POPULAR acts are lining up to take part in a folk festival set to take place in Hartlepool next month - including one from Poland.
Four years on from performing at the 2010 Tall Ships Races, Polish singing sensations Brasy are returning to perform at the Headland Folk Festival.
The all-male quintet, who sing songs from the sea in both Polish and English, will perform a special concert in St Hilda’s Church at 8pm on Saturday, April 12 where they will be introduced by Hartlepool folk trio, the Young’Uns.
The Young’Uns are taking time out from their busy touring schedule to bring the music they love back to their home town.
Songwriter Sean Cooney, who first met the group at a maritime festival in Germany in 2009, said: “People on the Headland often tell us just how magical an experience it was to hear Brasy during the Tall Ships.
“We knew we’d have to get them back again if we could but that this time we’d help them get more exposure in the wider world of English folk music.”
The Headland Folk Festival will feature performances from more than 20 artists in total with additional concerts in St Mary’s church running alongside lots of free music in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Harbour of Refuge, the Fisherman’s Arms and the Globe.
Tickets for the special concert in St Mary’s are £10 on the door. A weekend ticket which allows entry to all four festival concerts throughout the weekend is available from www.theyounguns.co.uk/festival
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