craftsman whose work building and repairing Gypsy Caravans is greatly admired.  As a consequence he is a fascinating man with whom to talk when time permits.
Nick doesn't have a website so I have used the hyperlink on his name above the picture to link to him on the Folk and Honey website.  You can also find him singing "Through Bushes and Through Briars" on You Tube, you will find lots of other songs by Nick on there and also some of his Gypsy Caravan activities and an interview with him on Radio Lancashire about the caravan he refurbished as a present from Ronnie Wood's wife for her husband. Nick is no stranger to the club!

2nd April 2020 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 15 APRIL 2021

A first time appearance from John.  More detail to follow.

MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ WITH IRIS BISHOP                  7th May 2020 8-00 pm              POSTPONED UNTIL 13 MAY 2021

A first time appearance for Martyn and Iris together at FATD!  Martyn has been our guest on two previous occasions and Iris came with John and Di Cullen so it will be good to have the two of them together!  More detail to follow.

HILARY SPENCER                                                             4th June 2020 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 3 JUNE 2021

"LOCTUP TOGETHER"                                                      16th July 2020 8-00 pm       

TOM LEWIS                                                                      15th October 2020 8-00 pm        POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

JIM RADFORD                                                                  5th  November 2020 8-00 pm        DIED 6th NOVEMBER 2020!

DICK MILES                                                                      3rd December 2020 8-00 pm          ON LINE


ALAN REID                                                                       21st January 2021 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

More guest details to follow.

Floor singers are always welcome on Guest Nights but you will need to book a spot in advance.

Phone or e-mail David Pleasants on 01797 320518 or 07890 292467, david@plesbit.net.