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April
Green Man Festival Bovey Tracey - Saturday 27 April For information go to FaceBook page
The yearly Green man Festival of Bovey Tracey, hosted by Bovey town council and Grimspound border Morris.
9.00am start for Stalls and Vendors.
10.00am Green man, Mayor and Morris sides of 22 procession parade from Distillery and opening ceremony!!.
Mothers Ruin playing in The Bell Inn.
22 Clog and Morris sides of all descriptions Dancing and playing throughout the day.
Fire Dancing, school bands and choirs.
Chef Colin of India in a jar will be present before being interviewed on Devon live.

May

Brixham Pirate Festival - Saturday 4 May 2019 - Monday 6 May 2019 - visit website

Irish band The O'Marleys are ready for Brixham Pirate Festival and will be playing tunes like He's a Pirate, Black Velvert Band, Whiskey in the Jar and many more.
Don't miss this amazing band on the main stage 12.15.


Dart Music Festival - Friday 10 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 - Website  Multi-genre largely free festival.

Callington MayFest - Saturday 18th May 2019 - visit website

Exmouth Festival 2018 Visit Website for more information

June

Tangled Roots Festival @ Radford Mill Farm, Somerset, BA2 0QF - Saturday 15 June 2019 Start time: 10:00am Finish time: 11:55
From £25.00 - KU16 Free
Festival of Contemporary folk, acoustic and traditional music
India Electric Co., Kirsty Merryn, Vervain, Moonlit Poachers, Pettitt Anonnces, the Savannahs

Campfire sessions, open stage spots, folk choir workshop, flamenco sessions and (dance) workshops, Camping available for whole weekend.

For more information contact Jack Bird telephone 07975575194 or email or visit website


Pennymoor Song and Ale - First weekend in June. Friday 6 to Sunday 9 June 2019. For more information please email Sally

21st Teignmouth Folk Festival - Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2019 - Visit website
Geoff Lakeman
Jim Causley
Peter and Barbara Snape
Jim Payne
Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson
The Old Gaffers Shanty Crew
Mrs. Midnight’s Ceilidh Band

Between Friday 21st - 23rd June Teignmouth will once again host it's annual extravaganza of folk arts.
Music song, dance, sessions and storytelling will be in abundance around the town, including numerous free events.
The festival are very happy to welcome back Newfoundland singer Jim Payne, who along with Devon's own Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tuck will be presenting the show 'Shore to Shore's, a celebration of the strong connections between Devon and Newfoundland.
Other festival guests include award-winning Devon singer Jim Causley, shanty group The Old Gaffers, Lancashire-based duo Peter and Barbara Snape. Also gracing the weekend will be Geoff Lakeman and Bill Murray.
The festival's Saturday night ceilidh will feature the ever-popular Mrs Midnight's Ceilidh Band.
Once again the festival will welcome back the City of Plymouth Pipe Band.
Of course the colours and sounds of a multitude of dance teams, 15 and counting, will be much in evidence.


July
Saturday 27 July - Saturday 24 August 2019 - Dartington International Summer School & Festival
Folk during week 2, Saturday 3 to nsaturday 10 August. Courses: Three Hundred Years: Music from Northumberland and the Borders (Alistair Anderson) - Creative Writing: Poetry of Place (Katrina Porteous with Alexis Bennett) - Folk Choir (Harbottle & Jonas) - Playing for Dancing (Alistair Anderson) - Folk Collective (Emily Portman, Alexis Bennett, Harbottle & Jonas) - Folk Surgery (Alexis Bennett) - Creative Conversations (James Runcie). Full details website

8th Annual South Brent Folk Day - Saturday 6 July 2019 - Visit South Brent Folk website

Singing, music, dancing, workshops and concerts around the village.

This years Poetry Competition, whose winner will be announced at the folk day, has the theme of 'Dartmoor Seasons’. If you would like to enter, download the form from the website (available soon); entry £2.50 per poem or £1 for Junior (under 15) section; closing date Saturday 22 June 2019.
The headline evening concert is at 7.30pm in the Village Hall (with Reel Ale bar) featuring:
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman: Dartmoor-based husband and wife duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. An enviable class act of imaginative song-writing and musicianship, they have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 & 2013).

  • Granny’s Attic: Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Three exceptional musicians and fine singers, who have been heralded for their lively performances playing English traditional and original music and their delivery and selection of traditional songs.

    Tickets £12.00 in advance (to include afternoon and evening concerts) or £12.00 on the door for the evening concert. 

For more information contact Eileen McKee telephone 01364 73699 or email or John Rawlinson telephone 01364 73117 or email


Chagstock Festival - Friday 19 July 2019 to Saturday 20 July 2019 - Whiddon Down, Devon - Website

Chagstock Festival - More Acts Announced for 2019
Fun Lovin’ Criminals confirmed to Headline main stage on Saturday
Theme for this year is “Under The Sea”
Glamping is back at Chagstock
Early Bird Tickets still available at discounted price for limited time
Line Up so far:

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS; FROM THE JAM; MAD DOG MCREA; NOBLE JACKS; HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS; COCO & THE BUTTERFIELDS; 3 DAFT MONKEYS; WILL VARLEY; KATY HURT; LUKE JACKSON TRIO; NEW CRISIS; AMY MONTGOMERY; SMALL TOWN JONES; JODIE & THE MOTLEYS; GENTLEMEN OF FEW; VELVET & STONE; BECKY MILLS; SUCH CREATURESMany more acts still to be announced

DAY TICKETS TO BE RELEASED 16 FEB 2019
Early Bird Tickets available at discounted price until 15 Feb 2019
Chagstock Festival - More Acts Announced for 2019
Theme for this year is “Under The Sea”
Glamping is back at Chagstock

Fun Lovin’ Criminals have been invited back to headline the main stage on the Saturday night. They are, still, the world’s finest and only purveyors of cinematic hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, blues-jazz, latino soul vibes. The planet’s “best-loved cousins from New York”, who, through the mid-late 90s, chronicled life in their native city while bending the global ear to the sonic possibilities of exuberant hip-hop gangster-rock merged with lounge music, funk, mariachi trumpets and ‘Bass-o-matic’ Barry White. While possibly smoking a cheroot, in a sweat-dripped Puerto Rican nightclub, somewhere on the Lower East Side. Like The Killers and Kings of Leon today, the UK loved them first, the most; whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits, who told vibrant, satirical, comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis via music, drugs, crime and existential ennui. With a penchant for a beautiful “lady”.

Friday night’s main stage headline act will be, From The Jam! The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and 7 albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Fronted by the Jam’s legendary Bassist Bruce Foxton, From The Jam will bring their unique punk / mod sound to the main stage on Friday, performing hits such as ‘That’s Entertainment’, ‘Going Underground’ and ‘Town Called Malice

Supporting acts include Mad Dog Mcrea and Noble Jacks (both extremely popular choices in our recent survey!)
The line up is being filled with quality acts, as above, with more to come.

Taking place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July 2019, Chagstock will once again showcase the very finest music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond. Chagstock is one of the best value festivals to be found anywhere in the country.

Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer. Starting life as a small private party, Chagstock has now grown into a major fixture on the Westcountry festival circuit. Chagstock is able to offer Glamping again for 2019 through Tee & Toast Glamping and their Bell Tents.

Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says, “We can’t wait to welcome friends new and old to Higher Fields in Whiddon Down for Chagstock 2019. We are delighted to already be able to confirm Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam as Friday night headliners, along with our friends Mad Dog Mcrea and a host of other fantastic live acts. We still have many more exciting bands to announce as well! As always we are working hard to bring an eclectic and high quality line-up to the beautiful Devon countryside, and we look forward to seeing you in July.
Do keep an eye on our website www.chagstock.info or Twitter, for the most up to date news and announcements ”

Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

EARLY BIRD WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS

£79 (Adults), £54 (Under 18’s)
Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required).
A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £239.
All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car parking. Campervans £18
Day tickets will be released closer to the event

Tickets are available from website

August

Sidmouth Folk Week - Friday 2 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2018
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THE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL MINIMS MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival loves to encourage children of all ages and all musical abilities to play music together.

Some workshops are aimed at children who are already confident on playing their instruments, but we know that some of our younger visitors are also keen to take part in music workshops.

The Minims is aimed at those aged 5-8 years old who are just starting out on their musical journey. Very much a beginners band workshop, with a team of supportive tutors led by Matt Nelson.

All instruments (children do need their own instruments) are welcomed and the one-hour sessions, take place on a daily basis, with an opportunity to showcase achievements on the Friday afternoon on the Garden Stage in Blackmore Gardens.

For further details about the festival see website
and for more information about this wonderful workshop contact Ray & Bev Langton Children’s Festival Producers email bev.langton@talk21.com


THE SIDMOUTH SEASIDE STOMPERS

Attention young musicians! Why not do something different during the first week of August? The Seaside Stompers Children’s Ceilidh Band Workshop will again be taking place during Sidmouth FolkWeek 2019.  Young people (8 years and over) who play any musical instrument will have a great time in this series of daily workshops. Workshops lead to a special opportunity to play as a festival ceilidh band on the Thursday evening in the Blackmore Gardens Marquee. Caller for the evening will be Nick Walden and there will be some surprise spots too.

Ray Langton leads the workshops along with a team of talented tutors (Team STOMPIT!) who help and encourage players throughout the week. There is expertise in: guitar, brass, percussion, woodwind squeezebox, strings and anything else is also welcome. The dance music will include a mixture of jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes.

Participants must have their own instruments and be able to play a number of tunes from music or by ear (approximately Grade 2 standard). Music will be provided and parts for all instruments and all abilities will be available.

This is a very exciting opportunity for young musicians to work with others, learn new music and then to perform to an audience on the Thursday night in the Blackmore Gardens Marquee.

For further information please contact Ray & Bev Langton Children’s Festival Producers email bev.langton@talk21.com


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - Salcombe Regis - Saturday 3 to Wednesday 7 August 2019 For more information go to website
Coincides with (but independent of) the long-established Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Sessions celebrate the very best in emerging acts, breaking artists and under-the-radar musicians - not just locally but from across the whole UK. The Fringe has been supported by BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall) over recent years who host the shows. Plus occasional international touring artists. A fantastic mini festival of live music. An eclectic mix of many genres - and has included folk/roots, bluegrass, stomp, blues, acoustic, jazzfusion, world and indie rock/pop - plus everything in-between.

Laufest - Wembury - Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August 2019
Full details and full line up on website

Bob Cann

Click on image for slide show of pictures of 2019 festival

Photographs by Alan Quick

42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival - Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August 2019 - For further details about the Festival, telephone 01837 840102 - visit website

Wind and rain failed to dampen spirits at Dartmoor Folk Festival

SHOWERS of rain and windy weather failed to dampen the spirit of those who attended the 42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival from August 9 to 11.
The festival staged its usual outdoor arena events under cover in huge marquees at South Zeal near Okehampton, following the festival association’s well-tested wet-weather contingency plan.
Hit by the national power outage, which affected many people across the county on the Friday afternoon, the festival brought in a large generator as a stand-by for the weekend, but its use was fortunately not required.
The festival opened with a fantastic concert by Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, which was followed by a dance with the popular Dartmoor Pixie Band, both of which were sell-outs.
The Saturday morning saw a full range of workshops, song and dance sessions take place.  These were followed by Grand Dart-i-moor Fayre, which was opened by Chucklefoot, aka Roger Butler, who recently appeared on the television programme “Britain’s Got Talent”.
The afternoon included the hotly-contested Dartmoor Broom Dance championships and Dartmoor Stepdance Championships.
Stepdance champion was Alice Knight (16), from Hampshire, who had previously won the junior step dance championship in 2017. This was her first year competing in the adults competition.
Edward Selwood (13), from South Zeal, was this year’s junior step dance champion.
Edward came second in the step dance last year.
Stephanie Lowe (10), from Swansea, Wales, swept the competition aside in the broom dance championships, receiving the championship award. Stephanie said she had been to every Dartmoor Folk Festival since she was in a pram and was delighted to win the award, having learned the dance steps in the festival workshops over the years.

Another highlight of the festival was the presentation of an English Dance and Song Society gold badge to Vic Legg from Bodmin, Cornwall, for outstanding services to folk music, dance and song. Hundreds of people watched the presentation, which was made by Eddie Upton, also a gold badge holder.

A concert celebrating Devon’s Postman Poet, Edward Capern, was performed to a full house.

There were good crowds throughout Sunday and the closing Music Hall on the Sunday evening was also a sell-out, with standing room only at the back of the marquee.
Other artists who appeared at the festival included Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Sara Grey and Kieron Means, Moirai, The Jellyman’s Daughter, Kirkophany, Luke Daniels, The Stowes, The Dartmoor Pixie Band, The Ramsley Minors, Jim Causley, Entertainingly Different and The Pocketwatch Theatre Company.

A hugely-successful dedicated children's festival ran alongside the main event.
Visitors were able to enjoy concerts, a ceilidh, craft displays, dances, pub sessions and music, song and dance workshops and competitions.
Free events included Starter's Song Sessions, Shanty Group singing, Festival Folk Club sessions, a ramble on Dartmoor, Folk church service and Youth Music Session.
Alan Quick, press officer for the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association, said: “It was a fantastic weekend, a bit wet at times, but rain and windy conditions didn’t stop play.
“The festival association’s wet-weather procedure was put into action and the events all transferred into giant marquees and the other usual venues around South Zeal.
“Attendance was remarkably high, in fact a sell-out for several of the events, which shows the keenness of folk enthusiasts.
“The Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon saw some showers but also some sunny conditions at times.
“The national power cut resulted in us bringing in a stand-by generator, but this was not used".
“We installed extra road trackway on grass areas where we know it can be wet, but no vehicles got stuck or needed a push.
“The works crew kept the marquee pegs firmly secured and fortunately there were no incidents or accidents or changes to the programme other than moving the arena events under cover.”
Jane White, festival secretary, said: “We had a fabulous festival.
“The quality of the artists really shone through and despite the occasional rain and windy conditions, a good time was had by all.”
Jason Rice, chairman, added: “Everything ran smoothly and I would like to thank the 60 volunteer stewards, the association members who help stage the event, the local residents who put up with the tremendous influx of people and all those who attended.
“It really was a great festival.”
Alan Quick, added: "It was the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area that formed the basis for the first Dartmoor Folk Festival and they still remain for the association which runs the festival today.
"Since it was founded it has grown enormously and we are able to invite some of the best folk artists around, whilst maintaining the festival's reputation for being a relaxed, friendly and traditional festival.
“An action-packed programme was arranged and it was another great festival.
"The festival is deeply rooted in the heart of the Dartmoor community and is keeping customs and traditions alive.  It really is one of the gems in the traditional music, song and dance calendar of the British Isles.”
A campsite of more than 200 pitches operated and many people attended from across the UK.

Enquiries can be made by telephoning 01837 840102 or email: enquiries.dartmoorfolk@gmail.com


Beautiful Days Festival - Friday 16 August 2019 - Sunday - 18 August 2019 - Escot Park near Exeter. See website - for details.

46th Cornwall Folk Festival - Thursday 22 August 2019 to Monday 26 August 2019 - Visit festival website

5 evening concerts: Steve Knightley; Wizz Jones at 80 Celebration + Midnight Skyracer; The Unthanks and Krelys; Flats and Sharps + Mick Ryan’s ‘Here at the Fair’ folk opera; Noble Jacks + Granny’s Attic. Plus local and regional musicians, workshops etc. For Further details telephone Mike 01637 880604


September
Lyme Folk Weekend - Lyme Regis - Friday 30 August - Sunday 1 September 2019 - visit website for more information

Fishstock Festival - Brixham - visit website Saturday 8 September 2018


Crantock Folk, Beer and Cider Festival - Friday 20th – Sun 22nd September 2019
The Old Albion Inn, Langurroc Road, Crantock, Newquay TR8 5RB with hosts - Harry & Evelyn Burdett. Telephone 01637 830 243
Weekend Programme

Friday 20 September 2019
Outside Marquee 9.00pm - 11.00pm Paper Circus
Inside Main Bar 8.00pm – 11.00pm – Open House Session hosted by Tapestry’s Stan Mole , Peter Brand and friends

Sat 21 September 2019
Outside Marquee
12noon – 12 45pm - TBA?
1.00 pm – 1.45 pm - OLLIE& SALLY HOLLAND and friends
1.00pm – 1.45pm - TBA?
2.00pm -2.45 pm - SPOT THE DOG
3.00pm – 3.45 pm - TIN TAXI
4.00pm – 4.45pm - FARRELL FAMILY
5.00pm – 5.45pm - DEREK BURGOYNE & LAMORNA SPRY
6.00pm -6.45pm - JIM PIRRIE
7.00pm – 8.15 pm - FIDDLE ME TIMBERS – TBC?
9.00 – 11.00pm Krelys
Inside Main Bar – All Day Open House with Peter Brand, Stan Mole and the Team

Sunday 22 September 2019
Outside Marquee
12noon - 1.00pm - CATACLEWS
1.15pm – 2.00pm - LOSTY UKES UKELELE BAND
2.15pm – 3.00pm - COASTAL BELLES
3.15pm – 4.00 pm - LORRAINE ROOKE & ED FLETCHER
4.15pm – 6. 30 pm – TBC?
7.00 - 9.15pm Black Friday
Inside Main Bar
9.00pm -11.00pm - OPEN HOUSE FINAL SESSION hosted by Peter Brand, Tapestry and Friends.

Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth - Saturday 28 September - Sunday 29 September 2019 - visit website

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October
Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival  - A new festival for 2019 Friday 11 October to Sunday 13 October 2019 Go to website for more information
The inaugural Salcombe ‘Live‘ Festival is a weekend of live acoustic, folk & Americana music, jazz and blues, stand-up comedy and other entertainment. Over 30 live performances will be held across a number of venues in the town, including The Kings Arms, The Fortescue Inn, Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Island Street Bar & Grill, Sailor V, The Victoria Inn and Dick & Wills restaurant.
The varied musical acts lined up to date include the critically-acclaimed Americana artist Hannah White with her new band The Nordic Connection, Cornish singer/songwriter Joe Francis with his band Winter Mountain, indie-folk quartet Velvet & Stone, Glastonbury-based folk rocker Nick Parker, Totnesian husband and wife duo Harbottle & Jonas, and independent artist, songwriter, session musician and producer, Lisbee Stainton.
In addition The Distillery Bar (Salcombe Gin) will host a fantastic evening of comedy on Saturday 12 October with 4 great acts including compere Luke Honoratty and TV regular Jarred Christmas!
The festival concludes with an event-finale show at the Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 13 October featuring the extraordinary Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon. Tickets for Cara Dillon concert £22.50+ from website.

Baring-Gould Folk Song School 2019 - Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October 2019
For more information visit website or telephone 01837 53754.

Dedicated to local folk song collector Revd Sabine Baring-Gould the annual Folk Song School gives you time out to concentrate on your own singing: your voice, your performance, your repertoire.
Brought to you by Wren Music, a long established folk and community music organisation, responsible for bringing the Baring-Gould Folk Song Manuscript collection back into the public domain, which in turn was one of the foundations for the Full English online archive. The regular tutors from the Wren team are Sarah Owen, Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson and they will be joined by Tim van Eyken.  Tim is folk singer/actor (War Horse) and he is an advocate for the Linklater Voice technique, an actor’s approach to the natural voice, which Tim applies to singing. Sarah is singer and composer and an Estil vocal practitioner, and Marilyn and Paul are founders of Wren Music and experienced singers and songwriters taking English folk song to unexpected places. Each day, tuition is done in a range of settings from large group work, to one-to-one surgeries with the tutors, and many additional small group sessions are developed as the week goes on.
Topics include: finding your strong voice, pitching, building your repertoire, understanding traditional songs and singers, accompaniments, overcoming nerves and so on . . .
The week is suitable for first time singers through to professionals – and the emphasis is on learner led activities, one-to-one and/or small group working with individual tutors and peer support. Held at Wren Music’s headquarters Ebenezer Hall, a converted chapel in the delightful moorland town of Okehampton. You can find accommodation to fit most pockets, with hotels and guest houses, and YHA, and there are spaces for camping/camper vans at the Youth Hostel.


Baring Gould Folk weekend - For more information visit website or telephone 01837 53754.


November

Bude Folk Festival - Penstowe Manor Resort, Penstowe Road, Kilkhampton, Bude, North Cornwall EX23 9QY - Friday 15, Saturday16 and Sunday 17 November 2019. For more information and tickets visit website

Traditionally held in Ilfracombe, this year we have relocated the festival just 17 miles down the road, crossing the border into North Cornwall to Penstowe Manor, a really tasteful intimate venue near Bude.
To celebrate our rich history of Folk Music, this years line-up comprises a mix of traditional sounds from across the UK and wider afield, offering something a little different for those that like a broader musical experience!  With THE STRAWBS, CARA DILLON and STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO headlining, plus SOME UNFORGETTABLE NAMES and FIFTEEN OTHER ACTS, this is certain to be A GREAT FESTIVAL and one LIVE MUSIC EVENT NOT TO MISS IN THE SOUTH WEST!

The full line-up over the three days is as follows:
FRIDAY
THE STRAWBS - WILDWOOD KIN - MOLLY'S KISS (Fra) - THE SALTS - ÅLESUND – Another Act to be announced.
THE STRAWBS started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper.

The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK.  Alongside him long-time band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs. 

SATURDAY
CARA DILLON (Ire) – ROGER DAVIES AND HIS BAND – KATHERINE PRIDDY – THE BEAUBOWBELLES – THE SHACKLETON TRIO –THE LUCK

If you don’t know the voice of CARA DILLON, you’re in for a treat and if you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store.  The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. She has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition.
“Some folk musicians want to know every detail about a song, and I really empathise with that,” adds Cara. “But it’s not what’s important to me.  I just identify with a song, I’m looking for something that touches me deeply, and I feel like I’m the vessel for letting it live on.” 

SUNDAY
STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO – JULIE FELIX – HONEY & THE BEAR – SAID THE MAIDEN – CRAYON ANGELS – DARIA KULESH

STEVE HARLEY, the original Cockney Rebel, tours frequently with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms. Close-Up Culture: “An intimate night in the presence of a great musician.  An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.” Harley received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in June 2018. Steve will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. 

Situated close to the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast and a stone’s throw from the historic village of Kilkhampton, PENSTOWE MANOR RESORT is ideally located for exploring the many delights of Cornwall.  Set in private grounds, with a wide range of self catering accommodation, the facilities include: • Two bars, restaurant and take away • Indoor, heated swimming pool • On site gymnasium • Coffee Shop • Amusement Room.  SO NO NEED TO SEARCH FOR FOOD AND DRINKS on the day, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone's taste!

With accommodation for the weekend being just A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE MUSIC festival goers won’t need to worry about getting home or to a hotel at the end of each night.  There is ample free parking for the weekend, so no need to worry about where to leave vehicles.  So whether you’re local to North Cornwall, TRAVELLING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY OR OVERSEAS to be with us, you’ll only have to focus on the music and enjoying yourself.


December