Cressing Folk Festival

Cressing Temple Barns

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Sunday 15th September - 12noon to 8pm.  

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. Soak up the glorious sounds in the historic Knights Templar barns, and relax under the soaring beams, you’ll stay dry whatever the weather.

£25/adult, £35 on the door.  Under 16's free.

Children's activities will run from 12 noon to 4pm: Face painting, fairy door trail in our beautiful walled garden, garden games including giant jenga and space hoppers and outdoor cinema screen. Screening of Fantastic Mr Fox at 2pm. Bring your own blankets or rugs.


The line up includes:

The Wilsons - one of the best loved folk family the brothers sing traditional and traditionally-orientated songs, with deep understanding, joy and good humour.

John Kirkpatrick - 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 - 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”

Fran & Belinda - a mother and daughter duo from Essex, sharing traditional songs and singing together without frills or fuss. 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.


Schedule for the day (timings are approximate and may change slightly):

Noon – Doors open - Chelmsford Morris dancers will perform throughout the day
Noon til 6pm – Sing-a-rounds will take place in the Wheat Barn for you to stop by and watch, listen and join in with

12.45pm – Terry Hiscock
2.00pm - Fran & Belinda
3.30pm – Trails of Cato
5pm – John Kirkpatrick
6.30pm – The Wilsos


Red Fox Brewery in Coggeshall are providing us with the Red Fox Coggeshall Gold Ale and Red Fox Best Bitter.
The Junkyard Smoke Bloke is providing catering at the event.

Book your tickets here 






15 September 2019


12noon to 8.00pm

Who is it for?


£25/adult (£35 on the door) - Under 16's free

How to book

Booking essential

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