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Artists wanting to appear, Please note that NO fees or expenses are paid, and, we do not! do sound checks only line checks! (It's worked so far) It's all for charity.

You don't need tickets! it's a free festival, but please give as much as you can to support our charities.

Please note :- ALL Camping spaces behind the Old Dungeon Ghyll are FULLY BOOKED and are for artists and stewards!! DO NOT pitch your tent!!

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Bev Whelan - Is the aforementioned 'Bev' and long time Langdale Lover - I mean that in the nicest sense She kindly provided all the amazing flute and whistle tracks on the Langdale Album all those years ago and was great then. Some of the haunting tunes that she plays are ideal in the setting of Langdale - you can sample a little in the Videos section. She is playing with Jim and Mike as mentioned and is playing a strong solo set - one to look forward to. Paul was one of the first musicians I met when I arrived back in the '80s, and for a time to sing for my supper. It really is good to have local musicians at the Festival, as you will see with Paul, there is a wealth of talent locally. You are sure to have a happy time with Paul.

His style is varied from fast upbeat covers to quieter thoughtful self penned songs. From Scotland originally he was one of the first musicians I met arriving as a spotty youth from the South and he is still going strong. He does a marathon acoustic set in Bowness and has done so for 20 odd years.

Joe is a festival organisers dream (and a good mate of mine), he will open on Fri. and also compare Sat. Cheers Joe. Fleetwood born and bred the first of 9 children to arrive into a musical family. His father was a great fan of opera and his mother was a cousin of the English tenor John Lawrenson, also from Fleetwood. At the age of 16 he bought his own 6 string classical from a friend and attempted to learn to play it.

Alice Wood comes from a musical family (her dad was lead singer in Leeds band Legal Action) and although only 14 years old she has been performing for the last couple of years. With a support for Boo Hewerdine and an appearance at the Galtres Festival Beer Tent stage already under her belt, Alice is destined for great things.

The Sail Pattern, a four piece folk band from the heart of the Pennines, was formed in the summer of 2010. However, the roots of the band go much deeper than that, back to hours, days and years playing together as teenagers in school. We have been gigging just over 2 years. It's Anne's first taste of being a musician but you wouldn't know with that voice . I've been playing It's Anne's first taste of being a musician but you wouldn't know with that voice .

We hope that you are getting the idea of just how special the Charity Festival is and why it is so close to our heart. Can I play if Dave or Maureen haven't had the good taste to book me Yes of course there are plenty of sessions and Guitar Workshops over the weekend. There is a basic PA for booked acts -Jack inputs for instruments, XLR for Vocals, sometimes left on 'ambient' for sessions and there will be someone there to control the sound. If you have special effects pedals etc. please bring them. Also we are always keen that performers bring their own microphones, leads and stands, at least a mic pop sock. It's a pub and a friendly Festival but if you want to talk loudly about the climb you failed to do or catch up with old friends, Please give them the respect they really deserve and move away from the performing area to chat.

Many thanks to all the artists who wanted to come back next year and to new artists who wanted to play. As you know we are a very small Festival and much as we would have liked to book everyone, cos you are all great, we simply cannot fit everyone in. We are going to have to work out some sort of rota system so that we can get you back after a short break, perhaps a year or so.

Folk Festivals to remember

Langdale Charity Folk Festival is organized in every year to support different charities. The artists will not receive any fees or expenses and those who will attend to the folk show will not have to pay for tickets either. But they are welcomed to contribute with how much they want in order to donate it for those in need. There are many other folk festivals planned all over the world, yet only some of them will remain in your memory for years.

The best folk shows in the world

Many folkie celebrations will charm your ears and fill your heart with joy. These special events gather thousands of partygoers in the same place and they will share some unforgettable moments together. If you will reach to Scotland, make sure you will not miss The Big Tent Festival. This amazing event is held every July in Fife and it is a sort of celebration of folk, art and everything that is green. You will hear debates in tents, you will watch interesting film screenings and you will really want to change something about climate change and preserve biodiversity.

Cambridge Folk Festival is a wonderful occasion to meet with a London escort from http://www.escortguide.co.uk/escorts/city_gb_london. The first edition took place in 1964 and it gained a lot in popularity since then. Different, new generations are being transmitted the folk virus and they come to Cambridge Folk Festival to watch how their favourite artists will perform live on scene. Martha Wainwright and K.D. Lang are only two of the awesome folk performers who promised they will entertain the folkie atmosphere this year, in July 31 – August 4.

Head to Ireland in July and attend to Fiddlers Green Festival. Find your best transportation from London to the beautiful village of Rostrevor, where this festival show will occur, and you will not regret coming here. They celebrate the Irish culture in an amazing way, with delightful songs that will fill the valley at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down. More than 200 events will take place in 8 days of folk, so get ready to have some quality time here.

But other European countries know how to folk, as well. They plan folk festivals in many other places, where folk artists and folk enthusiasts will sing and dance together for days and nights in a row. Costa Del Folk in Spain, Folk Fest- Sardinia in Italy, Fribourg International Folklore Festival in Switzerland and many other similar shows are held in countries from every continent.

Yet not all of these events are organized for charity purposes. John Shedwick Photography, The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Keswick Brewery and Berngates Brewery are only some of the sponsors of this folk festival in Langdale. Kev Smith, The Ale Mary’s, Bow Fell, Banter, Reckless Elbow and Jim Smith are some of the artists who announced their presence for this year’s Langdale Charity Folk Festival. Bring your own tent, book your camping site and bring your enthusiasm with you, because you will have to folk hard together with thousands of other folk lovers!