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Coming Soon: Hartlepool Folk Festival

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2017

The Hartlepool Folk Festival takes place once again at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, home to the 18th century-themed Historic Quay and HMS Trincomalee, the UK's oldest floating warship. Concerts, workshops, talks, dance displays and sessions will take place in venues around the Quay, including spaces on the Trincomalee herself. Mainstage concerts will take place at the nearby Town Hall Theatre.

The festival will also feature The Barrack Room Ballads, celebrating 125 years since Rudyard Kipling published the ballads, and 40 years since Peter Bellamy’s celebrated album of the songs was released. It’s also the 70th anniversary of Indian and Pakistani independence. In a special show for Hartlepool Folk Festival, Jon Boden, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, the Wilsons and Damien Barber – artists all closely associated with Bellamy – give fresh interpretations of these well-loved songs. Newly-arranged music based on the concept of traditional Indian wedding bands, combined with readings from Kipling’s work by actor and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli, create a setting that acknowledges – and questions – their colonial legacy.

Line up:

Jon Boden - Martin and Eliza Carthy - Tim Eriksen - Leveret
Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton - The Furrow Collective
John Kirkpatrick - The Wilsons - Jim Moray - Lady Maisery
Alistair Anderson - Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood
Hannah James - Jim Causley Trio - Taffy Thomas
Gavin Davenport and Tom Kitching - Banter - Grace Petrie
Cath and Phil Tyler - Sally Barker - Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers
Damien Barber - Will Pound and Eddy Jay - Heather Wood
Jim and Lynette Eldon - Rosie Hood - Granny’s Attic - Nell Ni Chroinin
Circo Rum Ba Ba - Molly Evans

More Info:

October 2017

Date Title Venue
13/10/2017 to 15/10/2017 Hartlepool Folk Festival