- Track Dogs
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Track Dogs take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group much like the band of four ex-pats living in Madrid who came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. Eschewing the typical band line-up they have opted for Cajón (flamenco box drum) instead of drums and trumpet in place of electric guitar. Four-part harmonies steal the show.
Made up of two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American the band the band are on their third studio album Serenity Sessions. In 2016 they scored 2 hit radio songs in Ireland with ‘Love Me Like You Used To’ and ‘To The End’ which was also featured on Robert Elms BBC Radio London show. The song has a strong anti-bullying message and is backed up by a powerful video.
2017 kicked off in style with a trip to the USA. The band were selected to showcase at the prestigious Folk Alliance International conference/festival in Kansas in February 2017 where they performed 7 shows in 5 days. Over the course of 2017 the band will be appearing at several festivals and venues around Kent including The Rochester Sweeps festival, The Faversham Nautical Festival and The Broadstairs Folk Festival to name but a few. They also have a 4 day tour in Ireland in June including Bikefest in Killarney and Hillfest in Cork.
“Track Dogs’ music is a mix of various styles, from folk to pop/rock, bluegrass and even some country, all perfectly measured, without clearly defining with any of them, giving a result filled with positivity and joy, which they transmit from the very first minute, turning their performance into an authentic party.”
“Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine”.
Folkradio.co.uk, Top 10 albums of 2016
Tickets for this concert are £15 in advance/£18 on the door.
This Grade I listed church, which dates from the mid 13th Century, overlooks the street in the centre of our village. The medieval architecture provides a spectacular backdrop to our musical events. The chancel contains an internationally famous collection of medieval brasses commemorating the de Cobham family.
The church is open daily during daylight hours and is well worth a visit in its own right together with the adjacent medieval College which was built by the de Cobham for the priests, who were appointed to say masses for the family members buried in the church.