When the tide turns


It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Vin Garbutt on Tuesday 6th June. Our thoughts are, of course, with Pat and his family. Our memories are shared by his bigger family in the folk world.

We are lucky enough to have counted him as a friend and he will be sadly missed at this year's festival. For the moment let's all be thankful for his skill and the joy he has left us.


The weekend’s entertainment starts at 7pm on Friday and runs until 5pm on Sunday. The weekend is in sing-around format dispersed with surprise guests and fun & games. On Saturday there will be a sweep-stake on The Grand National. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The weekend costs £15 or day tickets are available, £5 Friday; £10 All day/evening Saturday and £5 Sunday.

Camping - Outdoor camping for camper-vans, caravans & tents @ £8.00 per person, per night for Friday and Saturday. There are 24 hour toilets and showers. Campers may arrive from 12.00 noon on Friday and will need to leave by 6.00pm on Sunday. * We may be able to negotiate Sunday camping with the Cricket Club and will let you know if this becomes available.

Meals are available as follows: 

Friday and Saturday evening – Derek and Mary’s Home cooked hot meal, choice of 2 meat options and a vegetarian option. (Proceeds to the Festival)

The Cricket Club will be cooking breakfasts and also have a snack menu, plus teas and coffees, and bar with Real Ales & Cider. There is a separate bar for people to chat away from the main singing area.

For more information please contact Derek and Mary Droscher 01295 709881 and leave your details on our answer-phone.

Confirmation of booking and further information will be sent out from 1st March 2017.


Thank you - Folk in the Courtyard!

Thank you to all who supported Folk in the Courtyard on 31st July. We had great fun and raised money for Festival Funds!