We are delighted to be hosting our stage at Filey Folk Festival again this year – at Filey Masonic Hall, 27 Rutland Street, YO14 9JA – on Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th (the early May bank holiday weekend). There will be two afternoons of music opening at lunchtime (£3 on the door each day) and two evening events.
Our headliner on Saturday night is the superb singer songwriter guitarist Nick Harper plus support from Loudhailer Electric Company (unplugged). Tickets for the evening concert are £12 plus booking fee.
“Nick Harper is a force of nature… the sheer weight of ideas in his music makes him irresistible and unstoppable… Harper the performer is a fearsome weapon.” Southern Reporter.
“If you’ve never seen Nick live, you’re missing out on one of the musical phenomenon of our age.” Glasgow Herald
Loudhailer Seaside Special Afternoons at Filey Folk Festival – two afternoons full of superb bands and performers that you can’t see anywhere else at the festival.
Saturday 29th April 2017 at The Masonic Hall
- 12.00 noon – Doors 0pen
- 1.00 Work in Progress open the show – it’s hard to keep still from the moment they hit the groove right through their feel good set of original and traditional foot stomping bluegrass and up tempo country songs.
- 2.00 pm Gifford Rolfe, Roy Kibbler and Joan Foye – superb northern England songs with a touch of Americana from Gifford and Joan segue into Roy’s astute word-smithery, a mix of fun, politics and observations of life. A whole show within the show.
- 3.00 pm Jim Orwin – superbly crafted songs of life in Hull, from the Boulevard Boys to Gypsyville Girls – classic songwriting at its very best.
- 4. 00 pm Aviatrix – a new collaboration of women perform Amanda Lowe’s Amy Johnson Song Cycle – lush vocal harmonies, autoharp, violin, guitars, mandolin and bass.
- 5.00 pm Close for tea
- 7.00 pm Doors open for Nick Harper “One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley. “Mojo. Plus support from Loudhailer Electric Company (unplugged) “Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.
Sunday 30th April 2017
- 1.00 pm Doors Open
- 2.00 pm Dez Allenby, Cathy Allenby, Phil Friend, Martin Peirson and Adrian Welham – comprising two original members of the legendary English psychedelic folk trio Forest in session with Phil and Martin, two excellent Yorkshire songwriters. Watch out for interesting songs, striking harmonies and unusual instrumentation
- 3.00 pm Beggars Bridge – ”This is a band of musicians experienced enough to know when to leave spaces for one another. Nothing’s crowded, and everything meshes together perfectly. Very impressive.” R2 magazine
- 4.00 pm Hillbilly Troupe – Trad. Folk, irish, ska and punk with a strong sense of history and tradition, get you dancing, thinking and drinking all at the same time.
- 5.00 pm Close for tea
- 7.00 pm Doors open for a special evening with The Roundtable Collective
- 10.30 Close
There will be a small cover charge for each afternoon – £3 on the door – which includes a free festival programme. 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). On Sunday afternoon there will be an art exhibition in the bar. ‘Art Project’ will be hosted by Shirley Higton, featuring a selection of artwork, photography and poetry.
Visit Nick Harper’s Website