Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019

Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019

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The Sidmouth Folk Festival goes back to its roots in 2019 and reclaims its title for its 65th edition from 2nd - 9th August: a living, breathing tradition in itself. In a pre-eminent position in the country for its longevity, quality, breadth and scale, The Sidmouth Folk Festival celebrates its significant birthday with a re-name and new logo.

This very special week-long seaside event has been the putting the red-cliffed coastal resort of Sidmouth, East Devon firmly on the map since 1955, recognised as a huge cultural highlight in the South West region and acknowledged as a national treasure by festival goers from across the country and wider world

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Thursday 1st August
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Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell appearing at this event

From an early age, Ralph began his career by hitch-hiking around Europe with his guitar, emulating his hero Woody Guthrie. In the mid 60s he worked at a Cornish campsite, being maintenance man by day, entertainer by night, where he graced the stage at the 'Folk Cottage', a tiny barn in Cornwall that hosted an impromptu club, before eventually settling on the 'streets of London'. During this period, Nick Drake's last public performance was supporting Ralph at Epsom college. It was in 1969 that Ralph came to widespread attention though, thanks to an appearance at the Cambridge Folk Festival where all the audience sang along to the now classic anthem 'Streets Of London', thus launching a long term career penning and performing beautiful acoustic and folk politically conscious songs.

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Sidmouth Folk Festival

Ham Lane
EX10 8XR