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Grapevine’s Festival of the Year 2017

Grapevine is delighted to announce their inaugural Music & Arts Festival Guide – Festival of the Year is FolkEast FolkEast is one of the younger festivals in East Anglia but has the feel of an event that has been around since time immemorial.  The quality of musicianship on display over …

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Kinidröme Comes to Halesworth

Those of you lucky enough to take a peek into the Kinidröme tent at last year’s FolkEast Festival may well have seen an array of historic films shot locally and hereabouts, some from the silent era, some in black and white and some shot in colour, but all projected on celluloid or magic …

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The Eastfolk Grapevine

Over the course of the FolkEast weekend Grapevine Magazine was on site producing the daily ‘Eastfolk Grapevine‘  Containing up to the minute observations of the goings-on on the Glemham Estate. Apart from Grapevine’s veteran photographer, now part of Eastfolk lore, the rest of the Grapevine team were experiencing FolkEast for …

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Grapevine Workshops at FolkEast

This year at FolkEast, Grapevine will be doing more than wandering about taking pictures and writing stuff.  We’ll be celebrating our 25th birthday by showing some up and coming young writers and budding photographers what it takes to tell a story and take the perfect picture. It is not our …

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Knight & Spiers at FolkEast

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers has been announced for East Anglia’s fast-rising festival FolkEast. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall will witness the debut performance of the pair on the Broad Roots stage on opening …

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FolkEast All Wrapped Up

An arboreal artwork that traditionally marks the start of the countdown to East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast festival has been unveiled. The annual dressing of a 65 foot dead oak tree on the festival site at Suffolk’s Glemham Hall Estate began in 2013. Visible from the nearby A12, it has become …

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Jackelope Pie & Green Jack!

 This month Foz previews one of his favourite festivals – FolkEast. The annual celebration of folk music and traditions goes from strength to strength and has been adopted by BBC Radio Suffolk as their Suffolk festival of the year. When it comes to folk music we’re particularly well served in …

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You do know we are on Instagram?

Join us on our WORDS&PICTURES workshops at #folkeast2016 and pick up your Grapevine Gary Notepad #writing #photography #workshop #journalism #glemhamhall #shorelark #BroadsideBoys A photo posted by GrapevineLIVE (@grapevinelive) on Aug 11, 2016 at 8:14am PDT

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Shorelark

Georgia Morgan Turner and Finn Collinson together are Shorelark, a contemporary folk duo drawing on a wide range of influences and unusual instrumentation to create fresh approach to British traditional music.  The duo will open the Grapevine stage at Ipswich Music Day on 3rd July so we caught up with …

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Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Tracking down Eremophila Alpestris was proving tricky.  The duo comprising Finn Collinson and Georgia Morgan Turner are better known as Shorelark, and will be opening the Grapevine stage at Ipswich Music Day.  It was Finn who came up with the idea of meeting up at Snape Maltings during Aldeburgh Young …

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The Young’uns Unsprung

Triumphant trio The Young ‘uns are to make a guest appearance on BBC-TV’s Springwatch popular spin-off show, Springwatch Unsprung, this Friday, June 3. Teesside’s Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, made it two in a row last month when they scooped the 2016 …

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Rampant Spontaneous Musical Entertainment and Overcrowding on Public Transport in Eastfolk.

Our editor has had a letter on the above topics… she has asked us to publish it, un-redacted and in full… Dear Sirs, I boarded the train yesterday at Ipswich enroute to Wickham Market.  An unruly mob of nare-do-wells were lurking about on the platform and, just my luck, they …

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A Boy Band and the Young Pretenders

Although I suspect he would be too modest to admit it, Peter Knight’s place in music is the stuff of legend – or at the very least, well established.  In 2013 Peter left the safe haven of Steeleye Span after more than forty years, and Gigspanner blossomed.   Along with Roger …

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Grapevine and FolkEast

Grapevine Magazine is thrilled to be working as media partners with FolkEast for the fifth incarnation of East Anglia’s fabulous folk frenzy to be held at Glemham Hall on 19th, 20th and 21st August this year.  Grapevine has been promoting live entertainment in East Anglia for over 25 years and, …

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Modern Folk in a Classical Setting

Snape Maltings played host to The Young’Uns last night.  In the beautiful surroundings of The Britten Studio the Teeside Trio seemed genuinely surprised that the 300 seat auditorium was full.  And why should it not be?  After all, these guys are the reigning BBC2 Folk Band of the Year.  Who …

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FolkEast 2016

East Anglia’s fast-rising “new kid on the block” festival, FolkEast is back for a fifth year this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, …

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Three For All Young’uns Tour

Only one East Anglian date on The Young’uns “Three for all” Spring tour. FolkEast is proud to be promoting the only date in East Anglia on The Young’uns National Spring tour. The Teesside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners will be performing in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings on …

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Megson – In A Box

If you missed Megson play at Folk East this year then do not fear for there are a couple of opportunities coming up in the region to catch this amazing duo.  Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the  Spiral Earth Awards, Megson …

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Dan Walsh

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘the real deal’ (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents receiving excellent reviews. Grapevine’s Tony Bell …

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Gigspanner at Glemham

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner started their recent UK tour with a house concert in the beautiful surroundings of Glemham Hall in Suffolk. It was the first time, as a photographer, I have photographed a gig alongside an artist, Malcolm Cudmore. His job being to catch the event in sketch. That possibly …

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