Folk festival set in the ruins of church

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Set in the ruins of Annesley Old Church, Annesley, more than 100 festival-goers spread out blankets and rugs and enjoyed picnics in the autumn sunshine and took in the variety of folk performances on offer.

As part of the D.H Lawrence festival, the Falling Leaves Folk Festival saw Eastwood-born ‘Quiet Loner’ strumming his guitar, folk-artist Kelly Oliver, groups including Hagg Farm Conspiracy and the Black Pig Border Morris Men all take to the stage.

However, the most sensational act of the day was hailed to be headliner Roy Bailey who played an hour-long set despite being 75-years-old and was praised with a standing ovation when he finally took a bow.