5:54pm Saturday 23rd June 2012
HUNDREDS of music lovers flocked to the annual Leigh Folk Festival.
Mixing familiar favourites and new talent, the 21st festival saw performers spread across the Library Gardens and the cobbles of Old Leigh from Thursday to Sunday.
In celebration of the Olympic Sparks Will Fly cultural gathering in Southend, the festival provided a satellite Shangri-La event in Warrior Square.
Folk legend Martin Carthy topped the bill of performers, along with Danny and the Champions of the World, Brentwood singer Darren Hayman and Sharron Kraus.
Crowds also gathered for dancing displays by the Maureen Corr Irish Dancers, Chelmsford Folk Dancers and Cockleshell Clog.
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