Devon's folk arts charity Wren Music presents an exciting weekend of folk music, dance and song - all set in comfortable indoor venues in the centre of Okehampton.
There are more than 30 events over the weekend - and quite a few are free - with concerts and dances, the Feast, sessions, talks, and the annual Prize Conker Competition, open to all ages.
This year our guests include some of the UK's most delightful artists, including Lester Simpson, Tim Laycock and Scott Gardiner, plus the finest local musicians and singers.
On the Friday evening we have our very own Wren Band previewing next year's national touring show When The Moon Is Full.
On Saturday morning, all are welcome to come along to the Coffee Morning in the Charter Hall, and watch Morris Dancing in the streets - and you can try out Morris Dancing in the afternoon as part of the Family Dance Workshop.
The Saturday Feast brings together a whole evening of songs and music, and an enticing spread with a hog roast or vegetarian delights prepared by Devon-based chef Shaun McCahearty - formerly of the Royal Household - to complement the singing and music. There will be chances for you to join in with the song challenges for diners!
And for those who enjoy dancing the Dartmoor Pixie Band will be playing in the Church Hall - all dances are explained and you don't need a partner.
And why not join in the music and fun? You can join the Choir or the Orchestra, and there are Youth Workshops too.
You can find out all about the Folk Weekend and book online at http://tinyurl.com/2akv8vo
Weekend passes are £50 for adults and £20 for under 16s, and there is a special half price offer for people who live in Okehampton with an EX20 1- - postcode - only £25 for adults and £10 for kids!
Advance tickets can also be bought from the Wren Music office, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm, at 1 St James Street, Okehampton (just behind St James Chapel) until Friday 26th October. Weekend and Feast tickets will then be on sale from the Charter Hall, during the Folk Weekend. Individual event tickets will on sale on the door at each event.
The Baring-Gould Folk Weekend is the new name for what used to be the Baring-Gould Folk Festival, as it is not in a field, you will not get muddy, and you don't have to sleep in a tent!
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Sunday, October 28, 2012