It is happening again this year for the ninth time, Leadenham gets ready to welcome folk musicians and dancers in droves for a one day celebration of the Folk Music and the folk people of this great county.
The main Day of Lincolnshire Folk Music Dance and Song is on Sunday 5th August from 11:00 am onwards.
It is a day with three concert stages, the Courtyard Stage, the mightily chilled out Orchard Stage, both at the George Hotel and the Cake and Chorus Stage at Leadenham Teahouse (100m south from the George), in amongst the stalls at their mega Artisan Craft Market.
In the main bar at the George Hotel is an all-day sing-around with an all-day tune session upstairs in the Stable Bar.
BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be recording some of the acts in the quiet of their base in the George Hotel’s Secret Garden (to which you are more than welcome to attend if you can find it).
In Leadenham Village Hall (100m north from the George) will be a series of Workshops taking in the art of the songwriter with Mike Todd and friends, clog dancing for beginners with Green Ginger, French dancing with Tourdion, clog dancing for intermediates with Green Ginger and ukelele for absolute beginners with Stitherum.
There will be an Artisan Craft Market at Leadenham Teahouse with a few folk-related stalls at the George Hotel, and we welcome back the Little Pot Stove CD stall, the beautifully colourful and quality ladies clothes of Beez Neez and Straight from the Hive with their delicious honey.
The performers on the list to date and in no particular order include:
Stitherum, Keith Collishaw, Paul Bellamy & Lynn Haynes, Malt Whiskers and Friends, Toudion, Kate Witney, Pennyless, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher, Between the Lines, Li’l Ian Goodsman, Hunter Muskett, Croagh Patrick, Vikki Clayton, BellApple Boys, Miracle Cure, Peasants Revolt, Chris Stern, Homity, Campbell/Taylor, Strummin’ Steve Jackson, Lynn McFarland, Les Brown, Ivor Pickard, Steve & Julie Wigley, Mike & Silvi, Clare Harding, John Pape, Nigel Creasey & Teri Clarke, Paul Dickinson & Angela King, Millstone Grit, Mike Todd, Neil O’Grady, Glenn DC Gibbs and Dancing with Green Ginger and Slapdash.
How much is it?
Originally conceived as a one-off afternoon event the Day of Lincolnshire Folk has significantly expanded. However, it remains free to enter for all events on the day.
I guess we could charge entry but why would we when it works so perfectly without?
No-one gets a fee. Artistes, PA staff, even the organising committee all contribute their services.
For the things that we have to buy in such as first aid cover, advertising, consumables, merchandise etc., a bucket comes round into which you can donate if you so choose.
Please also check out our merchandise consisting of the official programme, t-shirts, and 600 whiskies CDs.