Folk On The Pier

"The Best Gig On The North Sea" - Dave Pegg

Folk on the Pier 2017: 5th-7th May

Main Programme


Folk on the Pier 2017 - Pavilion Theatre Programme


Friday 5th May

Afternoon Concert - 2.00pm onwards



Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver


5.00pm - Break


Evening Concert - 7.30pm onwards

Ray Cooper

Richard Digance

Feast of Fiddles


Saturday 6th May

Afternoon Concert - 2.00pm onwards

Roving Crows

Sally Barker

Ashley Hutchings and friends present a celebration of the beginnings of Fairport Convention, on the occasion of their 50th anniversary


5.00pm - Break


Evening Concert - 7.30pm onwards

Miranda Sykes

Rusty Shackle



Sunday 7th May

Afternoon concert - 2.00pm onwards

Hazeyjane with David ‘Hopi’ Hopkins

Brooks Williams

The Newgrass Cutters


5.00pm - Break


Evening concert - 7.30pm onwards

Longest Johns

Emily Slade

Phil Beer Band



The Albion

5.00pm – 7.00pm – Song & Tune Session

7.30pm – 8.15pm – George Holmes

8.30pm - 9.15pm – John Ward Trio

9.30pm onwards – Stompin’ Dave Allen 

Cromer Community Centre

5.00pm – 7.00pm - Open Stage with Simon Care


Cromer Social Club

5.00pm – 7.30pm – Richard Penguin’s Tea Time Showcase


The Wellington

8.30pm onwards – Dove & Boweevil


The White Horse

8.30pm – 9.15pm – Paul Hayes

9.30pm onwards - Georgia Shackleton Trio



The Albion

Noon – 2.00pm – Song & Tune Session

2.00pm – 2.45pm – Stompin’ Dave Allen

3.00pm – 3.45pm – Mc 2

4.00pm – 4.45pm - Bernard Hoskin

5.00pm – 6.00pm - Aartwork

6.00pm – 8.00pm – Song & Tune session

9.00pm onwards – Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees


Cromer Social Club

5.00pm – 7.30pm – Richard Penguin’s Tea Time Showcase


North Lodge Park Tea Room

Noon – 2.00pm – George Holmes


Old Rock Shop Bistro (Please note - diners only please!)

7.30pm onwards – Chad Mason


The Wellington

8.30pm onwards - Aartwork


The White Horse

1.00pm – 1.50pm – Linda Watkins

2.00pm – 2.50pm – Bernard Hoskin

3.00pm – 3.50pm – Daniel Nestlerode & Paul Ballantyne

4.00pm – 5.00pm – Stompin’ Dave Allen

8.30pm – Close – The Bounty Hounds  



The Albion

Noon – 2.00pm – Song & Tune Session

2.15pm – 4.00pm – Stella Hensley & Chris Newman

4.15pm – 5.00pm – George Holmes

5.15pm – 6.00pm - Five Shades of Grey

6.00pm onwards – Song & Tune Session


The Boat House

11.00am – Noon - ‘Music & Dancing in the Boathouse’


Cliftonville Hotel Ballroom

Noon – 1.00pm – ‘Patron’s Hour’ with Ashley Hutchings MBE & Friends

1.20pm – 2.10pm – Norfolk Dialect Society

2.15pm – 4.00pm – The Richard Davies Memorial Session


Cromer Community Centre

12.30pm – 2.30pm – Stompin’ Dave Allen & Hayley Moyses’ Britgrass Three


Cromer Social Club

Noon – 2.00pm – Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees

5.00pm – 7.30pm - Richard Penguin’s Tea Time Showcase


North Lodge Park Tea Rooms

Noon – 2.00pm – George Holmes


The King’s Head

2.30pm – 4.00pm – Sons of the Delta Duo


The Wellington

1.00pm – 2.30pm – The Hawthornes


The White Horse

12.15pm – 1.30pm - FleetwoodCave

1.45pm – 2.45pm – Daniel Nestlerode & Paul Ballantyne

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Stompin’ Dave Allen

4.00pm – 5.00pm – Linda Watkins




Richard Penguin's Tea Time Showcase, Cromer Social club, Folk on the Pier Fringe events Friday 5th May to Sunday 7th May 5-7.30 pm each day. All events free, donations welcome Here is the line up for the weekend

Friday 5th May- 5.10- Clark and Zuppardi (Old time folk and bluegrass), 5.55- John Ward Trio (heartfelt and political songs), 6.40- The Fire Doves (hypnotic Czech and Gypsy inspired songs)
Saturday 6th May- 5.10- Richard Sutton (emotive songwriter) , 5.55- Mc 2 (Acoustic 3 piece), 6.40- Klezmerised (Klezmer and Balkan music)
Sunday 7th May- 5.10 Shane O'Linski, (offbeat songs) 5.55- Joe & Mary (Gospel, and old time country inspired), 6.40- Samphire (Irish, folk and world music influences)


With the exception of the Old Rock Shop Bistro, all the fringe events are free entry but may be limited capacity. The festival team would be very grateful for any donations received after performances, thank you!

Full souvenir programmes are available from the box office at Cromer pier

Please note the festival does not accept liability for any changes in programming without having given prior notice.