Folk on The Pier Fringe Festival announced

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Cromer's popular Folk On The Pier festival gets underway on Friday 8 May with its main concerts at the Pavilion Theatre heading towards sell out.

Now the organisers have announced a plethora of fringe events around the town to add even more variety to the main programme as well as the opportunity to see some of the theatre stage artists appear in more intimate venues.

The Fringe offers a mix of styles so visitors to the town can expect everything from traditional folk to the pure experimental. As with any folk festival fringe, open mic and sessions form the backbone of the programming but set performances include Cajun Rock to Mediaeval based comedy and music.

The Albion Inn offers a full programme over the weekend hosted by Urban Folk Theory culminating in a session with Norfolk bluegrass favourites Hayley Moyses' Britgrass Three. On Sunday afternoon the Cliftonville Hotel once again hosts a concert with festival patron Ashley Hutchings as well as the now well established Richard Davies' Memorial session of song and step dance.

The White Horse will be hosting a full on programme of singers, instrumentalists and bands and include a concert with popular Suffolk folk-rock band the Bounty Hounds on Saturday night.

Raunchier styles can be found at the King's Head on Saturday night and Sunday lunchtime with the Cajun Dawgs and blues band Split Whiskers while the Old Rock Shop sees troubadour Wynndebagge perform music and comedy on Saturday night.

Now in its second year, 'Richard Penguin's Tea Time Showcase' will present a heady mix of styles at the Hotel De Paris whilst over at the Pavilion Theatre front of house a number of pre-concert performances have also been booked.

Published on 30 April 2015 by Ben Robinson

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