Tilly Dalglish makes the most of the summer’s folk festivals
Teenage folk singer Tilly Dalglish has had a very busy summer - performing at music festivals all over the UK.
The 17-year-old from Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, has recently played at ButeFest on Scotland’s Isle of Bute, at the Beverley Folk Festival in East Yorkshire and at Picnic in the Park in Haughley.
“I have been playing all over the place,” she said.
“I was the first act to play at the Beverley Folk festival so there was some added pressure. “I thought there wouldn’t be a huge crowd but as soon as the tent opened up 80 people flooded in and it kept filling up.
“But I got a really great response. “ButeFest was an eight hour drive and they struggled with the weather. “Even by Scotland’s standards it was bad. “One of the tents blew over on the Friday but luckily the sun came out when I was playing on Saturday.
“They had to have me play at the same time as the main stage due to the weather so I thought people would leave when that stage started playing. “But lots of people stayed to see me - they were one of the nicest crowds I have ever played to.
“Picnic in the Park was a lot of fun but again the weather wasn’t fantastic. “It has a really nice community feel to it. “I’m hoping it will keep going next year and we will have some sun.”
Tilly said she was looking forward to playing at her favourite music festival - FolkEast - at the end of August.
“It is always the highlight of my year,” she said. I love it more than any other festival - it has such a great atmosphere.
“My little brother Isaac is playing with his folk group too which makes it extra special.”
Tilly said she hopes to record a new album within the year - but has to fit it in with her A Level studies.
Tilly’s next gig is at The Bicycle Shop in Norwich on Monday with the Tin Heart Troubadours.
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