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Folk on the Pier marks 10th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 14:47 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 13 July 2010

Cromer's 'Folk on the Pier' acoustic roots and folk rock festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. The largest one of its kind in Norfolk friday 9th to 11th May will see a veritable invasion of folk and roots music both in the town and on the pier at the Pavilion Theatre.

Cromer's 'Folk on the Pier' acoustic roots and folk rock festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. The largest one of its kind in Norfolk friday 9th to 11th May will see a veritable invasion of folk and roots music both in the town and on the pier at the Pavilion Theatre.

With the main Pavilion Theatre shows sold out, the fastest ever in its history, the festival has decided to expand the fringe events in town in order to attract more weekend visitors.

From the Friday no less than 40 different performances will take place around the town ranging from sessions, skiffle, R & B, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Music, folk comedy, guitar and song writing workshops and much more.

Highlights include two gigs from top blues band the Spikedrivers, a rare concert collaboration of Celtic music from percussionist David Hopkins and flautist Jean LucThomas from Brittany and a chance to see New Orleans festival favourites Mike West & Katy Euliss in action after their Pavilion Theatre slot.

The most fascinating concert for some will be presented by musician and storyteller Tom Bliss and special guests Scold's Bridle who will perform a programme of songs and music related to the sea in the Cromer Lifeboat House on the Saturday lunch time.

This year also sees a first for the event courtesy of the Norfolk Norfolk Film Forum. Festivalgoers and the general public will have a chance to see the hilarious folk based spoof 'A Mighty Wind' about the 60's US folk movement at the Multiplex for a reduced rate of £3.50 on friday teatime. Apart from the cinema all other events are free entry throughout the town.

On Thursday 8th May there is an eve-of-festival concert which will see the launch of a new 2cd set for the Cromer Lifeboat Crew Fund. Compered by actor Geoffrey Hughes, 'Never Chance Your Luck Against the Sea' features BBC Radio 2 Award winning duo John Tams and Barry Coope, West country folk comedian Fred Wedlock, local act Hayley Moyses and the Bluegrass Forum and singer Liz Simcock. Tickets are currently available for this show.

Programme:

'Never Chance your Luck Against the Sea'

Thursday 8th May - Doors 7.00pm - Concert 7.30pm

Pavilion Theatre - Cromer Pier

Box office 01263 512495

Tickets all seats £10

'Folk on the Pier - 2008'

Friday 9th May

2.00pm onwards

The Churchfitters (Brittany/UK)

Mor Kabasi (Israel/Spain)

Bob Fox

7.30pm onwards

Julie Ellison

The Spikedrivers

The Hamsters

Saturday 10th May

2.00pm onwards

David Hopkins & Jean luc Thomas (Brittany)

Sid Kipper

Music of Lark Rise Parts 1 & 2

7.30pm onwards

The Songs of Nick Drake

Tanglefoot (Canada)

Shooglenifty (Scotland)

Sunday 11th May

2.00pm onwards

Mawkin:Causley

Truckstop Honeymoon (USA)

Whapweasel

7.30pm onwards

An Evening with Show of Hands

and special guests Little Johnny

England and the Cromer Smugglers

Friday - Sunday daily tickets £25.00 (returns only)

Box Office 01263 512495

Cromer Folk Folk Festival Fringe 9th - 11th May

All performances subject to change without prior notice - All concerts are free admission- all venues have limited capacity - voluntary contributions at non-pub or club ones appreciated!

Friday 9th May

12.00 pm Fred Wedlock (Folk Comedy) - The Cottage, Louden Rd

12.30 pm No Fixed Abode (Vocal Duo) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty Street

17.15 pm 'A Mighty Wind' (Folk Spoof Film) - Cromer Multiplex

18.00 pm Fraser Nimmo (Scottish Singer) - The Cottage, Louden Rd

18.30 pm Tom Bliss & Friends (English Folk) - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

21.00 pm No Fixed Abode (Vocal duo) - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

Saturday 10th May

11.00 pm Fiddle Workshop with Tom Leary - Hotel de Paris, Jetty Street

11.00 pm Guitar Workshop with Julie Ellison - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

12.00 pm Trefor & Vicki Williams (Welsh Music) - Hotel De Paris - Jetty Street

12.00 pm Tom Bliss & Scolds Bridle present 'Sea Songs and Music' - Lifeboat House, the Pier

12.00 pm 'Come All Ye' Lunchtime Session - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

12.30pm The Spikedrivers (R & B) - Dolphin, New Street

12.30 pm Landermason in Concert (Vocal Duo) - Cliftonville Hotel, Runton Rd

13.00 pm Pete Smith (Acoustic Folk Blues Jazz Guitar) - The Cottage, Louden Rd

13.00 pm Fraser Nimmo (Scottis singer) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty Street

15.00 pm Trefor & Vicki Williams (Welsh Music) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

16.00 pm Pete Smith (Acoustic Folk Blues Jazz Guitar) - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

17.00 pm David Hopkins & Jean Luc Thomas (Breton & Celtic Music) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

17.30 pm Workshop with Tom Bliss - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

18.00 pm Simon Hopper Trio (English Folk) - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

18.30 pm Scolds Bridle (Songs of the Fishing Industry) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty Street

20.00 pm Party with Whapweasel Acoustic (English Folk Party) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

21.00 pm The Spikedrivers (R & B) - The Station House , Holt Rd

21.00 pm Saturday Night Big Session - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

Sunday 11th May

10.00 pm Workshop with Tom Bliss - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

11.00 pm Welsh Song Workshop with Trefor & Vicki Williams - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

12.00 pm 'Come All Ye' Lunchtime Session - White Horse,

12.00 pm David Hopkins 7 Jean luc Thomas in Concert - Cliftonville Hotel, Runton Rd

12.30 pm Simon Hopper trio (English Folk) - The Cottage, Louden rd

12.30 pm Pete Smith (Acoustic folk Blues Jazz guitar) - Dolphin, New St

12.30 pm Red Oktober (Vocal trio) - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

13.00 pm Landermason in Concert (Vocal Duo) - Hotel de Paris, Jetty St

13.00 pm Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo (From Skiffle to Elvis) - The Wellington, Garden St

13.00 pm Paul & Glen Elliott (Irish Music) - Giovanni's, New St

13.00 pm Norcsalordie (Irish Music) - Blazer's - Surrey St

15.00 pm Trefor & Vicki Williams (Welsh Music) - Hotel de Paris, Jetty St

17.00 pm Truckstop Honeymoon (New Orleans Duo) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

17.30 pm Paul & Glen Elliott and pals - Anglia Court Hotel, Seafront

17.30 pm Pete Smith (Acoustic Folk Blues Jazz Guitar) - The Station House, Holt Rd

18.00 pm Norcsalordie (Irish Music) - Hotel De Paris, Jetty St

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01263 579715 - 07800 574098 scott@deckchairproductions.co.uk

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