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Sandwich’s Folk and Ale Festival provides free entertainment across the town

By Eleanor Perkins

Music lovers are in for a treat this weekend at Sandwich’s Folk and Ale Festival.

Internationally renowned Scottish singer songwriter Dougie MacLean opened the event with a performance at St Mary’s Arts Centre last night.

But the free entertainment continues today and tomorrow on a variety of stages including at the Guildhall and the Barbican.

The festival will be in Sandwich today and tomorrow
Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival always attracts a good crowd

The Acorn stage, where young and aspiring acts get a chance to play to the public, will also be by the Guildhall. Many pubs are participating, too.

Green Diesel was forced to pull out of the Saturday headlining spot but Justin and the Argonauts have stepped in to replace them.

The superb musicians will deliver their original blend of folk, pop, and classical styles with humour and an eastern European twist on the main stage from 6pm until 7pm.

Their CD will be also on sale.

On Sunday, Will Curry, Homesick Mick, and Brides of Rain, are just a few acts not to be missed.

Dancers in the streets

The streets of Sandwich will see morris dancers and other performers take their usual position, bringing culture, life and colour to the cobble-stoned High Street.

To accompany the music, an abundance of excellent real ales will be for sale in the pubs as well as on the Guildhall Forecourt.

Visit Sandwich Folk Ale Festival on Facebook for more information, or pick up a festival programme for £1, available across the town.

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