Just had the following email from one of the organisers of the sadly cancelled Fylde Folk & Roots Festival. It seems she has been able to organise a modest folk weekend to carry on Alan Bell's legacy. As a Fylde regular for over 20 years I think this is wonderful news. Programme as follows:
You will have all heard the sad and regretful news about the cancellation of the Fylde Folk'n'Roots Festival.
As a former Co-Director when I visited the venues to inform them of the sad news several of them wanted to continue to support an event which was very heartening.
After some serious thought and speaking to some of the customers, sponsors, staff and artists it was agreed that we would run a similar smaller scale event.
Some of you have already contacted me to say that you will still be attending and I thank you for your continued support, however I thought it only right to update the rest of our original supporters. As a local girl I am hoping that a smaller event will give the town something to build on in future years.
So here's what will be occurring.
Fleetwood Museum (all events only £2 entry)
12.45 Upstairs Room - Red Duster - Maritime songs etc.
14.15 Boat Hall - Hughie Jones - ex Spinners frontman.
11.00 Upstairs Room - Fish and Ships - Dick Gillingham and
Dave Pearce with songs, poems and pictures from
Fleetwood's fishing heyday.
12.30 - Upstairs Room - Scolds Bridle - Sue and Liz are
Celebrating 40 years together - recently featured in the
Live BBC Lancashire show from Fleetwood.
14.15 - Boat Hall - the ever popular Alan Bell and his band.
The Mount Hotel
Fri Evening - Fleetwood Folk Club host the Folk Club
Sat - there will be a variety of singarounds, musicians sessions
Sun - Acoustic Blues concert (£2 entry)
The Queens Pub (free entry)
Sat & Sun - live artists of mixed genre of folk, roots and blues
The North Euston Victoria Bar (free entry)
Friday evening, Sat & Sun
Including Reg Meuros & Jess Vincent, Thistle, Scolds Bridle, Ian Gartside Band, Ginger Dog Blues Band, Tailgates & Substitutes, Adam Smith, Gerominos Cadillac & much more
The North Euston Ballroom
Fri night concert/late night extra (£15)
Sat night concert/late night extra (£8)
Camping/Campervans/Caravans is available at Farmer Parrs with free entry to the petting farm and cafe. Costs will be £5 per tent/vehicle for Fri, Sat and Sun.
I hope you will all consider supporting the event. I am happy for you to email me at email@example.com or via the facebook page www.facebook.com\fleetwoodfolkandblues
Many Thanks and Kind Regards
Fleetwood Folk and Blues