The Travelling Folk


The Travelling Folk (TTF) is a travelling folk club for West Kent and East Sussex. We don't meet regularly in one venue but gather in pre-selected pubs around the area on the first and third Thursdays of each month to enjoy ourselves and to bring folk music to those who may not have had the opportunity of experiencing a live folk session before. |



Welcome to the new TTF website! Besides continuing to publicise our forthcoming sessions and other events, we have taken the opportunity to add lots of new photos of previous activities.

Our thanks to Richard, an occasional TTF participant, for helping to develop this new resource.

We also wish to express our grateful thanks to the former webmaster, Jeremy Waters, for his sterling service in running the old website.

12 April 2011



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All sessions are free and all are welcome, whether experienced performers, enthusiastic beginners or audience! Early arrival recommended if you want a seat. Sessions are on Thursdays and commence at 8:30 pm unless otherwise stated.

2 Oct 2016 (Sunday) 11.30am start

Tenterden Folk Festival, Vine Inn, TN30 6AU, High Street, corner of Station Road.

6 Oct 2016

The Cock, Ide Hill, TN14 6JN, Camberwell Lane, just off the main road in the centre of the village.

20 Oct 2016

The Walnut Tree, Yalding, MEl8 6JB, on the B2010 at the foot of Yalding Hill.

3 Nov 2016

Cardinal’s Error, Lodge Oak Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 2EP, south of the town, close to Pembury Road.

17 Nov 2016

The Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green, TN3 9BJ, on the B2169 near Frant Station.

1 Dec 2016

The Kentish Horse, Mark Beech, TN8 5NT, in the centre of the village, just off the B2026.

15 Dec 2016

The Bush Blackbird & Thrush, East Peckham, TN12 5LN. On Bush Road towards Peckham Bush. Christmas session.

Last updated: 28 September 2016


Find a venue

Follow the link below and enter the postcode to find a venue:

Bing Maps




Terry King's history of Elsie's



Favoured session tune sets updated


TTF Sussex Song & Ale July 2014

A short account of the walk from Upper Dicker...


Graham Jenner


Philippines Typhoon appeal

For those of you who missed the Christmas session at the Bush Blackbird and Thrush, it is good to be able to report that our raffle there in the bar produced £67.03 for the Philippines Typhoon appeal, which Liz forwarded through World Vision.

30th Anniversary Evening

Photo report

Bill Dennis Collection

The funeral collection for Bill Dennis has raised £860 for the 3 nominated charities.

Bill Dennis

It is with deep sadness that Bill Dennis has died aged 81. He had been a stalwart of The Travelling Folk for many years and indeed was one half of the team, Bill & Den (Giddens). His dulcet tones and lovely songs will be sadly missed as will he. Obituary

Sussex Song and Ale 2013 photo report


Eden Valley Summer Festival 24 May - 9 June 2013


lan & Mary are off to New Zealand

Ian and Mary Barr, who have been stalwarts on the TTF scene for many years, are shortly to realise their ambition to emigrate to New Zealand. More