Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Folk Alliance Conference, Memphis, TN

Later this month festival directors Alan Surtees and Neil Pearson will represent the Shrewsbury Folk festival at the annual North American Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

The conference, from February 20th-24th, is one of the largest gatherings of folk musicians, record labels, agents and festival organisers in the world, and is an important event in the folk music calendar.

We’ll both be involved speaking on panels over the weekend; Alan will be discussing ‘what is required to stage a successful grass roots event’, and I'll be a panel member on ‘what is going on outside North America in the World of folk’.

We’re proud to be involved in the conference, and the chance to represent the Shrewsbury Folk Festival at such a high profile event is a real honour and recognition of just how much the festival has grown.

We’re obviously looking forward to the trip, as well as a working conference it is full of music with hundreds of artists holding official showcases – we will post some photos on our return!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Nancy Kerr, James Fagan & Robert Harbron

We're now very close to completing our line-up, but still have a few pieces to add to the jigsaw over the coming weeks.

We’re pleased to announce that we have added Nancy Kerr, James Fagan & Robert Harbron to the main concert schedule; Nancy & James were brilliant at the 2006 festival, and it's great to have them with us again for 2008.

They will play on both our main concert stages as Kerr Fagan Harbron.

Nancy & James will be on the festival site all weekend, so there may be other opportunities to see and hear them (workshops etc) – we’ll confirm everything a little closer to the event.