Friday 16th September 2016 to
Thursday 29th September 2016
7.30pm – 10pm
Leigh Folk Festival presents
The Estuary Songwriting Project (in tribute to Jack Forbes)
Alasdair Roberts, Hazel Askew, Kate Waterfield, Lucy Farrell, M.G Boulter, Nick Pynn, Piers Haslam, Roshi Nasehi
The Leigh Folk Festival has asked 8 established and emerging musicians, songwriters and composers to produce original songs and compositions inspired by and celebrating 25 years of the Leigh Folk Festival during a week-long residency at Metal in Southend.
The completed material will be performed at three separate events, after debuting on the pier at Estuary 2016, it will be presented at legendary folk arts centre Cecil Sharp House in London in 2017, and at the Leigh Folk Festival 2017. The material produced dealt with a handful of themes around the Thames Estuary including its landscape, natural history, social history, legends and folklore.
Supported by the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society), Leigh Folk Festival, Estuary Festival 2016, and the Arts Council England and National Lottery.