A one-day festival of live music will be held in York next month.

York’s Little Festival Of Live Music has been set up to celebrate local musicians and folk music in the city.

The nine-hour Folk Ahoy! event will be held at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, on March 29.

Ellen Cole has organised the festival, which also ran last year at the Food and Drink Festival.

It will “showcase the best that the region has to offer in folk music” and help raise money for local charities, including St Leonard’s Hospice.

Ellen, who previously worked on 2012’s Oxjam York festival, said: “The festival has an excellent line-up and not one act is the same as another.

“The idea for Folk Ahoy! was conceived when I had under a month to go from wish-lists to set-lists for three nights of musical entertainment during the York Food and Drink Festival.

“The festival proved so popular that I decided to continue with musical events that fundraise for York charities.”

Acts confirmed to perform at Folk Ahoy! include David Ward Maclean, blues-folk band King Courgette, Gilded Thieves, Sarah Dean, Dan Webster, Karlos Senor, Alice Ostapjuk, acoustic musicians Holly Taymar and Chris Bilton and country-folk quartet Dream of Apollo.

Tickets cost £4 and can be bought on the door from 1.30pm.

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