A Sound Track to the Festival That We Didn’t Have …

L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk Weekend 23-25th October 2020

DESERTED FESTIVAL DISCS

The weekend of 23-25 October should have been an action-packed few days of folk music and other activities in Lichfield.  Like so many other festival organisers, we weren’t able to bring you that, but to keep you in the mood, below you’ll find a selection of tracks from the artists that you would have seen.  To keep the event alive, we did organise a Songwriting Challenge, and were delighted with the number and quality of the entries we received on the theme of L2F Lockdown to Freedom.  You’ll find all the entries here.

Friday Evening – The Guildhall

Karen Pfeiffer and Paul Walker

When Stuttgart meets Stoke.  Just what a half German needs for a start to a festival weekend, with a sentiment that we hope you share with us: ‘see you next year’.

Auf Wiedersehen Me Duck

John Tams and Barry Coope

What would L2F be without our Patron and friend John Tams rounding the night off?  Here he is with his partner in crime Barry Coope.

Will I See Thee More

Rolling Home

Saturday afternoon – The Guildhall

Roving Crows

Sometimes you’ve got to dance … even in Lichfield!

Up Heaval

A Different Thread

Lichfield, Staffordshire meets Durham, North Carolina. A beautiful version by talented couple, from both sides of the pond.

Potters Field

Time to grab a bite to eat in town, and ready yourselves for an energetic evening.

Saturday Evening – The Guildhall

The Lost Notes

All the way from Moseley, with a warning from your mother

Demon Barbers

You want energy?  Coming up!

XL Live

You want anthemic stomp and an animation?  They have it!

Rise Up

Sunday afternoon – The Guildhall

Rob McHale

A perfect, chilled start to a Sunday afternoon with the American singer-songwriter.

The Ghost of Jessie James

Chuck Micallef and Dave Luke

Not sure if they are referring to the Guildhall Bar with this song …

Where the Soul of Man Never Dies

Sherburn, Bartley and Saunders

This might remind you of sunny, Sunday Sidmouth days, with a pint in hand.

Gerry Colvin Band

A reflective end to the afternoon, after which time to grab a bite to eat and prepare for the evening finale.

House of the Setting Sun

Sunday Finale – The Guildhall

Gathering Tides

Fiddle -Fusion – a jazz-rock tinged, get up off your chair, musical melange to start the evening off, from a band capable of feet-moving rhythms and great reflective pieces. Check out their new EP Adjust the Sun.

Stop Motion

Rangari

That’s it for the year that sadly never happened . So let’s say farewell with Rangari inviting guest singer (and adopted local lad) Tony Christie to perform with them.

Star of the County Down