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Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2 pm – 8 pm. Free Entry.
Filey Masonic Hall, 27 Rutland Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JA.
Get ready for a friendly welcoming Loudhailer weekender of all acoustic music and the odd poet, with the usual Loudhailer vibe and great audience. Rich and I are excited to be hosting a new stage – Loudhailer Seaside Special – at Filey Masonic Hall (just down from The Belle Vue) as part of Filey Folk Festival 2015. There will be two Loudhailer Seaside Specials from 2 pm til 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday May 2nd and 3rd. It’ll be all acoustic with cabaret style tables, a bar and candles, and the same great vibe as our Loudhailer Acoustic nights – but with booked performers. There will be a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics. It would be great if you would bring your friends and family and hang out for the afternoon. You can bring a picnic (but no need to bring alcohol, there is a bar there). It’s a family friendly venue and we’re really looking forward to it!
Line up – Saturday 2nd May
2 pm Rich & Lou’s Showstarter – With special guest – let’s get the show on the road!
2.30 pm The Ramshackle Shantymen – Feat: the Filey Folk Festival founder – the guy who started it all off.
3 pm Vivian Querido – A rare chance to hear a set of Vivian’s captivating and evocative world Klezmer and Balkan influenced solo violin.
3.30 pm Jim Orwin – Superbly crafted songs – mesmerising songwriting at it’s best.
4 pm Gifford Rolfe & Joan Foye – Classic original songs, telling northern stories terrific tales and a smattering of Americana.
4.30 pm Roy Kibbler – The odd poet? Get ready for astute word-smithery and a selection of fine poems, a mix of fun, politics, good humour and grump. Ace.
5 pm Katie Spencer – Expect a set of heartfelt original songs and soulful performances from Katie.
5.30 pm Graham Brady – Like an edgy Paul Simon. Very edgy, very catchy, but very Graham Brady.
6 pm Brian Williams – Stomp, whoop and holler with the blues harp wizz – the legitimate son of Sonny Terry?!
6.30 pm Work In Progress – Brilliant band, banjo, guitars, and the best feel good Bluegrass around.
7 pm Graham Graham Beck – Quirky songs and head gear to be reckoned with. Occasionally sounds like the whole of Roxy Music rolled into one.
Line up – Sunday 3rd May
2 pm Rich & Lou’s Showstarter – Kick out the jams brothers and sisters!
2.30 pm Dennis Caruana – Dennis’s fine entertainment could include anything from the American Civil War to a nurse ballad featuring his remarkable vocal style and range. Great fun for sure.
3 pm Karl Oakes – Reformed Cotton Gusset takes to the stage with his set of distinctive original songs.
3.30pm Effie & Andy Bassett-Scott – Effie’s gorgeous new age folk vocals are a delight and Andy could well have his ukulele in hand and a good dollop of Manchester banter and repartee to boot.
4 pm The Smugglers – Folk in Filey! Stand up bass, guitars, mandolin, concertina, a hint of the northern north east and some fine harmonies. Be prepared to join in!
4.30 pm Jeff Parsons – From Dead Fingers Talk to the Dark Secrets, with his set of original songs from his songwriting renaissance let’s hear it for….Mr Jeff Parsons!
5 pm Dick Appleton – Superb fingerpickin’ folk blues and an (un?)healthy dollop of irreverent wit.
5.30 pm Frankie Flowers – Frankie would love to go to Nashville. So her song about her parents going there and leaving her behind is ace. How could they do that?!
6 pm Chris Scarlett – Infectious feel good set of Captain’s original songs, full of the joy of life and Yorkshire – beautifully descriptive songwriting.
6.30 pm The Last Resort – Bring back those Happy Days with the fabulous sound of the 50s complete with stand up bass, cool guitar and smooth harmonies.
Loudhailer Seaside Special is supported by Arts Council England. Thanks to Northern Rail for additional Support.