Loudhailer Acoustic May 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThanks to everyone who came to the Star Wars day edition of Loudhailer Acoustic. We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely night of most eclectic acoustic music, percussion and poetry. Rich and I opened the show with a couple of acoustic numbers destined for the next Loudhailer Electric Company album before introducing North Wood Drift. Cathy & Dez Allenby and Phil Friend each took the lead vocal on a trio of lovely songs and were joined by Jeff Parsons on 60s inspired lead guitar for Dez’s excellent new protest song – 1968. north-wood-driftGreat to welcome Ryan Mosleh to Loudhailer Acoustic for the first time with a pair of cool originals. I loved Catherine Scott’s poems from her terrific new book The Brazen Maiden from Hull and spent this morning perusing the poems, a perfect combination of laugh out loud humour and social commentary with a smattering of tenderness at just the right moments – highly recommended. Next up great to hear Jeff’s solo songs; the enticingly titled The Scale (right way up guitar) and the brilliant Mystified on bouzouki. Zachary Theodorou closed the first half with a fantastic atmospheric room rumbling percussion set which included a fine snare composition and the debut performance of Angie Theodorou’s thunder storm performed with aplomb. Time for a beer and a chat before welcoming Ian Martinson to open the second half.

jeremy-kiddWe’re always really pleased to catch up with old friends, and it was especially good to welcome my Red Guitars buddy Jeremy Kidd to Loudhailer Acoustic. Jeremy played a terrific brand new version of a long lost Red Guitars song – Almost. It was always a great live song in the set but no recordings of the original survive. It has a very catchy chorus – referencing Wreckless Eric’s Whole Wide World and Hull bands of the time, Ruby and the Takeaways and Addis and the Fliptops – but none of us could remember the verse. Jeremy’s new version for Hull 2017 with brand new verses and great band memories in the chorus, The Gargoyles, Johnny Solo, MG Greaves, yeah! LouRich and Jeff and I joined him on stage to play an impromptu Good Technology, lotsa fun. Martin Peirson followed with a lovely duo of songs from his new album, great stuff. Next up Brian Williams treated us to a storming oo eee bring it on blues harp pair of songs before Back Room Paul Sutton’s classy Americana sounds set down a cool laid back atmosphere. The finale for the night was provided by no less than former Ruby and the Takeaway, Mr Graham Graham Beck who shook us up with his weird and wonderful true song of the monkey in the clog tree in his garden, before serenading the lady in the Doc Box, the lovely Elysia.

Here is Rich’s gallery of photos, click on an image to see the full picture and scroll along…

Before we go here’s two new books by Loudhailer regulars, Catherine Scott’s The Brazen Maiden and Jim Orwin’s Hull 2017 – 2017 facts about Hull and people associated with the city available from Dancing Sisters

Loudhailer Acoustic at The Back Room is usually the first Thursday of the month, but the next one is a change of day, so Friday June 2nd. Be great to see you there. It’s always great to welcome new people – come along and listen to a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. Thanks to Paul at The Back Room, a lovely venue.

Loudhailer Acoustic at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. 7.30 pm £2 entry.  If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know – it’s always great to see new and familiar faces.

Click here for reviews and photos of past Loudhailer Acoustic nights and to find out more.

Click here for a map of how to get to The Back Room

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LoudhailerUK for the latest news and reviews.

Look forward to seeing you!

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Nature’s jewels in the News

Loudhailer Psychedelia at it’s most flowery!

There’s a lovely colourful feature about  specialist auricula growers and Chelsea Gold Medallists Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries near Ripon in the Northern Echo Magazine. You can read it below including Annabel’s top tips for growing auriculas and a piece about their lovely new cultivar Primula auricula Loudhailer.
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Discover The Auricula Suite

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Loudhailer Home Page

Nick Harper Loudhailer Headliner

Huge thanks to the superb Nick Harper for playing one of only a handful of solo shows this year as our Filey Folk Festival Loudhailer Seaside Special headliner. Nick played an absolute stormer to a full house, a blinding set, full of amazing guitar playing, unbelievable soaring vocals and incredible entertaining stories. We loved Riven’s Love is Due and Nick’s premiere live performance of Plague of Toads from the dark side of Riven was heavy and monumental. The whole set was a couple of hours worth of totally engaging music and tales and to top it all off Nick treated us to a request for Peace Love and Happiness which he’s not played live for over ten years. It was perfect and a great reflection of the vibe throughout the evening, which Rich was so pleased he managed to capture in these lovely photos in the gallery. Click on an image and scroll along…

We were made up that Nick asked us to open the show for him and we thoroughly enjoyed our Loudhailer Electric Company trip to the seaside. We played a selection of songs from our new album, Cursus and had a great night all round. Thanks to Mike O’Connor for taking this shot of the band…

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Loudhailer Electric Company

Thanks to Africa Studios  especially Megan for the lights and making everything connect electrically. Thanks to John Colling and everyone at the Masonic Hall for being brilliant and making us all so welcome.

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Loudhailer Saturday Afternoon at Filey Folk Festival

Back from a fabulous Loudhailer Seaside Special weekend at Filey Folk Festival.  Big thanks to everyone who came along, we had wonderful performances with magic moments throughout the weekend and terrific audiences. Thanks to the Filey Folk Festival crew, especially Ian Kennington, Dave and Megan at Africa Studios and John Colling and everyone at the Masonic Hall for being brilliant and making us all so welcome.

Here’s a gallery of Rich’s photos from Saturday afternoon. You can see by the pictures we had super sets and lots of laughs. Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll along…

Saturday 29th April 2017 at Filey Masonic Hall

Work in Progress – Cowboy DC, Kelvin and Lewis – 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.

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.

Jim Orwin – superbly crafted songs of life in Hull, from the Boulevard Boys to Gypsyville Girls – classic songwriting at its very best.

Aviatrix – Amanda Lowe, Lou Duffy-Howard. Ellie Gaynard and Jessica Lawson – a new collaboration of women perform Amanda’s Amy Johnson Song Cycle – lush vocal harmonies, autoharp, violin, guitars, mandolin and bass.

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Loudhailer Sunday Afternoon at Filey Folk Festival

Back from a fabulous Loudhailer Seaside Special weekend at Filey Folk Festival.  Big thanks to everyone who came along, we had wonderful performances with magic moments throughout the weekend and terrific audiences. Thanks Shirley Higton for joining in with her art show and to the Filey Folk Festival crew, especially Ian Kennington, Dave and Megan at Africa Studios and John Colling and everyone at the Masonic Hall for being brilliant and making us all so welcome.

Here’s a gallery of Rich’s photos from Sunday afternoon. You can see by the pictures we had super sets and lots of laughs (again!) Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll along…

Sunday 30th April 2017 at Filey Masonic Hall

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 and Cathy’s beautiful vocals and percussion.

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 

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.

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

All Aboard for Filey Folk Festival

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.

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Our headliner on Saturday night is the superb singer songwriter guitarist Nick Harper plus support from Loudhailer Electric Company (unplugged-ish). Tickets for the evening concert are £12 plus booking fee. Sold Out

loudharper-at-filey-17“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-ish) “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

Sunday evening we welcome an intimate evening with Roundtable Collective, doors 7pm

Visit Filey Folk Festival Website

Look forward to seeing you there! Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Loudhailer Acoustic April 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to April’s Loudhailer Acoustic, an eveningful of great music and a lovely audience and vibe. I took the chance to try out an Aviatrix song from the Amy Johnson Song Cycle before we play at Filey Folk Festival at the end of the month. I brought a prop for good luck, you can see the little plane in the photo, a present from Gifford after last summer’s premiere. Rich was out with Dexter and unfortunately missed the first couple of performances. Strawberry Moon were fab and played two lovely new songs. The atmosphere of Candlelight reminded me of a kind of a French Danny Elfman. Ian Martinson opened with his original song, sounded great, then Rich arrived and caught everyone else with his camera. It was lovely to welcome some old friends and we enjoyed super songs from Katy Spencer, John Cox, Dez Allenby, Paul The Prof Sutton, Brian Williams and Andy Bassett-Scott. Here’s Rich’s photos, click and scroll as usual…

The Prof and Brian get their own slide show, you can see how much fun it was…

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And the same with Andy, here he is telling a tale or two and entertaining us with his uke

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A couple of dates for your diary – coming up –  we are delighted to have an awesome line up for our Loudhailer Seaside Special stage as part of Filey Folk Festival again this year, Sat and Sun April 29th and 30th at Filey Masonic Hall. Two afternoons of fabulous live music and a very special headliner – Nick Harper – on the Saturday night. Here’s the line up and  more details here

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.Tickets available online here

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

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Nick Harper, Sat 29th April available online here

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The Next Loudhailer Acoustic at The Back Room is Thursday May 4th and Friday June 2nd. Be great to see you there. It’s always great to welcome new people – come along and listen to a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. Thanks to Paul at The Back Room, a lovely venue.

Loudhailer Acoustic at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. 7.30 pm £2 entry.  If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know – it’s always great to see new and familiar faces.

Click here for reviews and photos of past Loudhailer Acoustic nights and to find out more.

Click here for a map of how to get to The Back Room

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LoudhailerUK for the latest news and reviews.

Look forward to seeing you!

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Loudhailer Acoustic March 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to listen to the music and to play at this month’s Loudhailer Acoustic. It was a fab night as ever with a great mix of music and a super vibe. Lovely to see new people in the audience too. Smashing sets from Gifford Rolfe and Joan Foye, Dez Allenby, Roy Kibbler, Brian Williams, Strawberry Moon, Graham Graham Beck, Catherine Scott, Jackson D, Roy Lyon, Ian Martinson and our host at The Back Room Paul Sutton.

Here’s Rich’s photo gallery, have a scroll through…

We’ve got a few gigs which you may be interested in coming up – it would be great to see a good gathering at our Loudhailer Electric Company gig at The Adelphi on Sat April 8th. Looking forward to a great bill with our buddies Sleeperman, a fab four-piece band from the East Coast of Yorkshire, also with a big history, and playing their debut Adelphi appearance. Guitarist Neil Scott and bassist Stephen Skinner played with Orange Juice, and Neil with Everything But The Girl. Sleeperman’s unique original material is somewhere between The Bad Seeds and Ivor Cutler with classic guitar sounds and mysterious poem songs.

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The Next Loudhailer Acoustic is Thursday April 6th, then Thursday May 4th and Friday June 2nd. Be great to see you there. It’s always great to welcome new people – come along and listen to a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. Thanks to Paul at The Back Room, a lovely venue.

LouLoudhailer Acoustic is at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. Doors 7.00 pm music at 7.30 pm £2 entry.  If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know – it’s always great to see new and familiar faces.

Click here for reviews and photos of past Loudhailer Acoustic nights and to find out more.

Click here for a map of how to get to The Back Room

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LoudhailerUK for the latest news and reviews.

A couple of dates for your diary – coming up –  we are delighted to have an awesome line up for our Loudhailer Seaside Special stage as part of Filey Folk Festival again this year, Sat and Sun April 29th and 30th at Filey Masonic Hall. Two afternoons of fabulous live music and a very special headliner – Nick Harper – on the Saturday night. Full details here

Tickets for Nick Harper, Sat 29th April available online here

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Look forward to seeing you!

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Loudhailer Acoustic February 2017

A big high five to everyone who came to February’s Loudhailer Acoustic. We had such a terrific night, with an especially excellent audience and a host of fabulous performers.

Rich & I opened the show before Zach Theodorou took to the stage with an amazing array of percussion and a wonderfully dynamic and exciting set incorporating world rhythms and his mesmerizing bowed glockenspiel. Dez Allenby played two beautiful original folk songs featuring bouzouki, whistle, his fabulous trademark shruti box, and guest guitarist, Phil Friend. We were delighted to welcome Fiona Lee to Loudhailer Acoustic for the first time with a super stage presence and two lovely original songs. Phil Friend’s contemplative and gentle solo set closed the first half before we had a break for a chat over a beer.

The second half opened with Ian Martinson joined by Roy Lyon on harmonica with a mix of Ian’s new original songs and stories of his other life as a sculptor. Martin Peirson’s set included two songs from his most excellent new album and included a great story of how his song Sparks came about. Next up we were particularly pleased to welcome our original poet Roy Kibbler to the stage with a trio of astute music related poems which had the whole room laughing. A real tonic, full of funny and perceptive lines –  about the old rocker whose favourite band these days is …Elasticated – keeps bringing a smile to my face as I’m writing this. The penultimate performance of the evening was a particularly cool and groovy set from the splendidly toe-tapping Strawberry Moon. Showcasing Jeff’s bluesy guitar songs, Cathy’s heartfelt vocals, Dez’s kalimba – reminding me of a Fender Rhodes – and Kelvin’s right on the groove cajon, the band were on top form, fabulous stuff. Last but not least, the most awesome blues harp player Brian Williams blew everyone away with his high energy stompin’ American blues, whoops, hollers and all – and got a huge round of applause and an encore. Brilliant night! Thanks to everyone who came to play and to listen – it was fantastic to have such a great audience to appreciate the music. Keep Music Live!

Rich took these fab photos, click on one to see the full picture and scroll through…

Hope to see you next time – Thursday March 2nd, Thursday April 6th Thursday May 4th and Friday June 2nd. It’s always great to welcome new people – come along and listen to a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. Thanks to Paul at The Back Room, a lovely venue.

Loudhailer Acoustic is at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. Doors 7.00 pm music at 7.30 pm £2 entry.  If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know – it’s always great to see new and familiar faces.

Click here for reviews and photos of past Loudhailer Acoustic nights and to find out more.

Click here for a map of how to get to The Back Room

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LoudhailerUK for the latest news and reviews.

A couple of dates for your diary – coming up –  we are delighted to have an awesome line up for our Loudhailer Seaside Special stage as part of Filey Folk Festival again this year, Sat and Sun April 29th and 30th at Filey Masonic Hall. Two afternoons of fabulous live music and a very special headliner – Nick Harper – on the Saturday night. Full details here

Tickets for Nick Harper, Sat 29th April available online here

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Look forward to seeing you!

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

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.

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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.

loudharper-at-filey-17“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

Sunday Evening we welcome an intimate evening with Roundtable Collective…
In the spirit of sharing, collaboration and encouragement, Roundtable Collective brings together art, poetry, literature, music & culture to create a vast creative community. We will be recording the entire performance for future release and hope to make it available to all attendees for free.
Host for the evening is Yorkshire’s own wordsmith, Bari Razzaki of the Peanut Butter Variety Hour 
Featuring heart warming performances from…
Cameron Niven
Founder of London smooth folk kings, Edgar Wallace Exchange his timeless voice and style transport one back to when. Discover
Tobias Panton (London)
Almost a Filey veteran, Tobias’ reputation precedes him. Discover
Kai-ya (London)
First trip to Filey for Kai-Ya, but we have a feeling it won’t be the last time she plays for the fine folks up north.Discover 
Copper Viper (London)
A fresh, bluegrass inspired 3 piece spearheaded by the prolific Robin Joel Sangster (a Filey regular) and featuring the screaming fiddle of Duncan Menzies Discover
Léscines (London)
“It’s up to you if you need a box, or if you even choose to have a box. Léscines is a music collective headed by the enigmatic Jay Fraser, whose vocals remind me of Jethro Tull – classic 70s gutteral vocals (anybody else hear it?), has many facets.” – Phoenix Session  Discover
Crooked Weather (Hull)
“They are indie meets World music meets traditional British folk. Think a contemporary Incredible String Band with a 21st century mindset.” – Sid Griffin Discover

Visit Filey Folk Festival Website

Look forward to seeing you there! Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page