Deal Folk Festival


This year Deal Folk Festival runs from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September 2006. As always there will be folk singing and dancing all weekend around Deal town, with the Deal town Braderie (market) on the Sunday. Concerts in St George’s Church will feature Richard Digance (Friday), Colvin Quarmby (Saturday afternoon) and Johnny Collins (Saturday evening). In the Astor theatre on Sunday Dave Coussens + Friends (including the legendary Fred Wedlock) will be performing. For more information ring 01-304-239765.


Festival Concerts in St George’s Hall, High Street, Deal

Friday 15th 7.30pm

Richard Digance – British Comedian/Folk Singer Richard Digance has been performing since the early 1970's with numerous television shows and stage tours to his name. Prepare for hilarity!


Saturday 16th 3.30pm

Colvin Quarmby – A four piece band from the UK featuring the songwriting talents of Gerry Colvin with the blues influences of Nick Quarmby.
The band also features Martin Fitzgibbon and Dave Duffield.


Saturday 16th 7pm

Johnny Collins – specialising in the singing of shanties, sea songs and maritime ballads, Johnny is an experienced performer. In this concert he is supported by the Shanty Crew and our very own Deal Hoodeners.


Concert in the Astor Theatre, Stanhope road, Deal

Sunday 17th 8.15pm

Dave Cousins + Friends – Dave, now a native of Deal, is the lead singer with the legendary Strawbs who appeared at the festival 2 years ago. This evening he appears with friends Fred Wedlock, Millar Anderson and the Blue Angel Orchestra.