Rochdale Rushbearing Folk Festival 1989

The first Rochdale Folk Festival that I attended was in August 1989 based at the Town Hall and Art Gallery (Now Touchstones).
Due to work commitments I only managed to attend a couple of the concerts in the Art Gallery but here's a selection of photos from the shows.

A more recent one was held in June 2021

©All the photos are the copyright of Roger Liptrot ©

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John Hobson and Howard Lees
Festival Programme Cover

Jolly Jack

Bill Tucker

Heather Whittaker

Alan Taylor (Jolly Jack)

Stanley Accrington

Gary and Vera Aspey
with Martin Ryan

Gary and Vera Aspey
Gary and Vera Aspey

Keith Hancock

Bill Zorn

Bill Zorn and Jon Benns

Jon Benns

Keith Hancock

Christine Collister
Clive Gregson and Christine Colliste

Clive Gregson

Hamish Bayne and Martin Cole

Hamish Bayne

Martin Cole

Martin Ryan

Clive Gregson and
Christine Collister

Harvey Andrews
Harvey Andrews

Chris and Joe While

Jackie Finney

Stephen Fearing

Chris While

John Howarth

Mike Canavan
John Howarth
Mike Canavan

Take me Back to the Top

Littleborough Rushbearing Photos

Artists A-Z of site photos

Take Me Back to the Gallery