Alrewas Canal & Music Festival – 22nd – 24th July 2011

Alrewas Canal & Music Festival

Celebrating our waterway with good music and local beer.

July 22nd – 24th 2011

  Programme of Events

The Canal Festival is being held to support the Alrewas Village Hall’s Centenary fund raising efforts. Being a village blessed with a wide range of musical talent so many groups have offered to play that we will be able to have musical entertainment each lunchtime as well as evenings.

The organisers are most grateful to Essington Park Ltd for making the Festival site available to stage the weekend of events .

Thursday, 21 July 2011 (Provisional)

  • 7:30 pm – Village meets Early Bird Boaters evening – music by The Ample Band bring your musical instrument if you fancy joining in.

Friday, 22nd July 2011 – Evening

Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley are one of the brightest young acts on the folk scene today. Playing music from a remarkably broad range of sources, their new album ‘Boundary’ crosses genres with a healthy disdain for arbitrary pigeon-holing of styles and traditions. Some songs just need to be sung. ‘The instruments spark, with the combination of the bright fiddle and the acclaimed finger picking style of Bartley giving a lovely flow to the tunes’ – Maverick Magazine

Saturday, 23rd July 2011

  • Afternoon – Peter Coates’  Hog Roast &  Barbecue on sale
  • Alrewas Scouts Annual Duck race entries on sars
  • Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club will be giving canoe lessons to young & old
  • Musical entertainment from popular local band The Hoover’s Seagulls and others
  • Craft Exhibition
  • Evening from 7:30 pm – Featuring Gemma Shaw

23 year old Gemma Shaw is an up and coming artist from Sutton Coldfield.  Gemma has enchanted local audiences of all ages at pubs and clubs in the West Midlands.  She supported X-Factor’s Journey South on their 42 date tour last year but when you listen to her you realise she has enough talent to stand on her own.  This is local talent with a national future – don’t miss it!

Sunday, 24th July 2011

  • Morning From 10am-Noon

Bubbly & Bacon Butty Brunch – A great way to start the day with a glass (or three) of Bubbly and the best of bacon butties. All to gentle musical accompaniment.

  • Alrewas Scouts Annual Duck Race – watch the finish with a pint!
  • Royal Sutton Canoe Club – your chance to have a go in a canoe
  • Afternoon – Peter Coates’ Hog Roast & Barbecue on sale
  • Craft Exhibition

Joanna Stevenson & the Alrewas Ukulele Group followed by a ukulele workshop (instruments supplied)

  • Evening From 7:30 pm – An eclectic mix of country, folk and rock music – sponsored by the Crown Inn

Provided by Tony Wall & Friends including Red Shoes, Jack Lass, Tony Barrett, Karl Plant & more



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