Fun in the sun at Folk Weekend

THE musicians played, the singers sang, the dancers danced, and the sun shone for three days to complete a fantastic Lyme Folk Weekend 2019.

The annual festival, now in its seventh year, was blessed with wonderful late summer weather as visitors and residents enjoyed a weekend packed with music and dancing all around the town.

All three headline concerts at the Marine Theatre were sold out, with audiences delighted by folk superstar Jon Boden, the Askew Sisters, festival patrons Ninebarrow and a brilliant finale from Sam Sweeney.

Two free outdoor ceilidhs in Theatre Square were also a big hit as families danced to the Mitchell and Vincent trio in front of the stunning Jurassic Coast backdrop, and there was singing and dancing in The Galley Cafe, Pilot Boat and the Ship Inn, which opened specially for the event, as well as free music and morris dancing all weekend on Marine Parade.

Festival director Jeremy Hayes said: “We had a great weekend and our local performers, in particular, did us really proud. Our visitors never stop telling us what a warm welcome they get from the people of Lyme.

“As usual the star of the show was our amazing town. When the sun shines, there’s really nowhere better!”


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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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