Virtually FolkEast

Virtually FolkEast was our very own online offering streamed on Sunday 23rd August . It was groundbreaking  in that part of the Live streamed event was Virtually FolkEastLive , an afternoon and early evening concert that took place , in front of a live audience.

As well as the live performances there were pre recorded contributions online from artists and special films from the Art Arcade makers and festival stages  – Soapbox , Broad Roots, Sanctuary and Dance tent as well as a few bits in between.

East Suffolk Council  granted a licence to go ahead with not only one but two live concerts over the FolkEast weekend. This meant that we were able to run two identical concerts so that we were able to bring live music to a total of four hundred people on Saturday and Sunday.

We would like to thank everyone who booked a pitch  – for trusting us to provide a safe COVID secure environment in which to enjoy live music, and to everyone who watched on line in spite of the technical glitches!

Our Artists – Live!

The Young’uns

Sam Kelly

Katherine Priddy

John Spiers

The Hut People

Honey & the Bear

Toby Shaer

Evan Carson

Jamie Francis

& the Gardeners Cornered potting postbag edition …

and all hosted by

Kelly Bayfield

Dean Parkin

Our Crew – Live(ish)

Barney Marshall-Potter, Jim Coughlan, James Parker, Jon Hart, Nick Powers, Oliver Bakeman, Stuart Bloyce

Sue Bishop, Philippa Goodwin, Helen Jackson, Phoebe Dunning

Our Artists – Virtual

Peter Knight

Daoiri Farrell

Mary Ann Kennedy

Trials of Cato

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

The John Ward Trio

Stumpy Oak


Finn Collinson & Georgia Leigh withe Young Folk Moot


& the Soapbox Poets

Amy Wragg, Matt Annis, Zelly Lisanework, Bea Poetry