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High-quality artists to play at Otley Folk Festival
11:21am Friday 6th September 2013 in Local news
Some of the region’s and country’s finest folk artists will perform in Otley this month.
Thousands of fans are expected to head to the town to enjoy the traditional delights of the 2013 Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival.
This year’s event runs from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 and will feature dozens of artists playing at a variety of venues – including the Labour Club, Otley Cricket and Rugby Clubs, the Methodist Hall and several pubs.
Steve Fairholme, who, with the other organisers, is busy making the final preparations, is urging as many people as possible to join in.
He said: “Come and help us celebrate this year’s Otley Folk Festival.
“As usual our lineup is one of wonderful splendiferousness, with young guns, old guns, and veritable blunderbi of the folk scene.”
Events will kick off on Friday, September 20 with shows by the likes of The Hall Brothers, the Phil Langran Band, Bella Gaffney and Aikens Drum.
Shows on the Saturday, meanwhile, will include performances from The Duncan McFarlane Band at Korks Wine Bar, Hex at the Horse & Farrier, and Wetherby Folk Chorale, and Vin Garbutt, at the Methodist Hall.
The festival’s final day will include concerts by The Gerry McNeice Band, Paul Downes and Maggie Boyle, Robin Garside, The Young ‘Uns, Anne Jackson and – with sea shanties – Monkeys Fist.
For more details of all the artists and shows and the festival campsite, along with how to buy tickets, visit otleyfolkfestival.com or call (01943) 464858.