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Sent: 28 May 2012 18:40

Subject: Sidmouth FolkWeek - Press Release - 28 May


Press release

Sidmouth FolkWeek
Counting Down The Days?

As the sun makes a welcome appearance and festive spirit fills the air, the full line-up for SidmouthFolkWeek (3rd - 10th August) is now confirmed. Approaching fast, the festival offers a top-class summer line-up in a stunning seaside location. Combine your love of music with a full week's homegrown holiday for all the family to enjoy.
The very best of UK folk acts join us, including multi-award winning June Tabor & Oysterband,local heroes Show Of Hands and Seth Lakeman, Irish legends Dervish, the mighty Scottish powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra and a welcome return to singing from Norma Waterson with daughter Eliza Carthy and The Gift Band. Add into the mix: dances, ceilidhs, international performers, displays, morris dancers, workshops, sessions and the famous torchlight procession? and a diverse and entertaining programme jam-packed with feel-good atmosphere is guaranteed for all.
Our Taster Programmeis out now, available as a download on the website, offering you a glimpse at what's on offer when throughout the week. This gives you the chance to plan your personalised festival experience with a flexible range of ticket options now available. Choose from full season tickets to fully indulge in the smorgasbord of events and activities on offer or day/individual event tickets to hand-pick your favourites.


Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes ? War Horse - The Concert ? Tim Edey ? Kissmet ? Polkaworks ? Gadarene

Dervish ? Black Umfolosi ? Stygiens ? The Voice Squad
Tickled Pink ? Otis Gibbs ? Debby McClatchy ? Frank Yamma

Seth Lakeman ? Chris Wood ? Jon Boden ? Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle ? Rua Macmillan Trio
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band ? Edward II ?Jackie Oates ? Finest Kind ? Old Man Luedecke

Treacherous Orchestra ? Spiers & Boden ? Brass Monkey
Sisters Unlimited ? Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

Martin Simpson Trio ? Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy
Must Come Down - Morris Offspring
Mick Ryan's Folk Opera The Pauper's Path To Hope

June Tabor & Oysterband ? Dick Gaughan ? Jason Wilson Band Archie Fisher ? Naomi Bedford

Donal Lunny, Padraig Rynne & Sylvain Barou ? Len Graham Magpie Lane ? Whapweasel

Book online NOW at
All 2011 Ticket Prices held for 2012 + No Booking Fee = lower cost!
Taster Programmes can be downloaded from the web site or obtained by emailing abm_sidmouth_at_btinternet_dot_com with name, address and email address.
Book now at recession-beating prices, contact Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre: 01395 577952 or visit for tickets and full festival details.
Notes to editors
Media queries to: Alan Bearman Music on 020 7263 0425 or info.abm_at_btinternet_dot_com 
Full line-up details are available at
Photos available on request
The final programme - with all featured guests at each event - will be available in the comprehensive Festival Programme published in July.


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