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19 Apr 2022
A unique Shropshire music festival is to bring four American performers to the county this summer in the biggest collection of headline acts in the festival’s nine year history. Four of the biggest names in Louisiana Cajun and Creole roots music will be appearing this year at the North Shropshire Cajun and Zydeco Big Weekend from August 12 to 14 at Welshampton, near Ellesmere. The international...
Shrewsbury Folk Festival Stage
28 Mar 2022
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has kicked off a search to find the folk stars of the future who want a platform at this year’s event to showcase their music and reach new audiences. The festival is appealing for bands, duos or singer songwriters aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid Wales or the West Midlands region to pitch for one of the three places available on The Launchpad, which showcases up...
22 Mar 2022
This year the Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival is taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of April at venues across Shrewsbury, including Shropshire Wildlife Trust and The Hive. Last year the festival production had to be tailored to adhere with COVID-19 restrictions, meaning it was held virtually. However, organisers are now delighted to be welcoming the festival back into the heart of Shrewsbury...
Photograph of Shropshire Folk Festival at night from the air
21 Feb 2022
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released the second wave of artists appearing at this summer’s festival. Scottish sensations Skerryvore, George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and The Unthanks lead the latest line up announcement with a special concert from Oysterband's John Jones and special guests performing his Rising Road show. Police Dog Hogan makes its festival debut with the ...
01 Dec 2021
Musical legend Judy Collins and other international stars are back on the bill for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2022 after a two-year hiatus forced by the covid pandemic.  The festival has secured much of its original 2020 line-up of overseas artists for next year including the American folk singer songwriter (USA), Galician piper Carlos Núñez (Spain), Juno award winners Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (...
17 Nov 2021
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has premiered its official showreel from this year’s event ahead of releasing its 2022 tickets. Daily life from family fun to workshops, dance and live music was captured by Shrewsbury filmmakers Painted Life Productions at the four-day August Bank Holiday festival and has been launched as organisers gear up to share their plans for next year and put 2022 tickets on sale...
18 Aug 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released the full programme for its two-day virtual festival later this month as it launches a fundraising drive to recover the losses sustained from its postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. Festival organisers are laying on two days of music, workshops and dance for free on August 29 and 30 to mark the event that can’t take place and is urging people to...
29 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has announced the line-up for its free virtual festival that is taking place next month after the event was postponed due to coronavirus. Folk, world and Americana stars have recorded exclusive performances for Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival that will be hosted at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk on August 29 and 30. Playing in four concerts across the two days will...
02 Mar 2020
PRESS RELEASE                                                What's On at                                      Clun Valley Music 2020                                St George's Church, Clun SY7 8JH   ​Beethoven's 250th Anniversary  Clun Valley Music 2020 highlights the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's birth. All concerts will feature his chamber works, a central pillar of our musical culture. On...
25 Feb 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins. Five time Grammy Award winning blues and Americana star Keb’ Mo’, Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, a rare show from the Seckou Keita Quintet, a unique interpretation of the work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns from Band of Burns, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee...
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