St Neots Folk Festival 2018

8th - 9th -10th June - all tickets available on the door!

The Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambs. PE19 2BH

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE TICKET APPLICATION FORM HERE

Or FULL LEAFLET WITH programme and ticket application form HERE (to be completed)

CAMPING -There is no festival campsite but there are good facilities nearby in Eynesbury

run by The Camping & Caravanning Club of Gt. Britain. Tel.01480 474404

Main info: Friday Showcase evening; Saturday: Day of Dance and Martin Carthy in Concert, support by BeauBowBells ;

Sunday concert with John Kirkpatrick and Ranagri.

Granta Blue

Ely & Littleport Riot

BEAUBOWBELLES

The BeauBowBelles are a London based four-piece band of foot stomping, harmony singing swing folkers. They dragged themselves from their classical roots through the earth of folk, the dusts of country and the fires of gypsy swing.

Their distinctive sound combines the swing, wit and class of a vintage vocal harmony group with the depth, heart and energy of a contemporary English folk band. Their live shows are both virtuosic and glamorous with close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies.

website: www.theBeauBowBelles.com
Video: www.dailymotion.com/thebeaubowbelles

Sunday evening - doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

SUNDAY EVENING CONCERT - Tickets: Full £12.00 U18 £6.00

JOHN KIRKPATRICK

SUPPPORT : RANAGRI(pronounced Ran-ag-rye!)

JOHN KIRKPATRICK

John has become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.
He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of "Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

RANAGRI

Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Ellie Turner, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks)
who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric
harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting,
enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.

Between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of farmland; a place of untouched
natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). It's where
Dónal's family come from and still live today.

 

On Sunday evening there will be cakes on sale as usual!

MARTIN CARTHY

Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q Magazine

‘Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.’ The Telegraph

DANCE VENUES from approx. 10.45am- 4.00pm
1 – Market Square. 2 – The Coachhouse 3 – Pig N Falcon. 4 – The Chequers. 5 - Rowley Arts Centre(Cinema plaza)

Pictures of some of the sides appearing below

SATURDAY 9th June

MORNING and AFTERNOON - Day of Dance Around the Town - displays by a variety of sides:

Dancing starts at approx. 10.45am. venues:

Market Square; Pig N Falcon; The Coach House; Rowley Arts Centre (cinema plaza)

Chequers pub, Eynesbury after 12.00noon

Sides confirmed so far:
Cross Key Clog, Ely & Littleport Riot, Fenstanton Morris, Gog Magog Molly, Granta Blue, Haughley Hoofers, Hemlock Morris, Manor Mill Clog, Ouse Washes Molly,
Pig Dyke Molly, Riseley Roughshod, Rockingham Rapper,
Slack ma Girdle, Westrefelda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pig Dyke Molly

Westrafelda

Rockingham Rapper

 

 

 

 

Gog Magog Molly

 

 

 

 

 

Risely Roughshod Morris

Manor Mill Clog Morris

Ouse Washes Molly

 

8.00pm SATURDAY EVENING

Concert with

MARTIN CARTHY

SUPPPORT BY

BEAUBOWBELLES

 

Tickets: Full £18.00 U18 £12.00 unreserved seating.

Tickets available from March and on the door

Concert begins at 8.00pm.- doors open 7.30pm

A SUPERB EVENING IS IN STORE!!!!!

EXCELLENT VALUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th June: 8.00pm - 11.00pm

A new venture - A Showcase Evening - booked so far: Soloman Smith and Chris Fox,

Sam Brothers - a finalist of the New Roots competition and Camus

 

 

Camus Chris Fox

Sam Brothers Soloman Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets :Full £8.00 U 18 £4.00 available from the Club, on the door or ticket application form from March 2018

TICKET SPECIAL OFFER!

BUY ALL THREE EVENT TICKETS FOR £35.00 instead of £38.00 BEFORE 31ST MAY

See ticket application form.