Mudcat Café message #3048709 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134134   Message #3048709
Posted By: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
08-Dec-10 - 07:47 AM
Thread Name: Proposal to restart Sheffield Folk Fest
Subject: Proposal to restart Sheffield Folk Fest
I am presently thinking about possibly resurecting Sheffield Folk Festival. The Festival as some of you may know ran for 5 years 4 at Kelham Island Museum and the last one in 2008 at Burton Street it took place on the last weekend of october. However I don't think it's feasible to ressurrect a full Festival with large concerts. What I am proposing is to fill the gap at Easter with the demise of the very succesfull Singaround Weekend. I have preliminary discussions with other musicians and some publicans. The plan at this very early stage is to tap in to the thriving session scene. Singarounds and Music sessions could be held at Kelham Island Tavern, Hillsborough Hotel, University Arms, Red Deer, Fat Cat, Fagans, Grapes. Some of those pubs have existing sessions that can dovetail in. New venues like Greystones, Royal at Dungworth and others could be invited to put events on. if anyone want to put a concert on it could be 'badged up' with the existing festival logo. Ceilidh Soc could be approached re a festival ceilidh. There could be room for camper vans next to Kelham Island as in previous festivals. We could source some indoor camping. There is no (or very little) expense involeved.The Festival has a small balance left in it's bank account but we could solicit advertising from pubs and produce a programme in order to fund leflets for future years if it's successfull. What do people think.?