PICTURES: Feast of folk music and beer goes down a treat in Eye

Nobodaddy Band performing at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Fesitval in Eye. ANL-150922-161344001
Nobodaddy Band performing at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Fesitval in Eye. ANL-150922-161344001

The chairman of the Waveney Valley Folk Collective says the group is going from strength to strength after a first successful festival of folk music and beer at Eye Town Hall on Saturday.

The feast of music featured 15 artists and bands, including appearances from the likes of the Nobodaddy Band, Damian Harrold, and Ludlum Pikes, while a mini beer festival was also held.

Nobodaddy Band performing at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Fesitval in Eye. ANL-150922-161333001

Nobodaddy Band performing at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Fesitval in Eye. ANL-150922-161333001

Money raised from the event, estimated to be in the region of £440, which was held in collaboration with the Waveney Valley Folk Collective, will go to the Eye Town Hall Improvement Fund.

Chairman of the Folk Collective, Ralph Barnett, told the Diss Express: “It was great, it went really well.

“People came in and out during the day, at the end there was probably about 60 to 70 people there. During the day we sold an awful lot of beer, and most of the room was pretty full so we were pleased.

“Certainly on the basis of this year I am very hopeful of running one next year.

Tony Callender, barman at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye. ANL-150922-161323001

Tony Callender, barman at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye. ANL-150922-161323001

“From out point of view we would definitely like to do it again but we need to talk to the town council to see fit hey would be happy for us to run it again.

“The acts were really well received. That is the nice thing about it, the fact that people are enthusiastic about folk music in this area.

“We formed the group about a year ago and we have 106 paid up members. We are going from strength to strength.”

For more information on the Waveney Valley Folk Collective, visit www.waveneyvalleyfolkcollective.co.uk

Ralph Barnett, organiser of the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye. ANL-150922-161218001

Ralph Barnett, organiser of the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye. ANL-150922-161218001

Crowds gather at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye ANL-150922-161156001

Crowds gather at the Folk Music and Mini Beer Festival in Eye ANL-150922-161156001