From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 25 April 2006 11:01
Subject: SEFAN:2006-04-25:01. ANNOUNCE. Rochester Sweeps Festival - May Weekend

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From: "Doug Hudson" <doug_dot_hudson_at_lineone_dot_net>
Date: 25 April 2006 10:17:29 BDT
Subject: Sweeps Festival

Hi Everyone
Can you give a mention to the Sweeps which we hope will be the best ever!!

"The 27th Rochester Sweeps Festival takes place this weekend with a bigger profile than ever before.
There are three major concerts: Friday 28th April with The Miranda Sykes Band (last ever performance) and Martin Simpson;
Saturday 29th April with Swarb's Lazarus and Shooglenifty and 
Sunday 30th April with Fairport Convention.
Tickets for these concerts are just 14 each or you can buy a combined ticket for all three at 35.

In addition Steamchicken host a ceilidh on Saturday night and the Simon Care Trio on Sunday night at the Corn Exchange.

You can see German super folk stars Geyers and French band Chiens D'Mer in addition to a host of other performers.

There will be the biggest gathering of morris dancers in the world and plenty of chances to sing and play in addition to The Folk Factor - an attempt to discover new folk talent.

Details of the festival can be found through the website of Follow the links to entertainment.
Tickets can be booked at the Visitor Information Centre on 01634-843666 where you can also request a free programme.

Hope to see you there."
Doug Hudson

Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

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