Beverley Festival of Folk

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The Beverley Folk Festival 16 – 18 June 2017 is set to be another rip roaring success.
There is a long list of performers already booked to appear. As with other folk fests you also get ‘Pub Stuff’ in various hostelries around the town.

Beverley’s Folk Festival Pubs

  • The White Horse, or ‘Nellie’s’ to the locals, dates back to the 16th century and was the birthplace of the festival. I am told that the pub still uses the original gas lamps but that the beer is definitely not too gassy.
  • The Sun Inn as usual is a strong supporter of live music and fine beer. Cor shine a light.
  • Tiger Inn will be a roaring success.
  • The Forrestors Arms, Durham Ox, The Monks Walk, Hodgsons and down in the Westwood The Woolpack are all on hand for a good pint or three.
  • The Wold Top bar at the festival village will obviously feature the local brew.


After all this why not take a coach home. This Beverley bus was spotted in Volendam in the Netherlands at the week end. I hope all the trippers make it back home for the festival.


Some of the Artists who have appeared in recent festivals performances include:

Bernard Wrigley
Eleanor McEvoy
John Shuttleworth with ‘It’s Nice Up North’
Barbara Dickson
Ben Lawes
Blazin’ Fiddles
Bowie, Bliss & Cockerham
Charlie Dore & the Hula Valley Orchestra
Dave Burland
Eddi Reader
Barbara Dickson,
Bootleg Beatles
Ralph McTell,
Wizz Jones

Edwina Hayes
Ellen & The Escapades
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Karen Tweed
Mambo Jambo
Martin Simpson Trio
Rory Motion
Roy Bailey & Tony Benn
Sean Taylor
The Black Umfolosi 5
The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
The Demon Barber Roadshow
The Hall Brother & John Carey
The Hut People
The Proclaimers
The Why & Wherefores
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
The Hut People
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Link to buy tickets
or offer comments on the Festival
Read about St Mary’s Church amongst the top ten churches in the East Riding.

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