Here we go
Wirral Folk on the Coast Festival 2009
OC Sports and Leisure Centre
28 Bridle Road
05/06/2009 to 07/06/2009
An exciting line-up of national, international and local folk music artistes, who specialise in performing both contemporary and traditional music, has been booked. They will be the principal entertainers at five main concerts in the Knockaloe Suite concert hall, commencing on Friday evening. The other four concerts will take place on Saturday afternoon and evening and similarly on Sunday afternoon and evening.
The artistes booked are: -
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Gordon Giltrap, Mike Silver, Anthony John Clarke Band, The Churchfitters, Kerfuffle, Shona Kipling and Damien O’Kane, Les Barker, Stanley Accrington, Elbow Jane, Chris Moreton, Joe Topping, The Bogtrotters, Ruth Fuga and Ken Powell, Fiddlestone, and Welcomme, Finnan, & Chrimes.
The Fringe - In addition to the concerts there will be an extensive presentation of music and dance entertainment on the fringe, held in the grounds of the recently refurbished main OC Centre building.
All fringe entertainment is free and the public has a general invitation to attend.
Some of the artistes who will feature at the fringe are - The Shellback Chorus, The Marrowbones, Graham Bellinger, Bill Malkin, Loctuptogether, Hazard Hollow, Lisa Nunnery and Vidar, John and Ailsa Booth, Scolds Bridle, The Sheffield Friends Music Group and a surprise guest act from the main concert programme.
The fringe will include a free concert on Saturday evening, Rolling folk club concerts, Singarounds, Music sessions, Slip juggling, Punch and Judy shows, Story-telling, Belly dancers, Mersey Morris Dance team, Hoylake School of Dance, ‘The Majorettes’, Irish Children’s dancers, Argarmeles Clog Dancers and training workshops for accordion, fiddle, guitar, song writing and even guitar-making. There will also be ‘Chance to Meet’ sessions with some of the main concert artistes.
A Craft Fair Market Place (Saturday & Sunday) will also be located in the grounds, (again no admission charge) and will consist of arts and crafts manufactured by both local and visiting craft-persons.
The festival commences at 8-30pm on the evening of Thursday 4th June with a “Sing in the Festival” Open Mic night in the main bar lounge of the OC Centre - free admission. Audience, singers and musicians are cordially invited to attend. Local real ale will be available to delight the taste buds of beer drinking fans.
Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Saturday Day Tickets £25.00 per ticket
Sunday Day Tickets £25.00 per ticket
Friday evening concert £18.00 per ticket
Saturday afternoon concert £15.00 per ticket
Saturday evening concert £15.00 per ticket
Sunday afternoon concert £15.00 per ticket
Sunday evening concert £15.00 per ticket
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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