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You can still hear them sung today on Saturday nights at "Elsie`s".


This is "Elsie`s Band" new site providing information about us and our "Sing and Play Nights". The pictures above feature the late Tony Deane, our dear friend and band member but we, David. Iris and myself are carrying on with the same repertoire as a trio. We can offer you an enjoyable, humourous and informative evening of songs and music from the traditional, folk and topical genres. We are sure you would not be disappointed. The CD "Cutaway Mike" as shown above may be obtained from David on the number below.




David Watts, singer and songwriter and the best "pyrotechnie" on the folk music scene, if you wish to know a thing about fireworks, ask David.


Iris Bishop, one of the country`s best exponents of duet concertina and accordion, playing with a number of great bands and regularly accompanying Martyn Wyndham-Read. Also her expertise in knitting and associated design is second to none.


John Hills, singer, songwriter and musician on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He also enjoys a round of golf.


We continue to run our "Sing and Play Nights", well known in the "folk music" world and now in our 42nd year. Once a month and everybody is welcome to either perform or just enjoy the occasions. We are to be found at the venue below:-



"Elsie`s, "The Queens Arms", Cowden Pound, Kent

Info:- Call David on 01732 862862 or John on 01732 762224

e-mail:- john.hhills@btinternet.com


Programme for 2016

Sat., Jan., 23rd John Morgan

Sat., Feb., 20th Triage

Sat., Mar.,19th Les Onions

Sat., Apr., 16th Carolyn Robson & Moira Craig

Sat., May, 14th Dan McKinnon

Sat., June, 18th Trio Threlfall

Sat., July, !6th Jim Causley

Sat., Aug.,13th "Home Groan"

Sat., Sept.,17th Jim Bainbridge

Sat., Oct., 15th Due to unforeseen circumstances Sara Grey has regretfully had to

cancel her booking but, at very short notice, WILL DUKE will stand in

for the night. We send Sara our best wishes and look forward to seeing

her at some future date.

Sat., Nov., 19th John Breeze


Sat., Dec., 3rd Tony Deane, "Last Orders" CD launch. Tony`s family have graciously

initiated a project whereby many of Tony`s un-aired songs as well as

those in our repertoire have been put to CD, sung by his many friends and

work admirers to whom we are eternally grateful. Among those who have

freely and willingly contributed are folk music icons such as Martyn Wyndham- Read, Jim Causley, Will Duke and John Morgan.The CD has been well

crafted and produced by Jim Ward and Iris Bishop and progressed

by David Andrews. ALL the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be

given to the RNLI, Tony and Audrey`s preferred cause. All are welcome to

the evening and if you are unable to attend copies of the CD may be

obtained from John on 01732 762224 ( john.hhills@btinternet.com),

David on 01732 862862 and David Andrews on 01435 860989. We look

forward to a full response for this worthy and vital cause.

Sat., Dec., 17th Christmas Frolics & Mumming Play


Programme for 2017


Sat., Jan., 7th John & Di Cullen


Sat., Feb., 11th Will Fly & Wolfie


Sat., Mar., 11th Martyn Wyndham-Read, Iris Bishop and John Wigg


Sat., Apr., 8th Mary Humphreys and Anahata


Sat., May 13th * Cloud Street have had to cancel this date and David is trying to

re-arrange. Watch this space.


Sat., June 10th Tim Laycock