Sunday, 25 September 2011

Summers over and the time is right for.....

Dusting yourself down, packing away the tent and the wellies until next summer, right?. Well wrong actually, for those of us who dread the dearth of any decent folk music events in the dead of winter something new and rather wonderful will be happening on Saturday 18th February and Sunday 19th February 2012

Nestling in the beautiful Mendip Hill is the lovely town of Frome and thanks to the enterprise of music events organiser extraordinaire, Jan Ayers, the Frome Folk Festival will be making its debut and bringing with it a wonderful array of folk talent both established and new.

Saturday nights headline act has just been announced and is the rather wonderful Spiers and Boden who, individually and collectively need no further introduction to folk aficionados. Other acts announced are Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman a truly magical duo who never fail to delight with the sweet haunting voice of Kathryn and the extraordinary virtuoso guitar playing of Sean Lakeman, Jenna Witts, Belshazzars Feast, Pilgrims Way, Luke Jackson, Bella Hardy and there are more names to be announced. How can you resist?

As well as the musical feast there will be workshops, Morris dancing, market stalls , sing-a-rounds and much more. Indoor camping is available and there are also good and reasonably price hotels and B & B's in and around Frome.

I will be previewing and bringing more news of other acts during the next few months but in the meantime get youself here and buy your earlybird tickets.