FolkWeek gets off to a flyer

PUBLISHED: 10:34 07 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:58 14 August 2012

Author Michael Morpurgo reading from his bokk War Horse at Sidmouth FolkWeek

Author Michael Morpurgo reading from his bokk War Horse at Sidmouth FolkWeek

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Organisers of Sidmouth FolkWeek said the streets are alive with the sound of music after the first weekend of the music festival was a scorcher.

The town and seafront is a hive of activity as the festival fills the streets with a celebratory atmosphere, with lively music, dance and song everywhere you go.

Highlights over the first few days included War Horse author Michael Morpurgo reading from his moving First World War story, accompanied by haunting songs from John Tams and Barry Coope.

At the HUB, the main performance area for the festival, there were performances by The Big Chris Barber Band, Black Umfolosi and Ireland’s premier traditional band Dervish.

Still to look forward to at Sidmouth FolkWeek 2012 is Mick Ryan’s Folk Opera

The Pauper’s Path To Hope, the Martin Simpson Trio, Archie Fisher and Dick Gaughan, the Jason Wilson Band and Whapweasel.

For tickets contact the box office on 01395 577952 and for more details visit www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk.


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