Lichfield Folk Festival
20th to 22nd June 2014
A weekend of dance and music
in this lovely cathedral city.
English Country dancing at its best!
Guest callers/bands :2014
Gene Murrow (USA)
"The Night Before"
"Pick N Mix"
Lichfield Folk Festival's base plus its adjacent caravan site are located on Borrowcop Hill, which is one of three, which overlook this attractive cathedral city .The camp site itself is adjacent to the extensive playing fields of the old King Edward VI Grammar School. As such, it offers a near rural setting, within the city, on its south side, and faces towards the vale of the river Trent.
Thank you to all the dancers who attended the 2013 festival, we are very grateful for your support and sincerely hope you enjoyed the experience.
Many thanks to the Callers & Bands for coming to perform for us.
We could not have had such a good time without you.
The KE kitchen team worked very hard to give us a good variety of tastey food throughout the weekend.
The report of the Set & Turn Single Focus Group for 2013:-
Lichfield, the shortest of the festivals, continues as the Blue Riband event, with the excellence in venues, organisation and artists. Nowhere in all the feedback was the slightest mention of anything negative except the observation that it is out of the town centre!
As the photos & videos from 2013 are processed, they will be posted on the "Photos" page.
If you are not already on our email list and would like to be sent a reminder next January, about the 2014 Festival, please click on the "contact" at the bottom of the page.
The details of the 2013 Festival will be left on the website to give an idea of what can be expected at the 2014 festival. The site will be updated in the new Year as the programme is finalised.
"Extending the weekend"
Want to make it an even longer weekend? On Thursday 19 June there will be dancing at Stafford Club to the music of David Bradley. Just drop in... http://www.staffordfolkdanceclub.co.uk/.
On Monday 23rdJune , Gene Murrow is calling at the Lichfield Folk Dance Club
Just drop in :- entrance £1.50
There's plenty to see in Lichfield and Staffordshire: http://www.visitlichfield.co.uk/ plus Cannock Chase and Shugborough Hall too.
Post Code of the Event is:
All dances and workshops have a caller to teach the dances.
There are 3 music sessions on Saturday* (2 workshops and a workshop band event) and similar on Sunday. Music for sessions will be available before the Festival - please visit the "Notes" page for more details or call Gordon on 01785 662398. The second music session offers a chance for you to lead the band in a tune which you can discuss with Gordon. Impromptu music sessions may be held in KELC Seymour Suite/Activity room when not otherwise in use.
If you have any suggestions for the improvement of our future festivals please let Freddie have them.
Last year's comments were very helpful!
Free Car Parking
This will be plenty of car-parking - please note that no car park barriers will come down during the Festival (except to secure the campsite at night), so you can use any of the car parks without fear of being stranded.
Future Festival Dates
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2015
Callers & Bands already confirmed:- Gary Roodman, Victoria Yeomans, Deo Volente, Double Dichotomy (Mollie Koenigsberger and Vic Smith)