Weekend of folk music for Oxfam

The Oxjam Folk Weekend is taking place in Bury St Edmunds for the fifth year, raising money for Oxfam. Pictured: The Jigantics. ANL-150930-171142001
The Oxjam Folk Weekend is taking place in Bury St Edmunds for the fifth year, raising money for Oxfam. Pictured: The Jigantics. ANL-150930-171142001
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A weekend of live music descends on Bury St Edmunds next week as musicians prepare to sing their hearts out for charity.

The Oxjam Folk Weekend will see bands and soloists performing at All Saints Church and Community Hall, in Park Road, on October 24 and 25.

Returning to the town for the fifth year, organisers have put together a programme with local acts alongside some national names.

The Oxjam Festival takes place throughout October, with hundreds of events organised by volunteers taking place across the UK in aid of Oxfam.

Headlining on Saturday evening are The Jigantics, featuring Marion Fleetwood and Martin Fitzgibbon, who are well known for their work with Gerry Colvin.

Also appearing are The Broadside Boys, Two Coats Colder, Ellie Jameson and Sound Tradition.

As well as the music, there will be dance display from local Morris sides and a ceilidh on Saturday evening.

New for this year is a ‘buskers’ stage’ in the town centre during the day on Saturday, where volunteers will be collecting for Oxfam.

Tickets for the weekend are £28, with individual day and evening tickets also available. To book, go to wegottickets.com/f/9107 or call 01284 767476.

For more details about the event and appearing artists, go to oxjamfolkburysteds.co.uk.