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.

Running Order Bromyard Sessions Concert

Here is the running order for the FREE concert tonight (11th September) at the Falcon Mews: 7:30 pm Doors Open 8:00 pm Bloor, Marshall and Haigh 8:15 pm Changeover 8:30 pm Dempsey’s Lot Revisited 9:10 pm Changeover 9:25 pm The … Continue reading

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Tommy Dempsey in Bromyard Free Concert

Tommy Dempsey, legendary Birmingham based Irish singer, is among several top performers at the curtain raiser concert for Bromyard Folk Festival this year. Date: Thursday 11th September 2014. Doors Open 7.30 pm. Music 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Venue: Falcon … Continue reading

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News from the Nightwatch

The Night Watch website update There’s been a lot of activity on the instruments page of the website http://www.the-night-watch.org.uk/instrument-guide.html with the addition of information and sound-files for bandora, French baroque lute, bray harp, baroque guitar, saz and several previously listed … Continue reading

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Bromyard Sessions Concert 2014

Bromyard Sessions in Concert in the Falcon Mews Thursday 11th September 2014. Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm. FREE ENTRY (Although a small contribution towards the cost of providing sound system and soundman would be … Continue reading

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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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