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‘Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! Whether you are family looking for child-friendly events, younger generation wanting to burn off some dance energy or singers and musicians seeking out a session – Folk Week has something for you. The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. All venues are within walking distance – although we admit that getting down the hill to the sea is easier than getting back up!' Held Mid August.

* Broadstairs Folk Week
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'MAYS is now a venture set up to ensure the continuation of music concerts in the Methodist church! We wanted the Church and the lovely piano donated to our Church to continue to be used for wonderful concerts.' (The Broadstairs Music Recital Society closed in Spring 2017.)

* Music at York Street [Broadstairs]
Visits to the Website101
Also indexedMAYS | Broadstairs Music Recital Society
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‘Aims are to give listening and playing pleasure to all who enjoy the modern organ and keyboard sounds. Concerts always feature professional musicians from across the UK ... A gem of a venue! Pay us a visit - you won't be disappointed! ... Visitors are always welcome to meetings with no obligation to join.’

* Thanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website40
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Birchington Silver Band has various events each year; including Carolling, Inside Concerts, Outside Concerts and Social Events.’

+ Birchington Silver Band
Visits to the Website144
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'The Band was formed in 1980. Many musicians have come and gone over the years, young people moving on to the Services, University or new Careers; some of our older members retiring and others we sadly lost. We are made up of members of all ages 15-85 who are Ex-Professional or Amateur musicians ... We perform regular concerts at the Pavilion-On-Sands, Viking Bay, Broadstairs, a wonderful venue and setting for a Sunday night concert of popular music from films/shows and a pot pourri of incidental music.'

+ Broadstairs and St Peter's Concert Band
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record314
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‘A big swing band ... Formed in 1992 the band consists of a mixture of professional musicians and serious amateur musicians whose ages range from 13 up to 88. The band plays only for charity concerts and performs approximately 15 times a year ... The band plays a mixture of music of the great Swing era: Ellington, Goodman, Basie, Miller, Kenton and Herman to name just a few with some more modern compositions thrown in too.‘

+ Railway Swing Band
Visits to the Website99
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‘A mixed choir and instrumental band that offers an opportunity for those who enjoy Gospel music to perform together and share this style of music with the wider community through public performances ... Thanet Community Gospel Choir aims to be as inclusive as possible. There’s no requirement to be a Christian but you do need to be serious about music. This is not a worship group or a “fun” choir ...’

+ Thanet Community Gospel Choir
Visits to the Website120
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‘A mixed choral group of around 100 amateur singers. Based in the Isle of Thanet, East Kent, we regularly perform concerts to bring our music to the wider community. Although we do perform the occasional lighter concert, which might be Opera Choruses, Gilbert and Sullivan or Songs from the Shows, we tend to stick to traditional Choral Music (Messiah, Creation and Fauré Requiem amongst many others).’

+ Thanet Festival Choir
Visits to the Website147
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‘Comprises a mix of amateur, semi-pro and professional players, who enjoy a wide repertoire of classical and light music, ranging from baroque concerti to "songs from the shows" - our library contains over 1000 items. At present it tends to put on 3-4 concerts per year ...  It is almost always looking for new members, on almost any instrument, but strings are particularly welcome. Those unable to commit to weekly rehearsals ... are also welcome to join us on an “occasional” basis. We enjoy working with young players, either those wanting to gain experience in orchestral playing, or those seeking to play a solo piece with the orchestra (a movement from a concerto, for example).’

+ Thanet Light Orchestra
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‘The Choir was formed in 1977. The Choir performs approximately fifteen concerts a year and raises many thousands of pounds for various local causes and charities in the East Kent area ... The choir has also performed in France, Italy and Germany as well as in the UK.‘

+ Thanet Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website55
Views of The ‘Full’ Record922
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Broadstairs Bandstand was opened in 1892 by Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. The Bandstand is a focal point for entertainment throughout the year, but is particularly busy during the summer months.

@ Broadstairs Bandstand
Visits to the Website80
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