a treat for fans of folk

Derbyshire Volunteers
Derbyshire Volunteers

Derby LIVE and Belper-based PR Promotions are presenting the Derby Folk Festival 2013 at the Assembly Rooms and in the Market Place from October 4-6.

The event will feature festival patron John Tams and the 16-strong Derbyshire Volunteers performing the seminal album Map Of Derbyshire.

This 70s album by Muckram Wakes - of which Tams was one of the original members - celebrated the folk music of Derbyshire and will be performed live at this year’s festival.

The performance will be in Derby Assembly Rooms’ Great Hall, from 12 noon to 1.30pm on Saturday, October 5.

Originally formed by Tams for a Tsunami appeal concert, The Derbyshire Volunteers comprise a “who’s who” of the Derbyshire folk scene, new and veteran.

The seventh Derby Folk Festival is set to bring a raft of BBC award-winners and transatlantic musicians to the region. Hundreds of festival-goers and artists

from America, Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland will descend on Derby’s Cathedral Quarter for the much anticipated weekend.

Gold standard headliners will be the eight–piece big band The Mighty Doonans (Friday), Irish supergroup Dervish (Saturday) and on Sunday, the ever-innovative trio Lau, four times winners of Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Guests from other side of the Atlantic will include Canadian fiddler April Verchand her band, and two members of the hugely popular American roots band Carolina Chocolate Drops – banjo playing Rhiannon Giddensand cellist Leyla McCalla.

Also appearing will be 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2012 Tim Edey, fast-rising Lucy Ward and many many other talented performers.

For ticket details, call 01332 255800 or see www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk for the full festival programme.