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12/02/2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Festival Competition Winner stars in The Archers

Molly Pipe, a recent winner of the Bromyard Folk Festival competition, the Future of Young Folk Award, has gone on to star as a character in the world’s longest running radio drama on BBC Radio 4. Molly Pipe has made her debut in The Archers as Mia Grundy. Molly is following in other actors’ footsteps through The Archers including Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Episodes, Black Books), Felicity Jones (Star Wars, The Theory of Everything), Lucy Davis (The Office, Shaun of the Dead) and Kellie Bright (Eastenders, Strictly Come Dancing).

Bromyard Folk Festival hosts the Future of Young Folk Award every year, a competition open to singers under 25 encouraging the continuation of unaccompanied singing in a traditional folk style, and the winner gets booked to perform at the following year’s festival.

If you’d like to see more emerging talent plus more great established entertainment then tickets are on sale Bromyard Folk Festival from their website www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk.

Molly Pipe being presented with the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival by director Lynne Barker. Photograph by Lightsmiths Photography.
Molly Pipe being presented with the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival by director Lynne Barker. Photograph by Lightsmiths Photography.

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16/01/2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Music Festival Has New Local Patrons

The directors of Bromyard Folk Festival invited local folk trio, Granny’s Attic to become the patrons of the festival, after having appeared on their stage for many years.

The band were both surprised and gracious in accepting the invitation: “We’ve been attending Bromyard Folk Festival for years (Cohen’s been to every festival since 2007 and was a worthy winner of the coveted Future of Young Folk Award in 2014) and it feels like our “home” festival. It’s a lovely weekend and is always full of great music and great people, so we were absolutely thrilled when we were asked to be patrons. Bromyard is such an exciting festival to be involved with and has such a great team; it’s great to work with Lynne and Ross and the rest of the organisers. They’re supportive of such a wide range of acts and champion up-and-coming artists. We’re looking forward to this year’s festival and the other ones to come!”

Lynne Barker, the festival director was overjoyed that they accepted: “We have had the pleasure of witnessing Lewis, Cohen and George flourish into the extremely popular act that they are today. They have deep roots in the festival, share our enthusiasm for traditional folk and are perfect partners for us.”

Bromyard Folk Festival has long established itself as a local landmark. Since 1968 the well renowned event has been bringing the town to life with wonderful live music, song and dance for a whole weekend in the start of September.

The music festival also draws in a great deal of families and fans from around the country every year with an interest in traditional folk and seeing friends that they’ve built up at the festival over the years.

This year headliners include contemporary Celtic ground-breaking band Flook, a bold and technically brilliant ensemble, The Daoirí Farrell Trio from Dublin, winner of 2017 BBC Folk Awards Best Newcomer, and Les Poules à Colin, a contagious transatlantic group sharing the sparkling culture of Quebec in Bromyard.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale at a discounted rate until Valentine’s Day from the festival website at bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk.

Bromyard Folk Festival patrons - Granny's Atti
Bromyard Folk Festival patrons – Granny’s Attic – Photograph by Lightsmiths Photography
Lewis Wood, Dick Dixon (BFF), George Sansome, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Lynne Barker (BFF)
Lewis Wood, Dick Dixon (BFF), George Sansome, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Lynne Barker (BFF) – Photograph by Lightsmiths Photography

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