Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Staffs 2nd to 4th June Featuring Griff Trio Cätlin Mägi The Jon Swayne Mystery Band David Faulkner and Steve Turner Paul Roberts Sean Jones Scott Marshall Pat Goodacre plus… The Friday Tune competition!! Download: Saturday schedule Sunday schedule Ticket order form Book online here! For workshop material downloads, go to the “Workshops” section below Griff (Sat, Sun) “They are 3. They are from Belgium. And they are great musicians.Read more »
Weekend Tickets Full Weekend - BagSoc Member £50 Ticket Option Full weekend Full weekend + gurdy workshop Gurdy Tuning (if applicable) Full Weekend - Non-member £55 Ticket Option Full weekend Full weekend + gurdy workshop Gurdy Tuning (if applicable) Day Tickets Saturday - Day and Evening - £35 Ticket Option Saturday Saturday + gurdy workshop Gurdy Tuning (if applicable) Saturday Evening Only - £10 Sunday - £22 Meals Friday SupperRead more »
The Blowout is our annual celebration of pipes. 2017’s Blowout 2nd to 4th June 2017, read about it here! Book your ticket for the 2017 Blowout now!Read more »
Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Staffs 3rd to 5th June Featuring Savage Prunes Juraj Dufek Estron MoltenAmba Jean Pierre Rasle Vicki Swan Sean Jones Cliff Stapleton Julian Scott Dave Rowlands Andy Letcher plus… The Friday Tune competition! Savage Prunes Callum Armstrong of the Savage Prunes The Savage Prunes are a young and innovative band from England, playing new compositions on traditional instruments. Having won the ‘Petit Formations’ competition at Le Son Continu 2015 as a duo, the ‘Prunes’ now exist as a trio.Read more »
Who performed in 2015: Trio Matta Rouch Balázs Istvánfi and András Németh Jon Swayne and Becky Price (Bal) Rohan Kriwaczek Paul Martin Chris Allen Dave Rowlands Andy Letcher John Tose Trio Matta Rouch Trio Matta Rouch Welcome to this talented trio of musicians and instrument makers, who have done so much to revive and sustain the music, traditions and instruments of the Occitan region of southern France. Especially attracted by the cultures and traditions of the Pyrenees, these musicians will lead you to discover the particular sonorities of the clari, the samponha, the oboe from Couserans, the bodega and the boha from Landes of Gascony.Read more »
Blowout 2013 – Our 21st! Were you there? Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Staffs Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June Featuring Antón Varela trio Cliff Stapleton Callum Armstrong Vicki Swan Pete Stewart Heretique Tom Hughes Richard York Antón Varela (Concerts, workshops, Sat & Sun) Antón is one of Galicia’s top gaita players, who won some of the most important gaita competition prizes in the early stages of his career, which started in the seventies.Read more »
Blowout 2012 – were you there? Olle Gällmo (All weekend, including presentation, concerts Saturday and Sunday, Saturday Bal) Olle Gällmo is a Swedish musician and ‘Riksspelman’, known for his work in playing and promoting the traditional Swedish bagpipe – säckpipa. In 1991 he began researching the Swedish bagpipe tradition and has since become one of the instrument’s most vocal proponents, in Sweden and abroad. In 2008 he became the fifth bagpiper ever to receive the Zorn silver medal and, thereby, the right to the honorary title “Riksspelman”.Read more »
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