Hartlepool Folk Festival is based at the Maritime Experience in Hartlepool, now part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. This lovely site is home to an historic 18th century-themed quay and HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating warship in the world. From atmospheric concerts overlooking the ship, to below-decks music sessions and shanty singing on the quayside, the Maritime Experience provides a fantastic site for imaginative concerts, workshops, sessions, singarounds and special events. Mainstage concerts take place at the Town Hall Theatre, a 10 minute walk away. Early bird tickets will be available until the end of June.
Artists appearing include:
Andy Irvine, Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band, The Young'Uns, Jim Moray, Vin Garbutt, Blackbeard's Tea Party, John Spiers, The Wilsons, Tom McConville, O'Hooley & Tidow, Robb Johnson, Gina Le Faux, The Keelers, The James Brothers, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, Imar, The Rheingans Sisters, Róisín White, Rosie Stewart, Bert Draycott, Jim McFarland & Ken Wilson, Rachel Hamer Band. Special events will include a new performance of Graeme Miles' Ironopolis song-cycle, Bob Beagrie's Leasungspell, and a 2-Tone ceilidh.
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Hope to see some of you there!