Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the Best Gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond.
THIS YEAR WAS ONE OF OUR BEST EVER IF COMMENTS ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY?
SCOTT BUTLER WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN...!
Openwide Coastal Ltd for their assistance and sponsorship in kind
World music engineer Rob Ellmore and his team for sound and light
Judy & Mick Peters for artist hospitality and back stage security
Lioux Heap for artist liaison
Trevor and Colleen Hall, Graham Harding, Karl and Zoe Buck, Andrea Osbourne,
Phil Berry and Andy Stafford for crewing and stage management
Simon Care and Fiona Davies for assistance with the fringe events
Graham Harding for festival and artists merchandise sales co-ordination
Jane Fieldsend, Jenni Randall, Sue Bursnall, Trish Reed, Jennifer Davies,
Colin Taylor and Paul Foster for general assistance
Chris Gill for event photography
Festival patron Ashley Hutchings MBE for his support and encouragement
Stevie Horton at Iconic Media for publicity support
The Pavilion Theatre front of house, box office, auditorium and stage staff
Our various MC’s over the weekend
Richard Penguin and Cromer Social Club for the teatime showcases
All the singers and musicians who have contributed to the festival fringe
Cromer’s pubs, cafes and hotels that have supported the fringe events
Sandcliff Guesthouse, Cliftonville Hotel and Croft House for artists and crew accommodation
Mustard TV, BBC Regional Radio, North Norfolk Radio and Future Radio
Eastern Daily Press, Leisure Publishing, the Crab Tales, Just Cromer and the Cromer Times
Cromer St John Ambulance
Martin Cook for the souvenir programme cover artwork
Cheverton Printers for help and support with programme origination and print
Rob Beattie at Hove Website Design
Zoe Buck for moderating the Facebook group
WE HAVE SOLD NEARLY HALF OF OUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR NEXT YEAR WITHOUT AN ACT ANNOUNCED - THANK YOU!
IF YOU CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR TO ENJOY ONE OF OUR PRODUCTIONS THEN WHY NOT JOIN US IN BEAUTIFUL LOSTWITHIEL (SEE PRESS RELEASE BELOW)
THERE ARE ONLY 150 TICKETS PER CONCERT FOR THIS EVENT AND 'OUR ROB' AND HIS TEAM WILL BE ON SOUND AND LIGHT!
COME ON DOWN, IT'S THIS END OF CORNWALL ANYWAY!!
DECKCHAIR PRODUCTIONS’ NEW ADVENTURE IN CORNWALL!
Press Release From February 2016 - Lostwithiel will host a brand new three day folk music festival in mid September called LostinFolk. The inaugural festival will take place on the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 September and promises a spell-binding mix of roots music from around the UK.
The festival will offer four concerts over the three days plus a late-night ceilidh after the Saturday evening concert. The line-up includes well known folk and acoustic artists who will be familiar to many of the county’s folk club audiences including Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies, Richard Digance, Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver, Sally Barker, and Exeter’s Wildwood Kin. Audiences will also have the opportunity to enjoy exploring the effervescent Gerry Colvin Band, world folk music rhythms of the Hut People, and Cambridgeshire mandolinist Daniel Nestlerode. Add to this impressive list the Americana and rocky blues of the Spikedrivers, Suffolk’s Broadside Boys with their tales of local characters, the full on fiddle led Celtic fusion of the Roving Crows, and last but certainly not least, the folk rock dance masters of experimentation Tickled Pink for the ceilidh, and there is certainly a diverse mix of musical genres to appeal to everyone!
The festival is curated by Scott Butler, who for the last eighteen years has organised Cromer’s highly respected ‘Folk on the Pier’ festival. This festival proudly flies the flag for the folk rock genre and regularly brings together folk rock artists from all the Celtic nations. For a few years Mr Butler has been looking for another location to organise a similar event and having fallen in love with Lostwithiel has now decided that is the place. ‘I am very often asked to stage events, but sadly the locations have nothing endearing about them. It’s not just about programming the music, it is equally important to stage an event in an attractive environment. Lostwithiel is such a place and there are also lots of great places to visit within a short driving distance such as Fowey, the Eden Project, Lanhydrock and much more.’ Mr Butler explains.
All concerts, and the ceilidh will be held in Lostwithiel Community Centre and tickets can be bought for individual concerts or for the whole series. Box office 01208 872207 More information is available at
All four concerts are £15.00 each or a full season ticket is priced at £55.00
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