Tag Archives: folk music

Folk music is the most important element of this website which aims to publicise all acoustic music sessions in Herefordshire, the West of Worcestershire, the South of Shropshire and the North of Gloucestershire. We even sometimes cover events just over the border in Wales. Our calendar lists these events in a concise way and where possible we create blog posts with fuller detail.

But what do we mean by folk music? We interpret it as broadly as possible and focus more on the artist and the environment than the actual material. A young man strumming an Oasis song in the pub is something we would encourage and recognise as folk. A classically trained tenor warbling a Vaughan Williams arrangement with a string quartet is something we might admire but we wouldn’t think of it as folk.

Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival

End November to Saturday 6th December, 2014: Mistletoe Festival: a week long, annual whole-town event in and around Tenbury Wells focusing on literary/ cultural events building on local folklore and legends, including theatre; Druid ceremonies, the crowning of the Mistletoe … Continue reading

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Folk in the Foyer : Granny’s Attic

GRANNY’S ATTIC Recently nominated for Radio 2 Young Folk Award Supported by The Tony Burt Band IN CONCERT FRIDAY 25TH JULY 7.30 pm £7 BOOK NOW AT THE BOX OFFICE, BY PHONE OR ONLINE 01885 488575 – www.conquest-theatre.co.uk Download poster:  Grannie’s … Continue reading

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Big Busk in Worcester

Big Busk Each year Worcester BID teams up with the Worcester Music Festival organisers to run the Big Busk. Located in up to 5 locations in the BID area, local musicians provide free performances on a Saturday in July throughout … Continue reading

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Fundraiser in Tenbury Wells

Saturday 9th August, 2014: A charity fundraising ‘jam-fest’ at The Kings Head in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief. Various acoustic artists and groups playing in various spots around the pub and beer garden throughout the day (12 noon onwards). Food … Continue reading

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Steve Tilston In Concert

Steve Tilston In Concert in Bromyard Date: Friday 13th June 2014 Venue: Falcon Mews, Falcon Hotel, Bromyard HR7 4BT Doors Open: 19.30 Music: 20:00 to 23:00 Tickets: £10.00 each Buy tickets from the venue or buy online. Licensed bar with … Continue reading

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Songs Of The West Country

All day workshop at Canon Frome Court on 7th June led by folk song collector and vocal teacher Paul Wilson. Sounds great – details here. Email seb.bacon@gmail.com for more details. Think I’m going to go! Ent that brave of me?

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Folk Music for Hereford Nursing Home

I’ve had a request from a Hereford nursing home for one of our merry throng to provide a demonstration of folk music for its residents. I’ll reproduce the request below so if interest please make contact directly: “I work in … Continue reading

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Endangered Species in Tenbury Wells

Here is news of an extra folk event happening in Tenbury next week. You are cordially invited to : The Kings Head Cross Street TENBURY WELLS WR15 8EG Next Thursday 24th April, 2014 at 8-00pm to see Arthur Pagett’s folk ensemble: Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Irish Summer School in Brum

Details of Anne and Pat Molloy’s renowned Irish Summer School that takes place in and around the Digbeth area in Birmingham. Booking has now opened for this year’s Summer School: 26th -27th July 2014 Once again we have a wealth of … Continue reading

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Cardinals Hat Session in Worcester

**The Cardinals Hat Session  - First Tuesday every month** Starting on Tuesday May 6th at 8-30pm there will be a new acoustic music session in the back room at The Cardinals Hat, Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA. A friendly and relaxed gathering featuring traditional tunes … Continue reading

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