The very popular 14th Wirral Folk Festival based in Ellesmere Port returns in 2019 and the organisers are most pleased to announce that it will take place at its usual venue from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June.
Artistes booked so far are - Singer/songwriter and broadcaster ~ Jacqui McDonald (ex-Jacqui & Bridie & The Spinners), BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners ~ Chris While and Julie Matthews, powerful a capella singers ~ The Wilsons, fantastic Beatles tribute band ~ The Upbeat Beatles, Wirral’s ~ Elbow Jane Band, The Tom McConville Band, Jim Moray, Sam Kelly Trio, The Drystones duo, Henry Priestman & Les Glover, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer, Mather-Robinson band, locally based acts will include singer songwriter ~ Geraldine (Gerry) Ffrench, Wet The Tea trio, Paul Reaney & Harbour Moon, Jimmy Rae & Sarah Wright (Tennessee Waltz) and The Deportees with still more to be added.
Main Hall concert performers & start times: Friday evening (7.00pm) Gerry Ffrench, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer, Jim Moray, CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS
Saturday afternoon (12.45pm) Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer, Henry Priestman & Les Glover, THE WILSONS, ELBOW JANE
Saturday evening (7.15pm) The Drystones, THE WILSONS, SAM KELLY TRIO, and special guests - THE UPBEAT BEATLES
Sunday evening (1.00pm) The Deportees, Wet the Tea, Harbour Moon, JACQUI McDONALD, TOM McCONVILLE BAND
The festival will take place as usual at The Whitby Club, Chester Road/Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF and the format will be the same as in previous years with main stage concerts featuring the principal artistes plus a large number of fringe events in other parts of the building.
A Craft Fair, Morris Dancers and an Appalachian Dance Team will add to the spectacle. On-site camping facilities in the sports field grounds are excellent and includes an area of hard standing for large caravans/motorhomes. Field portaloo toilet facilities and main building toilets and showers are available also. The club has its own excellent catering facilities and low price food and drink is available (including breakfast) throughout each day in the main lounge.
All prices shown include a Tickets Wirral booking fee