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Bromsgrove Folk Festival at Avoncroft Museum
Bromsgrove Folk Festival at its new location at Avoncroft Museum. This new partnership brings two worlds together in a celebration of all things ‘folk’ – to provide a fabulous weekend of music, dance, story, food and crafts!
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Bromsgrove Folk Festival at its new location at Avoncroft Museum over the long weekend of
Thursday 6th (weekend camping arrivals) Friday 7th Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2023
The long established and popular local festival of folk music has found a new home at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove.
The Folk Festival organisers are dedicated to the principle of ‘better, not bigger’ and visitors to Avoncroft Museum over this weekend will discover a wide range of demonstrations and activities to immerse yourselves in the stories of ordinary folk whose homes and workplaces are preserved in this 19 acre site.
With an exciting line up and many fringe activities to enjoy.
Artists booked to date
The Jigantics – ‘Cajun-kissed folk rockery ‘ (Friday only)
The Lost Notes – ‘part folk with a drag of soul roots, a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges’
Colum Sands – ‘a universal appeal for the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life’
Anthony John Clarke – ‘A fine singer songwriter who will take you on a journey from the despair of homelessness through gentle sentimentality to downright hilarious’ (Saturday/Sunday)
Dave Gibb – ‘A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous’
Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer – ‘two of the most versatile musicians of the folk circuit today’
Zulu Tradition – ‘ZULU is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of African harmonies (traditional songs as well as Afro-Gospel) and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed and with drum-rhythms’ (Saturday only)
Keith Donnelly – ‘stand-up comic, fall-down comedian, surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero, performance-artist, [tall] story-teller’ (Friday/Saturday)
Lauren South – ‘a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose self-penned and traditional songs have gained her a reputation as one of Warwickshire’s finest up and coming folk musicians’
Kenny Speirs – ‘a well-known figure on the national and international folk circuit … Kenny has earned a deserved reputation as a sensitive guitarist, singer and arranger’
Silvington – ‘Fine performers and prolific songwriters they will also be responsible for organising and training BOTUMS, the Festival Choir’
Tosh Ewins – ‘All round ray of sunshine who popped into see us around 20 years ago…and he just keeps coming back’
Stitherum – ‘organising the Festival Ukulele Orchestra (BUMS)’
Fairfield – ‘Bromsgrove Folk Club’s resident band. Sometimes noisy, sometimes quiet, sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious…..whatever, they will not be ignored!! ‘
Things change….sometimes on a daily basis! We are confident that the above artists will be with us for the Festival but watch this space (amongst others) for any last minute changes
….in fact, this list may even be added to ….....
- Friday 7 July 2023, 10:00 - Sunday 9 July 2023, 16:00
AddressAvoncroft Museum Redditch Road
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