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01 Dec 2018
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill.  Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last year the first tier of tickets were snapped up in less than 30 minutes and weekend tickets sold out a month before the...
30 Aug 2018
  This year's Shrewsbury Folk Festival opened in stormy style, with high winds and torrential rain. But a bit of weather doesn’t put off diehard folk fans. We all donned capes and cagoules and followed the music.   As ever, we didn’t manage to see all the acts we hoped to see; there is always a range of fabulous music happening across the three main stages and scattered across the various smaller...
12 Jul 2018
The History Press is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of ‘Shropshire Folk Tales for Children’ by Amy Douglas in July 2018. Featuring specially commissioned illustrations by a local artist and part of a new series of folk tales for children from Britain’s finest storytellers, The History Press is the premier contemporary resource for British folk tales. Do you know that there are...
18 Apr 2018
The man behind one of radio’s most played songs will be making his debut performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this year. Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, who had Top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun and their number one Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me), will be one of the headliners on the first night of the festival on Friday August 24. Festival organisers...
31 Jan 2018
Folk legend Richard Thompson is set to make an electrifying return to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival after organisers announced a rare appearance by the musician with his Electric Trio. The former Fairport Convention musician, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, will headline the festival’s Bellstone stage on Saturday August 25.   More than half of...
08 Jan 2018
Hundreds of schoolchildren across Shropshire are set to learn new music and dance skills in an education project being delivered by one of the country’s leading folk festivals. Professional dancers will deliver workshops at four Shropshire schools – Chirbury Primary School, Gobowen Primary and St George’s Junior and Radbrook Primary in Shrewsbury – from January to March, as part of Shrewsbury...
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...
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...
23 Jun 2016
The walls of St Chads Church will resound with beautiful choral music on Thursday 7th July when the Festival Chorale Oregon perform their lunchtime concert. The visiting American Choir - Festival Chorale Oregon, from Salem, Oregon with director Dr. Solveig Holmquist -  will perform an uplifting & inspiring concert including a wide variety of styles of American choral music through history...
01 Feb 2016
Clutching At Straws are a multi-talented and diverse alternative folk trio, hailing from the ‘creative county’ of Staffordshire. Clutching At Straws use an impressive variety of instruments to build a full, layered sound suffused with subtlety and their influences are diverse and eclectic with hints of everything from the irony of bluegrass through to the drama of musical theatre.  SOCIAL MEDIA...
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