Ten Things You need to know about kimpton folk festival 2019

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What?

A tremendous day of music and dance entertainment for all the family. A folk festival described by its patrons - the multi award-winning Nancy Kerr and James Fagan - as “the musical equivalent of a gourmet picnic.

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When?

It’s on Saturday, July 6. Entertainment at multiple venues around the villages kicks off at noon and carries on until 11.30 at night.

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Who?

Ticketed concerts in the Memorial Hall and in our beautiful village church feature Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, Edgelarks, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Gilmore & Roberts, Sheelanagig, Ninebarrow, Smith and Brewer Band, Kim Lowings and the Greenwood and Odette Michell.

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What’s New?

This year, for the first time, the evening concert in the Memorial Hall, featuring Sheelanagig and Smith and Brewer Band, will be an all-standing, bop-until-you-drop affair.

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Free

There will be free entertainment on the village green stage all afternoon, featuring short sets by some of the headline acts, local musicians and singers, dance troops and a rip-roaring ceilidh led by Fiddlebridge

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What’s to Eat and Drink?

Also on The Green, a wide variety of food and craft stalls, real ale and lots more.

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What’s For Kids?

Lots of activities for kids of all ages on Garden Fields including story-telling, face-painting and soft drinks and sweets.

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What’s to Learn?

There’ll be a singing masterclass along with spoons, whistle and other instrument workshops all afternoon in the Dacre Rooms.

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Anything Else?

Other events around the village include story-telling for adults, sessions / open mics in The Boot and busking.

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Tickets

Tickets are selling fast. Early bird tickets are available until the end of March. Get yours now!