Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Leigh Folk Festival - Dance Film Music Comedy Leigh on Sea

Leigh Folk Festival

The Largest Free Folk Festival in the Country
Music, Dance, Film and Comedy, Yarns and Kids, Folk in Leigh on Sea, Essex.

26th - 29th June 2014

Dates : 26th - 29th June 2014
Location : Leigh on Sea, Essex
Lineup :


The Squeeze
Squeezebox Folk (Free)
Dead Rat Orchestra
Lost Harbours


Fishermen’s Chapel (upstairs + downstairs)
Stone Tape Special ‘Midsummer Folk’
Ticketed Concert, £5.50

The Owl Service
Fran Morter
You Are Wolf
Alison O’Donnell
Steve Ashley
Roshi, feat. Pars Radio
Crafting for Foes
Matt Boulter
Country Parish Music
St Clement’s Church
Storytelling special (Free)
Dave Tonge
Leigh Community Centre
Tickets on the door, price TBA


Library Gardens
Main Stage
Micky Denny
London Klezmer Quartet
Thameside Mummers
Crafting For Foes
Family ceilidh
She’Koyokh, with Çigdem Aslan
Son Yambu
Stick in the Wheel
Fishwives Choir
Lucky Strikes
Lower Club Stage
Luke Gambling
Jessica Noah
Nath Trevitt
Kaz Simmons
Yard Arm Orchestra
The Resonators
Arfur Doo & the Toe Rags
Sing Out Loud
Steve Dan Mills
Bob’s Barbershop Boys
Sally & Brian Ironmonger
Darragh Chaplin
Brendan Lewes
Buskers Square, Grove End
Sheila Lord
Elisa Adams
Lauren & Tereza
+ More to be announced

St Clement’s Church

Public Record, 11:30am-12:30pm
Music + spoken word, (Free)
Arranged by Sundown Arts
Justin Hopper
Lost Harbours
Sundown Poets
Stuart Bowditch
Open Mic Competition, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Contact mickied@uwclub.net to enter
Headline concert, 6:30pm
Trembling Bells + Mike Heron
Support – Cath & Phil Tyler
Clarendon Scout Hut, 9pm

Rainbow Valley
Lost Harbours
Crying Lion
Diamond Family Archive
Jason Steel
The Smack

Grand Reunion


The Peterboat Stage

The Morris Boys
Neil McSweeney
Sergeant Buzfuz
Salt Creek
Melodie Group
Squirrel Hillbillies
Famous Potatoes
Arfur Doo & the Toe Rags

Billet Wharf Stage

Hoy & Anchor Folk Club programme
Hoy & Anchor Folk Club Showcase
Open mic winner
Zoe Wren
Adrian Nation
Gregg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Saul Rose & James Delarre
Evening programme
Phil Burdett
Fisherman’s Chapel
Upstairs & Downstairs

Furrow Collective
Bare Bones
Kiti Theobald
Alasdair Roberts
Kate Denny
Sproatly Smith
Trembling Bells
Nick Pynn & Kate Daisy Grant
Nancy Wallace
C. Joynes
Diamond Family Archive
Robin Saville
Clarendon Scout Hut
Squeezebox Folk Programme
Robin Grey
Gemma Khawaja
Ned Roberts
William Allen
Piers Haslam
Fran Morter
Early Afternoon Programme
Lou Glandfield
Steve Hunt
Robert Sunday
Alicia Catling
Bara Bara Band
Sundown Arts Programme
Blazing Zoos
Haiku Salut
Ghost Music
Nigel of Bermondsey
Sundown Poets
Simon Blackman
Southend YMCA Alternative Stage
Strand Wharf
Youth Club
Sara’s Tea Garden
East Creek Union
New Roots competition winner
South by South East Stage
Bell Wharf
Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou
Yngve & the Innocent
Reg Hiss Skiffle Group
Delta Jacks
Danny & the Champs
Redlands Palomino Co
Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers


Dates : Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th June 2013
Location : Leigh on Sea, Essex
Lineup :
A Fine Array of Local, National and International Folk Artistes
Pub Sessions, Real Ale Festival & Singarounds,
Hoy Club Stage, Poetry & Storytelling,  Mummers,
Films Shows, Open Mic Competition,
Childrens' Activities and of course miles and miles of mud !

also featuring many dance sides including:
Clog, Rapper, Morris,  Irish, Appalachian and Egyptian Dance

and a fabulous
Sunday Lunchtime Procession through the Old Town of Leigh

"Folk & Ale"
Event on Southend pier over the 25th and 26th of January. It kicks off on Friday evening with a ceilidh with The Famous Potatoes, followed by a full programme of live music on the Saturday, ending with the Rolling Down the River show in the evening.

Leigh Fishing Festival cancelled.

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