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Folk Club Diary

Wirral Folk Festival ~2017

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th June

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Principal Performers to include in order of appearance

SARAH HORN & JAMES CUDWORTH, EDWINA HAYES, MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON,
MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY,
THE TRIALS OF CATO, COLIN HENDERSON, MERRY HELL, MARK RADCLIFFE’S GALLEON BLAST,
GRANNY’S ATTIC, ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE, LINDISFARNE, BERNARD WRIGLEY, THE COAL PORTERS,
BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY, MAWKIN, DEMON BARBERS.

CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL ~ 2017

Friday 26th – Monday 29th May 2017

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Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley (with Emily Sanders) (Sun)

Belshazzar’s Feast (Sat) · The Wilson Family (Sun)

James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan (Sun/Mon) · Bob Fox (Sat)

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman (Sat)

Flossie Malavialle (Sun/Mon) · Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer (W/E)

The Hut People (Sun) · Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis (Sat)

Jaywalkers (Mon) · Lucy Ward (Sun) · Granny’s Attic (W/E)

Phil Hare (Sun) · Dipper Malkin (Mon) · Jim Bazley (Sat)

Full House (W/E) · The Time Bandits (W/E) · Midswegan (Sat/Sun)

Waite Collective (W/E) · Graham Bellinger (Sat) · Fiddlestone (Sat)

Close Quarters (W/E) · Steerage Class (Fri) · Roy Clinging (Fri)

Deportees (Sat) · Welcomme, Finnan & Chrimes (Sat) · Fluff (W/E)

Dance bands & callers:

Banter (Sun) · Purcell’s Polyphonic Party (Sat) · Albireo (Fri)

The Time Bandits (Mon) · Martyn Harvey (W/E) · Cate Haynes (Sun)

Mo Waddington (Sun) · GEM (Sun)

Display sides:

Sheffield Steel Rapper (W/E) · The Witchmen (W/E)

Bradshaw Mummers (W/E) · Chester City Morris Men (W/E)

Folk Festivals in Cheshire

Local Folk Festivals Warrington and North Cheshire.

We are particularly fortunate in this area to have some very good local folk events listed here in chronological order..

These are put on by a number of good organisers who work tirelessly and enthusiastically to put these on.

Shanty Festival.

Now established as a yearly event over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

An opportunity to listen to and join in with some of the best national and international singers of sea songs. Strongly supported by local performers.

http://www.shanty.org.uk

Chester Folk Festival

Took place in the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 2013. An established yearly event with 3 or 4 main venues an a number of free entry events and singarounds at various points throughout the weekend. Look here for more details of 2014 years festival. http://www.brightbell.com/chester-folk-festival/ and of course te festival website at www.chesterfolk.org.uk

Wirral Folk Festival ~ Folk on The Coast

Having changed venue a couple of years ago to the fantastic amenities of the Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports and Social Club the Festival grows from strength to strength. We particularly enjoyed the Friday evening concert and the Sunday afternoon and evening. The Sunday afternoon was spent in the residents bar with a rolling program of singers and bands starting with the Chester City Ukelele players singing songs everyone knows to include Folk and Roll from the Cheesecutters to mention a couple.

The evening concert was a worthy climax of the whole event with great music from Joe Topping, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and The Poozies

For a review of the festival see http://wirralfolkonthecoast.com/Review-2014.html

Lymm Festival ~ Folk Club Events

I hadn’t seen the Houghton Weavers for many years but they gave a terrific performance to a packed room in The Spread Eagle in Lymm Village following on from the food festivakl in the main street. It was great to see them perform in a folk club scenario and the atmosphere was electric.

The songwriting and singers competition sets this festival apart and makes it a must for seasoned performers in the area.

Ron Trueman Border is an excellant songwriter who judged the competition as well as providing a super performance on the Sunday.

For full details see:

http://www.lymmfolkclub.org.uk/lymmfest2014.html

Well with all this over for another year we will have to wait for

next time but it certainly is a great start to the summer. Or maybe not folk club events continue weekly throughout the year so come n down.