Hebden Bridge’s Folk Roots Festival will bring an international flavour to the town for three days from May 15. Gigs will take place at a host of venues featuring vibrant musicians and artists from Yorkshire, the UK - and beyond. The excitement starts on Friday, May 15.
Hope Baptist Chapel in the centre of Hebden Bridge will play host to a mouth-watering line-up which includes Molly Tilston, Taste Buds and BBC Folk favourites Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. At the Town Hall, The Factoryline will present ‘Songs of the Sea’. One of the main attractions of the festival is the Americana evening on Saturday which will bring My Sweet Patootie from rural Ontario to Hope Baptist Chapel.
Also taking part will be Leeds-based Holcombe Family String Band with a mix of ragtime, jazz and western swing. Former Emmerdale actress Ursula Holden Gill will perform her show ‘My Mate Rumpelstiltskin’ at the Stubbing Wharf pub on Saturday, May 16 at 8pm and other acts lined up include country rock singer Des Horsfall, Lee Southall, formerly of The Coral, Lucy and the Caterpillar, The Tiny Minds and Brian Toberman. There will be workshops, story-telling, dancing and drumming. A weekend ticket is £25 and for single event tickets visit www.hebdenfolkroots.org