May Day Irish fest in Baldock
A fleadh cheoil takes place this May Bank Holiday bringing the traditional sounds of Ireland to Baldock.
The annual folk festival, now in its third year, attracts musicians and music lovers from across the UK to the town, this year taking in The White Lion, The Cock, The Boot and Taste Wine Bar. And if it’s sunny, the street as well.
Organiser Brian Burke said the festival aims to recreate the atmosphere of a small Irish country town with music being played in all the pubs – rotating every hour or so.
He added: “Baldock is an ideal place for a Fleadh recreation with plenty of pubs and cafes just like Listowel in the 70s and 80s. We have limited it this year to four locations in the High Street, but if it does grow we will spread it to all the pubs in the town centre.”
The day begins at about 12.30pm at The White Lion, until about 6.30pm.
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The event is followed by a concert at the North Herts Irish Centre in Works Road, Letchworth from 8pm with musicians, dancers and a story teller. Admission is �10.
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