Category Archives: Folk Down the Track

Shropshire-ish Musical Events in August

HT to Sigrid Haynes for a reminder of the first three events:

  • Wednesday 20th August 2014: Session at the CROWN, CLUNTON 8.30 – 9 pm start. (Richard 01588 660226) This is a monthly event (third Wednesday).
  • Thursday 21st August 2014: Folk Down the Track takes its regular trip (every couple of months) down to the Castle Inn, Knucklas (on the Heart of Wales line). (Tel: Siggy 01547 528223 or the Castle Inn 01547 528150). Siggy points out that:

“If you are driving PLEASE NOTE THE ROAD BETWEEN KNIGHTON AND KNUCKLAS IS OPEN IN THE EVENINGS, PLEASE IGNORE THE ROAD CLOSED SIGNS!!!!!!! )  Everyone is welcome to play or sing – so bring instruments, tunes, songs and good voices!  We have an excellent band in the function room and there will also be a tune session in the main bar and singing too! The Castle serves great food and beer so do come and join us for a good night! It all kicks off at 7PM when the train comes in! [N.B. if you’re on the train from Shrewsbury/Craven Arms, you need to get the train back at just after 9pm – DH]

More information about Folk Down the Track at Slow Travel in the Marches, which lists a couple of other events. One is a festival at the Greyhound Inn Llangynllo (or Llangunllo), also on the Heart of Wales line (albeit a mile’s walk from the station): it runs from 4pm on Friday 22nd and then every day from noon till the 25th. 01547 550400. The other event is the beer festival at the Sun, Leintwardine, which also includes quite a lot of music.

  • Also from Siggy:Sunday 24th August – GREEN FESTIVAL IN LUDLOW. There is live music all day from 10:00 – 4:00, including a ceilidh in the Square from 3:00 – 4:00. In the evening, there is a ‘Party at the Brewery’ next to the railway station, with Rhythm Thieves (a local folk/rock band) supported by Jess Prentice, a young and talented upcoming performer. I’m attaching a flyer detailing all the events. For more details contact Alison Brooks: ali.robertsbrooks@googlemail.com or Nina Walmsley: nina.m.walmsley@googlemail.com

 [if that address doesn’t work, try m.walmsley@googlemail.com: DH]

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

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