New folk weekend at Weybourne in August

A new folk festival is being staged at Weybourne next month based at the Ship Inn and village hall.

The action begins on Friday August 19 from 7.45pm with a song and music session in the Ship followed at 9pm. by The Harvesters - musicians and singers from Warwickshire who also perform Appalachian flatfoot dancing.

On Saturday afternoon at the Ship there will be a session of sea songs and shanties led by Glynn West, a performance by The Old Wild Rovers from Blakeney, Myke Joyce and friends and a song and music session.

There is an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and have a knees-up at the Saturday night ceilidh and barn dance in the village hall with the Barleymow Band (tickets �6.50 are limited). Long Shore Drift will be appearing from 9pm. at the Ship.

On Sunday morning at 11.30am there will be a free folk walk starting from the Ship car park. The two mile trek around the local countryside and cliffs will have unaccompanied song along the way. Weybourne Folk Club meets at the Ship at 3pm for a free session where the usual stalwarts plus guests will entertain until 7pm.

The Ship is also running a micro beer festival during the weekend.

Further details and ceilidh tickets can be obtained from Tony Baylis on 01263 588781 or 07518 735299 or

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