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Musicport goes on Tour

ByEmily

Oct 1, 2016
This year’s Musicport festival has been extended by 2 days in order to take some of the acts appearing at the main festival in Whitby out on tour to the surrounding villages.

Most of these events will be free of charge (with a bucket collection) and include:
• Award-winning folk band Kolonien from Sweden playing Ryedale Folk Museum (The Manor House)
• Triple Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees Lynched (Eire) playing a pub session with folk star Eliza Carthy at Robin Hoods Bay
• 16-piece Varldens Band from Sweden playing Hinderwell Village Hall.
• Robert Maseko & Congobeat at Lythe Village Hall
• Moussu T from Marseilles at The Forge, Aislably.
• Maz O’Connor folk/crossover star playing in Glaisdale Church
• Sol Cinema the world smallest solar powered cinema will also go on tour to several of the villages in advance of the shows.
The full schedule is as follows:
MONDAY
24th Oct
SOL CINEMA 11.30-12.30 ROBIN HOODS BAY
LYNCHED (Eire) & ELIZA CARTHY 12.30-2.00 GROSVENOR RHB
ARSTIDIR (Iceland) & HOME 2.30-3.45 OLD ST STEPHENS RHB Church
KOLONIEN (Sweden) plus, several of Varldens 2.30-3.30pm RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM
Free entry from 2pm
SOL CINEMA 3-4pm GLAISDALE
MAZ O’CONNOR & DAVID NEIL 4pm-5.15pm GLAISDALE CHURCH
MOUSSU T E LEI JOVENTS (France) & TUPPENNY BLUE 8.30-10.30pm THE FORGE AISLABY
TUESDAY
25th OCT
SOL CINEMA 11-MIDDAY LYTHE
ROBERT MASEKO & CONGOBEAT ACOUSTIC (DR Congo) MIDDAY-1PM LYTHE VILLAGE HALL
SOL CINEMA 1-2pm STAITHES
BLANTY & FRIENDS 3pm-4pm STAITHES: CAPTAIN COOKS INN
SOL CINEMA 3-4pm RUNSWICK BAY
VARLDENS BAND (Sweden) £5 7-9pm HINDERWELL VILLAGE HALL
Organiser Jim McLaughlin said “It’s always been in my mind that the international performers we get should get the chance to see the beautiful countryside around Whitby and also that the villages should get to experience some of the festival. Being back in half-term this year seemed to be the perfect opportunity and we hope this will become a regular part of the festival from now on. It’s also really good to work with other venues and organisations to develop something that wouldn’t otherwise happen in these particular places”
For more info please visit: www.musicportfestival.comTel: 01947 603475
Musicport is run by Jim & Sue McLaughlin and is a not for profit community business with funding from Arts Council England
For images and interviews denise@manillapr.com

By Emily