Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Great British Folk Festival 2012 - line-up & schedule




Now celebrating its 3rd year, The Great British Folk Festival is now firmly placed on the folk and acoustic festival circuit. Butlin's Skegness is once again presenting The Great British Folk Festival at the Lincolnshire resort between Fri. 30th November to Mon 3rd December.
The Fureys: newly announced

Due to the success of the last year’s event, the organisers have now scheduled a second stage for Saturday & Sunday afternoon and have announced a fantastic line-up to add to an already formidable event with headliners SHOW OF HANDS now joined by DAVEY ARTHUR, who will be making a rare appearance with Irelands’ finest - THE FUREYS

PATSY MATHESON – riding high on the critical success of her new album, ‘Stories of Angels & Guitars’ opens proceedings upstairs on Saturday afternoon, followed by the return of DEBORAH BONHAM who has been receiving great acclaim her recent acoustic sessions in support of her new album, ‘Spirit’. Currently on tour with Show of Hands, North American duo MATT GORDON & LEONARD PODOLAK now open the evening’s proceedings downstairs on Saturday and British Blues Award winners Babjak weave their magic to close the afternoon downstairs, on Saturday. 

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STRING DRIVEN THING are sure to delight, especially as their line-up will feature Chris Adams, Pauline Adams and Grahame Smith (later with Van Der Graf/Peter Hamill) from the original, Charisma Records period band, plus Chris’ son, Robin. Following yet another barnstorming performance at the Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and yet another, massive UK tour, ANIMALS & FRIENDS - ‘Acoustically Unleashed’- will be reminding us that it was no less than Bob Dylan’s interpretation of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ that prompted The Animals iconic recording of that world-wide smash. 

Also returning this year will be JIGGERYPIPERY who will no doubt cause another musical ruckus with their irresistible menu of reels, pipes and drums. STEEL THREADS open Sunday’s ‘menu’, with KING ARTHUR'S DREAM now preceding The Albion Band on Sunday night. 

The ever-popular open mic sessions at Jaks, hosted by Brian Eastwood will occupy the 5-7pm slots on Saturday and Sunday, whilst Irish Folk/Punk trio Panjenix will entertain the crowds wherever they go. 

The weekend's magnificent line-up:
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party
  • THEA GILMORE
  • THE FUREYS (Ireland)
  • SHOW OF HANDS
  • JUNE TABOR and THE OYSTERBAND
  • FEAST OF FIDDLES
  • GIGSPANNER (featuring Peter Knight, Steeleye Span)
  • FAY HIELD & The HURRICANE PARTY featuring Jon Boden & Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead) with Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron and Roger Wilson
  • THE ALBION BAND
  • BILLY MITCHELL BAND
  • THE TRAVELLING BAND
  • MOONSHEE
  • SHINJIG
  • PIE
  • HUNTER MUSKETT
  • OH SUSANNA (Canada)
  • MERRY HELL
  • FAKE THACKRAY
  • ASHLEY HUTCHINGS The Godfather of British Folk & MORRIS ON featuring The Belles Of London Morris troupe.
  • HEIDI TALBOT with John McCusker & Ian Carr, Boo Hewerdine, Karine Polwart
  • And also returning this year by very popular demand are GORDON GILTRAP and THE GATHERING (inc Jerry Donahue, Ray Jackson & Doug Morter).

Fantastically received last year for its line-up, sound, organisation and magnificent accommodation by festival goers new and old, the Great British Folk Festival is now well on its way to being firmly established on the festival circuit – and a terrific value for money experience by anyone’s standards. 

Prices for this amazing festival start at just £72 per person for the entire weekend including accommodation based on four sharing a Silver apartment, access to most of the Resort facilities and all live entertainment. To book a Butlin's break call 0845 070 4730 or visit the website.


Great British Folk Festival 2012


Date & Time
Butlin's Skegness Folkfest UK (Downstairs) 2012

Friday 30th  
8.00 – 9.00
9.30 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15

Feast Of Fiddles

Fake Thackray
Pie
Feast of Fiddles



Saturday 1st
7.30 – 8.30
9.00 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15


Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak
Thea Gilmore
Show of Hands



Sunday 2nd
7.30 – 8.45
9.15 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15


Ashley Hutchings & Morris On featuring The Belles of London City
King Arthurs Dream
The Albion Band




Background Music all weekend
 Ian Blenkinsop – He will provide Folk music for both venues with the correct sort of vibe and liase with crew to make sure all

 
Date & Time
The Great British Folk Festival (Upstairs)

Friday 30th  
7.30 – 8.30
9.15 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15


 Oh Susanna (Canada)
The Fureys with Davey Arthur (Ireland)
The Travelling Band



Saturday 1st
7.30 – 8.45

9.15 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15


Merry Hell
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party featuring Jon Boden & Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead) with Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron and Roger Wilson
June Tabor and The Oysterband
Merry Hell


Sunday 2nd
7.30 – 8.45
9.15 – 10.30
11.00 -12.15


Gordon Giltrap
The Gathering (ex Lindisfarne – Fairport Convention – Albion Band)
String Driven Thing



Background Music all weekend
Ian Blenkinsop – He will provide Folk music for both venues with the correct sort of vibe and liase with crew to make sure all




Date & Time
Butlin's Skegness Afternoon Upstairs  2012




Saturday 1st
1.00– 2.00
2.30 – 3.30
4.00 - 5.00
Billy Mitchell Band

Patsy Matheson
Deborah Bonham Unplugged
Billy Mitchell Band (Jack The Lad and Lindisfarne Frontman)



Sunday 2nd
1.00– 2.00
2.30 – 3.30
4.00 - 5.00

Steel Threads
Hunter Muskett
Gigspanner featuring Peter Knight  from Steeleye Span



  


Date & Time
Butlin's Skegness Downstairs Tbc 2012




Saturday 1st
1.00– 2.00
2.30 – 3.30
4.00 - 5.00

Shinjig
Moonshee
Baba Jack


Sunday 2nd
1.00– 2.00
2.30 – 3.30
4.00 - 5.00
Heidi Talbot

Animals and Friends Acoustically Unleashed
Jiggerypipery
Heidi Talbot with John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine, Phil Cunningham








Date & Time
Butlin's Skegness JACKS OPEN MIKE 2012




Saturday 1st
5.00 – 7.30

Open mic session with Brian Eastwood & Friends


Sunday 2nd
5.00 – 7.30

Open mic session with Brian Eastwood & Friends



  



Date & Time
Butlin's Skyline 2012




Saturday 1st
12.00 – 1.00
5.30 – 7.30

Panjenix folk Irish trio to perform self contained in the bar area when required



Sunday 2nd
12.00 – 1.00
5.30 – 7.30

Panjenix folk Irish trio to perform self contained in the bar area when required



  




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