LAZY FRIDAY: MIDDLEWICH FOLK & BOAT FESTIVAL 2008

On Friday June 13th – Sunday June 15th bring the family to the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival.

You will be able to enjoy Music by various artistes and groups. Below are a few things that will be going on. But this list is not yet complete.

Friday June 13th     Time        Venue    Performers

8.00 pm    Church    June Tabor
8.00 pm    Marquee    Churchfitters + PJ & Peggy
8.00 pm    British Leg    Family Mahone
8.00 pm    Boars Head    Nick Baraclough etc

Sat June 14th    Time        Venue    Performers

2.00 pm    Marquee    Martin Simpson etc
8.00 pm    Church    Jonathan Kelly
8.00 pm     British Leg    Nick Harper etc
8.00 pm    Boars Head    Chris & Kellie While etc
8.00 pm    Marquee    The Warsaw Village Band     8.00 pm    Civic Hall    Stomp + Peter Rees

Sun June 15th     2.00 pm    Marquee    Devon Sproule +
8.00 pm    Boars Head    Rory Ellis etc
8.00 pm     Marquee    Peatbog Faeries +

What and Where Are The Twelve Various Stages?

•    Main Stage Marquee on Festival Field
•    Folk Club Stage (hosted by local folk clubs)
•    The Royal British Legion
•    The Civic Hall
•    The Boars Head
•    St Michael & All Angels Church

Please remember that there will also be a huge variety of fringe musical
events at many venues around the town, with accompanying Morris
Dance performers.

There will be 9 Morris Dancing Groups.

After taking part in the Festival Opening Procession through the town on
Saturday morning, Morris Dancing teams will then be appearing at the
various dance venues in and around the town centre, between 11.30 am
and 15.30 pm (with a break for lunch)

On Sunday, the teams will be appearing at the Morris Dance Showcase to
be held in the Civic Hall, from 11.30 am – 12.45 pm.  This is a seated
event and admission is FREE.  After a break for lunch, the Morris
Dancing will continue at the dance venues until 15.30 pm.

The Venues Include:

•    Main Festival Site
•    Bull Ring Ampitheatre
•    The Boar’s Head

Where Are The Fringe Musical Events Held?

•    The Cheshire Cheese
•    The Big Lock
•    The King’s Lock
•    The Narrow Boat
•    The Golden Lion
•    Etc

Is There Anything Arranged for the Children?

Yes, there are events especially for the children.

What’s Happening on the Canals?

Middlewich is situated at the junction of the Trent & Mersey and the
Shropshire Union Canals and will have plenty of activities going on
over the weekend.

There will be craft displays and demonstrations as well as music and
theatre. Come and see horse drawn boat demonstrations.

As well as attractions along the canal, the whole town becomes part of the
Festival, with street performers, a street parade and dance workshops.

How To Get To Middlewich?

Middlewich is situated in the County of Cheshire, England, and is easily
found via Junction 18 of the M6.  (See Map)

Radio Britfolk on CheshireFM 92.5 will be on air for the whole weekend.

Eva

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