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Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013

25 Aug 13 - 04:18 PM (#3552737)
Subject: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST, Chris Smith

Belatedly:

The Shrewsbury Folk Festival (Fri 23rd to Mon 26th Aug 2013) is being streamed live over the internet.

Who's playing:

http://www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/line-up/whos-playing-when/

Live Stream:

http://live.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/

If last year is anything to go by they'll continue to repeat some of the performances for a few days after the event, so you might get a chance to catch some already missed.

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26 Aug 13 - 09:03 AM (#3552969)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST, Chris Smith

A reminder:

It's Monday afternoon here now in the UK, and Shrewsbury is streaming live.


27 Aug 13 - 06:13 AM (#3553285)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Rain Dog

Thanks for the link

They have the following message up on the site now:

Reruns will start tomorrow (tuesday) evening 'till next weekend.

So should be available to watch from this evening.


27 Aug 13 - 08:09 AM (#3553321)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Les in Chorlton

Returned last night - loads of good stuff but too much Americana and not enough folk music from other countries and no weird

Still a great event


27 Aug 13 - 11:21 AM (#3553389)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Sooz

Only one of the main stages was streamed. There was more variety on the other stages - and in the singarounds and sessions!


27 Aug 13 - 02:34 PM (#3553434)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,Breedloveboy

For me it was the Americana, that made it one of the best yet. Tim O'Brien, California Chocolate Drops, Barnstar all played stunning sets. This festival would not need to be so big if it concentrated on so called Folk Music. I say "so called" because it is mostly self written tripe.


27 Aug 13 - 03:02 PM (#3553445)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,achmelvich

i agree - barnstar in particular played 2 great sets. a technically brilliant bunch of musicians but also really good with the audience. on the other hand -what is the matter with the be good tanyas? three great cds but live they are sullen, disconnected and with little communication on stage. very disappointing. it did get better when they were joined on stage by zac bassplayer from barnstar who could teach them a lot about performing. it felt like they were being kicked from behind and were almost surprised into showing the ability they have.


27 Aug 13 - 05:06 PM (#3553477)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,Joe G

I enjoyed the Be Good Tanyas music but agree they had zero charisma or stagecraft


27 Aug 13 - 07:11 PM (#3553517)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Les in Chorlton

Festivals can have who they like but

"
For me it was the Americana, that made it one of the best yet. Tim O'Brien, California Chocolate Drops, Barnstar all played stunning sets. This festival would not need to be so big if it concentrated on so called Folk Music".

So called?



I say "so called" because it is mostly self written tripe."

What 'self written tripe' was that then?


27 Aug 13 - 07:14 PM (#3553518)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,ragman

best Americana Doyle and Debbie. What a hoot..! get em on YouTube if you missed em


28 Aug 13 - 06:53 AM (#3553662)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,anon

The replay of the 2013 Shrewsbury festival is now online.

http://live.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk


28 Aug 13 - 08:57 AM (#3553717)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Brakn

Thanks anon


28 Aug 13 - 05:58 PM (#3553904)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,AEOLA

I agree too much Americana, but , hey, if it sells tickets!!! Be Good Tanyas didn't do it for me, but generally a great festival!!


29 Aug 13 - 07:27 AM (#3554052)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Mr Happy

For me, it was one of the best Shrewsbury FFs I've been to since it started.

Nic Jones was superb with his son's accompaniment using his father's guitar style, & their other accompanist Belinda O'Hooley on piano and accordion who sounded very much like Jo Brand & delivered similar dry comic lines [but without any crudity!]

I'd gone along early so as to get a seat as I'd anticipated that the concert would be bursting at the seams & I was most surprised that this wasn't the case & there were many empty spaces.

However, I got see the preceding act which was Lady Maisery & they were excellent both in their unusual harmonies & in their musicianship.


30 Aug 13 - 08:59 AM (#3554384)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Rain Dog

Did anyone see the Bright Phoebus set? How was it?


30 Aug 13 - 12:08 PM (#3554442)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: Mr Happy

The Tuneworks sessions were great & I learned a lot as it's the 1st time I've attended all the workshops & I thoroughly enjoyed them.

The sloe [sp!!] sessions were really helpful as I use a variety of instruments: guitar, harmonicas, melodeon & whistles.

The final normal speed sesh was excellent though hard work but great - it was like playing with an enormous folk orchestra!

Many thanks to all the facilitators.


31 Aug 13 - 03:55 PM (#3554820)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST, Chris Smith

Test


31 Aug 13 - 04:01 PM (#3554825)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST, Chris Smith

The final hours of the streamed main stage re-runs from this year's Shrewsbury Festival:

http://live.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/

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11 Apr 14 - 04:08 PM (#3617705)
Subject: RE: Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013
From: GUEST,Jasintah Wamboka

I've just been introduced to de shrewsbury folk festival, and I feel its something I would love to be part of . Am from Africa - in Eastern Uganda frm Mba Masaba land. Where boys are circumsized to become men. I am now with the oldest band as a lead lead dancer and backup singer, I also design most of the dance costumes for both contempary dances, tradition, and modern dance.

Am hoping to visit my sister soon, but would really love to be part of this festival even as a helper if u let me. My names are Jasintah Wamboka. Email me at JasinwamboJasin@yahoo.com.

Thx, and keep it up, its Educational!