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Folk Concert

Sunday 30 April 2017
6.30pm - 11pm

Enjoy an evening folk music concert at the Museum this spring, with a fantastic line up of folk musicians and bands playing as the sun sets over our beautiful site in the South Downs National Park.

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Folk music acts

Taking place on the evening of Sunday 30th April, enjoy a wide range of talented acts!

Jim Moray

Hear Jim perform songs from his new album, Upcetera, which draws influence from the systems music of composers such as Nyman and Reich. I features dramatically orchestrated child ballads reimagined as torch songs or a kind of English Fado. It’s an album that places the narrative element of these songs centre stage, with Jim Moray’s supple soaring vocal leading the listener by the hand through strange old stories, making them new.

Hatful of Rain

Hatful of Rain are a British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles. The Hatfuls use a single microphone approach to performing. This creates an intimate and engaging atmosphere characteristic of every Hatful show. They have recorded two albums Way Up On the Hill in 2012 and The Morning Key in 2014.

Mark T

Mark T. has been playing his unique blend of folk, blues and roots music since the mid eighties, solo and in the company of esoteric collaborators The Brickbats, roots rock band Rootdogs and more recently with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band) and Fran Wood.

Gitta de Ridder

Dutch-English singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder draws the listener into a world full of atmosphere and feeling. Feelings of joy, sadness and wonder. Stories, thoughts, dreams, hopes, and all that lies between wrapped up in a blanket of indie folk acoustic guitar sounds and beautiful melodies.

Revel Weird and Wild

We are a four piece band (Guitar, fiddle, flute and percussion). We are sometimes joined by a bass player as well. We play traditional folk songs, together with jigs and reels. We play a few of our own tunes mixed in with lots of well known songs and tunes like the Irish Rover, Whiskey in the Jar, Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Man of Constant Sorrow, Brown Eyed Girl, the Kesh Jig and many more.


Why not also enjoy at day at the Food & Folk Festival?

Food & Folk 2016 Weald & Downland MuseumThe Folk Concert is taking place during the Museum’s Food & Folk Festival, 29 April – 1 May 2017. Why not enjoy a day at the Museum followed by an evening of music?

25% discount available on Folk Concert tickets when booked with full price Food & Folk Festival tickets – discount automatically applied in our online shop.


Can you help us to spread the word?

Download and print our  Folk Concert A4 poster.


How to book

Tickets are £20 each. Pre-booking is advisable as tickets are limited. Under 16s are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Please note that refunds will not be offered for this production.

Doors open 6.30pm and the concert will begin at 7pm and end at 10.30pm. Due to the nature of this event dogs are not permitted.

Why not combine an evening at the concert with a day at the Food & Folk Festival,  which runs 29 April – 1 May? Receive a 25% discount on Folk Concert tickets when booked with full price Food & Folk Festival tickets.

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Food & drink

Food and drink stands selling hot and cold food and drinks will be open in the evening, plus a bar.

Please note that guests are not permitted to bring their own food and drink to this performance.

What to bring

Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs. The performance is not under cover so it is advisable to come prepared for all types of weather.

The concert will take place in all but the worst of weathers and tickets are non-refundable.

Should extreme weather conditions occur, the performance may be cancelled or stopped for health and safety reasons. This judgement is down to the Museum’s management team.