Free Weekend of Folk Music Festival - June 2018

FREE FESTIVAL 2018  LINE-UP

 

FRIDAY 8 June 2018

 

8 pm  VISION THING

9 pm  MARIE LITTLE

 

SATURDAY 9 June 2018

 

 2-5 pm  KEN'S EXTRAVAGANZA

 

An Everchanging World,  by Ken Scally. The Soundtrack performed by The Wigan Music Collective featuring

Kim Higham, Jan Hough, Linda Campion, Derrick Eames, Peter Byrom, Dave Gaskell, Rob Newsham, Wayne Connah, Ken Scally.

 

ALBUM SHOWCASE

Corrie Shelley

Pete Southworth

 

8 pm Mark Dowding and Sid Calderbank

 

9 pm  DROP THE FLOOR

 

SUNDAY 10 June 2018

 

2-5 pm  OPEN MIC

 

8 pm  CHONKINFECKLE

9 pm  ONE HAND CLAPPING

 

SOUND  -  Westminster Stage Engineering,  Leyland

 

Singarounds in the Alison Arms all day and night.  Cheap camping.  Good beer.  Great Atmosphere.  Weather ????

 

 

COPPULL FESTIVAL 2018

More information in the 2018 Free Festival Link above

 

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS

FRIDAY NIGHT

 

 

VISION THING  

VISION THING is a  5 piece group producing a powerful harmonious sound with a lot of original material.  They did a fantastic set last year and we are delighted to welcome them back to open our festival on Friday

 

 

 

  

 

 MARIE LITTLE 

MARIE LITTLE is a witty, versatile and charismatic performer who heads our Friday night opening concert.

 

 

 SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 

  KEN SCALLY

KEN SCALLY– festival organiser, is a multi-talented musician and writer who will showcase his radio melodrama ”An Ever Changing World”, with a talented cast, on Saturday afternoon with Kim Higham, Jan  Hough, Linda Campion, Derrick Eames,   Peter Byrom, Dave Gaskell, Rob Newsham, and Wayne Connah.  They are all extremely talented musicians and performers from the local Wigan area.

 

 

 

  CORRIE SHELLEY

CORRIE SHELLEY is a talented singer/songwriter with a haunting voice and she will sing songs from her newest CD Saturday afternoon.

 

  

 

 

 PETE SOUTHWORTH

PETE SOUTHWORTH—singer/songwriter who has a clever way with words will sing songs from his new CD on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 SATURDAY NIGHT

 

 MARK DOWDING AND SID CALDERBANK

MARK DOWDING AND SID CALDERBANK -  this well known duo brimming with Lancs history, humourous monologues and songs, are sure to please all opening the Saturday night concert.

  

 

 DROP THE FLOOR

 

DROP THE FLOOR  are a 4 piece group of  Virtuoso and lively Irish Traditional musicians, headed by the wonderful singing of Richard Moss.  They will wow us on Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

  SUNDAY NIGHT

 

CHONKINFECKLE

 

 CHONKINFECKLE—Les with his Ukulele and mouth organ, and Tim on percussion are a unique sounding comedy  duo singing self penned songs  about life in Wigan and life in general.  See them Sunday night.

 

 

 

 

 

ONE HAND CLAPPING

 

ONE HAND CLAPPING – Tim and Chris can switch effortlessly from foot stamping standards to beautiful melodic songs, taking the festival out with a bang.