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The man is from Framlingham, made a bit of a name for himself and doesn’t need me to review his album to sell any more.   Back in the day when he was playing open mics at The Steamboat in Ipswich, having a pint in the Station Hotel in Fram …

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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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FolkEast First Acts

Eliza Carthy at FolkEast 2016

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the sixth time 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, between August …

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FolkEast Nomination

East Anglia’s “new kid on the block” festival FOLKEAST has been nominated in the 2016 UK Festival Awards. The three day festival returned to Suffolk for the fifth year this summer, bringing thousands of visitors to the glorious 300-acre estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip …

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Reflections on FolkEast

Just where do I begin to begin, I’ve not been to this Shindig before which, probably, shows a great lack of judgement on my part, for it really is a jolly thing. I’m sure you know the feeling, that feeling you get when you turn up somewhere new and just …

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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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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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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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The Legend That is Eastfolk

Legend has it that every August people would gather around the tiny hamlet of Eastfolk to trade wares and stories. It was part harvest festival, part reunion for the thatcher’s, herdsmen, brewers and story tellers. People would meet here, between the lands of the folk from the north and the …

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