What’s on at Derby Folk Festival - 2nd-4th October

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Photo: Nikki Bidgood

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Photo: Nikki Bidgood - Credit: Archant

A look at this year’s event

Adverse Camber’s ‘Fire in the North Sky’ Photo: David Tiernan

Adverse Camber’s ‘Fire in the North Sky’ Photo: David Tiernan - Credit: Archant

Following last year’s sell-out success, Derby’s Folk Festival returns to the heart of the city from 2nd to 4th October. The line-up is a who’s who from the broad spectrum of folk music and includes Eddi Reader, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Faustus, Melrose Quartet, John Tams & Barry Coope, Leveret, John Spiers, Blair Dunlop, Bob Fox, The Liberty to Choose, Calan, Steve Tilston, Moore, Moss & Rutter, Artisan, Lester Simpson, Winter: Wilson, The Teacups, The Dovetail Trio, Seven Little Sisters, The Derbyshire Volunteers and many more. Venues include the Market Place, Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral.

Other highlights include:

1st October, 7.30pm - Bendrix

Benji Kirkpatrick presents The Hendrix Project. Well-known on the UK folk scene for his work with Bellowhead and Faustus, Benji embarks on a new solo project, reinterpreting the songs of Jimi Hendrix on banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. Guildhall Theatre

Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet - Credit: Archant

2nd October, 8pm - Fire in the North Sky

‘Epic Tales from Finland’. Be transported by songs, adventure and the stories of Kalevala. Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic creation myths. Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians make these 2000 year old traditional stories come alive. Guildhall Theatre

For tickets contact the Box Office on 01332 255800, early bird weekend tickets are available. For full details visit www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

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