CHARMOUTH will host its first folk festival later this month, with a packed programme of musical events including headliner Richard Digance.
A BAFTA nominated entertainer, Richard Digance (pictured left) lived in Lyme Regis during the 1980s when he held ITV’s prime Saturday night slot. He has released 31 albums and will be performing a selection of his favourite hits when he opens the folk festival at St Andrew’s Community Hall, Charmouth, on Friday, September 27, supported by Kelly Oliver.
Musical entertainment will then continue throughout Saturday, September 28 and Sunday 29 at various venues around the village. Ticketed events at the community hall, village hall and church will include names such as John Watterson, Green Diesel, Grant Baynham, FolkLaw and Keith Christmas.
There is also an extensive programme of free performances at the local pubs, holiday parks and library, but donations towards the cost of the festival are welcome.
Start both days with a big breakfast at the community hall from 10am, in aid of Awaken for Love Africa on the Saturday and 1st Charmouth Scouts on the Sunday, or enjoy pulled pork rolls alongside music from Gary and Vera Aspey at the Fernhill Hotel.
For full details visit www.charmouthfolkfestival.com or follow the Facebook page ‘Charmouth Folk Festival 2019’, and for tickets to the main events visit www.ticketsource.co.uk. Programmes are also available to pick up at various outlets around Charmouth.