annual FolkFest gets off to a great start
sixth annual FolkFest got off to a great start last night and
continues this evening (Friday, September 2nd) with a special
concert featuring a top line-up.
The popular folk festival opened on Thursday at the Ritz Social
Club in Victoria Street with a night of live music from Sur Les
Docks (pictured right) and local groups No Shame and Andrew's
FolkFest chairman Graham Cook told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a great start to the weekend - over 100 people enjoyed a great
opening concert at The Princess Theatre gets underway at 8pm and
will feature vibrant young folk trio Uiscedwr, (pictured below),
who are previous winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award,
few last tickets, costing £10 each, are available from Sea
Breeze in Victoria Street or by calling 01278 783276.
FolkFest continues on Saturday (September 3rd) with over 70 live
musical acts and dance groups performing in venues across Burnham.
free music starts at 1pm and continues until 11pm in The Waterfront
Pub, The Clarence, The Railway, S&D, The Ritz Club, The Pier
Tavern and The Victoria. The
full schedule is available here.
with music, there will also be a craft fair in the town centre
on Saturday from 10am-5pm plus workshops at the Baptist Church
and dance performances outside.
will be followed on Sunday by the annual Folk In The Park in Burnham's
Manor Gardens from 12pm-6pm.
will include the The Carrvick Sisters, Fallen Apples, Sail Pattern
and 3 Daft Monkeys plus The Mudlarks, Coastal Cloggers and Tiger
Feet Appalachian dancers. Entry will be free.
Top, Sur Les Docks; Centre, Uiscedwr, who are performing at tonight's
concert; Above, FolkFest organisers; Below, the busy Ritz Club