Folktoberfest new poster

The festival season might be quietening down but it’s certainly going out with a bang rather than a wimper for Hertfordshire based lovers of the fine young folk scene.Harpenden Public Halls is the setting for an abundance of fresh talent,  with celebrated acts Maz O’Connor, Luke Jackon and Jess Morgan sharing the stage at Folkstock’s  [ Read More ]

Armistice Pals

June - 26 - 2014
Posted by HelenMeissner
Armistice Pals logo

  Here is the single with all the names lined up to their contribution on the song Update : here is the video of Peggy Seeger talking about the project :   An exciting new charity single, the first of its kind from world of folk music has emerged from a grassroots initiative. Intent on  [ Read More ]

Live Events update – Love Folk LIVE

November - 9 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
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We are delighted to announce the awards and the winners from last night’s event. Thank you to everyone who took part, who came to watch, who came week in week out to judge the acts and to everyone who has supported on social media over the last few weeks. Massive thanks to Sue Marchant who  [ Read More ]

Behind the scenes

October - 16 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
AFO article

The UK Festival Awards posted this article on their facebook page, which was very supportive of them in light of our 5 nominations. It was a news story which the Association of Festival Organisers had invited me to write, about my experiences of running a festival for the first time. It also attracted some nice  [ Read More ]

Festival feedback. Thank you.

September - 26 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
Lunaesque chimes pic

“A new boutique festival has no right to be this friendly, this welcoming & this well organised has it? Well Folkstock most certainly was. Stages were managed with military precision yet with a warm & personal touch that was charming.” ….the people of Folkstock…were some of the happiest, easy going lot its been my pleasure  [ Read More ]

Wicket Brood

“Community is at the centre of the whole Folkstock initiative.  My business became involved because of Helen’s support of us and our love of community – she was tremendously supportive of our new fledgling Salon and Spa due to the fact that I had offered to help with her blogging/social media program.  It shows how  [ Read More ]

Welcome to Folkstock Acoustic Festival

June - 28 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
fest awards best new finalist

Did you come to the festival ?  if so you might like to help us by voting for us in the UK Festival Awards. Voting is open and closes on 1st November.   Thank you everyone who voted We’ve made it to the final shortlist – so fingers crossed ! We are delighted to have  [ Read More ]


June - 28 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
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  Click here for the most up to date blog from Kate Snowdon         Folkstock Festival: Musical Notes September 21st 2013 – Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire Home Festival Info Foundation The Team Pics & Vids Press Website Aug17 Seeking student volunteers! Posted on August 17, 2013 by Kate Snowdon Standard It’s that time  [ Read More ]

Main Stage

March - 30 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
Lucy ward for web

Thanks to Andy Shepherd and his team at Shepherd Audio for running the sound on this stage. “We wanted to get involved with Folkstock because we want to help groups and individuals discover and question what folk music is, Shepherd audio better logoand for those who already love the genre, to come and enjoy themselves  [ Read More ]

Alt Folk Stage

March - 30 - 2013
Posted by HelenMeissner
Hertfordshire Life banner final

Thanks to Rob Muir and his team for the great sound on this stage from Walton Lane Audio. Here are the acts who performed on the day 21:15  THE WILLOWS and LUCY WARD SWAPPED STAGES TO MINIMISE SOUND BLEED 20:20  BOHO DANCER 19.40  THE FALLOWS 19:10  THE FOLK 18:40  ROXANNE DE BASTION  (standing in )  [ Read More ]