Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote


Fran Foote is a familiar face at the Leigh Folk Festival as a member of long time favourites Arfur Doo & the Toe Rags and the great Stick in the Wheel, but this year appears in an unadorned ‘no frills’ vocal duo with her Mum singing traditional songs from Essex. Some of these have been handed down by Fran’s great uncle Ernest Austin, a former farm worker whose singing featured on the Topic Records collection ‘Flash Company’ back in 1974. Belinda and Fran have recently recorded a CD ‘On Clay Hill’, named after an area of their native Basildon and due for release in July.

Where to find them

Library Gardens (Club Stage): Sat 29, Start: 13.40 – Finish: 13.55

Fishermen’s Chapel: Sat 29,  22.00 – 22.25

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