Isle of Wight Folk Events, Festival back in 2014!
In 2013 we are running a number of small events as fund-raisers, with the intention of bringing back the main festival in 2014. Here is what is happening next: We are running one of our old favorites: a book sale and folk session just like we have run for the last couple of years. A combination of a table-top sale of books, CDs, bric-a-brac, etc, and an open folk session. Saturday 29th June at the Portland Inn Gurnard, from 12 'til 4. Come along and buy some interesting books, join in with the session, enjoy food and drink from the bar or just sit and listen to the music. Contributions of books, CDs, DVDs, etc, welcome. The regular folk club in the bar of the Portland Inn, Gurnard, continues with the next date being Friday 5th July. This is a come-all-ye type of evening free to all. Hopefully we can to help with fund raising for the festival. The Island is rich in musical talent and venues where you can see musicians and dancers. For some of the other activities over the coming months see the various links on our website: http://www.folkstation.co.uk/ Folk and acoustic music, traditional dance, folkclubs, workshops etc. We are a small organisation, made up of volunteers, who have been organising folk festivals on the Isle of Wight since 2008. Our aim is to bring a broad range of folk music artists to the Island as well as showing off our marvellous local talent. Mainly we try to provide friendly events for everyone to enjoy. We started off in the back field behind the Steam Railway station at Havenstreet and ran a highly successful festival there for 4 years. In 2012 moved to a larger field with better access to public transport just outside Newport. Each year we engage in a range of fundraising events ranging from book sales to folk nights to help with the running costs of the festival. As anyone who has experience will tell you, just the legal aspects of organising events are expensive, even before we start to book acts and provide the infrastructure, so we are extremely grateful to those that help.