Folk by the Oak are proud this year to welcome award-winning Jim Moray as Festival Patron.
As a past performer and long term supporter of Folk by the Oak, Jim is the ideal candidate for this role.
“We are really pleased to bring Jim’s enthusiasm and knowledge to the day”, says Festival Director Adam Slough. Jim will be mc-ing at the festival on the main stage, and will also be broadcasting live podcasts between sets.
Jim’s new album Skulk was released earlier this year to critical acclaim across the board. His passion for contemporary folk will be the perfect addition to the 5th Folk by the Oak.
He will present an award-winning line-up:
Show of Hands, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Cara Dillon, Chris Wood, Breabach, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo.
As well as a list of stellar folk performers there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy at the stalls and activities including a craft tent, workshops, children’s activities, storytelling, circus skills, real ale bar, music stalls, recycled gifts and delicious food.
Local craftspeople will be on hand if you feel the wish to combine beautiful music with learning a new craft or maybe purchasing a trinket or two, and fun for the younger audience members includes archery and hands-on Celtic crafts with local group Celtic Harmony.
It has its own unique style with a relaxed and family friendly feel, where the organisers encourage you to bring your own food and drink along and make yourself at home. It’s a compact and leafy site with one main stage so you can pick a grassy spot, kick back and enjoy a whole day of top quality live music.
Fifty pence from each ticket sold for Folk by the Oak is donated to Hatfield-based charity The Willow Foundation, who provide special days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds. Organisers are proud to announce that nearly £22,000 has been raised since the first event, both through ticket donations and on-the-day collections.
Published on 28 June 2012 by Ben Robinson