En­joy feast of folk on farm for a good cause

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HE Folk on the Farm fes­ti­val, in Bryn­re­fail, An­gle­sey has grown from small be­gin­nings in 2013, to be­come es­tab­lished as one of the high­lights of the folk fes­ti­val cal­en­dar, at­tract­ing hun­dreds each year and fea­tur­ing some of the best folk artists from around the UK.

The fes­ti­val, which takes place this year from July 12 to 15, is or­gan­ised each year by Ty­d­dyn Môn, a char­ity which sup­ports adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, and Jon Hippy the fes­ti­val di­rec­tor.

All pro­ceeds from the fes­ti­val go towards sup­port­ing the char­ity and its ac­tiv­i­ties.

This year’s lineup in­cludes folk-rock­ers Merry Hell, Holy Moly and the Crack­ers, Harry Pri­est­man (ex-Chris­tians) and Les Glover, Elfin Bow (Pas­toral psych-folk with an un­der­cur­rent of elec­tronic am­bi­ence), and York­shire-based fe­male close har­mony folk trio Yan Tan Tether to name just a few.

Also ap­pear­ing will be dy­namic all-fe­male trio Said the Maiden, rel­a­tively new on the folk scene and al­ready well-loved. They were win­ners of the Bristol Folk Fes­ti­val’s Isam­bard Folk Awards in 2015, and sing tra­di­tional songs from across the UK and Amer­ica, and have sup­ported many well-known artistes in­clud­ing The Fish­er­man’s Friends, Clan­nad and Jim Mo­ray.

French-born singer Flossie Malavialle has been based in the North East of Eng­land since 2002, and has be­come an ac­com­plished per­former, play­ing at folk clubs and fes­ti­vals all over the UK. Her reper­toire range from well-es­tab­lished folk songs to jazz stan­dards, blues num­bers and Edith Piaf and Jac­ques Brel clas­sics.

Among the host of other act will be Ty­d­dyn Môn’s own the Ty­d­dyn­ers, plus the Cler­i­cal Er­ror Mor­ris Dancers.

In ad­di­tion there will be a range of trade and ex­hi­bi­tion stalls around the fes­ti­val site.

For a full list of per­form­ers and to buy your tick­ets, check the fes­ti­val’s web­site.

On-site camp­ing will be avail­able from 10.30am on the Thurs­day, July 12 (for the Folk Club night), through to the Mon­day of the fes­ti­val, and can be booked when pur­chas­ing your ticket.

Pitches are charged at £5 per night, and camp­site fa­cil­i­ties in­clude por­ta­ble toi­lets, a shower block and wa­ter points, but elec­tri­cal hook-ups are not avail­able. Car­a­vans and mo­bile homes are wel­come and charged at the same rate.

More in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val, in­clud­ing full line-up, to buy tick­ets/ camp­ing pitches, how to get there, and a taste of past years’ events through videos of some of the acts (in­clud­ing some who will be ap­pear­ing this year), can all be found on the fes­ti­val’s web­site: www. folkon­the­farm­fes­ti­val.com. Al­ter­na­tively you can email folkon­the­farm@live.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

If you want to know more about Ty­d­dyn Môn, and its work sup­port­ing adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties for more than 30 years, and its ac­tiv­i­ties (in­clud­ing a pan­cake house serv­ing home­made food) check the web­site http:// www.ty­d­dyn­mon.co.uk/

Merry Hell will be one of the many acts per­form­ing at Folk on The Farm in An­gle­sey

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