Monday, September 21, 2009

Artists for 2010?

We're beginning to think about artists for 2010, and are putting our long list together of artists to be considered.

Who would you like to see at the festival 2010?

We'll read all the answers we receive, so this is a chance to help shape next years' festival!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Folkelarm, Oslo

Over the course of the year the organisers end up at folk music conferences, from Folk Alliance in the US, right through to Celtic Connections and the AFO in the UK.

I'm currently in Olso for Folkelarm 2009, a Norwegian folk expo, there's LOTS of music and delegates from as far away as Japan, Mexico, Canada and more.

It's a great conference and an essential part of networking for us to share best practice and form bonds with festivals around the globe.

Have seen some fantastic music so far, highlights include Valkyrien Allstars, Gjermund Larsen Trio, and an excellent Oslo five-piece Majorstuen.

There's a Showcase Scotland event today where Ross Ainslie & Jarleth Henderson will perform a showcase for the festivals of the world..those who saw them at Shrewsbury last month should expect to see them booked all over the globe next year!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Concerts in Shrewsbury 2009/2010

The festival team organise and host concerts in Shrewsbury throughout the year, with many of our festival artists in smaller venues around town, our current line up is

Friday 2nd October 2009
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
support from Kerfuffle
£15 01743 281281

Fri 6th November 2009
Shrewsbury School
£12 01746 768813

Fri 20th November 2009
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
support from Mawkin:Causley and Lauren McCormick
£16 01743 281281

Sun 31st January 2010
The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury
£10 01743 234970

Sun 21st March 2010
The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury
£10 01743 234970
(there is a songwriting workshop with Krista in the afternoon – tickets for this are free but MUST be booked in advance 01743 231522)

We hope see you at these events, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.