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Vintage And Folk Roots Mix It Up In Hebden Bridge
Victoria Benn, Features Writer
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Hebden Bridge, dubbed ‘one of the world’s funkiest towns’, doesn’t really need much of an introduction or sell. Nestled in the heart of the Calder Valley with a robust arts and crafts fraternity and a cutting edge music scene courtesy of the eponymous and iconic Trades Club, it already has bags to recommend it.

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From May 11 to 13 though, things will hot up even more. The annual Folk Roots Festival will be in residence, an event which organises scores of first class folk, roots, blues, world music and Americana gigs throughout the pubs, clubs, churches and open spaces around the town.

Plus on May 12 and 13 the town will swell even more as the ever popular and now fully established, Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair returns to the Town Hall.

The Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival, run by a group of musicians, enthusiasts and folk-loving people, has evolved organically over the last nine years, and as such is totally connected to the heart of the community, showcasing the talents of many local acts and bands, as well those from much further afield.

Musical Director of the Folk Roots Festival, Dave Boardman, said: “We are looking forward to another great weekend. The festival kicks off with a Yorkshire night at Hope Baptist Chapel featuring Jon Palmer's Acoustic Band and Roger Davies supported by Hebden’s own Reggie and the Krayfish.

The weekend also brings top singer songwriters like Reg Meuross, Steve Tilston and Ewan McLennan to the local stage. 

The Americana and Bluegrass event has become a regular and is once again happening at The Trades Club.

We are also bringing back ‘The World on Your Doorstep’, so expect anything from Latin to Klezmer.” 

Hosting their fifth fair, Yorkshire Vintage Fairs’ Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair has also upgraded its offer.

Live blues vocalist, The Fabulous Miss G returns to entertain with her vintage diva set which will run throughout the weekend, and new to the event will be a swing dance social, courtesy of the multi award winning, The Swing Cats, hosted on the Town Hall terrace.

Organiser Claire Walton, said: “The live entertainment really upgrades the atmosphere and experience of the vintage fair. Our vocalist is always a crowd pleaser and although The Swing Cats have hosted dances at some of our other fairs, this will be the first time they’ve come to Hebden.

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They really are a treat to watch as not only are they first class Lindy Hoppers, but they also look amazing dressed up in their 1940s and 50s finery! They’ll be hosting little lessons too for anyone that wants to get involved.”

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair also features 20 stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, vinyl and homewares, and mixologist Kendall will be returning with her cocktail bar.

Future dates for your vintage address book

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair
Saturday July 21st to Sunday July 22nd
www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

The Vintage Fair @Square Chapel Arts
September 8th
www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

Vintage And Folk Roots Mix It Up In Hebden Bridge, 28th April 2018, 5:13 AM