Great acts stored up for Folk in the Field

e Red Sky Ukeleles perform at Market Weighton's Tesco store.
e Red Sky Ukeleles perform at Market Weighton's Tesco store.

Representatives of this year’s Folk in The Field festival at Shiptonthorpe recently visited the Tesco store in Market Weighton to showcase the event.

Festival acts performed at the store, entertaining customers while they shopped.

First to perform were Pocklington U3A’s Red Sky Ukeleles who had customers’ and store colleagues’ feet tapping with a selection of well-known songs.

Red Sky was followed by the talented Frankie Turton.

Frankie, who is from Newbald, performed a selection of her own songs many of which will be on her first album due to be released in April.

The artists were in store to promote the third Folk in the Field festival which is due to be held at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields on Saturday 30 June when they will be joined by many other local acts.

Funds raised at the festival are used to help projects in Shiptonthorpe.

The Folk in the Field organisers also encouraged Tesco customers to use the blue token they receive with their shopping to vote for Folk in the Field in the current round of Tesco’s Bags of Help programme.

Bags of Help is Tesco’s community grant scheme where the money from the 10p bag charge is used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

The two other groups hoping to receive customers’ votes in the current round of the grant scheme are Everingham Village Hall so they can replace the Wendy House in the pre-school play area, and South Cave CofE Primary School which would like to improve their outdoor environment to develop better areas for their pupils to play and appreciate nature.

A Folk in the Field spokesman said: “Huge thanks go to Red Sky Ukulele Band, Frankie and Rob and Karen from Tesco Market Weighton Community and Charity for helping us to promote Folk in the Field 2018 in store.”

Visit the event’s Facebook page at to find out more about the popular festival.