Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019

Farmer Phil’s Festival is over the weekend 9th and 11th August 2019. In the heart of the Shropshire Hills at Ratlinghope.

Some of the audience at Farmer Phil's Music Festival

If you love music there will be something for you at Farmer Phil’s Festival. Whether it be folk, blues, dance or rock, there will be something to get your foot tapping.

Lindesfarne, Slim Chance and 3Daft Monkeys are among fifty artists confirmed for this year’s event.

This family run festival is in its 21st year. They want to maintain a family atmosphere and keep it small, welcoming around 2000 music lovers each year.

There is children’s entertainment meaning you relax while someone else keeps them busy and tires them out, bliss.

There are two stages, one of which rotates cutting down on set up times between acts. There are three bars, food stalls selling food for all tastes.

There is an on site shop run by Wentnor Stores, which is apparently very good.

Farmer Phil’s Festival is set on a farm over looking a fishing lake and woodland. Sounds lovely.

If you would like to camp for the week camping is available from August 5th until August 12th with a weekend festival ticket. Toilets and showers are available during this time.

Fires and barbeques are allowed but must be off the ground.

Weekend tickets are from £90 per adult.

Day tickets are £55.

Parking is £10 for the week or £5 for the weekend.

Farmer Phil's Festival Singer

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Singer

The images in this blog post are used with kind permission of the festival organisers and were taken by Chris Rollason.

Folk at the Farm

Folk at the Farm is at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum on July 20th 2019 from 10am until 7pm.

Folk at the Farm Logo

Folk at the Farm is a Shropshire Folklore Story and Music Festival. There will be a Folklore Trail celebrating Shropshire words.

There will be be music in the meadows, beer in the barn and activities that all the family can get involved with around at Folk at the Farm.

There will be traditional crafters demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. Their will be have ago sessions as well.

Whalebone with Jean Atkins will be performing Understories, a fusion of music and poetry.

Men from Off, Janie Mitchell and Free Born Rising will provide more music and some performers will be wandering  round and providing entertainment.

Storytellers will telling stories for young and old, these include Cath Edwards, Andy Harrop and Sal Tonge.

There will be dancing from Ledbury Morris and poetry from Kate Innes and Carol Forester.

Folk at the Farm is a great chance to celebrate our diverse, music, poetry, storytelling and much more.

Advance bookings for adults are £15 and a Family ticket is £30. Information and tickets available at www.folk.co.uk or www.tickettailor.com/events/folk1

The logo used in this blog post is copyright Folk at the Farm.

Clun Green Man Festival 2019

The Clun Green Man Festival 2019 is on Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th 2019.

Poster of Clun Green Man Festival 2019

The Clun Green Man Festival takes place in Clun in the beautiful Clun Valley.

The Green Man and the Frosty the Snow Queen  will do battle on the Clun Bridge over the coming of Spring. Who will win this year?

If the Frost Queen wins there will be no Summer in the Clun Valley. The battle will take place on Monday 6th 2019.

The Clun Green Man Festival has lots to keep the family entertained over the two days of merriment.

On Sunday events take place in the  Square in Clun from noon. There will be Morris Dancing, the Clun Mummers, Simon”Animal Man” Airey and lots more.

There are traditional arts and crafts, with demonstrations and workshops. There will be Maypole workshops, archery demonstrations, Horse and Pony rides and Circus skills to learn.

The May Frost Queen Procession is on Monday as she makes her way to Clun Bridge where the Battle will commence with the Clun Green Man. Will we see Summer again this year?

On Monday The Clun Green Man Festival has events in town and on the Clun Castle Field.

The Craft Fair on Clun Castle Field opens from 12.30 pm on Monday straight after the Battle on the Bridge.

Music over the weekend comes from The Endings, Whalebone, The Church Stretton Accordianists and many others .

MC for the weekend will be Jack the Jester, leading entertainment at the Clun Green Man Festival.

Prices on day are £8 for adults and £2 for children. In advance adults are £5  £1 for children book on line www.clungreenman.org.uk

The image at the top of this post is copyright Clun Green Man Festival.

Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair 2018

Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair 2018 is on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair

Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair

All the fun starts at midday on Bishop’s Castle High Street and goes on well into the evening.

Tickets are available for the Michaelmas Fair online priced at £5.50 or £6 cash on the High Street.

There is lots to see and do at the Michaelmas Fair and most of the entertainment is provided by local acts.

You will find musical entertainment throughout the day from Marasmius, Men From Off and Fight the Bear amongst others.

Appalachian dancing from Raise the Dust.

There is Circus Rajasthan and Chinese Dragon and Lion Dancers Hung Gar Kung Fu.

There are craft and food stalls, workshops, demonstrations and much, much more to keep you occupied.

There are several processions  at the Michaelmas Fair throughout the day and evening, beginning at 12.30pm with vintage vehicles and steam engines. These parades included a Lantern and Dragon processions at the end of the day.

Fuzz Townshend from Car SOS will be doing commentary again on the Michaelmas Fair processions.

Fuzz Townshend at Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair

Fuzz Townshend at Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair

 

The images in this blog post are used with the kind permission of John Lucas Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair.

Michaelmas Fair

Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair is on the 23rd September from midday until late.

Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair

Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair

There are three processions to enjoy. The Steam Engine and Vintage Vehicle processions are at 12.30pm and 5pm. Fuzz Townshend will be doing the commentary for the procession and I am sure there will be a chance to meet this cool guy from Car SOS. There is a Lantern Procession is at 7.45pm.

There is a Street Fair and Market.

Live music, theatre and dance.

Exhibitions to enjoy.

There are Save the Bee events.

There will be dragons around. You can save them as well if you like!

There is something for everyone and for £5 it seems good value to me.

Hung Gar Chinese Dragon Dancers

Hung Gar Chinese Dragon Dancers

The images in this blog post are used with the kind permission of John Lucas Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair.

Farmer Phil’s Festival

Some of the audience at Farmer Phil's Music Festival
Farmer Phil’s is an established Music Festival which is in it’s nineteenth year.

The Festival starts on the 11th August and finishes on the 13th August 2017. If you would like, you can camp from the 7th August until the 14th August 2017 at no extra cost. Giving you an opportunity to explore the beautiful Shropshire Hills.

Tickets include camping and at £80 per person are great value.

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

There are over fifty bands to enjoy, with music from lots of different genres including the Quire Boys and Dr and the Medics.

There is plenty to keep the children busy with arts and crafts, farm animals and children entertainments.

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Best of all for me, when camping, is clean toilets and hot showers.

There are three bars from which to purchase your drinks and there will be gluten free beer available and plenty of food vendors.

Farmer Phil’s will be supporting and raising money for local causes. The Shrewsbury Ark and Telford Crisis Support have benefited in the last year.

Parking is charged at £10 and £5.

Farmer Phil's Festival Singer

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Singer

The images in this blog post are used with kind permission of the festival organisers and were taken by Chris Rollason.

Farmhouse Blues

A guitarist in action at the Farmhouse Blues Festival in South Shropshire

Farmhouse Blues is a Blues music festival, organised by the South Shropshire Blues Club, at Wheathill Court Farm, Bridgnorth, WV16 6QT.

Farmhouse Blues Logo 2017

Farmhouse Blues Logo 2017

On the 5th August, starting at 2pm, this one day festival is becoming an established part of the Summer scene in South Shropshire.

South Shropshire Blues Club Logo

South Shropshire Blues Club Logo

On the side of the stunningly beautiful Brown Clee, between Ludlow and Bridgnorth, enjoy a line up of international blues bands and some of our local talent, including The Damned and the Dirty, Blue Moon and the Big Wolf Band.

The tickets are £20 each including parking and camping, what a good deal, contact info@southshropshirebluesclub.co.uk.

Enjoy hot, cold and alcoholic drinks from the bar. There will be a couple of foods stalls providing sustenance for all that dancing you will be doing.

Farmhouse Blues raises money for Cancer Research UK and to fund innovating treatment for Rupert’s Revenge.

South Shropshire Blues Events

South Shropshire Blues Events

Images in this post are copyright of and used with the kind permission of South Shropshire Blues Club.