Our fourth Mitcheldean Festival performers CD, “Sweet Return” will be available soon featuring songs by performers at our 2018 festival including Emi McDade, Bewellian, Lila J, Lucy Jarrett, Dick Brice and many more.
In a slight departure from previous years the new CD combines live recordings from last year’s festival with tracks donated by our performers.
At just £5 with 17 tracks and a running time of over 65 minutes it’s an absolute bargain — and all proceeds go to funding future festivals.
Why not pick up a copy at this year’s church concerts?
Thanks to everyone who applied to perform at our 2019 festival showcase concerts. The concerts team are now reviewing the applications and will be in touch with you in the next few weeks. If you haven’t applied for the 2019 event, don’t forget we will have busking spots available during the festival.
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.
Our 2019 Festival will take place on 19th-21st July. We are now seeking performers for our two showcase concerts and other events.
Our showcase concerts will both be held in Mitcheldean church. The first is an ‘unplugged’, acoustic, candle-lit concert on the evening of Friday 19th from 7:30pm-10:30pm. The second is an amplified concert on the afternoon/evening of Saturday 20th.
In case you didn’t know, we record the concerts at our Festival
and our performers generously donate the recordings for use on our fund
raising CDs. The proceeds from these CDs are used to help fund next
year’s Mitcheldean Festival.
We currently have two CDs available at £5 each, plus £1.50 postage. Wave Over Wave contains performances from the 2016 festival and Hello New Life contains performances from 2017. CDs can be sent by post or collected, post free, from Mitcheldean Folk Club at the White Horse in Mitcheldean on the second Thursday of each month. For more information and to order a copy of either CD (or both) please email email@example.com
For those seeking a more relaxed alternative to Sunday’s folk walk some of our usual suspects will be hosting a acoustic session in The White Horse from 2pm. Come along to sing a song, play a tune, tell a story or just enjoy the entertainment provided by others.
of the best things about having a Festival in Mitcheldean is that the
countryside is within walking distance — literally! And what better way
to enjoy a summer Sunday than to sing along the Gloucestershire Way?
a cooked breakfast is available at the White Horse in Mitcheldean
between 10 am and 12 noon @ £6.95 per head — please call / text Andy on
07772 053778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by SUNDAY 15TH JULY to book your brekkie (veggie option available).
12 we will then set off on a circular tour of around seven miles,
visiting several establishments with time for refreshments and a few
songs. Each stop has its own theme for music and poetry:
First Stop will be the Co-op, Mitcheldean to get sandwiches and
drinks etc. for lunch under the oak tree or whenever we feel hungry
Under our usual oak tree with a view towards the Severn — themes are Animals and Rivers
The Yew Tree, Longhope — Faith and the Forest (a drink stop only this year due to the pressure of other bookings at the pub)
The Farmer’s Boy, Longhope — Countryside, Farming
The White Horse, Mitcheldean — Horses, Colours
The Jolter Press, Mitcheldean — CIDER!
The Brewery Tap, Mitcheldean — BEER!
…and the ice creams at the Farmer’s Boy are well worth sampling!
are welcome as you can see — if you don’t want the breakfast you can
just turn up for 12 at the White Horse, but advance notice of numbers
would be helpful (call / text 07772 053778 or e-mail email@example.com) — see you there!
Mitcheldean Festival welcomes buskers. This year, in addition to
our usual “Busk Stops” around the village we are providing a “Buskers’
Base” in the Brewery Tap where buskers can both perform and store their
Busk Stops are located in the following places (just look for the Busk Stop signs):
On the field with the fete
Outside Townsend House
Between the White Horse and the town hall
Outside the doctors’ surgery
Outside the church
In the Brewery tap itself
A small PA will be provided in the Brewery tap and buskers are encouraged to perform into the evening. Please respect your fellow buskers and take it in turns to perform.