3-11pm: The Crown will be hosting some of their favourite local

3-11pm: The Crown will be hosting some of their favourite local musicians, playing informal
sets throughout the afternoon and evening. Discover an eclectic collective of singers,
musicians and performers set to entertain you.
Ed Boxall Tim Hoyte Tom Williams and Sarah Maycock Gareth Doherty Ant
and Fie Vicary Otti Albietz Thad Skews Tom Cole
8:30pm: Café de Paris – Parisian Café Jazz and Swing Musette
8:30pm: Showcase of acoustic singer/songwriters, contemporary songs from local
performers
9pm: Open folk session – mainly tunes, plus some chorus songs
9pm: Tune Raiders – Irish folk music
8pm: CD launch – Blakeley & Son / The Long Way Home. Garry & Edd Blakeley are
launching their debut collaboration CD – a fiddle album ranging from pure traditional
through to world and improvised jazz. Included are some exciting new fiddle tunes, by
esteemed fiddler Garry, and some all-new arrangements of classic traditional tracks
arranged in the duo’s unique fashion. Special guests are joining them for the launch.
9pm: Open bluegrass session
7:30pm: Stevens’ Racket and Woodwose – an evening of original music based upon the
traditions of Britain and Europe, from the medieval period to the present. An amazing
array of instruments will include: English bagpipes, electric bagpipes, recorder, shawm,
violin, Swedish nykelharpa, hurdy gurdy, guitars, percussion, cittern, gothic bray harp,
accordion, bouzouki.
Tickets: adults £10 in advance online, £12 on the door; under 16s £5 online, £7 door
Promoted by Lazy Jack.
8:30pm: Titus – eclectic acoustic music presented with humour
9pm: Open song session – hosted by and featuring songs from Rattlebag, Hastings
Shanty Singers and The Bourne Valley Male Voice Choir. If you have a song to sing, come
along and sing it.
2-4pm: a series of half hour spots in some of the Old Town cafés – songs and tunes on
flute and guitar from Glashin (Jo & Paul Dengate). Collection in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice.
See festival website & Café Tour leaflet for details.
8:30pm: Comhaltas Irish session – run by the Hastings Comhaltas branch, for musicians
familiar with the repertoire of Irish traditional music, or come along to listen and enjoy the
craic!
8:30pm: Green Diesel – they make noise, old fashioned, new-fangled, jumping around with a violin
and a bouzouki sort of noise, taking their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore
and legend and the classic folk rock sound of the 1970s. Their sound is born from a love of
traditional English music and a desire to reinvent it for modern audiences.
8:30pm: Stone Junction – eclectic mix of transatlantic, contemporary and
original folk
10:30am – midday: Workshop – Garry Blakeley & Paul Dengate – Finding the
rhythm in traditional tunes – a workshop for players of all instruments: fiddle,
mandolin, banjo, guitar, bodhran, etc (£5 on the door)
2-4pm: a series of half hour spots in some of the Old Town cafés – songs and
tunes on flute and guitar from Glashin, and acapella songs from Rattlebag.
Collection in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice. See festival website & Café Tour leaflet
for details.
3-5pm: Folk Club – short acoustic concert spots by a variety of performers
3-5pm: Bal basics dance workshop – prepare for tonight’s dance, learn your Bal basics from French
Waltz to Swedish Hambo, with teacher Claire Bleazey – bringing 20 years of French and Swedish folk
dance experience. Musicians – come and join us for a chilled session after the dance workshop –
we’ll play while we sup!! See tonight’s Bal for more information.
Tickets £4/£5 (£10/£13 including bal, before 30th April) 01227 700185
3-5pm: Wakin’ Snakes – cajun, early American, oldtime and blues
5pm: Stuart O’Connor – singer/songwriter, fuelled by a simple love for the road, a
singer/songwriter with a psychedelic twist
4-8:30pm: Folk Funk DJ Session – chill out soul, funk, rock influenced folk from the 60s and
70s
7:30pm: The Full English – In 2014, The Full English, a group of stellar musicians made up
of Ben Nicolls, Fay Hield, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney and Seth
Lakeman appeared at selected summer festivals and undertook a short sell-out UK tour in
the Autumn. Along the way they won a stunning double at the BBC Folk Awards, Best Group
and Album of the Year. Another short tour is arranged for 2015, and this will be the last
ever performance before the break-up of this award winning supergroup. Promoted by
SpyBoy.
7:30pm: Bal – French and Swedish dancing – no experience required. A lovely evening of
music and dance where you will meet new people and put new and old dancing skills to
good practice; not quite ballroom dancing and not quite a ceilidh. Didn’t manage the
afternoon workshop? Don’t worry – Claire will call some dances and guide you through the
others. Come and give it a go! No partners needed! Dress in your glad rags or comfortable
jeans; wear smooth-soled, low-heeled shoes. With a special guest performance from The
Iceni Group: tribal fusion at its best!
Tickets: £8/£10 (£10/£13 including workshop, before 30th April),
phone 01227 700185, [email protected]
9pm: Ingrid Pitt Orchestra – Transylvanian Gypsy Tripp-Hop
9pm Garry Blakeley Band – Feast Of Fiddles member, Garry, son Edd and the rest of his
band enjoying a relaxed pub gig, great for jumping around to!
11am: ‘Sunday Stories in The Snug’ with Ed Boxall. Stories for all ages told with
Projections, spoken word and fine family friendly songs
3pm: Tatsmiths – gipsy folk-roots fusion; duelling sax and fiddle; striking, evocative
melodies; tantalising grooves; infectious energy
3pm: Comhaltas Irish session – 1st hour slow for learners, contribution requested, run by
the Hastings Comhaltas branch, for musicians familiar with the repertoire of Irish
traditional music, or come along to listen and enjoy the craic!
4-7pm: Good Squeeze Session – English tunes session open to all
4pm: Elijah Blue – Elijah Blue perform an eclectic mix of material from bluegrass to Elvis
Costello and Ella Fitzgerald, via country and traditional Irish.
6:30pm: The Songs of Bob Dylan – played by Roger Carey and Jim Board
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