Filey Folk Festival 2017

Friday 28th April, Saturday 29th April, Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May 2017

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Venue 7: Masonic Hall

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Details/Website/Tickets for NICK HARPER Here

Saturday 29th April



There will be a small cover charge for each afternoon – £3 on the door – which includes a free festival programme. Bring your friends and family and hang out for the afternoon. You can bring a picnic (but no need to bring alcohol, there is a bar there). On Sunday afternoon there will be an art exhibition in the bar. ‘Art Project’ will be hosted by Shirley Higton, featuring a selection of artwork, photography and poetry.

refreshments available ~ and bring your own picnic !

12pm Doors Open - £3 entry

Aviatrix (4pm)

1.00 pm Work In Progress - It’s hard to keep still from the moment they hit the groove right through their feel good set of original and traditional foot stomping bluegrass and up tempo country songs.

2.00 pm Gifford Rolfe, Roy Kibbler and Joan Foye – superb northern England songs with a touch of Americana from Gifford and Joan segue into Roy’s astute word-smithery, a mix of fun, politics and observations of life. A whole show within the show.

3.00 pm Jim Orwin – superbly crafted songs of life in Hull, from the Boulevard Boys to Gypsyville Girls – classic songwriting at its very best.

4. 00 pm Aviatrix – a new collaboration of women perform Amanda Lowe’s Amy Johnson Song Cycle – lush vocal harmonies, autoharp, violin, guitars, mandolin and bass.

5.00 pm Close for tea

7.00 pm Doors open for Nick Harper tickets here“One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley. “Mojo. Plus support from Loudhailer Electric Company (unplugged) “Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

Sunday 30th April


refreshments available ~ and bring your own picnic !

expected contributions by Shirley Higton, Karena Higton, Julian Priestley,
& Adam Tadman.

1pm Doors Open - £3 entry

2.00 pm Dez Allenby, Cathy Allenby, Phil Friend, Martin Peirson and Adrian Welham –  comprising two original members of the legendary English psychedelic folk trio Forest in session with Phil and Martin, two excellent Yorkshire songwriters. Watch out for interesting songs, striking harmonies and unusual instrumentation

3.00 pm Beggars Bridge – ”This is a band of musicians experienced enough to know when to leave spaces for one another. Nothing’s crowded, and everything meshes together perfectly. Very impressive.” R2 magazine 

4.00 pm Hillbilly Troupe – Trad. Folk, irish, ska and punk with a strong sense of history and tradition, get you dancing, thinking and drinking all at the same time.

5.00 pm Close for tea

7pm  Doors re-open - £3 entry

An intimate evening with Roundtable Collective...
In the spirit of sharing, collaboration and encouragement, Roundtable Collective brings together art, poetry, literature, music & culture to create a vast creative community. We will be recording the entire performance for future release and hope to make it available to all attendees for free.

Host for the evening is Yorkshire's own wordsmith, Bari Razzaki of the Peanut Butter Variety Hour

Featuring heart warming performances from...

Cameron J Niven Founder of London smooth folk kings, Edgar Wallace Exchange his timeless voice and style transport one back to when.

Tobias Panton (London) Almost a Filey veteran, Tobias' reputation preceeds him.

Kai-ya (London) First trip to Filey for Kai-Ya, but we have a feeling it won't be the last time she plays for the fine folks up north.

Viper (London)
A fresh, bluegrass inspired 3 piece spearheaded by the prolific Robin Joel Sangster (a Filey regular) and featuring the screaming fiddle of Duncan Menzies.

scines (London)
"It's up to you if you need a box, or if you even choose to have a box. Léscines is a music collective headed by the enigmatic Jay Fraser, whose vocals remind me of Jethro Tull - classic 70s guttural vocals (anybody else hear it?), has many facets." - Phoenix Session.

Crooked Weather (Hull) "They are indie meets World music meets traditional British folk. Think a contemporary Incredible String Band with a 21st century mindset." - Sid Griffin.
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