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The Alan Surtees Trust was established in memory of the co-founder and director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Folk performers urged to apply for grant funding

A trust that aims to support and help develop the careers of young folk performers is inviting applications for its 2020 round of funding.
Judy Collins

Judy Collins leads second wave of artists announced for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins.
The festival has four main music stages, a dance tent, children and youth festivals, workshops, a craft fair, food village, real ale, cocktail and gin bars and on-site camping and glamping. Photo: Drone Rangers

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2020: First names revealed as tickets go on sale

The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale.
Hope House’s Shrewsbury shop Assistant Manager Samantha Robbins and volunteer Lucy Wall at this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival, which has raised more than £70,000 for the charity

Fundraising total is music to the ears of Hope House

Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to smash the £70,000 fundraising barrier for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
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Applications invited for funding from the Alan Surtees Trust

A trust that aims to support and enhance the career of young folk performers has opened its 2019 round of funding.
Young and emerging musicians are being sought to get a chance to perform on The Launchpad stage at this year's Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival offers launchpad to young musicians

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has opened applications for its Launchpad stage that offers young musicians the platform to showcase their talents.
Kate Rusby will be performing at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2019

Tickets go on sale as first line-up revealed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2019

The first tier of tickets for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival went on sale on Saturday as the first line-up was revealed.
Festivalgoers at this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise more than £7,000 to fund music therapy at Hope House. Photo: Steve Lacey

Record year of festival fundraising strikes the right note for charity

Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner.
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel will headline Friday night at this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival

First night of Shrewsbury Folk Festival will see music legend take to the stage

The man behind one of radio’s most played songs will be making his debut performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this evening.
Dave Williams from Henshalls and Sandra Surtees Shrewsbury Folk Festival director

Shropshire insurance broker backs Shrewsbury Folk Festival

A Shropshire insurance broker has backed a Shrewsbury music festival that brings in visitors from all over the UK and beyond.
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel will headline Friday night at this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Music legend named as one of Shrewsbury Folk Festival’s final headliners

The man behind one of radio’s most played songs will be making his debut performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this year.
BBC Folk Award winner Greg Russell will be delivering the free songwriting workshop as part of Shrewsbury Folk Festival’s Room for All project at The Hive in May. Photo: James Fagan

Shrewsbury Folk Festival hosts free songwriting workshop for young musicians

An award-winning musician will host a free song writing workshop in Shrewsbury next month as part of a programme by Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
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