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The 12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
25-28 May 2018

Cornish and Devon Post Report for 2017

Late May Bank Holiday weekend saw and heard the eleventh Bude & Stratton Folk Festival, focused around the Falcon Hotel, the Rugby Club and St Michael’s church.  It was a very successful event, and attendance was better than ever, with a good take-up of local hotel rooms and bed and breakfast places.

There were starring performances from Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater, Jim Moray, Si Barron, Reg Meuross, Geoff Lakeman, the Sam Kelly Trio and The Dambuskers.

Friday night thunderstorms kept many awake and gave a spectacular lightning show, but left the Bark House Green very wet, so the children’s Maypole Dancing was moved to the Park House Centre, where Kate Tidball and her team of local schoolchildren gave a charming display.

The organising committee would like to thank the Bude Town Council and Bude’s Cornwall Councillor for their grants to the festival, and to all at the Falcon Hotel, the Rugby Club and St Michael’s church for their tireless support.

Jim Causley: Festival Patron
Jim Causley

Festival Fringe

In 2018 we again have a free Fringe Event in a garden on the wharf opposite the Falcon.

Artists interested in performing in the Fringe please email fringe@budefolkfest.com

N.B.  the fringe is not the same as the open-mic sessions in the church. They are ‘come-all-ye’ for anyone wishing to perform.

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Guest List

Ange Hardy
Lukas Drinkwater
Jim Moray
Jim Causley
Bill Murray
Si Barron
Reg Meuross
Geoff Lakeman
Sam Kelly Trio
The Dambuskers
Thorn and Roses
Hamish Currie
Hannah Cumming
Moe Keast
Martyn Babb
Lucy Emmett


Campsite Security. We have met our local police beat manager to review campsite security and have more meetings planned. We will have new security policies, measures and advice in place for next year's festival.

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  Bude Folk Festival was founded in 2007. Thank you to Lucy, Kevin and their friends for 7 great festivals.

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