Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Shrewsbury Concerts - Richard Shindell

The festival works with various partners in Shrewsbury to promote folk shows in the town over the year - our first concert was Show of Hands and Megson last week, and we have Seth Lakeman, Breabach, Oysterband and Chris Wood coming up at Theatre Severn throughout 2009.

These are obviously large shows (650 seats), and we've been keen to arrange some smaller, more traditional folk club type shows.

Our first 'folk-club' show is Richard Shindell on Sunday June 14th, at the fantastic Hive Theatre in the centre of Shrewsbury.

There is both a concert in the evening, and a workshop in the afternoon, it will be a fantastic event....

Richard's appearance at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2007 was his first trip to the UK in a decade, and the chance to bring him back to Shrewsbury after only two years was certainly too good an opportunity to miss.
One of the finest acoustic singer/songwriters of his generation, American born but Argentinean resident, Shindell is an enigmatic singer/songwriter whose work veers from the bitterly comic to the profoundly spiritual and all points in-between. A stellar guitarist and singer, Richard Shindell is a master-craftsman and this intimate show is a rare opportunity to see him in the UK.

This show is being put together by Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Shropshire Council in conjunction with their 'Seen it, Done it, Got Creative" scheme, and there will be a guitar and songwriting workshop with Richard Shindell on Sunday afternoon.

Workshop tickets are FREE, but must be applied for - please email Neil Pearson for details

Concert tickets are available from the Hive, 01743 234970

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ticket Sales

The take-up of festival tickets during the early bird offer has been phenomenal.

This means that the remaining tickets available for sale is reduced and we feel that the festival will sell-out before the event starts on August Bank Holiday.

We do not wish to create a panic because we are sure weekend tickets will be available for several months yet. However, many of our regulars turn up on the weekend to buy their tickets and we do not want them to be disappointed. So please consider getting your tickets sooner rather than later.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

When the festival first moved to Shrewsbury in 2006, we booked Kathryn & Sean to play at a function in the Spring where the festival was formally introduced to the great and good of Shrewsbury.

It was always our intention to book them to play at the festival proper, but with Sean committed to Seth's band it was always a real problem.

We kept a Saturday slot open for the duo this year, and we're proud to announce that we've confirmed them for the festival in what will be their first show for a couple of years.

The full bio and details will be added to the main website in the next week or so - and that completes the line-up for this year!