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Yorkshire Festival of Story – Folk at Sea (online)

13 August 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Travel to Yorkshire’s stunning coast with two of East Yorkshire’s folk stalwarts. Join them live as they swap stories and songs inspired by the sea.

Tickets to this Crowdcast are free but limited – please book here:


Singer Mick McGarry is a lifelong union activist and doyen of the music scene. He sings with the highly-respected singing group Spare Hands and is front man with cult-status steam-punk folk rockers The Hillbilly Troupe. He has sung and performed with some of the biggest names in the business and is much admired as ‘the singer’s singer’.

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sam Martyn is a member of Hull folk band Beggar’s Bridge, the White Horse Ceilidh Band and the Green Ginger Garland dancers, and she also performs solo. Combining her rich, traditional singing style with piano, low and high whistle, and harmonium, her eclectic repertoire stretches from folk ballads to her own reworkings of musical and popular songs.

Sam and Mick are half of the 12 Silk Handkerchiefs troupe. They performed on the CD with Reg Meuross and Brian Lavery in 2018 and toured (thanks to ACE funding) with the song cycle and multimedia show in 2019, and hopefully again in the future.

Images by Rachel Snowdon


13 August 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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