Filey Folk Festival – Loudhailer Seaside Special

Loudhailer Seaside Special

All aboard for our next event! Loudhailer Seaside Special at Filey Folk Festival, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2 pm – 8 pm. A host of fantastic acoustic music, bar and candle lit tables, great vibes, bring a picnic.  Free entry. 

It will be bursting at the seams with live music in Filey during the first weekend of May. We’re delighted to be hosting a Loudhailer Seaside Special weekender as part of the festivities – at a brand new venue, the Masonic Hall, 27 Rutland Street, Filey, YO14 9JA (just down from The Belle Vue). Doors at 1pm, and we’ve got a brilliant line up, starting at 2 pm on both Sat and Sun 2nd and 3rd May and it’s all free entry. We’re opening the show at 2pm both days, it would be great if you would bring your friends and family and hang out for the afternoon. There will be cabaret style tables and you can bring a picnic (but not 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.

Click on an image in the gallery and scroll through to find see the host of brilliant performers at Loudhailer Seaside Special.

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Loudhailer Seaside Special is supported by Arts Council England. Thanks to Northern Rail for additional Support.