Friday 30 - Sunday 2 July 2006
Folk, roots and acoustic music from
Everything from traditional airs to thrilling dance music, blues, country and Cajun at
Plus music, crafts, music, clothing and food stalls, real ale tent, a dance stage and free workshops.
FRIDAY 30 JUNE
Fri 30 June 7.45pm - Studio
Craig; Morgan; Robson
Tales Of Otherness
Moira Craig, Sarah Morgan and Carolyn Robson, recently described as harmony singers ‘made in heaven’, present folk ballads, songs and stories exploring the twilight world of deception, masquerade, transformation and enchantment. Witch-hares, wer-foxes, swan maidens, dragon ladies, female pirates and more appear in a magical, evening of words and music.
Tickets: £10 (discounts £8.50).
There will be an hour break in the performance during which masked
Fri 30 June 7.30pm - Marquee
Guy Tortora Band
Californian Guy Tortora is a songwriter, vocalist and guitar player of fine and subtle ability who combines the varied elements of American music - Jazz, Folk, Blues and Country.
Tonight he plays a solo set before being joined by his band of
‘made you think Ry Cooder had just entered the building’ Blues & Rhythm
Tickets: £10 (discounts £8.50).
Fri 30 June 9pm - Theatre
Julien Temple’s look back at 35 years of Glastonbury invites you to submerge yourself in the spirit, characters and music of the most popular music and arts festival in the world.
Tickets: £5 (discounts £4).
Fri 30 June 11pm – 1am
Late Night Acoustic Session
SATURDAY 1 JULY
Saturday Daytime - Theatre
Craig; Morgan; Robson beguiling a-capella harmonies
Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin 'wonderful' (Bob Harris) singer songwriter with mandolin virtuoso
Touchstone celebrating 15 consecutive Festival appearances!
Saturday Evening - Theatre
John Crampton foot stompin’ blues - ‘stunning blues voice’ Blues In
Giles Hedley & The Aviators funky, danceable roots-blues trio steeped in early
Dave Kelly & Christine Collister rootsy r&b with a touch of hillbilly and country
Saturday 12.30pm – 8.30pm - Foyer
Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer haunting Scottish Smallpipes and driving guitar duo
Laura Hewison cellist and singer making a name for herself on the Festival circuit
Mike Fenton & Mike Preston songs from the southern Appalachians
Kimber’s Men sea shanties and traditional song
Wizz & Simeon Jones the legendary bluesman with his son on sax, flute and harmonica.
Brogue top local Irish band
Sat 1 July 11pm – 1am Spotlight
Late Night Acoustic Session
With Special Guest surreal rebel poet and songwriter Attila The Stockbroker
Saturday Daytime - Marquee
Station House Blues-Soul fusion featuring the vocals of Root Jackson and 1999’s Blues Drummer of the Year, Sam Kelly
Luke Daniels and Jonathan Preiss with young performers from the Berkshire Traditional Music Academy
Midgen & Gibson American vocal powerhouse with bluesy, soulful and folksy covers
Van Eyken ‘one of Britain's great young hopes’ The Times
Saturday Evening - Marquee
Zyderhythmics white hot zydeco to get you up dancing with a dance workshop to show you how!
Saturday Daytime - Studio
Tom Doughty stunning lap slide guitarist
Giles Hedley & Sam Kelly Giles and drummer Sam from the Aviators return as a duo for more funky blues
Saturday Evening - Studio
Dave Rovics the last American Protest Singer
Chumbawamba Acoustic powerful and beautiful four-part unaccompanied harmonies http://www.chumba.com/
Saturday Late Night - Studio
Late Night Ceilidh with Thingumajig
Saturday Daytime - Amphitheatre
Hobgoblin Records present a selection of its artists including Lee Westwood, Rocas, Blackthorn and Candela.
Sunday Daytime - Theatre
Harriet Bartlett 'hugely talented' (Andy Kershaw) young accordionist
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset contemporary and passionate traditional music and winner of Mojo Folk Album of the Year
Eleanor McEvoy acclaimed and much-covered Irish singer/songwriter
Flook one of the great Festival bands English/Irish four piece
Sunday 12.30pm – 5pm Foyer
Sutura Harpist Vicki Burke’s intriguing new trio
Creole Spirit traditional old time sounds of the
Claude Bourbon mesmerising guitarist gels blues with classical, jazz and more
Sunday Daytime - Marquee
Wes Westons Bluesonics 1950’s Chicago-style blues
Michéle Welborn eclectic music and song
Whapweasel BBC Radio 2 Best Dance Band Award ‘the best I’ve heard in a decade’ fRoots
Riff Raff top local r’n’b band featuring Crawley’s Jim Pitts
Sunday Daytime - Studio
Smokestack passionate blues trio
Sunday - Amphitheatre
Longman Records present a number acts from the label including Nick, Dick & Tom, The Big Stone, Phil Jewson, members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Richard Durrant, and Ungagged.
Festival Folk Club – a two hour session on Saturday and Sunday featuring local artists and a Singaround. Hosted by Joan Gifford.
Music and Dance Workshops to be confirmed
All weekend featuring the best in local and regional Morris teams and traditional dancing
Shooting Roots _at_ Crawley Folk Festival – Shooting Roots offer a full weekend of music, dance, song and theatre opportunities for young people from 12 to 25, with free Festival access to all participants.
Saturday and Sunday Daytime (12.30pm – 6.30pm) and Friday and Saturday Evening (7pm – 1am) Passes are £10 each (discounts: £8.50).
Saturday All Day Ticket: £15 (discounts: £12.50).
Weekend Festival Ticket: £30 (discounts: £25).
Ticket or Passes gives access to all concerts, events and workshops during the stated period (subject to space availability).
Accompanied Children under 12 free (available on arrival only).
Young People 12-25 - Shooting Roots
Shooting Roots, part of the Folk Arts England network, are providing workshops and activities for young people on Saturday & Sunday. Sign up on the day and you’ll not only be guaranteed a great time but also get a free pass for the rest of that day’s shows and events.
Free Events You don’t need a ticket to get onto the Festival site and once on-site you can access all the stalls, Real Ale marquee, other bars and catering facilities. In addition, you can watch the dancers on the Dance Stage and listen to the artists on the Foyer Stage. Access to all the workshops is also free, subject to space availability – some of the rooms are quite small!
Ticketed Events Buying a ticket gives you access, subject to capacities, to four other performance spaces in addition to the free Dance and Foyer Stages and workshops.
Tickets will be exchanged for the appropriate coloured wristband on first entry to a ticketed area.
Tickets are sold to cover a period of time at the Festival rather than an individual performance or performer. If you want to know when a particular artist is playing then check on the timetable on the day, after the end of May, buy a Festival Programme.
Venue Capacities All venues used for the Festival are subject to Licensed Capacities. We are not able to allow entry once these limits are reached regardless of whether or not you have a valid ticket.
Workshops We have substantially increased the number and range of workshop activities at this years Festival. Full details will be included in the Festival Programme.
Please note that numbers at some workshops maybe limited by the size of the room or at the discretion of the workshop leader
Parking Free parking is available on site and there is also a limited amount of free parking nearby.
There are lots of Pay & Display car parks in
Bars & Food The Theatre bars will be open to 12.30am on Friday & Saturday night and 10.30pm on Sunday. The Real Ale Marquee will operate from 1200 noon to 10.30pm on Saturday and 8.00pm on Sunday.
A hot/cold food service will be available from early till late either at the outside food stalls or from the Arts Café inside the building.
We’ve introduced a charge for camping at the Festival for the very first time. The charge is £10.00 per unit (a unit being one tent, caravan or mobile home) for the period you occupy a space on site – whether that be for one night or the maximum three nights. The charge will go towards the costs of the additional toilet & shower facilities we are having temporarily installed in the rear car park area. These facilities will be available 24 hours a day whilst the indoor showers will again only be open overnight.
Call 01293 552941 for a list of local accommodation or log on to www.hawth.co.uk
The Hawth has free on-site parking. The Hawth is a 15 minute walk from both