22 May 2024

Folk in Hull goes on tour of Holderness villages

The charity Folk in Hull, which usually organises events within the city of Hull and is best known for its flagship event, the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival, is running a series of free concerts in south Holderness.

The first of these community events will take place at 7pm on Friday, April 22, at the Village Institute, Thorngumbald.

The event will feature music by local artists Terry Fee and the Thornberries, and will be headlined by the Stoney Creek Boys. It will also feature a performance by the May Geslins, who blend folk music and history – in this case the history of Thorngumbald drawn from old documents, stories and newspapers.

The event is free, and refreshments will be laid on by the local St Mary’s Church, which will be using the evening to raise desperately needed funds.

Subsequent events – which will all be free to attend – are planned in the summer at Keyingham Village Hall (July 9) and Thornton Village Hall (August), before culminating at a performance of Riding the Stang (a social history of Hedon), by the Hull Community Theatre and the May Geslins at the town’s St Augustine’s Church on September 3.

The Hull Folk and Maritime Festival will take place over the weekend of September 9-11 in the marina area of Hull.