Sunday 3 June 2012


The Midlands

One band worth going to see at  Festival at the Edge is Black Beard's Tea Party, they are are a fluid group of buskers from Yorkshire but have a great sound built around traditional sea shanties and folk music. I saw them supporting The Hut People in York a couple of years ago and then again the next day busking in the street. They are really cool. FatE runs from July 20 to 22 at Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. TF3 6BD

The Moseley Folk Festival  runs from August 31 to September 2 and headlining are folk legends Steeleye Span there are still more acts to be announced. Look out for Wolverhampton singer/songwriter, whose star is rising, Dan Whitehouse, he is appearing on September 2.

Although it's not in the Midlands Bromyard Folk Festival is hosting Yorkshire duo The Hut People if you fancy seeing something different with two extremely talented guys then it's going to be worth a visit just for them. The festival runs September 7 to 9.

One of folk's legends is making an appearance in Kingswinford. Vin Garbutt will be playing the Woodman Folk Club on June 15. Email or call 01384 831263.

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