Published: Thursday, 25th July 2019
Folk in the Town returns for a fourth year, with two days of traditional folk, Americana and Blue Grass music, to get people's toes tapping.
Set in the magnificent Tuesday Market Place, 7 acts will perform each day from 11.30am to 6pm on Saturday, 27 July and Sunday 28 July.
Cllr Graham Middleton, cabinet member for Business Development, said: "Folk in the Town has always been one of our popular events. It's free and people can drop in to see their favourite act or come and stay for the day or both days. It's another great way to encourage people to come into town, enjoy some free entertainment and to support their town centre by buying snacks or having a meal."
Adrian Tebbutt, who organises the event on behalf of the council said: "It's really exciting this year - we have widened our net to pull in some new talent from further afield - including young band Gentlemen of Few. We also ran two showcase events to give local artists an opportunity to win a slot opening the event on either day. In addition we have returning acts including the Blakeney Old Wild Rovers and The Shackleton Trio who always go down so well with our King's Lynn audiences."
"We are hoping that the sun will come out to shine, but do keep checking the website in case we have had to make alternative arrangements."
The website to check is www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/folkinthetown
Saturday 27 July 2019 lineup:
Tabernacle Dusk – Winners of our first Showcase event in King’s Lynn.
Matt Watson – Norwich singer known for his observational song writing style who recently released his new EP Alive, Alive Oh.
The Larks – A duo, Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham, use guitar and mandolin to complement their voices as they call on a wide range of influences and experiences to entertain their audiences.
Ludlam Pikes – Featuring guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, whistle, harmonica and bass. This Folk and Americana four piece offer a mix of original and covers.
The Ann Duggan Band - have been described by Maverick Magazine as a “Duo not to be missed. Together they deliver a rollercoaster of a show that take you on a journey that is entertaining and engaging, musicianship at its best”.
Blakeney Old Wild Rovers – A shanty and folk band from the north Norfolk coast. Other interests for this group are fundraising, having a good time and drinking.
Shackleton Trio - Returning to perform in King’s Lynn, a highly original and energetic group, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with their own east Anglian twist.
Sunday 28 July 2019 lineup:
The Browns – Winners of the Hunstanton Showcase event
Rum Dogs – A pack or rovers squeezing musical joy out of double bass, guitar, harmonica and percussion. Described as a funky, folky sound performed with humour and passion.
Kelly Pritchard and Kev Walford – A blend of Americana and folk from this Suffolk based duo. Having worked together for 3 years, they released their first full length album last year.
Schrodingers Strings – A quartet comprising a 27 string harp, a 38 string harp, a mandolin and an acoustic guitar. As well as original material, they perform covers from Pink Floyd to Iron Maiden.
Yve Barwood – Described as a rare talent and capable of delivering highly emotive songs in several different genres, from blues to folk to country to Americana.
The Fried Pirates – Local west Norfolk group who perform traditional and acoustic songs and music.
Gentlemen of Few - a group who made it to the final three acts in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Fans of folk and blues music, this six-piece have been writing and touring together for ten years and have been described by Chris Evans on the radio as: “So young, yet so amazing”.
Folk in the Town
11.30am – 6pm Saturday, 27 July
11:30am - 6pm Sunday, 28 July
King’s Lynn, Tuesday Market Place
Free event - Bring a picnic