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Saturday 1 july, 2017

KIMPTON FOLK FESTIVAL

Spend an unforgettable day in the Hertfordshire countryside with some of the UK's finest folk artists

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, The Fair Rain, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection, Ewan Mclennan, Martyn Wyndham-Read, The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio, Carrivick Sisters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood, Liz Simcock, Emily Slade and a host of highly talented locals.

* 3 superb stages * Free all-day entertainment on the village green * Real Ales from Farr Brew * Children's storytelling, face-painting and Maypole dancing lessons * Instrumental workshops * Free ceilidh * A wide range of excellent food stalls

"This is the festival equivalent of a gourmet picnic..." (James Fagan)

All-Day offer excellent value at just £30. Get yours today!

 

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THe ACTs

Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys

Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

The Fair Rain

The Fair Rain

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer

Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer

Carrivick Sisters

Carrivick Sisters

Ewan Mclennan

Ewan Mclennan

Emily Slade

Emily Slade

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

Alden Patterson and Dashwood

Alden Patterson and Dashwood

Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

Liz Simcock

Liz Simcock

The Venues

Main Stage, Village Green, Church, Dacre Rooms 

Memorial HAll

Kimpton Memorial Hall is the main stage of the Festival. Enjoy Real ale on tap and listen to some outstanding headline acts. 

 

13:00 - 15:00

Memorial Hall

Concert ONe

Carrivick Sisters

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

 

 


 

16:00 - 18:00

Memorial Hall Concert TWO

Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


20:00 - 23:00

Memorial hall

Concert Three

The Fair Rain

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

The Green

The heart of Kimpton village is the ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon of music,food, drink and an array of fun activities.

12:00

Massed Choirs

12:45

New Roots: Rowan Piggott

 

 

 


13:30

Jez Lowe [Short Set]

14:15

Ewan McLennan [Short Set]

15:00

BootCamp


16:15

Carrivick Sisters [Short Set]

17:00

The Fair Rain [Short Set]

17:30

GBH 

18:00

Fiddlebridge will be playing for the open-air ceilidh - so come along and join in!


The Church

Savour some sublime music in the tranquil ambience of the 13th Century parish church with its exquisite acoustics.

 

13:00 - 15:30

The Church

Concert One

Henry Lawson Show

Liz Simcock

The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

 

 

 

 


16:30 - 19:00

The Church

Concert TWO

Emily Slade

Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

Ewan McLennan

 

 

tickets

Buy your festival tickets here. All-Day tickets are limited in number, and at £30 provide excellent value. Afternoon tickets give admission to everything except the evening concert, and there are tickets for all the individual concerts.

Tickets for instrumental workshops in The Dacre Rooms will be sold on the door, so no need to book those here. If you have any other queries about ticketing, please email us

Some tickets will be available on the day from the festival office, but if you want to be assured of a ticket then buy in advance. 

 

 

 

 


Save the date: Saturday May 20th - Fundraiser - Barn Dance - Kimpton Memorial Hall with Kimpton's home-grown barn dance band Boot Camp. This is sure to be a wild 'yes-ha' of a night, so get your dancing shoes on. Never been to a Barn Dance before? No problem - all dances are taught and called. All you have to do is turn up! 

Workshops & Participation

Watch a concert, enjoy a picnic, sing a song, bang a drum, dance a ceilidh, learn an instrument - or talk to one of our booked artists about their life and their music - this is the music of participation and Kimpton Folk festival offers so much for you to do and experience.


Songwriting

13.00 – 14.00 / The Dacre Rooms / Tickets on the door £5

Liz Simcock Spend an hour with Liz, a fine songwriter, as she presents her songs, how they came to be written, and how you might go about writing songs yourself.


Bluegrass Fiddle

15.00 – 16.00 / The Dacre Rooms / Tickets on the door £5

Laura Carrivick This session focuses on improvisation and building up the bare bones of a melody to make it your own. Suitable for all levels but primarily intermediate players. 


Bluegrass Guitar

15.00 – 16.00 / The Dacre Rooms / Tickets on the door £5

Charlotte Carrivick Expand your knowledge of guitar playing by exploring both rhythm and lead elements of bluegrass flatpicking. Intermediate and above. Bring a plectrum. 


Folk Fiddle

16.15 – 17.15 / The Dacre Rooms / Tickets on the door £5

Ciaran Algar Master fiddler Ciaran will teach you how to incorporate double stopping and chords into your tune playing, making even the simplest tune more exciting.


The Boot Session

13.00 – late - FREE

John Stevens from Tottenhoe and Pat Crilley from Hertford will lead all-day sessions in the Boot Boot public house - so bring an instrument and join in. 

There will be Morris Dancing and an all-day barbecue. 

 


Watch out for our local artists too - Kimpton's sessions and concerts are known for their high standard and you'll find plenty of music to enjoy at the fabulous Boot pub - home of Kimpton's fortnightly 'come-all-ye' sessions.

And please let us know how you found the day and how we can make it even better for our guests next year. Sign the guest book in the Festival Office, or drop an email to the organisers via the details here.