About Sam Larner, fisherman and folk singer

Ourselves, our associates and our supporters

SamFest 2015 is a Coypu Corporation of Norfolk community project based on an original idea by Alan Helsdon. The main culprit for all mistakes in programming, publicity and probably everything else is Brian Gaudet.

SamFest is a follow-on from the 2014 Walter Pardon Centenary Festival, so our grateful thanks to all those who supported the WPCF and gave us the confidence to plough on regardless.

Early support and enthusiasm for SamFest came from Sandra Laws, Jane Roberts, the Rev Selwyn Tillett, Ivor Denton and other members of the community in Winterton.

As with the Walter Pardon Centenary Festival, invaluable help has been given by Joseph Ballard (director), staff and volunteers at Arts North Norfolk.

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Arts North Norfolk

The Norfolk Folk Association - the voluntary "umbrella" organisation for the Norfolk folk scene - provided much-appreciated financial help at an early stage to help turn SamFest from a dream into reality.

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Norfolk Folk Association

SamFest has also been made possible through the generous support of various "angels" from the Norfolk folk scene.

Special thanks to Trevor Heaton, features editor at Archant Norfolk for publicity in the EDP weekend magazine, Rosemary Dixon, librarian at Archant Norfolk (especially for finding the Sam Larner and villagers illustration on a dusty glass plate), and Anahata, editor of Mardles folk magazine.

Thanks too to Huw Parker at Invisible Ink for web design.

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Invisible Ink

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