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Bromyard Folk Festival a huge success
TRADITIONAL entertainment was at the fore as the Bromyard Folk Festival enjoyed a successful 47th year.
More than 175 hours of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops and displays were at the last major folk event of the year as more than 3,000 people turned out at the weekend.
All the musical fun was headlined by one of England’s most popular duos in the form of folk legends Show of Hands.
Festival organiser Lynne Barker said: “Everybody had a whale of a time and we had some of the best acts in the country. We had a fantastic line-up and we had such a range from Show of Hands to Eliza Carthy.”
“One of the artists who played with Eliza Carthy said they always think of Bromyard as the last festival of the year and a lovely way to round it off in a beautiful setting.”
The town’s pubs were buzzing as the crowds enjoyed great music, singing, dancing, eating, drinking and entertaining in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, though Friday’s torchlit morris procession was cancelled because of rain.
This year’s Future of Young Folk Award took place in the Falcon Mews, with Herefordshire’s Jo Moore taking the top honour along with slots at next year’s festival and Warwick Folk Festival.
Next year’s festival takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 12-14.
For more information, go to bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk.
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