Why Friends of Folk?
Answer - it is an organisation launched to help bring more live folk, acoustic, traditional and other quality live music to Central Lancashire. The idea has it's roots in a Maddy Prior and the Girls concert in April 2005.
That evening was such a tremendous success that it was decided to continue to organise more concerts in Central Lancashire.
The biggest motivation for launching this initiative was the tremendous feedback received following the first concert and all the gigs organised since.
Friends of Folk gigs have included a variety of artists and venues with dramatically different capacities. All(well almost all!) have been a joy to organise - whether it be 80 at New Longton Village Hall or 900 at Preston Guild Hall. There has always been the same objective, that people should enjoy their evening listening to, and sometimes joining in with, great musicians.
Friends of Folk is now entering our ninth year and I trust that you will support the autumn 2013 programme of gigs by attending as many as possible. Planning has already started for 2014 and you can see artists booked on the home page.
I hope to see friends old and new at the next evening of great music.......
Jim Minall Promoter - Friends of Folk
Friends of Folk is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at supporting and promoting live folk, folk/rock, acoustic, roots and singer/songwriter music and artists.