We'd like to thank Folkstock organiser, Helen Meissner for writing this blog......
Folkstock is a new one day family friendly folk, roots and acoustic music festival in Hertfordshire on Saturday September 21st.
It is the flag ship event of the Folkstock Arts Foundation, a new Community Interest Company which has been set up by promoter Helen Meissner to assist folk artists with marketing, mentoring and masterclasses and it has iconic fiddle player, Dave Swarbrick from seminal 70's folk rock band Fairport Convention as it's Patron.
Folkstock has a mission to be a joyous fusion of many different strands of folk, with over 70 artists, half of which are from the local area, from award winning faves of this show such as Lucy Ward, Kris Drever, Reg Meuross, Luke Jackson and Josienne Clarke/ Ben Walker and Folk roots band The Willows, who have sessioned on Bob Harris, through to local artists who are being offered their first festival slots, and everything in between. Four stages and an additional two performance areas are planned at this relaxed rustic event at beautiful Aldenham Country Park near Borehamwood, along side free, 'sign up on the day songwriting' workshops with Reg Meuross, open slots at Flaming June's Troubadours, Morris Dancing with 'join in' scratch sides, festival feast food, local ales and ciders, arts and crafts stalls, childrens activities, milk shakes and soda bar, Ukulele workshops for all levels, and I am reliably informed that they have procured 24 ukuleles so if you ever fancied a go, now's your chance ! The performers range from the local Under 10's ceilidh group to 72 yr old Chuck Owston from Pennsylvania ! and they are delighted that this age range is reflected in the ticket sales so far!
Tickets are on sale now via the website www.folkstockfestival.com.
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