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Well another amazing weekend down at The Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone has come to a close and all too soon. First it has to be said what a terrifically mixed line up, surely something here for every taste of Country music. Kicking off the weekend on Friday afternoon with some line and partner dance classes from 1pm to 3pm keeping the early arrivals occupied while waiting to check in.

Here is the artist line-up, and remember this is just for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Ky Rivers and Shayna
  • Alan Gregory
  • Peter Shaw
  • Paul Taylor
  • Boxcar Kelly & the Railroaders
  • Stu Edwards' brilliant Johnny Cash Tribute Show with special guest appearance from ‘June Carter’
  • Rancher 
  • Gone Country

Cheyenne Turkey and Tinsel Festival was hosted by Honky Tonk Cliff who is not only one of the most professional Compere, DJ and Line dance teacher, he’s actually got some good jokes! Cliff launched his brand new line dance at this weekend “Walk Away Waltz” and in addition taught “I Don’t Care Got My Beer”, ”Water Off a Ducks Back”, and “Meteorite” to a country track in keeping with this great Country music festival.

Partner dance teaching was covered by JB Western Dance (Julie & Brian) with a new partner dance choreographed for this weekend, “Last Living Cowboys”, details and the script are on our website, and we also taught “Louisiana Blues”, “Cowboy Turnaround” and “Love Trip”.  

Paul was, as usual doing a great job on the door and Westernview Western Wear with their wonderful stall make this the complete festival.

This is a Country music festival with line and partner dancing and a very busy dance floor on which we all have a great time ‘together’. Of course it gets tight at times but that's half the fun! Every inch of the function room floor was utilised for dancing when the floor was full which was great to see.

The raffle with many prizes kindly donated, and donations for scripts raised a fantastic total of £448 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

 

There was a definite nautical theme for the Saturday night optional fancy dress with some very smart navel uniforms accompanied by Steven Seagull in the other corner were the Pirates of the Caribbean. It wasn’t all nautical of course we had a couple of dancing Christmas trees that had had to be seen to be believed, we had school boys that behaved for the most part impeccably and kept the catapults in their pockets. In addition to the fancy dress there was so many beautiful ladies and smart ladies who dressed up for the party night.  

There was a great variety of music over the weekend with truly something for every taste, and of course that’s one of the hallmarks of this festival. But the factor that makes this festival so popular, and why people have been coming back for year upon year is the fabulous people who come along.  Line, partner, and listeners just like it should be! See you in February 2017. JB