That’s all folks, in King’s Lynn

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There was foot tapping a-plenty when Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place was taken over by a two-day folk festival at the weekend.

Folk In The Town saw young and old pulling up a hay bale to enjoy a weekend of free live music featuring performances by 11 folk artists.

A brand new event organised by West Norfolk Borough Council, organisers were thrilled to see over 250 people on the Saturday and up to 350 on the Sunday.

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “The Folk In the Town event was enjoyed by many people who came with their families and friends.

“Many came and had their picnics sitting on straw bales listening to a variety of folk music.”

She added: “The Tuesday Market Place is an excellent outdoor venue for entertainment.”

The event featured a huge range of local bands and muscians, plus some who had travelled from further afield to play everything from traditional and modern English folk, through Americana, to outstanding original material.

The Fried Pirates said on their Facebook page: “A big thank you to everyone who played, sang and generally worked over the weekend You all made it easy for me by being outstandingly good.

“The audience loved it, the borough council loved it, I loved it!”

Saturday’s entertainment featured performances from Isabella, The Fried Pirates, Joe & Mary, Longshore Drift, Wolfswood, The Tildens.

Also performing in the Vancouver Quarter on Saturday were Aria’s Echo, a talented acoustic duo who pointed shoppers towards the main event.

Sunday’s billing included the likes of Mike Prior, Gamorra, Kelly Pritchard & Kev Walford, The Fried Pirates, Waterline, The Macarnos.

Running from noon until 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the event attracted a huge crowd throughout the day, with many onlookers staying for the whole afternoon with their families.