Rochester Sweeps Festival

Looking forward to this year’s Sweeps Festival which takes place in Rochester over the May Day bank holiday weekend. Hope to see you there!

Chris Irvine | Singer | Entertainer

As so often happens these days, a brief mention of this year’s forthcoming annual Sweeps Festival here in Rochester on Twitter this evening got me looking through my old photos and videos.

This is a video which I recorded at the 2010 event to get you in the mood:

If you have never experienced the Rochester Sweeps Festival, all I can say is you don’t know what you’re missing!

Normally held over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May, this year’s festival will run from Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May.

This is a unique celebration of the coming of Spring, which also commemorates the traditional holiday for chimney sweeps, or climbing boys as they were also known.

Over the space of three days, Rochester plays host to a number of Morris sides or ‘sets’, culminating in the folk music concerts which are held in the grounds of the historic Rochester Castle…

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About Chris Irvine

Husband. Father. Libertarian. Glenman. Liverpool fan. Singer. Songwriter. Ulsterman. Glass half full kinda guy. Smoker.

Posted on April 26, 2014, in Chris Irvine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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