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Deal Maritime Folk Festival lands in the town (15-18th September)

PUBLISHED: 10:06 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:58 20 February 2013

Deal Maritime Folk Festival lands in the town (15-18th September)

Deal Maritime Folk Festival lands in the town (15-18th September)

Deal is going be bursting to the seams this weekend with great music as the Deal Maritime Folk Festival lands in the town (15-18th September)

Deal is going be bursting to the seams this weekend with great music as the Deal Maritime Folk Festival lands in the town (15-18th September)

Lis Clayson, one of the festival organisers said One the really nice features, of our Festival, is the sheer variety of music which is happening in the local pubs. This year is no exception and we have three packed days of great pub gigs, sing and play arounds. We will have over 25 different sessions over the weekend. The festival would not be as special as it is without Deals pubs fantastic support

On Friday evening alone, you could listen to eight different acts including MixedUp Story at the Ship, Fate the Juggler at the Green Berry, Gentlemen of Few at the Deal Hoy or Tim Laycock at the Deal Folk Club at the RMA. On Saturday Smugglers records are presenting two special sessions at the Green Berry with Famous James & the monsters and an evening acoustic set at Ship Inn with all the smugglers talent deployed.

For those who love traditional folk music there is two treats in store: on Saturday at the Royal Hotel there is special Songs of the Sea lunchtime session with Paul Sirman, Kerry and Mandy Hearn . On Sunday from 11am there is the popular RNLI benefit concert at Walmer Lifeboat House hosted by the Deal Hoodeners.

If you do not want just to watch the Morris dancers on Saturday, you have the choice of two dances to go to: Thursday night at the Astor with Cut aShine or Saturdays Ceilidh dance at St Georges Hall on the High Street.

The festival headliners this year all at the Astor include the welcome return of Nuru Kane on Friday, Kimbers men on Saturday and the beautiful songs of Martha Tilston for the finale on Sunday.

More details on the festival which runs between 15th -18th September can be found at www.dealmaritimefolkfestival.org , at the Festivals facebook page or on Twitter at DealFolk. The Full Programme is now out at the Landmark, Astor, Sound House, Library, Mark1 and many other outlets.

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