This group is for those who'd like to share these types of musical experiences together:-
- Going to music concerts/events with others;
- Having fun playing instruments/singing together;
- Attending music sessions/jams;
- Practicing/learning an instrument or singing together;
- Learning how to read/write/compose music etc etc.
Basically, whatever members would like to do together music-wise in their group! Of course, we can also socialise after the event by going to a local pub or cafe or restaurant together either after an event or just to get together or for a celebration.
GROUP SET UP
Both East Kent Music Group (EKMG) - and sister group East Kent Walk Hike Group (EKWHG) for walking/hiking - are set up so our members suggest/organise meetups and don't just rely on the main Organiser. To this end, all who join are made into Assistant Organisers. Therefore, ideas for meetups and input such as suggestions of venues which are open to having music meetups etc are extremely welcome and gratefully received. We count on member participation to create an enriched, active, and vibrant group.
We do not charge for meetup events or entrance into the group yet a small non-compulsory donation to help cover the 6-monthly (June/December) Subscription fees of the Meetup Site would be most gratefully received. As we are a sister group to the East Kent Walk/Hike Group, both groups are paid for by one Subscription fee, so any donations/expenditure will be split between the two groups. If you are a member of both, you do not need to donate twice- once is enough!
Wishing you lots of fun, not to mention lots of good musical moments (and perhaps even walk/hikes), together.
Some history of our group for you!
Previously known as Sth East (Kent, UK) Get-together MakeMusic-Hike-Walk Group, Diane is the group’s founding organizer having joined a local meetup.com hiking group while living in Melbourne, Australia. She created a similar group in Kent,UK in 2009. A singer guitarist, she wanted to get together with others to make music as well as walk/hike. The group originally had all under one umbrella, as Diane didn't realize her meetup.com subscription covered the creation of more than one group. This led to some thinking we were minstrels!
During Diane's absence from the UK, Elaine and Sarah were organizers, and we are most grateful to them for all they did for the groups. While Elaine was organizer, it was decided to create two separate groups, and this has worked very well. While Sarah was organizer our numbers grew considerably. Thanks, Elaine and Sarah!
Members enjoyed both music meetups in the New Inn pub in Minster near Ramsgate, as well as various walks which included a Grove Ferry to Pluck’s Gutter loop walk, a Minster to Reculver loop walk, Sandwich to Sandwich Bay loop walks, a Birchington to St Nicholas walk and Christmas lunch, a meetup at the Faversham Hop Festival which finished at a music session, and even a Hallowe’en costume walk in Minster!
Our members are located far and wide and meetups can take place anywhere members wish to organize them for. So if you'd like a meetup somewhere near you or would like to explore further afield, then just pop it on!