Pub will host dance and music festival
Tickets go on sale this week for new music festival in mid-Somerset.
MendipFest is billed as being ideal for or lovers of song, music, dance and stories.
The festival will take place at the Old Down Inn, Emborough, on the weekend of May 10-12.
The aim of the festival is to bring alive Somerset's folk music heritage.
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A core team of experienced local artists will focus their efforts on performing material collected in the area and leading workshops.
The involved participants include Thornbridge, Mrs Price's Parlour, the Bristol Shantymen, Heather Ash, Somerset Morris, Chas Blacker, Priston Jubilee Morrismen, Called to be Saints and the Hotwells Howlers.
They will explore various themes like the Mining Songs of the North Somerset Coalfield and the Life and Music of Henry Cave – fiddler and scissor-grinder.
The organisers hope that more musicians, singers and dancers will also come along and share what they have to offer.
Weekend tickets for the festival are priced at £10 and are available from David Byrne on 01761 419224 or email@example.com.
Camping and caravanning is available as well as bed and breakfast accommodation at the Old Down Inn, and revellers can call 01761 232398 to book.