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March 1, 2019

Leigh Folk Festival Charity Night

Event info

Date: March 1, 2019
Leigh Folk Festival is thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our first ever Charity Dinner & Auction.


  • Drinks reception
  • Three-course meal
  • 3 Live acts
  • Charity auction featuring unique experiences and money can’t buy items
  • Very special guest speaker TBA


** The Dusty Peddlers **

With their own take on folk and country, injected with energy into their performances, you can’t help but warm to this quirky band. The Peddlers will have you up on your feet before you know it!

** M G Boulter **

Fresh off the back of supporting Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot on tour, including a night at the Royal Albert Hall, singer songwriter Matt has been gaining a national reputation over the last few years and is frontman of The Lucky Strikes. We are extremely excited to have him joining us.

** Wednesday’s Child **

Wednesday’s Child is the project of Essex based singer-songwriter Debbie Taylor, a culmination of songs written deep into the night, spinning threads of longing, admiration, despair and redemption into webs of soulful, dark blues.

While Debbie lays the foundations of her songs on finger-picked acoustic guitar, Anthony Briggs is the architect of spellbinding, searching and eerie soundscapes on lap steel and electric guitars.


** Daryl Easlea **

Author, broadcaster and record label consultant. Daryl’s knowledge has been learnt over a lifetime: working in record shops as a young teen before becoming an editor where his work can be found in Record Collector (where he was once deputy editor), The Guardian, The Independent, and on the BBC. He then moving on to become the head of the Motown catalogue in the UK at Universal Records.


Private tables are available by emailing at the discounted price of:

10 people – £335 (Save £15)

12 people – £380 (Save £40)

If you would like to purchase a whole table (10 or 12 tickets) then please email

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Fresh tomato and roasted red pepper soup, topped with a crunchy basil pesto croute.


Slow cooked tender pork belly, served on a bed of potato gratin, served with a rich red wine and fresh thyme gravy.


Cheddar and leek tart with a cream sauce served with new potatoes. (v)


Vegetable and Lentil moussaka (VG)


Tangy lemon tart with a rich cheery compote and a drizzle of vodka infused crème fraiche. (v)

(Substituted for Winter berry pudding for vegans)

Any dietary requirements will be met where possible, please indicate your requirements when purchasing tickets.


The drinks reception begins at 19:30 with dinner being served at 20:15.

Dress code: Smart

If you would like to be seated together please purchase your tickets in one transaction.

We look forward to welcoming you for an exciting evening!

Tickets will only be on sale till 14Feb.

All funds raised from the night will contribute towards the annual running costs of the festival. As an event run entirely by volunteers with no official funding or grants from local authorities, we rely heavily on the support of sponsorships and fundraising to keep the event free for all to attend. Leigh Folk Festival is an annual showcase of music, dance poetry and storytelling providing a completely free family-friendly day out to over 20,000 visitors a year across the 4 days. The event has become an institution, loved by so many and an important date in the Thames Estuary events calendar.