Eddie Upton

Eddie Upton set up Folk South West in 1992 

Eddie has a lifelong involvement in folk music, first as a hobby in Sussex in 1964 and then as a full time occupation from 1977. He has performed across Britain and Europe and in North America and from venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall to perhaps the smallest venue on Broadway and a garage forecourt in Surrey.  In 2012 he was awarded the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Gold Badge for his services to folk music – a rarely awarded accolade whose past holders include Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cecil Sharp.

He has led the Stanchester Quire for many years and has performed with them at this Festival since it was revived 8 years ago.

We thank him for playing in the church to cover for the concert which Tim Laycock was to give.

Eddie will be joined by Colin Thomspon on fiddle to take us on a journey around Britain in songs and music