Bideford Folk Festival, which takes place in August this year, is rapidly becoming an important and eagerly awaited event in the town s calendar. It is also fast gaining national recognition. This year s festival boasts a week of stunning events, includi

Bideford Folk Festival, which takes place in August this year, is rapidly becoming an important and eagerly awaited event in the town's calendar. It is also fast gaining national recognition.This year's festival boasts a week of stunning events, including concerts, dances, music and song sessions, children's activities, and Morris dancing around the town from various teams. There is also a formidable list of performers, including nationally known stars of the Folk world such as John Kirkpatriock, Fiddlers Bid, Faustus, Les Barker among others As a fund and awareness raiser for the festival, there will be a Country Dance at The Clinton Hall, Merton, on Saturday of next week, starting at 8pm. Bloatertown will be supplying the music, with John Blackburn calling. There is a real ale bar and refreshments will be available. Admission is £6