Around Kent Folk

AKF is the independent folk magazine for Kent 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.

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

  • Concert for Bob and Kathy

    Bob Drage sadly passed away on Sunday 10th December and was quickly followed by Kathy who died of a broken heart on Sunday 17th December . Our thoughts are with all their friends at the very sad time. The joint funeral will take place on Monday 26th February at 9.00 a.m. at Thanet Crematorium.

    Tenterden Folk Festival is planning a special "Concert for Bob and Kathy" in Tenterden Town Hall on Friday 27th April at 7.00 p.m. Details are now available and can be found on the Tenterden Folk Festival website at

  • Out now

    Issue 86 of Around Kent Folk covering April and May 2018 is out now.  Pick up yours at your local folk club or other regular outlet.  To get you own copy posted to you just become a subscriber. You can also read it on line here.

  • AKF on Twitter and Facebook

    You can now find AKF on Twitter . Tweets are from Alan on behalf of Kathy and Bob
    @AroundKentFolk.  AKF is also on Facebook

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 completed by Alan Castle and Andy Wood in memory of Bob and Kathy. 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 will gradually be including more adverts for events in Sussex. 

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

Advertising rates:
Back cover £42
Inside back or front cover £36
Full page £32
Half page £22
Quarter page £15

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 £3 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:
£8 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 19th March 2018