shrewsbury folk festival

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...
21 Oct 2019
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to smash the £70,000 fundraising barrier for Hope House Children’s Hospices as the organisations celebrate their 11th year of working together.  Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, has received more than £7,800 from this year’s four-day music festival, including more than £2,000 from the...
05 Aug 2019
Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive is offering a pair of tickets to visit this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival for a day. The organisation furnishes the backstage artists’ reception at the festival, which takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August (23 – 26). People with an interest in winning need to make a purchase of any value at either of Reviive’s Oswestry or...
26 Mar 2019
A celebration to mark 50 years of one of the UK’s most iconic bands tops the latest tranche of artists to be added to the line-up of Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Jethro Tull’s legendary guitarist Martin Barre will bring his new show with former band members Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker to the event at the West Midland Showground, which runs from August 23 to 26. Other new announcements include an...
25 Feb 2019
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has opened applications for its Launchpad stage that offers young musicians the platform to showcase their talents. The festival is appealing for solo performers and groups aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid Wales, or the West Midlands to pitch for one of the places available on The Launchpad stage, which is sponsored by Midlands What’s On, the region’s essential...
29 Jan 2019
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has added a host of new acts to its line up as organisers reveal ticket sales are already surpassing 2018 levels. Renowned singer songwriter Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders will make a return with a special show featuring the Hi Riders Soul Revue. Scottish supergroup Capercaillie and American trio Birds of Chicago are also new to the bill of the four-day festival...
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...
01 Oct 2018
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner. Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, received more than £7,000 from this year’s four-day event, including a donation of more than £2,000 from festival organisers. The money will be used to fund music therapy sessions at the...
24 Sep 2018
A new teaching resource to help educators explore themes of diversity and inclusion through dance has been unveiled by Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The 21-minute step-by-step guide on how to structure and deliver a workshop for primary school children has been published on the festival’s website for teachers to watch. The film, produced by Wem based Media Active, is one of the final outcomes of the...
21 May 2018
Shropshire teachers are being invited to take part in a free workshop aimed at encouraging a new generation of children to learn traditional English dance. The day-long session at Trinity Primary School in Ford on June 15 will give primary teachers an insight into how to combine folk dance with contemporary hip hop and how it can be incorporated in the timetable for lessons in dance, fitness or...
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