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Folk stalwarts Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher will be among the artists performing at Leadenham on Sunday




Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher (3203554)
Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher (3203554)

The ninth annual Day of Lincolnshire Folk Music, Dance and Song takes place at Leadenham this Sunday (August 5), 11am till late.

The village Leadenham is getting ready to welcome folk musicians and dancers in droves for its one day celebration of folk music.

As in previous years, the event is taking place at The George Hotel in Leadenham and following the success last year, it is expanding again to the nearby Leadenham Village Hall and Leadenham Teahouse.

Every year there is a huge array of artists and this year will be no different.

Well known throughout their native county, Lincolnshire, both for their club work as a duo and as members of the Higgledy Piggledy band, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher present a fine blend of voices mellowed by nearly 30 years of singing together.

Their selection of songs encompasses both ancient and modern accompanied in traditional style on English, duet and anglo concertina, harmonium, and melodeon, with enough choruses to satisfy any audience.

Recently added to the line-up is 1970s folk band Hunter Muskett, who are also playing at the George on the Saturday night, and Winter Wilson

In no particular order you can also expect to see Vikki Clayton, Stitherum, Keith Collishaw, Paul Bellamy and Lynne Haynes, Malt Whiskers, Tourdion, Kate Witney, Pennyless, Between the Lines, Li’l Ian Goodsman, Croagh Patrick, Miracle Cure, Soft Shoe Sam, Peasants Revolt, Chris Stern, Homity, Strummin’ Steve Jackson, Lynn McFarland, Les Brown, Ivor Pickard, Glenn DC Gibbs, Tom Lane, Steve and Julie Wigley, Mike & Silvi, Nigel Creasey and Teri Clarke, John Pape, Clare Harding, Paul Dickinson & Angela King, Mike Todd, Millstone Grit, The BellApple Boys, Slapdash, Green Ginger, plus more.

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 the main bar at the George Hotel is an all-day sing-around with an all-day tune session upstairs in the Stable Bar.

As well as the acts performing throughout the day, there will be workshops, sing-a-rounds, sessions, stalls and new this year, a major craft festival at the teahouse

BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be there recording sessions for ‘The Music’.

Admission as always is free to all events.

Visit www.600whiskies.co.uk for more information.



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