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Folk names descend on Bude area

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

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BUDE & Stratton Folk Festival is takes place from Friday to Monday with a delightful mix of local and visiting artists.

Festival-goers can also participate in a variety of workshops, open mic stages, music sessions and "sing-arounds".

Most of the concerts and workshops are held in the Falcon Hotel, Bude.

Artists include Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the BBC Radio 2 Best Duo Folk Award 2014, who will play major concerts on Sunday and Monday.

Returning are Steve Turner, concertina player and singer of national renown, and Jed Grimes, singer and famous songwriter on the Friday evening and during Saturday.

The exciting duo of Jackie Oates, fiddle and singer, and her accompanist Tristan Seume, are in concert on Saturday and Sunday.

The Cream of Cornwall and Devon on Saturday afternoon features award-winning Jim Causley, a relative of the late, famous Launceston poet Charles Causley. The fun-filled Music Hall has become a major draw on Sunday evening and there is always a big Shanty Sing and an evening ceilidh dance in the programme.

This friendliest festival has always had a 'joining-in' ethos. There are workshops each morning. The "sing-arounds" and open mic events are both impromptu performance opportunities and times to hear the wide range of talent the festival attracts.

For more details and tickets see www.budefolkfest.com or ring Peter on 07736 374003.

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