Folk music luminary set to grace stage at north Norfolk music festival

Organisers Jason Borthwick and Chris Haycock at Deepdale Festival Credit: Ian Burt

Organisers Jason Borthwick and Chris Haycock at Deepdale Festival Credit: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

A folk music innovator is set to appear at a north Norfolk festival, heading a line-up of more than 30 original musicians.

Martin Carthy will be performing at the Deepdale Festival later in the year. Picture: DEEPDALE FESTI

Martin Carthy will be performing at the Deepdale Festival later in the year. Picture: DEEPDALE FESTIVAL - Credit: Archant

Martin Carthy, who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the BBC, will be performing at the Deepdale Festival later in the year.

An acoustic and electric guitarist, ballad singer and an interpreter of newly composed material, Mr Carthy songs are reported to have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.

Festival music director Chris Haycock said: “For folk, roots and acoustic music fans in north Norfolk we have a wonderful line-up this year, and having Martin Carthy play for us is truly an opportunity not to be missed.

“Having been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and described by Q Magazine as ‘arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’, we’re so excited.”


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Now in its third year, the festival is the brainchild of campsite and hostel owners Mr Haycock and Jason Borthwick.

Mr Borthwick added: “When we took the business at Burnham Deepdale back in 2016, one of our aims was to support fantastic live, original music on the north Norfolk coast and the festival is one of the ways we are able to achieve that.”

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The Deepdale Festival takes place over the weekend of September 27, 28, and 29 at Deepdale Backpackers and Camping in Burnham Deepdale on the north Norfolk coast.

The main stage will be the Brick Barn off the backpackers hostel courtyard, with the smaller Backpackers Stage in the courtyard. There will be an acoustic stage in the Orchard Tent by the pop up shops at Dalegate market. And also special sessions will take place in St Mary’s Church. Festival goers will also be able to make their own music in one of the drum workshops during the weekend.

A full programme will be announced later this month.

- More information and tickets can be found on the website or from the booking office on 01485 210256

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