Folk show is Albert Road sell-out

Skye Russ at The Phoenix pub as part of The Folk of Albert Road

Skye Russ at The Phoenix pub as part of The Folk of Albert Road

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A sell-out audience enjoyed the delights of Albert Road for an annual music event.

The Folk of Albert Road was organised by the Kings Theatre as part of the Portsmouth 
Festivities and used the mix of shops, cafes and pubs as venues to host young talented musicians.

Unaware of the venues, the audience was split into groups and taken on a mystery tour of Albert Road, visiting some unusual pop-up venues for a short performance by each musical act.

Kings Theatre chief executive David Cooper said: ‘The success of this event reflects both the talent of local musicians and the amazing vitality of Albert Road’s local businesses community who support it each year.’

This year, Home Coffee, Southsea Gallery, Magick Bean Coffee Shop and the Phoenix Pub hosted the four groups of young folk musicians to demonstrate their talents and entertain audiences in the most intimate of venues.

Audiences were treated to performances by Skye Russ, Waif & Stray, Jamidad and Anait Grigoriyan.

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