Wirral Folk on the Coast Festival 2012 is fast approaching and once again the organisers have pulled out all the stops to bring you one of the best music festivals around.
It takes place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June 2012 and can be found all on one site at the Whitby Sports and Social Club in Ellesmere Port where there’s camping available for those making a weekend of it.
Headlining this year is Barbara Dickson OBE who’ll be performing at the Saturday evening concert which also features Edwina Hayes and Kieran Goss. Other high-profile performers include Mike Silver & Jo Partridge, Bernard Wrigley, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Harvey Andrews, The Tom McConville Band, Keith Donnelly, and Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies.
Local musicians are also featured with Jaywalkers, Elbow Jane, The Jones Family Band, Anthony John Clarke, Mary McCombes, Bernie Davis, Graham Bellinger, Stewart Lever, and more.
As always, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved with sessions and workshops covering harmony singing, traditional tunes, shanty singing, poetry, dancing, and ‘meet the artists’. Added to that a craft fair market place, ceilidh, talent showcase, storytelling, and the rolling folk club, and you’ve got all the ingredients required for a great weekend.
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