Folk Festival 2016
Fans Flocked to Folk Festival for First Class Line Up!
For a third year the Jinney Ring Folk Festival took place in our beautiful setting of the Hanbury craft centre gardens, with a stunning backdrop of the Malvern Hills. This growing festival showcased its biggest line up to date, with eight acts playing on the marquee stage from 12pm to 11pm on Saturday 11th June.
Opening the day was The Honeyfire, two sisters who play harmony driven folk dream-pop, followed by Mark Stevenson aka The Bard of Ledbury. Local acts included folk-punk duo Jack of All from Malvern, and three from Worcester including young trio Granny's Attic, the fun-fuelled Woo Town Hillbillies, and closing the night Jasper in the Company of Others with their energetic fusion of indie pop.
Two multi-award winning acts were on stage in the evening. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Sam Carter has toured the world and just released his third album 'How The City Sings' in April 2016. Lucy Ward has recently been awarded the Best Album 2015 title at the Fatea Magazine Awards, and previously Best Newcomer in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a title also won by Sam Carter.
Folk Festival 2015
'Glast-Hanbury' -- the Jinney Ring Folk Festival 2015
The exciting Saturday line up mixed local musicians Tyler Massey & Mike Mann, Worcester's Claire Boswell and Malvern's multi-award winning Babajack, along with celebrated bands from further afield.
Only in its second year, the festival line up included folk-rock trio Foreign Affairs and the live-wire Gaz Brookfield, who both performed at Glastonbury on the same weekend.
Also on stage were The Leylines with their unique style of punk folk, and the returning favourites Roving Crows, whose Celtic folk rock fusion has won industry acclaim and many fans, headlined on Saturday night with songs from their EP 'Up Heaval'.
Accompanying the music there was a Cider and Perry festival all weekend. At the start of the festival on Friday night, visitors were invited to bring along their own musical instruments and join Droitwich based folk band "Wychway" for a traditional 'jamming session' in the cider and beer tent.
'We're beating Glastonbury to it this year with our stellar line up, plenty of local cider, food and festival fun all weekend, and with the Friday night session - who knows, we may have something special for their line up next year too!' said Jinney Ring owner, Amanda Sunter.
Folk Festival 2014
Our First Folk Festival!
We were absolutely delighted to welcome Roving Crows to the stage as our headline act for the festival! They gave us a brilliant night and with our audience dancing and cheering throughout their energetic show. Most certainly a triumph!
We also enjoyed music throughout the weekend from local singer songwriter Sam Holmes (main support), The Grimaldi Band, Ragtime Jug Orchestra and dancing from Foxs Morris.