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Folk aficionados are in for a treat this month, as a folkie extravaganza will be taking over the lovely environs of Stockton’s ARC on Saturday 17th September.

Infinite Folk is an all-day event which champions both well-known names as well as up and coming acts, bringing with them a raft of acoustic, roots and fiddle-based fun. Taking up the top spot are Teesside duo Megson, whose critically acclaimed rootsy style is a firm hit with the likes of songwriter Seth Lakeman and BBC DJs, with the duo being nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award on three occasions. Joining them on the line-up will be The Mile Roses, who have garnered considerable praise for their contemporary Americana-led sound; Hartlepool’s ‘industri-folk’ behemoth The Jar Family will get feet tapping and heads nodding; also adding to the local contingent, indie folk trio Little Mirrors and Middlesbrough songwriter Amelia Coburn complete the line-up.

The night wouldn’t be complete with a ceilidh. Blind Stag invite gig goers to don their dancing shoes to enjoy a variety of traditional jigs and reels, plus there’s a cider and sausages theme to the menu thanks to ARC’s No 60.

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