Folk On The Dock 2017

Albert Dock, Liverpool, 26th, 27th, 28th August 2017

The annual Folk Festival on the Dock brings together the city’s rich music and maritime heritage in an exuberant celebration of live acoustic folk, sea shanty and folk rock. Over 200 folk, roots and acoustic performers from across the UK and Europe took centre stage as Liverpool welcomed the return of Folk on the Dock at Liverpool’s Albert Dock on August Bank Holiday weekend 2017.

Legendary radio presenter, Janice Long, returned to host the Dock Stage, as well as introducing one new, up-and-coming act of her choice from LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), each day, as part of “Janice Long Presents. The event Brought together the city’s rich music and maritime heritage in an exuberant celebration of live acoustic folk, sea shanty and folk rock over the August bank holiday weekend.

Folk on the Dock also incorporates The Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival, which continues to attract performers from around the globe. These include Belgium duo, 2sheets2thewind, all female Dutch choir, Viswjvenkoor, and Norwegian choir, Risor Shanty. Making a welcome return to Folk on the Dock is local duo, Trim Rig and a Doxy, who will lead the Shanty Festival.

Folk on the Dock is produced by Martin and Marina Blore of Fit the Bill, in association with Albert Dock.  Marina Blore of Fit the Bill, said: 

“Albert Dock’s unique intersection of canals and waterways played an integral role in importing and exporting folk music and it is fitting that folk, roots and acoustic music is celebrated at this beautiful waterside attraction. We are really excited to be welcoming so many ground-breaking performers"

I attended all three days of this amazing Folk Festival on behalf of 'Good News Liverpool' and saw some truly amazing performers across the various stages at the Albert Dock. 

Sunday was the final day and the sun shone again on the venue with thousands out enjoying the sunshine the food and drink and of course more fabulous entertainment. I met visitors from all over the UK as well as people from afar afield as Denmark, Sweden, France and the USA and the feedback from them all was the same, they loved the festival and love Liverpool.

If I have to sum it up I can honestly say that Liverpool, 'Fit The Bill' and the Albert Dock sure know how to put on an event.

Well Done!!

Below are a selection of images taken over the three days of the event 26th - 27th - 28th August 2017.

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I'm not horsing around, this really is the end!!
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All photographs © Bob Edwards