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East Yorkshire village fund raising folk festival returns for a fourth year

East Yorkshire village fund raising folkfestival returns for a fourth year


Buoyed by the success of previous events, the Folk in the Field Festival returns to Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire playing fields with two new artists for 2019.


The fourth Folk in the Field festival takes place on June 29 at The Playing Fields, Station Road, Shiptonthorpe and will feature appearances from Folk in the Field newcomers, Jack Parker and York band, Maisie and the Thompsons. Folk in the Field 2019 also sees a welcome return for The Nick Rooke Band, Edwina Hayes, The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band and Market Weighton singer songwriter, Evie Barrand. The sound manager and compère for the evening will be Driffield's cigar box maestro, Dogfinger Steve.


Organisers are hosting the event to raise funds for Shiptonthorpe village projects, including the Church, the Village Hall and the Playing Fields themselves.


The chair of the committee in charge of organising the event, Sue Beadle, said that preparations are coming together nicely for what will be a fantastic music extravaganza.


"The committee has been planning this open-air event since before Christmas, so it's wonderful that it's generated so much interest from the musicians, festival goers and local businesses interested in supporting us.


"We'd love to see as many faces as possible as our invitation extends far wider than the immediate area -everyone is welcome.


"We'd love to raise enough money to be able to hold a festival again next year, as well as to donate some money to village causes."


The gates for the Folk in the Field Festival open at 5pm for a 6pm start, with entertainment scheduled until 11pm.There will be food stalls and a beer festival, featuring over 10 beers and ciders from the Goodmanham Arms and Colemans Cider Company.


Tickets can be bought fromLanglands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton, and cost£10 for over 18s and £5 for 18sand under. They are also available online


More information can be found on the website, on the facebook page@folkinthefieldshiptonthorpeor by


The folk festival follows a free daytime fete with a Wild West theme.





1. New act Jack Parker Jack Parker

2. New act Maisie and the Thompsons Maisie and the Thompsons


For more information or to arrange an interview with Sue Beadle, please call Sue on 07766 554574

Notes to Editors

  1. For more information about Folk in the Field at Shiptonthorpe, please visit or
  2. Described as "one of Hull's most innovative artists..." (Soundsphere Magazine), singer-songwriter Jack Parker captured the hearts and minds of audiences all across Europe and the UK but his new band has brought the show to the next level.
  3. Combining the East-Coast contemporary pop of Jackson Browne, with the English traditional stylings of earlier Fairport Convention, Maisie and The Thompsons continue to win critical acclaim. Their original material sits firmly with their carefully selected borrowings.
  4. The Nick Rooke band is a unique blend of high energy tunes and strongly lyrical songs inspired by Irish and Bluegrass themes. They have supported Billy Bragg and The Proclaimers.
  5. Edwina Hayes' beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana.
  6. Talented young singer song-writer Evie's music is heavily influenced by the 90's/noughties UK indie scene, particularly bands like Travis and Keane. She launched her debut single, ‘Summer's Warm' in 2018 and performed on the unsigned stage at CarFest North.