Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Sweet Sunny South Festival, UK, 7-9 Sept.

The sixth annual Sweet Sunny South Festival, known as one of the premiere festivals of American old-time music, takes place at the Fairlight Lodge Hotel, Hastings, Sussex, southern England, over the weekend 7-9 September.

Featured artists include Kate Lissauer and the Buffalo Gals; Nick Peachey, multi-instrumentalist and singer who plays guitar, banjo, and a host of other instruments, with an original approach to American music; and for the first time in Hastings, the Foundlings, a trio from south Wales who play fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.

Tickets for the concerts on Friday and Saturday evening (£8.50 per night) are available via the Festival website or tel. +44 (0)1424 423230. As the venue is usually fully booked, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Thee festival weekend also includes workshops and informal picking sessions, all within a laid-back and friendly atmosphere.