Reedham Ferry Folk Festival

TREVOR HEATON, EDP Whats On Editor The Reedham Ferry Folk Festival gets runs this weekend, September 8-10, with a feast of music, workshops, ceilidhs, concerts, sessions and sing-a-rounds… and the odd glass or two of ale!

TREVOR HEATON, EDP Whats On Editor

The Reedham Ferry Folk Festival gets under way tonight, Friday September 8, with a feast of music, workshops, ceilidhs, concerts, sessions and sing-a-rounds… and the odd glass or two of ale!

There will be three tents of music, with the fun starting at 7pm. Tonight's goodies in the main concert tent start with Geoff Higginbottom and No I.D, followed by acclaimed trio Uiscedwr - Anna Esslemont (vocals/violin/harp), Kevin Dempsey (guitar/vocals) and Cormac Byrne (bodhrán/ percussion) - who will be playing songs from their long-awaited second album Circle.

Then it's rousing musical comedy with Sid Kipper. The evening ends with a ceilidh hosted by the Climax Ceilidh Band. Tickets £15 adults, children seven to 16 £7.

Saturday gets under way with a series of music workshops from 10am, with music in the main tent beginning at 1.30pm with Anthony John Clarke, the duo Tom Napper and Tom Bliss, John Kirkpatrick and Cave. The music resumes at 7pm with Dangerous Curves, the return of No I.D., the Wiyos and Damhsa. Once again there'll be a late-night ceilidh to finish, this time with the Skiphire Ceilidh Band.

Over in the club tent (7.30pm), there's Winter Wilson, John Kirkpatrick, Napper and Bliss, Anthony John Clarke, an open mic session and then a late-night Acoustic Folk Club hosted by Roger Cooke and Sue Hall.

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Sunday morning sees dance workshops with the Ouse Washes Molly side, plus an Irish dance display. The afternoon music session features Winter Wilson, Llewelyn, Doghouse, then Nancy Kerr and James Fagan.

The evening session features the Moonlighters and Colvin Quarmby. Club tent afternoon music comes from Left Hand Drive, Meet the Curves and Anthony John Clarke.

There will also be morris processions and dance displays throughout the weekend.

Tickets cost £45 adults/£22 children for the whole weekend or £15/£7 Fri evening, £26/£13 Saturday, £22/£11 Sunday (0-6 year olds free).

You can book 01493 308534 and there's plenty more information about the festival online at www.reedhamferryfolkfestival.co.uk

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