No Halloween celebration would be complete without music. This year we welcome the return of two lively Fairyland favourites: The He Hews and Murphy’s Lore (see more below).
The He Hews will be with us on Saturday 26th, and Murphy’s Lore on Sunday 27th, playing in the Performance Tent at these times:
3.15pm – 4pm and again at 6.30pm – 7pm Saturday
2.15pm to 3pm and again at 5.30pm – 6pm Sunday
Plus the ever popular Penny Less will be playing at times throughout the day on both days, at various places around the Main Lawn (and running Musical Toadstools).
Penny and Les
More about The He Hews
On Saturday the He Hews will bring some “sophisticated silliness from Flapper to Disco with a New Orleans twist” to the rustic groves and lawns of Bradmoor Woods. This inventive five-piece band have released two albums and vow to “make you smile – or else !”. They can sometimes be found busking on the streets of Norwich but have performed at venues from festivals to theme nights and garden parties, even in a Cathedral.
More about Murphy’s Lore
Murphys Lore are playing at The Real Halloween on Sunday 27th
Based in Lowestoft and Norwich, Murphy’s Lore are one of the UK’s most established independent folk rock bands and have played extensively across the UK and Europe over the last decade. Their material often strays across genres as diverse as folk, country, rock and ska, but always retains that distinctive Murphy’s Lore feel and sound. Their energetic live performances produce colourful and highly spirited events that lift their audiences and leave them wanting more.
Sue Marchant (BBC Eastern Counties) “A beautiful beautiful song and lovely lovely tune…We need to hear more of the music of Murphy’s Lore out there”
Mike Harding (Folk Show) “A defiant shout in the face of crushing officialdom and I love it”
FRoots “East Anglian folkabilly of high degree. Clearly ready to reach for bigger things, they’re rather wonderful.”
More about Pennyless
A great band from Lincolnshire who love to play folk melodies they find in their musical life. Influences range from John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Talking Heads and Bob Dylan to The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Incredible String Band, Keith Jarret, Jan Garbarek and Vasmalom. “A psych-folk tradadelia gem” Roots Magazine .