Our next UK concert will be next weekend in Hebden Bridge at the Great Folk/Roots Picnic. We will be performing at 4.30 pm at the beautiful Wainsgate Chapel. Live music starts at around 1pm and there is more information below. I am sure it will be a great day and I hope to see some of you there.
The Great Folk/Roots Picnic starts at 1pm and finishes around 6pm. Day passes costing £20/£15 and tickets for individual concerts (£9/£7) are available from the box office at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, and on line via www.hebdenbridgeartsfestival.
Wainsgate Chapel is on Wainsgate Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8SU. Parking there is limited and reserved for artists and disabled drivers. There are plenty of footpaths for those who’d like to walk from Hebden Bridge or there’s an hourly bus service to Old Town Mill Lane (opposite Wainsgate Lane) where parking is also available.
The Great Folk/Roots Picnic, a collaboration with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and taking place on the first full day of a very exciting festival week, features three of the brightest young artists and bands on the UK scene. There’s virtuosic folk fusion from the award-winning quintet Project Jam Sandwich, folksong and bluegrass from the superb Carrivick Sisters and finally some irresistible Turkish and Middle Eastern folk music from the six-piece Paula Darwish Anatolian Folk Band. Interspersed with all this will be open-mic sessions and impromptu performances by various local artists.
“Every so often we stage a special large-scale event like this up at Wainsgate, and they’ve always been hugely enjoyable and memorable occasions”, commented Wainsgate concert organiser Dave Nelson. “We’ll be providing tea and coffee all day, but we hope people will join in with the spirit of the event by bringing picnics and whatever other refreshment they may need. Obviously we’re all hoping for a wonderful summer’s afternoon, but it’ll still be a great day whatever the weather”.