Doncaster Folk Festival returns to Doncaster for seventh year

The Danny Landau Band, who are performing at the 2014 Autumn Doncaster Folk Festival. Photographs by Christographer

The Danny Landau Band, who are performing at the 2014 Autumn Doncaster Folk Festival. Photographs by Christographer

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Internationally reknowned musicians and singer songwriters are performing at Doncaster’s Ukranian Centre tonight.

The Doncaster Folk Festival is now in its 7th year. Each year, the borough becomes a lively venue for folk music and dance.

Diverse pubs and clubs play host to quality, sought after musicians such as Rita Payne, The Willows and The Young ‘uns with the whole community invited to watch, listen and even join in with workshops, gigs and open singarounds.

But it’s not just a once a year event, local amateur musicians from all walks of life: teachers; salespeople and company directors contribute with enthusiasm and passion to organize a fundrasing Spring and an Autumn showcase which function as fundraisers.

The events are also sponsored by the Arts Council and a number of local businesses.

Tonight, the 2014 Autumn fundraiser takes place.

With acts like John Connolly who penned the famous, Fiddler’s Green; West Yorkshire based folk/pop outfit, The Danny Landau band, and local favourites, the Alterego Ceilidh band (formerly What’s the Point), this is going to be a great evening, whether you’re into folk or you just enjoy music.

Headlining musician from the 2014 event, Rita Payne said “Doncaster Folk Festival is very important for us. To start in the local pubs and to end up headlining the festival is something which will always remain with us. A real treat to play at and be involved in.”

The gig takes place at the Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Rd, Doncaster, DN2 4AD.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

A selection of real ales and home cooked food will be available.

Tickets are available for sale at www.wegottickets.com/fbtswgt/event/291352

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