Free folk festival in Cumbria


A free folk festival in Cumbria has announced its upcoming dates for next year. The Langdale Charity Folk Festival supports the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. The event is held twice a year at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, Cumbria.  Husband and wife team, Dave and Maureen Reid, organise the festival that takes place on May 8-10th and September 11-13th in 2015. Dave Reid said: “We pride ourselves on putting together a varied programme of talented groups, duos and solo performers from all corners of the UK.

A free folk festival in Cumbria has announced its upcoming dates for next year.

The Langdale Charity Folk Festival supports the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

The event is held twice a year at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, Cumbria. 

Husband and wife team, Dave and Maureen Reid, organise the festival that takes place on May 8-10th and September 11-13th in 2015.

Dave Reid said: “We pride ourselves on putting together a varied programme of talented groups, duos and solo performers from all corners of the UK. Two weekends of brilliant music, a great range of real ales and the most beautiful scenery in the country.” 

The festival has raised more than £35,000 for good causes since 2007. There are no tickets or admission charges but a chance to support the charities by buying raffle tickets and contributing to collection buckets.

Maureen Reid said: “All of the musicians perform for free and we could not do it without the support of so many. We help two vital services who play a big part in making this fantastic area a safer place for all of us.”

Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “We would like to thank Dave and Maureen, the artists, volunteers, supporters and sponsors who are involved in this fantastic event. The money will be spent on keeping our Pride of Cumbria aircraft up in the air – the only air ambulance based in the county.”

For more information, please visit www.langdalecharityfolkfestival.com

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