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Battlefield  Bluegrass Festival is BACK. The May event has been rescheduled for 22nd to the 26th of July 2021. See the Events page for more details.

Bluegrass Festival

The Battlefield Bluegrass Festival is held in May at Naseby Village Hall and runs from Thursday to Sunday, featuring acts from Britain, Europe & USA. Instrument workshops, jamming & free camping. Family friendly, bring the kids..

Workshops

Learn to play an instrument or brush up on your existing skills. Tuition workshops are given by a handful of carefully chosen musicians and tutors with a wealth of experience in both performing and teaching.

Gospel Show

A popular bluegrass gospel music show is held on the Sunday morning. It is led by the Rocky Road Pilgrims with several other individuals and bands contributing to the show culminating in a grand finale with all the performers joining in.

Contests

Iinstrument playing contests. The format is that each contestant plays two tunes on their instrument of choice with one accompanying instrument if required. We are planning to extend this to a separate day in the future.

Clyro Court Bluegrass Picking Weekend 2021
An SFSS Endorsed event!

Friday, July 2 at 12 PM to –Sunday July 4 at 3 PM

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After a Covid hiatus of well over a year, the CLYRO COURT BLUEGRASS PICKING WEEKEND near Hay-on-Wye in Powys will ride again on 2nd-4th July 2021.

Camping and campervans welcome [£8pp per night]. There is also hotel accommodation available for those who wish a trifle more comfort.

Due to Covid restrictions, ALL bookings, for both camping and the hotel accommodation need to be booked in advance, see contact numbers and email above.

Picking will be allowed indoors and out, but for finer details of any other possible restrictions, please phone the venue at 01497 820033

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BOOKINGS INCLUDING CAMPING IN ADVANCE ONLY

Clyro Court – Hay-on-Wye – Powys – HR3 5LE

Email: info@baskervillehall.co.uk – Website: www.baskervillehall.co.uk

Phone: (44) (0)1497-820033

Baskerville Hall is situated along the A438 just west of the village of Clyro and about two miles from the town of Hay on Wye (by-passed by the main road).  The hotel offers good value rooms and there is a large camping field which is generally flat.  

Indoor and outdoor picking, bar, restaurant and even a swimming pool!  The area is close to the river Wye and there are lovely walks close by too.  In short, a great place to go to play music and relax.


The Junction Bluegrass 9th - 12th September 2021

We are looking at light at the end of the tunnel for our addiction to Bluegrass music festivals and sessions and to celebrate all things `Grassy` Dave Lee (Cotton Arms and Bhurtpore Inn picking weekends), and I have negotiated with the Junction Pub in Rainford an event in September 2021. 

The Junction has a great history in Bluegrass for many years. It is held the Wednesday night Bluegrass sessions for a long time and with the help of our friend, regular picker and BBMA member Dave Bresnan, it has also hosted many famous American Bluegrass artists.

To continue this tradition and hopefully assist in opening music events Dave, Paul and the rest of the Junction session members would like to invite you to a Picking Weekend at the Pub.

It is a large pub with its own function room that holds over a 100 people and plenty of other areas for picking. Outside features a first floor and ground floor terrace plus the beer garden. If has a huge camping field at the back which has hosted many outdoor camping and music events. It is suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes and offers more than a hundred pitches. In addition is the rather large permanent large marquee that can hold well over 300 people. It has its own bar, lighting, seating, a stage, a PA and it is fully carpeted. There are toilets, freshwater and a waste disposal point. 

The Pub has a good menu for food and will provide breakfast with notice the day before.

Following our talk with Paul all this It is ours for the weekend.

So, we have everything to offer the music starved Bluegrass and Old-Time picker come rain or shine.

To get this venue up and running as a Bluegrass and Old-Time event we have arranged a daily camping only fee of £15 a pitch for up to 4 people sharing. Accompanied children under 16 free. Pay at reception upon arrival. If you are a non-camping visitor for the day or evening a small donation will help the funding and secure next year’s event.

We are considering an open mike session, scratch bands if there is enough interest.

Should there be a positive response we do have the facility to do a Saturday night evening bands concert but that may require a small additional charge and accommodating bands. We will see.

So, when is it? It is a busy venue, but we have a weekend slot starting Thursday the 9th of September until Sunday the 12th. Paul will consider a regular yearly event if it goes well.

The Junction, News Lane, Rainford, St. Helens. WA11 7JU

junctionpubrainford.co.uk/

Rainford village is about two and a half miles down the road with a large co-op, a chippy and Indian restaurant. Nearest town is St. Helens. It is about 15 miles from Liverpool and about 25 miles from Manchester. 

Motorway, dual carriageway for nearly 100% of the way, you can even come by train the station, Rainford Junction, is only next door.

This being our first Junction Bluegrass festival weekend we hope you will support us and come along, if you are unable to do so, please spread the word and help keep UK bluegrass alive and well. We also welcome OLD TIME style players to come along and enjoy what we have all been missing.

It would help us if you would please email me at banjoman477@gmail.com or Tony at tonycooney101@gmail of your intention to come along and support us.

Please note there are only a few electricity hook-ups available which you will have to contact the landlord Paul about.

Cheers

Dave & Tony

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