Around Kent Folk (AKF)

AKF is the independent folk magazine for Kent, Surret, Sussex and beyond and is published six times a year.

AKF is now compiled and edited by Alan Castle and Andy Wood. 
AKF issues 1 to 84 were edited by Kathy and Bob Drage.

Around Kent Folk ISSN 2634-7830 (Print)
Around Kent Folk ISSN 2634-7849 (Online)

AKF is published by Tenterden Folk Festival
Registered charity No 1038663
Promoting folk song, music, crafts and traditions
  • About AKF

    AKF issue 100 for August and September out now.  It is available free online and we have undertaken a limited print run to send out to subscribers, advertisers and others normally on our postal mailing list.  A couple of clubs have asked for more copies this time round to send out to there mebers and regulars, including Dartford Folk Club which is the subject of an articles in this issue.
    Please pass the online link on to all your contacts who may be interestedas we are unable to distribute the magazine via folk clubs, venues, local libraries, etc. as we normally do. 

    Best wishes to all our advertisers, readers, contributors, and supporters. 

    Alan Castle

    Andy Wood
    Anmar Printing Services

  • Out now

    Issue 100 of Around Kent Folk (AKF) covering August and September 2020 is now out online here.

  • Subscribers

    If you are a subscriber to AKF and would like to receive a copy of the next issue please contact Alan Castle of Tenterden Folk Festival or Andy Wood.  See details opposite.

  • AKF on Twitter

    You can now find AKF on Twitter @AroundKentFolk.

Around Kent Folk

AKF is the independent folk magazine for Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond and is published six times a year.  AKF issues 1 to 84 were edited by Kathy and Bob Drage.  From issue 85 AKF is being edited by Alan Castle and printed by Andy Wood.  We are continuing the magazine with the help of a few other dedicated supporters.  AKF is published by Tenterden Folk Festival a registered charity promoting folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Around 700 copies of AKF are distributed to folk clubs, venues, subcribers and others. 

From issue 86 we will be include a full colour cover and at least three pages of colour adverts. We are also including a page of "News from Sussex" compiled by Vic Smith and Scene and Heard from Bob Kenward.

Copy date is 18th of the month:

18th December  –  February / March
18th February  – April / May
18th April – June / July
18th June – August / September
18th August – October / November
18th October  - December / January

As a result of increased costs, adverting rates will increase from issue 100.  
The new rates are bas follows:

Full colour: 
Back cover £85
Inside back or front cover £75
Full page (run of issue) £65 
Half page (run of issue) £40 *NEW*

Full page (run of issue) £39
Half page (run of issue) £28
Quarter page (run of issue) £18

Series discount:
The discount for advance booking and payment of a series of 6 adverts will increase from 10% to 15% from the same issue to minimize the increase for our regular advertisers. You can still submit new artwork for each advert.

Cheques payable to “Tenterden Folk Day Trust" please.


Full page 180 x 130mm
Half page 85 x 130mm
Quarter page 85 x 60mm

If advert cannot be supplied at the correct size please add £10 to above rates

Send advert as high quality PDF, JPEG or TIFF to AKF at and copy to our printers  (Phone 01732 865380)

Also CD’s, books, etc. reviewed; send to the editors

Postal subscriptions:
£9.00 for one year (6 issues)
Cheque payable to “Tenterden Folk Day Trust” to be sent us at 15 Repton Manor road, Ashford, Kent TN23 3HA.

Page last updated 14th May 2020