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Festival Details 2012....

May Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May 2012

Bluegrass Roots Music Festival
Fort Perch Rock New Brighton Merseyside

===============And thats it Folks!===================

Festival Details 2006 (aRCHIVE)
The UK, Eire + some Eu

Latest updated 18th Feb 2006 because no-one sends details.
Organisers: You know when the details are finalised...
please Write to us your latest details for inclusion!!!
Please send WWW and e-mail address updates!

Please note:
This list is out-of-date because the British Bluegrass Scene
is too bone idle and disinterested to send up-to-date information

Check the dates: Dates in GREEN are current; those in RED are past events!
(Old data is left there to give an idea of what to expect next time.)

Arranged chronologically. [ Click for Irish Festivals ]

Festival organisers: For your own benefit...
send details to The Editor - don't expect me to chase you up!

Dates in red are indicative of past events...
...keep checking back for current dates!

FOAOTMAD Old-Time Music and Dance Festival
17th -19th February 2006
Tel: Bookings:  01278 450780.   Info: 01278 450780
Write to organiser

Sore Fingers Week
10th–14th April 2006
Kingham Hill School (between Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the Wold, S.England)

Course info | Bookings | Tel: 01373 813 590
Spring Camp for Old-Timers FOAOTMAD
23 - 26 May 2003
Sacrewell Farm,
off A47 junction A1-A47, Sacrewell Farm Centre, Wansford nr Peterborough.
Jim Pyecroft 01780 720842
Tel-Fest Bluegrass Picking Weekend (was the Malvern Hills w/e)
May 6,7, 8 2005
Wharf Inn, Holt Fleet (A443) Near Ombersley
Tel: 01550-740-357 | Write to (without the X)
Festival reports: 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |
EWOB 2005: The 7th European World Of Bluegrass Festival
June 30 - July 3 2005
Vöhringen - Bavaria - Germany. This is the OfficialEWOB Event! It is the Original not-for-profit EWOB Festival, now involving > 21 counries.
Accommodation can be arranged.
British Bands especially are asked to register to play!

Write to:
Dennis Schut | NMBA | Pavel.Jurena

AcLaim Festival
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd May 2004
Wrexham Rugby Club
Details Write to Dave or Tel Lyn: 0151-648-0880

Liverpool River Festival (FREE)
June 10 - 12 2005. Country concert at the Pier Head
Fri 10, 7:30 - 10:30 Britania Bluegrass Band on Sat 11, same venue.
Both events are free.

The A1 Festival
17-19th June 2004
<<<< Date corrected 30/5/05
Thornhaugh, Peterborough.

Write to A1
<<<< New e-mail address
East Anglian Bluegrass and Old Time Festival
25th, 26th & 27th June 2004
Steeple Morden, Cambs.
John Pearman Tel: 01763-852721

| Read 1997 report |
Bath Banjo Festival
1st-3rd July 2005
Info: Julian FV Vincent Write to Julian
North Wales Bluegrass Festival
July 13th - 3rd  2005
Conwy, Gwynedd, North Wales,
1997 Report | 1998 Report ]
Newport Pagnell Riverside Music Festival
1 - 3 July 2005
Ousebank Gardens, British Legion Club, High Street, Newport Pagnell
Cannon Public House, High Street?) Newport Pagnell.
Tel: 01908 610858
Write to organisers
Yorkshire Dales Bluegrass Festival
July 15, 16, 17, 2005???
Dales Bank Farm, Silsden, Nr. Keighley, West Yorkshire
[ 1998 Report ]

Summer Camp For Old-Timers FOAOTMAD
August 8 - 17th 2003
Sacrewell Farm,  Sacrewell Farm Centre, Wansford
near Peterborough (off A47 junction A1-A47).
Jim Pyecroft 01780-720842
Hastings 'Sweet Sunny South Old-Time Festival
9th - 11th September 2005, in Hastings
Write for details

Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival
12, 13, 14th August 2005
Guildtown, Tayside, Scotland
Write to John Sheldon

Didmarton Picking Weekend
1st/ to 3rd September 2006
Kemble Airfield - between Cirencester and Malmesbury on the A429.
| Click for 1999 report |
Band enquiries: John Wirtz: 01373-813590 Write to John
1st Dedicated Cornish Bluegrass Festival
17th to 19th September 2004 at Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay

Dedicated Bluegrass Bands are invited to make contact. Send CVs, Demo tapes, CDs, fees, etc., to the Secretary: Lorraine Moore, 28 Fore St., Camborne, Cornwall. TR14 8AZ.
Tel: 01209 719897.
The Charlie Gaisford Memorial Concert
4th Dec2004
Secombe Theatre, Sutton, Surrey

Write for Details
Irish Events
Bluegrass Ireland (Irish BG Association Site)

E-mail: (delete the X)

Athy Bluegrass Music Festival (15th)
15–17 July 2005
Athy GAA Centre, Athy, Co. Kildare;
Tony O'Brien, (+00353)-(0)507-25266

Write for details

Wexford Hooves & Grooves Festival
6–10 July 2005
Wexford town.
Senan O'Reilly, e-mail:

Bluegrass on the Walls, Derry city.
6 August 2005 (tbc)
Frank Galligan, e-mail
11th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival
25–28 August 2005
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.
Mick Daly, e-mail

Ulster American Folk Park - Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival
1st - 3rd September 2006
Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
Richard Hurst, e-mail
Longford: Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival
22–25 September 2005 (tbc)
Longford town, Co. Longford.
Chris Keenan/Kathy Casy, e-mail

Newtownards: Ards Guitar Festival
Link needed
6–9 October (tbc)
Newtownards, Co. Down.
Nigel Martyn, e-mail

Entries below here are probably discontinued

The Stables Bluegrass Day (no website) (waiting for info)
Milton Keynes, The stables Auditorium Wavendon,
Saturday 14th September 2002
All Day Workshops and Evening concert
Pat Mason tel: 01908 610919 or write to organiser

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Updated 12 April 2012