Entries by Jo Cunningham

Top 10 summer festival

We are delighted that for the 5th year running Songlines magazine has named us as one of the top 10 summer festivals for people to experience in 2015.  It’s a great honour and we think it reflects the wide mix of music you can enjoy at our festival from traditional and contemporary to North American and […]

Richard Thompson Electric Trio confirmed

After months of negotiation, we can confirm the Richard Thompson Electric Trio as our final Sunday night headliner! Richard has been to Shrewsbury several times to perform solo acoustic sets but this is the first time we have persuaded him to give us a full-on electric performance. Rolling Stone voted him one of the best 20 guitarists of […]

Top 10 dog friendly festival

Thanks to the folk at Gigs and Festivals who’ve named us as one of their top 10 dog friendly festivals – you can read the whole list here. It gives us the chance to gratuitously post a few nice pics too!    

Shropshire Roots winter/spring season

We’ve unveiled a new line up of gigs that will held in Shrewsbury over the the winter and spring. As well as our patron and Oysterband frontman John Jones, we have Jim Moray, Kieran Goss, Mike Wilson and Damien Barber, and the upcoming young duo Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar. Rising star Emma Sweeney completes […]

Hope House fundraising

  For the past seven years, we have raised money for the music therapy service at Hope House Hospice which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families. We are really pleased that you helped to raise more than £5,000 during this year’s festival. This year, the hospice received £5,181 made up of a donation from festival organisers for […]

UK Festival Awards nominations

We’re delighted to be nominated in the UK Festival Awards for a second year in a row. We’re in the ‘Best Family’ and ‘Best Small’ festival categories. We’d be very grateful if you could show your support and vote for us by clicking below: Everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win […]