Cressing Folk Festival

Cressing Temple Barns

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Brand new to the Folk scene Cressing Temple Barns is proud to host the first Cressing Folkfest. A one day celebration of all things folk with a first class line up, sing-a-rounds, morris dancing, real ales and more. Line up includes

The Wilsons
One of the best loved folk family they are honoured to be the latest recipients to have been awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge Award The glorious, powerful, vocal harmony of The Wilson Family of Billingham, Teesside has rung out in folk clubs and festivals continuously for the last 40+ years. The Brothers sing Traditional and traditionally-orientated songs, with deep understanding, Joy and good humour.

John Kirkpatrick
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

Trials of Cato
The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Hailed as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, their live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play” (FATEA Magazine).Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own club shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.

Fran & Belinda
Fran Foote (also in Stick in the Wheel) and Belinda Kempster are a mother and daughter duo from Essex, sharing traditional songs and singing together without frills or fuss. Belinda began singing traditional songs in the folk clubs of the 60s folk revival, learning many of her songs from her uncle, Ernest Austin, an Essex farm labourer who was recorded at the age of 83 by Topic Records. Many of ‘uncle Ernie’s’ songs feature in Fran and Belinda’s set. Both singers have grown up immersed in the folk scene and have created a spellbinding act. You will be listening to, not only two great singers, but also an oral Essex family history.

Terry Hiscock
Back in the mists of time, singer and songwriter Terry Hiscock along with Chris George, Doug Morter and Roger Trevitt formed the legendary folk/rock band Hunter Muskett playing the circuit alongside Fotheringay, Fairport, Pentangle and Steeleye Span. Following their 1970 album release, Every Time You Move, the band toured at home and abroad before teaming up with Keith Relf of The Yardbirds to release their second album of original songs. After festival appearances and a successful UK concert tour with Ralph McTell, the band went their separate ways but later reformed when Cherry Red released the albums on CD and now tour every year. When he’s not on the road with Hunter Muskett, Terry Hiscock performs acoustic songs from the band’s repertoire both old and new, mostly original with melodic variations on traditional folk tunes.


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15 September 2019


12noon to 8.00pm

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