folk music

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...
05 Feb 2020
The Shropshire Youth Folk Ensemble present their special 2020 Springtime Concert at Mereside Community Hall, Shrewsbury on Saturday 21st March 7.30pm The concert will feature Laurel Swift and Ben Moss. “Enjoy their rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional and original songs. Tunes infused with great energy and bounce honed by years of dancing with Morris Offspring. Three...
01 Dec 2019
The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale. Globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez will make his festival debut and organisers have secured the only UK festival performance of The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and...
29 Oct 2019
Canadian folk artist, Zach Kleisinger will be performing live at the Albert's Songwriter's Showcase in Shrewsbury, UK alongside John Charles and and The Beautiful Barley Boys. Music starts at 8:30pm. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2508665116045405/ Zach Kleisinger There is a distinct vulnerability in Zach Kleisinger’s music. With a voice that is deep, slow,...
Dan Walsh Trio by Kate Gallow
29 May 2019
Doors: 19:30-21:30  Tickets: £13.00  Box Office: 07790 265681 After two stripped back solo albums, Dan Walsh returns with a brand new album featuring the new Dan Walsh trio with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar (Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys) and mandolin maestro Nic Zuppardi (Shackleton Trio). After a successful first tour for the trio last year, the new material...
11 Jan 2019
Live music - real ale & wine bar - free buffet - all for a great cause. Banish the Winter blues (and all the pounds from the Christmas pud) and join local charity Village Water's annual Spring Ceilidh. Saturday 23rd February. 7pm - 11.30pm. Radbrook Communty Centre, Calverton Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ Tickets on sale NOW https://villagewater.org/ceilidh19 Adults £12.50 - Children £5 (includes ...
09 Oct 2018
One of the UK’s finest Acoustic Americana, Bluegrass & Country bands are heading to The Hive in Shrewsbury on Saturday 17th November! Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-...
17 Sep 2018
A Feast of Shropshire Music with Special Shropshire Folk! Famous Shropshire folk singer and musician, John Kirkpatrick has teamed up with the Shropshire Youth Folk Ensemble to inspire these young musicians. Together they will playing some of the traditional music from the Shropshire Tune Archive.  John found and researched this music as part of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, All Together Now...
21 Aug 2017
Acclaimed Canadian indie-folk music band The Fugitives will pay a gig at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 04 October as part of a three-week UK tour. Based in Vancouver, they bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, they have...
26 Oct 2015
An acclaimed indie-folk music group from Canada will include two dates in Shropshire when they undertake a two week tour of rural England from the end of October. Vancouver based The Fugitives bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’,...
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