Entries by Jo Cunningham

And in at number one…..

Every year, we eagerly await the news from our friends at Roots Records about which were the top selling CDs of the festival. They’ve crunched the numbers and this year’s top 20 was: 1.    Skipinnish 2.    The Fitzgeralds 3.    Daphne’s Flight 4.    Eric Bibb 5.    Le Vent du Nord 6.    The Young ‘Uns 7.    Sarah […]

A celebration of Alan’s life

A celebration of Alan’s life will take place on Monday July 17th at St Chad’s Church, 1 St Chad’s Terrace, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JX, at 1.15pm. Please arrive at 1pm for a 1.15pm start. There is no dress code – please wear whatever you feel comfortable in which may include a festival t-shirt. Black is not […]

Alan Surtees

It is with immense sadness that we have to announce the death of our co-director Alan Surtees following a short illness. It was Alan’s vision and passion, along with that of his wife Sandra, which turned the idea they had 20 years ago of a folk festival for Shropshire into the major event that we […]

We’re the best!

Best Midlands Music Festival! We don’t like to blow our own trumpet (very often) but we’ve been named the BEST MIDLANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL in the 2017 What’s On Reader Awards! Not only that, we were runners up in the BEST SHROPSHIRE FESTIVAL too. There was tough competition in both categories so a massive thanks to everyone […]

Hope House fundraising – you rock!

Thanks to your generosity Hope House raised a whopping £5,711 this year to fund music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses. That takes the total we’ve raised for Hope House to just under £50,000!

Feedback survey

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