Leigh Folk Festival

Thank you to all those who supported

The Spring Thyme Folk n Ale at The Royal Pavilion - Southend Pier

on 28th / 29th March 2014


The Summer 2014 Programme ... so far ...


Thursday 26th June 2014

Squeezebox - The Squeeze - Rectory Grove, Leigh on Sea

Dead Rat Orchestra, Greanvine, Lost Harbours


Leigh Sailing Club, Old Leigh

8.00 pm New Folk Theatre Production from Jack Forbes (TBC)


Friday 27th June 2014


Fisherman’s Chapel - New Road, Old Leigh

Owl Service, Fran Morter, You are Wolf,  Alison O’Donnell, Firefly, Steve Ashley,
Roshi, Crafting for Foes, Matt Boulter, Country Parish Music

St Clements Church, Broadway, Leigh on Sea

8.00 pm "Luttrell Voices" an evening of medieval storytelling with Dave Tonge (The Yarnsmith of Norwich) Free Admission

Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea

8.00pm - 11.00 pm The Grand Ceilidh Club presents : Leigh Folk Festival Barn Dance
with The 2Js calling and live music from The Bits 'n' Pieces Barn Dance Band  £4 Adults £2 Kids


Crooked Billet, Old Leigh

Paddy Beadle’s Music Session

Peter Boat, Old Leigh

8.00 pm Singaround with Derek 'Otto' Oliver

Preview Club, Prittlewell

30th Anniversary Bash



Saturday 28th June 2014

Library Gardens Upper Field Stage

12.00 - Mick Denny, London Klezmer, Thameside Mummers, Crafting for Foes, Family Ceilidh, She Koyokh, Son Yambu, Stick in the Wheel, Fishwives Choir, Lucky Strikes


Library Gardens Lower Field Stage

12.00 - 17.00 : Tony Prior,  The Hoy Crew, Luke Gambling, Jessica Noah, Nath Trevett, Kaz Simmons, The Flying Vs, Arfur Do & The Toe Rags, Sing Out Loud, Steve Dan Mills, Bob’s Barbershop Boys, Sally Ironmonger, Darragh Chaplin, Brendan Lawes  


St Clements Church, Broadway, Leigh on Sea

11.30 : Public Record – Music & Spoken Word

12.30 - 4.30 pm Open Mic Competition

18.30 : Ticketed Concert – Trembling Bells & Mike Heron, Cath & Phil Tyler


Grove End, Broadway West,  Leigh on Sea

12.00 – Buskers’ Corner


Leigh Library, Broadway West, Leigh on Sea

12.00 - Children’s Events – June Wells Storytelling


The Peter Boat, Old Leigh

20.00 - 23.00 Singaround with Tony Prior


Clarendon HQ., Old Leigh

21.00 -  Rainbow Valley, Lost Harbours, Crying Lion, Diamond Family Archive, Jason Steel


Crooked Billet, Old Leigh

20.00 - Ian Slater & Friends


The Smack, Old Leigh

20.00 - Grand Reunion in Concert



Sunday 29th June 2014 mostly from 11.00


Peter Boat Car Park

11.00 Morris Boys, Neil McSweeney, Sergeant BuzFuz, Salt Creek, Melodie Group,
Squirrel Hillbillies, Famous Potatoes


Billet Wharf - Hoy at Anchor Showcase - sponsored by Priority Management Services Ltd 

11.00 The Hoy Crew, Open Mic Competition Winner, Zoe Wren, Adrian Nation, Churchfitters,
Gregg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Saul Rose & James Delarre, Inlay then
Wolverton, Phil Burdett


Fisherman’s Chapel, New Road, Old Leigh

11.00 : Sacred Harp Singing Workshop then Furrow Collective, Bare Bones, Greanvinem Kiti Theobald, Alasdair Roberts, Kate Denny, Spoatley Smith, Alison O’Donnell, Plinth, Trembling Bells, Nick Pynn & Kate Daisy Grant, Nancy Wallace, C Joynes, Diamond Family Archive, Robin Saville.


Clarendon HQ., Old Leigh

Robin Grey, Gemma Khawaja, Ned Roberts, William Allen, Piers Haslam, Fishclaw, Fran Morter then Lou Glandfield, Steve Hunt, Robert Sunday, Alicia Catling followed by Blazing Zoos, Haiku Salut, Ghost Music, Nigel of Bermondsey, Sundown poets, Simon Blackman


Strand Wharf, Old Leigh - YMCA Stage


Boatyard Car Park, Old Leigh - Preview Club


Sara’s Tea Garden, Old Leigh - East Creek Union, New Roots Comp Winner


Leigh Sailing Club, Old Leigh - Programme to be advised


Bell Wharf, Old Leigh  - SXSE Stage

Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Cusack, Yngve and the Innocent, Plantman, Reg Hiss Skiffle Group, Delta Jacks, Danny & the Champs, Redlands Palomino co., Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers


Belton Bridge, Old Leigh - Dance Programme


Foundry Car Park, Old Leigh - Dance Programme


Victoria Car Park, Old Leigh - Dance Programme


Coal Hole, Old Leigh - Ship Full of Bombs Radio Station (tbc)


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