Sidmouth FolkWeek (3rd – 10th August) is looking to be a promising week with a great line-up, location and musical adventures for all the family, this is the last chance to get your hands on best value Early Bird tickets for your seaside festival holiday if you book before the midnight Saturday 31st March deadline. The festival are keeping their 2011 prices and there are no booking fees.
Ham Marquee Maestros
All in One tickets give access to all shows at the Ham. For full details of who is playing on each day visit www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
The evening programme features Dervish, June Tabor & Oysterband, Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Giftjune tabor Band, Donal Lunny, Padraig Rynne & Sylvain Barou, Martin Simpson Trio with Special Guests, Spiers & Boden, The Voice Squad, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle and Michael Marra.
Daytime concerts, covered by All in One, Week and Day tickets, include Black Umfolosi, Chris Wood, Jackie Oates, Brass Monkey, Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Mick Ryan’s folk opera The Pauper’s Path To Hope, Dick Gaughan, Archie Fisher, Frank Yamma, Rua Macmillan Trio, Mawkin and specials World Of Dance and Fiddle Finale.
The Taster Programme, published in early May, will carry the full, finalised Ham concert listings.
The week-long heady mix of wild roots dance parties and high-energy fun at the Bulverton features class acts Seth Lakeman, Edward II, Treacherous Orchestra, Must Come Down – Morris Offspring, Jason Wilson Band featuring Dave Swarbrick and Dick Gaughan, Whapweasel, Kissmet, Rura, Gadarene, and, of course, Jim Moray’s perennially-popular floor-filling phenomena, Silent Disco. A funky European roots dance night, featuring some of the coolest sounds from the continent, comes to the Bulverton on Saturday night.
Song Venue Selections
More intimate concerts in venues around the towncater for all tastes – from tradition to innovation! You can enjoy: Finest Kind, Crucible Trio, Revellion, Magpie Lane, Sisters Unlimited, John Doyle, Jon Boden, Debby McClatchy, Otis Gibbs, John Kirkpatrick and more.
fRoots magazine hosts a series of afternoon concerts in the funky cellar bar at Kennaway House with the best of emerging and leftfield acts: Naomi Bedford, Telling The Bees, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, Duck Soup, Old Man Luedecke, The False Beards and more.
Traditional Nights Out at The Woodlands Hotel are hosted by John Howson, Dan Quinn and Peta Webb & Ken Hall. Invited guests include The Voice Squad’s Phil Callery, Peter & Barbara Snape, Jeff Wesley, Len Graham, The Dollymopps, Jack Lynch, Joe Aitken, Geordie Murrison, Simon Ritchie, Will Duke, Maz O’Connor, Jerry O’Reilly and Katie’s Quartet.
For details on what else is on offer (and there is a heap more) go to www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
June Tabor & Oysterband
Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
Seth Lakeman ~ Edward II ~ Spiers & Boden
Martin Simpson & Special Guests
Donal Lunny, Padraig Rynne and Sylvain Barou
Chris Wood ~ Jackie Oates ~ Brass Monkey
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle
Dick Gaughan ~ Archie Fisher ~ Michael Marra
The Jason Wilson Band
Debby McClatchy ~ Finest Kind ~ Jon Boden
John Doyle ~ Ancience Distil
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell ~ Rua Macmillan Trio
The Pauper’s Path – a folk opera by Mick Ryan
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party
Len Graham & Jack Lynch
Whapweasel ~ Sisters Unlimited ~ Crucible Trio
John Kirkpatrick ~ Tim Laycock ~ Duck Soup
Otis Gibbs ~ Old Man Luedecke ~ The Dollymopps
Mawkin ~ Clive Harvey
Ewan McLennan ~ Lester Simpson ~ Pete Coe
Stream of Sound ~ Exmouth Shanty Men
Joe Aitken ~ Geordie Murrison ~ Peta Webb & Ken Hall
John Howson ~ Dan Quinn
Potiphar’s Apprentices ~ Simon Ritchie
Phil Callery ~ Sandra Kerr ~ Eddie Upton
Debs Newbold ~ Patrick Ryan ~ Will Duke
Racker Donnelly ~ Maz O’Connor
Kirsty Cotter & Barry Watson ~ Dunlop Ryan
Jo May ~ Nick & Mary Barber
Ceilidh Bands include:
Tickled Pink, Peeping Tom, Hekety, Spiers & Boden,
Monster Ceilidh Band
Blackbeard’s Tea Party, The Playford Liberation Front
The English String Band, Katie’s Quartet
The QP, Lebedek, Ceilidhography
Social Dance Callers and Bands include:
Andrew Shaw, Joe Hodgson, Jerry O’Reilly
Masquerade, Stick The Fiddle, Madeleine Smith
Paul Hutchinson, Barefoot, Mike Courthold,
Frances Oates, Nigel Close, Rod & Frances Stradling
World of Dance featuring:
Black Umfolosi, Valerie Romanin
Morris Offspring – Must Come Down
Newcastle Kingsmen, Earlsdon Morris Men
Mortimer’s Morris, Tipyn O’Bopeth
Seven Champions, Lancashire Wallopers
Windsor Morris, Kirtlington Morris
Redbornstoke Morris, Jake Jones & Dan Eccles
Pre Festival Specials
The Big Chris Barber Band
War Horse – The Concert
Michael Morpurgo with John Tams and Barry Coope