Tuesday, June 19, 2007


The tunebook will be used as a basis for two improvers’ sessions.

This is an opportunity for those who play instruments and want to get involved in sessions, but who find it all a little too daunting or who just want to brush up their skills and improve confidence.

We will have experienced musicians on hand playing fiddle, mandolin, box & guitar, and they will help everybody who needs it.
You may learn as many or as few of the tunes from the Tunebook as you like, and the session leaders will be there to keep everything going and running smoothly; they’ll also answer any questions and help you with any musical queries in the sessions.

There will be one session in The Big Shed on Saturday, and one on Sunday in the bar area (which is huge) – we’ll have more details closer to the festival.

This is a first for Shrewsbury and we’re really excited – it’s an opportunity to get involved in a group session without any fear or worries. The leaders are there to help out and ensure you get the most out of session and will help people of every ability.

In the meantime, have a look at the tunebook here, and start practising!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Maps for the 2007 site

We’ve been putting the final touches to the layout of the festival over the past month or so and have spent time on site working out the final details – everything is coming together well and the transition to this new site has been smooth and trouble free.

Below are two maps to give you an idea as to how we're going to lay the festival out, we confident this is the final layout, although a map reflecting any changes will be printed in the festival programme.

This is the festival layout as it stands, along with a key showing
the positioning the marquees, camping areas etc.

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An aerial shot to give you an idea of the site and the internal roadways etc click image for larger view