Sunny Hunny’s folk festival a big success

Jake Morrell at the Hunstanton Folk Festival
Jake Morrell at the Hunstanton Folk Festival
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Hunstanton’s Folk Festival, organised by Vivien Young on behalf of Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts, had a remarkable range of acts.

These included many well-known artists from Norfolk ranging from singer songwriters with beautiful voices who had the audience entranced, to the joys of The Hobblers who had everyone up and dancing to their wonderful music.

Warwick Jones, the first to perform, said afterwards on behalf of the acts: “We are very happy to have been here for this, the inaugural event, and would want to come back to such a good venue, a great audience, good organisation and excellent acoustics and recommend it to all their followers.”

The afternoon music, mostly gentle acoustic singers was greatly enjoyed by the audience, some who came just for the afternoon stayed on until the conclusion at 11pm because they didn’t want to miss any of it.

Vivien Young said afterwards: “In the evening Jake Morrell entertained everyone with his great voice and songs.

“His last release went to No.2 in the iTunes Country chart – above Taylor Swift – and we could all understand why after his set!

“We were so pleased he agreed to play at our event. I can’t wait for his new release “Fear Struck Wild” out this week!

“The audience were also treated to the voices of Kerry Devine, Smith and Wykes and Millie during the event, and a rousing set by Stone Pony at the end – not strictly folk but great to dance to.”

The event at the Community Centre on Saturday was well attended and the audience all remarked on the wonderful ambience, range of music and the good bar and tea and cake stall and all said they would come again – so all in all a great success for Hunstanton’s first-ever Folk Festival.

It is hoped that it will be a bigger event next year with lots of artisan stalls outside with strolling minstrels and, of course, a great line-up of artists and the real ale bar inside.