Blog from the Chairman

Welcome to the new look UK National Drum Fair. With our new website, it is now easier to keep in touch with the NDF. More interactive with Twitter and Facebook, so instantly you can see what’s happen here at the NDF. If you go to the Exhibitors page you can see who will be at this years Fair and if you want to exhibit, it’s now easier. Just go the page and follow the links. Already we have sold almost thirty of the fifty or so available stall spaces, including several new ones and most of the regular favourites.

Many of you may have noticed that Ken Hickey is not on our new site. After many years on the committee, one of our originals, Ken has decided to retire from the NDF. We like to thank him for many years and tireless hours on the committee and being there from the start, I think you all would like to express gratitude to Ken and wish him well for the future.

The 2012 tenth Anniversary U.K. National Drum Fair was a resounding success, with almost seven hundred Drummers and Percussionists attending over the two day event. We all know it will be difficult to top it but the committee are working very hard to do just that.

Last year we had a Big Band and this year we will be having a small jazz group as well as some suprise guests. We are now recognised as the largest Vintage and Custom Drum Show in Europe and hope that you will join us for a fantastic weekend of Drumming fun. Don’t take my word for it, come and enjoy it with us, we would love to see you.


Garry Allcock