meet the

Hartlepool Folk Festival relies on so many fantastic people, both paid and voluntary. Here's an introduction to the team who keep the wheels turning during the year:

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Joanie Crump

Festival Director

Joanie started Hartlepool Folk Festival in 2015, after more than 15 years working in Arts and Festivals Management.


Jonny Mohun

Festival Director

Jonny is the Musical Director of the festival's commissioned shows, as well as providing  admin and operational support.

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Sue Ainslie

Volunteer Coordinator

Sue manages our fabulous team of volunteers.

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Kate Atkinson&

Bob West

Box Office Managers

Kate & Bob came on board in 2017. They look after Box Office administration and the team.