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Thread #117786 Message #2655999
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Surtees
14-Jun-09 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival (uk) 2009
One artist to add to the 2009 festival list. John Jones (our patron) will give us a "solo" performance, with friends, of course, (and there are plenty of them on-site this year) on Monday afternoon (31st August). Having just listened his solo album "Rising Road" I think we are in for a rare treat.
I think we are in for a very special festival this year, the Darwin Song Project, lots of well known artists, but equally, a lot of artists not usually seen on the English folk scene, an ever growing dance contingent, and an opportunity to see many artists in a more intimate setting. The new Sabrina marquee will seat 300 this year and will feature some well established performers.
Talking of Sabrina, there is a new festival in Bridgnorth this year (7th-8th-9th August) at the White Lion, home of the Bridgnorth Folk Club. It carries the title: Sabrina Festival. It will be very small but I'm sure it will be fun and I'm told it is free. Our good friends Ian & fee Carter-Smith are part of the organising committee, so it really should be fun. www.whitelionbridgnorth.co.uk will give a guide.