FolkEast

Rob Harbron

Ahead of Leveret’s Autumn tour which starts on Saturday at Wingfield Barns in Suffolk, Tony Bell has a chat with the band’s concertina player, Rob Harbron.  Did you know that one of the band’s first ever gigs took place in piggery owned by Becky & John organisers of FolkEast? You are starting your tour at …

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Festival of the Year 2018

What summer festival should be our Festival of the Year 2018? We go to a lot of festivals in the East of England – from the world-famous Latitude to some of the newer, quieter, funkier, different festivals.  Last year our editorial team decided unanimously that the awesome FolkEast deserved to be our inaugural ‘Festival of …

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Dipper Malkin’s Tricks

Dipper Malkin are a captivating new duo, whose beginning was but a whisper. That whisper has steadily grown to become a clamour over the last year. Dipper Malkin are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. With their debut release, Tricks of the Trade, it is …

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The man is from Framlingham, made a bit of a name for himself and doesn’t need me to review his album to sell any more.   Back in the day when he was playing open mics at The Steamboat in Ipswich, having a pint in the Station Hotel in Fram or being selected to play …

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FolkEast First Acts

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August 18-20. And it will be …

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Knight & Spiers at FolkEast

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers has been announced for East Anglia’s fast-rising festival FolkEast. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall will witness the debut performance of the pair on the Broad Roots stage on opening night (August 19). The content …

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FolkEast All Wrapped Up

An arboreal artwork that traditionally marks the start of the countdown to East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast festival has been unveiled. The annual dressing of a 65 foot dead oak tree on the festival site at Suffolk’s Glemham Hall Estate began in 2013. Visible from the nearby A12, it has become a recognised totem heralding “six …

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Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Tracking down Eremophila Alpestris was proving tricky.  The duo comprising Finn Collinson and Georgia Morgan Turner are better known as Shorelark, and will be opening the Grapevine stage at Ipswich Music Day.  It was Finn who came up with the idea of meeting up at Snape Maltings during Aldeburgh Young Musicians ‘Songs of Suffolk’ week. …

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The Young’uns Unsprung

Triumphant trio The Young ‘uns are to make a guest appearance on BBC-TV’s Springwatch popular spin-off show, Springwatch Unsprung, this Friday, June 3. Teesside’s Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, made it two in a row last month when they scooped the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards …

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