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Jon Wilks interviews Paul Sartin on The Old Songs Podcast

Paul Sartin tribute events and donations

Updating you on news of tribute events and donation pages for the late folk musician, Paul Sartin.


Aware that people want to send tributes, Paul Sartin‘s family have announced a Much Loved page in his memory. His sons have asked that, instead of sending flowers, people donate to one of two funds.

They are very keen to launch a Whitchurch Folk Festival in the town he called home, dedicated to his memory. The money raised through the Much Loved page will go towards making that a reality. The local folk club organisers have called on anyone who feels they may be able to help get this off the ground to get in touch over the coming months.

The family have also suggested that donations should go to Halsway Manor, a place that Paul loved to spend time performing and teaching.

For more info on the above, head to: paulsartin.muchloved.com

Live to Your Living Room

Paul passed away only weeks before an autumn tour with his trio, Faustus. While, understandably, many of the tour dates have been cancelled, Saul and Benji have decided that they wish to play together and pay tribute to their friend at a few key dates. These include the Beehive (Sheffield), Ripon and Nettlebed. Most of these have already sold out, however a Live to Your Living Room online event, live from the Cumberland Arms in Newcastle, is planned on October 12th with unlimited tickets.

For more info on the Live to Your Living room event, head to: livetoyourlivingroom.com/events/benji-kirkpatrick-saul-rose

A Concert for Paul

Photo credit: Richard Gearey


Whitchurch Folk Club is very proud to present an afternoon and evening of folk tunes, sessions, dance and song, featuring many of the wonderful, world-class performers and friends that Paul Sartin brought to the club in the years since its relaunch in 2017. 

At the request of Paul’s sons, the money raised will go towards the launch of a folk festival in Paul’s memory in Whitchurch.

Evening concert SOLD OUT

The evening concert will feature some of Paul’s friends and favourite performers playing songs and tunes throughout the evening. Featuring world-class musicians and dancers, this will run between 7pm and 11pm. Doors to this event will open at 6pm.

Afternoon events

Afternoon events, including Morris dancing, choir performances, local musicians, a Morris dance workshop and a singing workshop are not ticketed. A donation can be paid on the door at your discretion. The afternoon events will run between 1pm and 5pm, with a bar, coffee and cakes on sale. A book for condolences will be open during this period in the church. 

For more info on this event, Whitchurch Folk Club organisers will be sending out further details nearer the time. You can sign up for the mailing list by clicking here.