shrewsbury folk festival

06 Nov 2017
A CD launched in tribute to the co-founder of Shrewsbury Folk Festival has raised more than £4,000 for a charity set up in his name to support young and emerging musicians. The profits from Resound, a 15-track recording featuring tracks from artists including Oysterband, Jon Boden, Grace Petrie and Karine Polwart, will be ploughed into the Alan Surtees Trust. The Trust, which has been formed by...
26 Oct 2017
Visitors to a Shropshire music festival have helped to raise more than £6,400 for music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses.  This year’s fundraising at Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes the overall amount pledged to Hope House since the festival began in its partnership with the charity in 2008 to more than £56,000.  The money is raised through collections during the event at...
07 Apr 2017
A Shropshire brewery has joined forces with Shrewsbury Folk Festival to give young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents. Wood’s Brewery, which is based near Craven Arms, will sponsor a pop-up venue called The Launchpad at this year’s event at the West Mid Showground over August Bank Holiday. They are appealing for solo performers and groups aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid...
01 Dec 2016
The first acts to be signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been revealed as tickets go on sale for the 2017 event.  Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bibb, former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, The Unthanks, Oysterband, The Young'uns, Le Vent Du Nord and Seth Lakeman are among the headliners due to top the bill during the festival next August.  Other acts signed up so far include Andy Fairweather...
06 Oct 2016
Young people are set to enjoy the sound of music for another year, thanks to a major Shropshire festival. Fundraising at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, along with a donation from organisers, has netted Hope House more than £5,700 that will fund music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses. Nearly £50,000 has been raised for Hope House by festivalgoers since it was adopted as the...
27 Sep 2016
More than 800 Shropshire schoolchildren learnt new music and dance skills from around the world as part of a Shrewsbury Folk Festival project, it has been revealed. Helping Hands, Dancing Feet was a flagship education programme run by organisers of the popular four-day festival as part of a wider project called All Together Now that aimed to bring different folk traditions to a new audience....
Photo of hearing loop sign and Shrewsbury Flower Show programme in flower bed
09 Aug 2016
Local charity Signal is working with the organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show to help people with hearing loss enjoy the show’s popular lectures and demonstrations to the full. Signal has joined with the Shropshire Horticultural Society to provide hearing loops in the Lecture Marquee and a section of the Foodhall at this year’s show on 12-13 August. A loop system can channel sound directly to...
28 Jan 2016
A trio of chart toppers with a number of Top 40 hits among them has joined the line up of this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack and Andy Fairweather Low will perform together at the four-day annual music event at the West Mid Showground in August. Lowe, who had hits with I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass, Cruel to be Kind and I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass, will be...
13 Jan 2016
The organisers of Shrewsbury Folk Festival have revealed more names for the line up of the 2016 festival.  It has been confirmed that Canadian folk rockers Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, who took the festival by storm in 2014, have been signed to return. Fans have been clamouring for them to be brought back since their debut two years ago. Other names added to the line up are: Karen Matheson, Lady...
04 Nov 2015
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has set a target to smash the £50,000 barrier for its charity partner Hope House after revealing a leap in its fundraising at this year’s event.  The event, which has supported the children’s hospice since 2008, helped to raise more than £6,160 at this year’s four-day festival at the West Mid Showground. That’s an increase of more than £1,000 on the total raised last year...
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