2007 Warwick Folk Festival

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Festival Update March 2007
In this issue…
Seth Lakeman, Altan, Osibisa & June Tabor Headline Warwick 2007
Tickets On Sale Now!
The Guitar Convention: Watch This Space…
Warwick Folk Festival
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July 2007
 
Relevant Links
Warwick Folk Festival Website
Artists 2007
Book Online Now!
Seth Lakeman, Altan, Osibisa & June Tabor Headline Warwick 2007
Seth Lakeman
Seth Lakeman

It’s always an exciting time when the line-up for Warwick Folk Festival is announced, and 2007 is no exception! As Festival Director Dick Dixon explains, “We have listened to our customers and stepped up a level with the artists booked for Warwick 2007. It is an impressive combination of talent, tradition, innovation and integrity: there is something for everyone to enjoy.”Described by The Guardian as “the first major star from the latest folk revival”, SETH LAKEMAN brings his unique brand of fodk music to Warwick on Friday 27th July. Seth’s live performances are unmissable, a reputation which has justified the critical acclaim heaped upon his recent albums Kitty Jay (Mercury Prize Nominee) and Freedom Fields (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Album 2007). Seth’s success has been in turning the myths and legends of his native Dartmoor into something which is recognisably folk music but at the same time fresh, modern and exhilarating. BOOK ONLINE NOW!From humble beginnings in the sessions and festivals of mid-80s Ireland, ALTAN have risen to become one of the biggest names on the celtic music circuit. Led to the top by founders Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy, Altan have maintained their position at the pinnacle of the genre despite the tragic loss of Frankie to cancer in 1994. Their integrity and respect for the traditions of Ireland has created “captiving, resonant and beautiful music” (MOJO), which has ensured that Altan have received both critical and popular acclaim around the world. BOOK ONLINE NOW!JUNE TABOR returns to her home-town of Warwick to grace the Festival with vocal performances of integrity, innovation and clarity. Throughout her career she has constantly challenged and crossed musical boundaries to produce a series of classic albums, and is widely regarded as having “one of Britain’s most emotive voices” (MOJO). June’s festival appearances are rare, and we at Warwick are very lucky that she has chosen to perform for us. BOOK ONLINE NOW!Pioneers of World Music, OSIBISA will headline the Festival’s closing concert on Sunday 29th July. Formed in late-60s London by Ghanaian and Caribbean musicians, the band introduced many to the colour and vibrancy of African musical culture and earned deserved success with several hit singles. Osibisa have consistently resisted pressure to develop a more commercial sound, and have stayed true to their Afro-Caribbean roots. Recent re-releases of their recorded material have led to a critical re-appraisal of their significance to the World Music genre, and – as their name translates from Ghanaian – they continue to offer “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness”. BOOK ONLINE NOW!The headline acts are only part of the story at Warwick Folk Festival. There are many more exciting artists performing over the weekend, plus a full supporting cast of dancers and musicians appearing in the pubs, cafes and public spaces of Warwick. For more information, visit the Warwick Folk Festival website.

Tickets On Sale Now!

We are pleased to announce that all postal and telephone ticket sales for Warwick Folk Festival 2007 will be handled by The Bridgehouse Theatre.
This is a landmark development for the Festival, and recognises t`e close working relationship which the Festival and Warwick School have developed over many years of co-operation. Warwick Folk Festival will continue to process online ticket bookings through the Festival website –
BOOK ONLINE NOW! Contact details for postal/telephone bookings:
Bridge House Theatre Box Office,
Warwick School,
Myton Road, 
Warwick  
CV34 6PP

Tel. 01926 776 438
10.00 am – 5.30 pm (Mon-Fri)
10.00 am – 2.00 pm (Sat)

The Guitar Convention: Watch This Space…
Regular visitors to recent Warwick Folk Festivals will be aware that each year we programme a series of concerts, workshops and seminars based around a particular instrument, and for 2007 the chosen instrument is the guitar.
The guests and events are still being finalised at the time of this Update, but exciting announcements are imminent … WATCH THIS SPACE
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