The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club 


In aid of Leigh Folk Festival Association

Southend Folk & Ale Festival 2018


On Saturday 14th & Sunday15th  April 2018 on behalf of Southend on Sea Borough Council,
The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club is organising a Free Folk Festival
in aid of The Leigh Folk Festival Association at The Royal Pavilion on Southend Pier.

 All participants are giving their time and performing without any personal reward.


Saturday 14th April 2018

12.00     Joe Migdal:  A local balladeer performing both traditional and self-penned songs, with creative accompaniments on guitar and other instruments.

12.20     Dave Symonds

12.40     The Archers

13.00     Bernard Hoskin:
singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge who has released 12 albums. "Great voice, great songs, superb guitarist"

13.20     Rom Shanty Crew:
Have a shared love of shanty singing. In addition to performing at local folk clubs, they have appeared at Folk Festivals, charity fundraising events and various local community events.

13.40     The Jones Boys:
Play traditional tunes and songs from Ireland, England and Scotland.

14.00     Mains’l Haul Shanty Crew:
Singers of sea shanties and songs of the sea.

14.20     Revival: Acoustic trio who play an atmospheric mix of folk music, familiar covers and original songs.

14.40     The Hoy Shanty Crew:
Ubiquitous and popular local performers of shanties and songs involving the sea or drinking.


15.40     Mucky Dennis & The Grifters


16.40     Grand Reunion: Inventors & exponents of Cockle Rock - large helpings of Folk-rock, a splash of Celtic Irish, a dash of Rock 'n' Roll, a pinch of Blues and a drizzle of skiffle.

17.20     The Mudlarks



Sunday 15th April 2018  

12.00     The Umbrella Factory

12.20     Captain Morgan’s Rum Do          

12.40     Colette Meury

13.00     Chris Robson Band:
A contemporary acoustic folk act playing original songs about the human condition.

13.20     Goodnight Crow              

13.40     The Hoy Shanty Crew:
Ubiquitous and popular local performers of shanties and songs involving the sea or drinking.

14.10     Bob’s Barbershop Boys: The group performs regularly for a variety of charities, local organisations, local authority-run events, and last December as guests of the Federation of Essex Women’s Institutes  singing in Chelmsford Cathedral. The Boys  have recently returned from a successful three-venue trip to Spain

 14.40     Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster: A mother and daughter duo from Essex, singing songs from their family tradition. Unaccompanied singing with no frills or fuss.

15.10     Angel & The Melody Horns

15.40     Emerald Hill

16.10     Famous Potatoes

17.00     Arfur Doo & The Toe Rags: Local favourites for over 10 years. A mix of English and Irish traditional songs and tunes played untraditionally.