30th St Neots folk festival continues town’s celebrations
IN just over a week the streets of Huntingdonshire’s largest town will spring into life with Jubilee celebrations. But it doesn’t end there.
IN just over a week the streets of Huntingdonshire’s largest town will spring into life with Jubilee celebrations.
But it doesn’t end there.
The following week sees the 30th St Neots Folk Festival arrive in town, when the great and the good of international folk music congregate for a weekend of non-stop musical merry-making.
Friday night features a Ceilidh dance with acclaimed band All Blacked Up and caller Baz Parkes.
All Blacked Up have been at the top of the English Ceilidh scene for the last 20 years, and play traditional Ceilidh music and original compositions.
Saturday morning dance displays will begin just after 10.30am in the Market Square with Fenstanton Morris, Gog Magog Molly, Hoxon Hundred, Rockingham Rapper and St Neots Sweeps and Milkmaids.
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In the afternoon, the Priory Centre will host a club session and concert in the foyer from 2pm featuring Quicksilver, Pamela Ward and Paul Cherrington, Floyd and Hartwell, Ron squires and many more.
The Saturday evening concert with Oysterband and Quicksilver begins at 8pm.
The Sunday afternoon concert takes place in the Guest Hall between 2.15pm and 5.30pm with Bella Hardy, Quicksliver, Floyd and Hartwell, Pamela Ward and Paul Cherrington and Ron Squire.
Hardy is BBC Radio 2’s Folk Award winner of 2012 and making a very big name for herself on the national scene.
INFORMATION: The festival takes place between Friday, June 8 and Sunday, June 10. Tickets available from St Neots Folk Club on any Tuesday (Priory Centre from 8.15pm) or ticket applications can be downloaded from www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk.
For details call 01234 376278.