LOOKING through the list of names in the summer edition of Off The Tracks festival there is plenty to appeal to the folk, blues and roots enthusiast.
Starting tonight, with Ozric Tentacles topping the bill, it will be worth checking out Here and Now, Howlin' Circus, 5 Days of November, Two Man Ting and Blackwater while local favourites Loscoe State Opera will be performing at some time during the evening.
Saturday has The Levellers' Simon Friend's Seismic Survey as one of the headliners with singer/songwriter Stuart Forester being one of the names to look out for. There will be Cajun and zydeco from Swamptrash and world music from Inter Africa. Pig Dyke Molly will also be providing music and dance.
Sunday, which usually provides a more gentle let down after the weekend's excesses, does quite the opposite with the main event being John Otway , pictured, providing his anarchic exploits which made him the hit of the 2011 festival. Prior to his appearance there will be the return of young musicians Tyde and a first visit from the duo Tang.
As always the event takes place within the confines of Isley Walton's Park Farmhouse near Castle Donington. Further details can be gleaned from www.offthetracks.co.uk.
Tonight's Bingham Folk Club meeting in the Town Pavilion in Brendon Way has an extra guest with The Joe Phillips Band. On Sunday night Tigerfolk re-open in Long Eaton's Stumble Inn with a Welcome Back Sing and on Monday night Mansfield Folk Club, The Black Bull, Woodhouse Road welcome two well known names, Grant Baynham and Hilary Spencer who together make Quicksilver.
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