Website Update

Website Update

The Administrator is in the process of updating this website for the 2019 event. Part of this update included the deletion of our old, obsolete website. Unfortunately all of the updates for 2018 were inadvertantly added to the old database which has been deleted. Posts from 2017 and earlier are not affected. Please visit our Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/MitcheldeanFestival

…and so it begins!

…and so it begins!

The Mitcheldean Fete & Folk Festival 2017 has started with its usual Friday night entertainment at the Brewery Tap, but this year has seen a new twist with a Beer Festival (the biggest ever in the Forest of Dean according to the organisers) taking place at the Brewery’s HQ in the MEWs. The large festival marquee played host to an Open Mic stage with an acoustic session taking place inside the Brewery Tap which has been transformed into a Cider…

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…and they did, too!

…and they did, too!

Tom Atkinson started the proceedings at our Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap on June 3rd, and set the bar very high for the other acts to follow. All his songs are easy to sing along to, and he soon had the audience joining in. It was great fun! This is his version of “Everyone Sang” recorded on the night. Thanks Tom!

A Pearl Of Great Value

A Pearl Of Great Value

The first time I saw Jane Pearl perform was at our Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap earlier this month. Boy have I missed out! Are they all like that in Kentucky? Her performance was full of life, energy and humour (see, there’s a “u” between the O and the R in English), and you can detect that in this recording of “Hello New Life” made on the night. Her website is well worth a visit, too.

Silky smooth melodies

Silky smooth melodies

If you were at our Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap on June 3rd you will have seen and heard the remarkable Lila J. If you weren’t then you missed a treat! Live music is usually great, and never more so than when you see the band are doing what they love – which Lila J clearly were. Silky smooth in style, there’s an effortlessness to their music that is joyful to hear. Here’s a preliminary recording of their…

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Quite a feat

Quite a feat

Our headline act from the Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap on Saturday June 3rd was The Six Foot Way. We had already had nearly four hours of high quality music, and the band rounded off the evening with a high tempo foot-stomping set that had everyone off their feet. I ain’t never seen dancing like it! About an hour into their 30 minute set “Railroad” Al’ Davies realised that although he was the compere for the night he…

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A drop of Nelson’s blood

A drop of Nelson’s blood

Last night we enjoyed the Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap, Mitcheldean, with 8 fantastic acts performing over 5 hours of live music. Well done to everyone who performed, you were brilliant! While we were so wonderfully entertained, people in London were also out enjoying the warm Saturday evening – until, that is, some were cruelly killed or injured in another terrorist attack. In solidarity, here is a draft recording from Karl Jennings – one of his own original…

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It’s nearly time!

It’s nearly time!

It’s almost time for the first concert – our Warm Up concert at the Brewery Tap on Saturday 3rd June, starting at 7PM. The line-up of artists looks great; those I have heard before I am looking forward to hearing again, and those I haven’t heard come highly recommended. It’s going to be a great night! Here’s the featured artists: Tom Atkinson Ann Teek Karl Jennings Lightly Twned Jane Pearl Lila J Sid Harvey The Six Foot Way Downloads Warm…

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Matty Groves

Matty Groves

I’ve just realised that this website was seriously lacking in the Matty Groves department. I mean, no self-respecting Folk website would be missing a version of this well known song, am I right? Don’t worry  – it is fixed now! Here is a version performed by May Thrill, from last year’s Folk Festival. That should get you in the mood for our Fundraiser Concert on June 3rd at the Brewery Tap, Mitcheldean.

Concert Applications for 2017 now open!

Concert Applications for 2017 now open!

As of 10th March 2017 Applications are now closed. Mitcheldean Folk Festival Concerts are entry-free and will showcase local and visiting acts and provide opportunities to perform and promote music (all types), songs, and dances. As part of the 2017 festival there will be two showcase musical concerts: Concert 1: Saturday 3rd June from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at The Brewery Tap Concert 2: Saturday 15th July from 1:00pm to 9:00pm at Mitcheldean Church Note that while we are unable to…

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