Catchy melodies and beats could be heard from afar as a variety of soloists and bands played at the first ever Melton Folk Festival and Craft Fair.
On Sunday the streets of Melton became a hub of activity as many inquisitive people took part in and listened to an abundance of music sessions, sing-arounds and workshops organised by the Melton Folk Club and sponsored by the Melton BID.
Centred around an open air stage in the Market Place from 12noon onwards, several pubs and cafes including The Crown, The Half Moon, The White Lion, Anne of Cleves, The Harboro Hotel, The Boat, Noel Arms, The Generous Briton, Nigel’s Cafe and Amici also hosted musicians, with the aim of trying to persuade people that the folk genre is a pleasing alternative to mainstream music.
Melton Folk Club member Duncan Garment said: “The day was great and for a first go we were pleased with how many people showed enthusiasm.
“Taking on board the feedback we received we’ll definitely look into running the festival again next year.
“There were about 50 or so artists who performed and 20 odd stalls selling basket weaving crafts, special soaps, clothing, jewellery and other natural ecological products.
“Thank you to everyone for their support and Melton BID for sponsoring the day.”
Melton Folk Club is held every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm in the function room at The Crown. Hosted by Adrian Kerr all are welcome.