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Thread #117786   Message #2584724
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Surtees
09-Mar-09 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
Shrewsbury folk festival will be presenting the Darwin Song Project at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Thursday 19th March. Already sold out, the evening concert featuring Chris Wood, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe, Stu Hannah (Megson) Rachel McShane, Emily Smith, Mark Erelli and Krista Detor will be broadcast mid morning on Radio 4 on the 27th March.

The project has been brought together by festival director Neil Pearson after many months planning. The whole concert will be repeated at the festival in August and will offer a unique opportunity to see all of these artists working together presenting songs with a Darwinian theme.

The project is planned as part of Shrewsbury's celebrations of the bicentenary of Darwin's birth (in Shrewsbury). In fact Darwin's house overlooks the festival site on the West Mid Showground so the event could not be more appropriate. A CD will be recorded at the Theatre Severn concert and will be available in a couple of month's time and certainly at the festival.