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'The Festival consists of a main stage featuring the best of local bands with national headliners to finish, roots stage featuring the best of jazz, blues, country ..St Johns Street stage featuring new bands from the area, acoustic area, lots of children’s entertainment & workshops, street food, stalls & local produce.' Held Early July.

 

Category Lydney

Forest of Dean: 'We have been promoting Folk and acoustic music in this area for in excess of 35 years and are proud of our legacy of keeping music live and accessible to everyone in this area and beyond. Our legendary “Singers Nights” welcome musicians and performers of all acoustic music to come along and showcase their talents, we always extend a warm and encouraging welcome! Over the years the club has hosted many great professional acts from around this country and beyond ... We look forward to seeing you very soon!'

 

Category Folk Clubs

'It was always a constitutional rule that FFC would try its very hardest to be totally non-elitist and encourage everyone to come along, regardless of age, experience or ability. There are no auditions to join and people drop in and out of the group according to their own priorities. We have a constant core of about 30 players and we play about 3 concerts per year, raising monies for local charities or deserving causes ... Our repertoire is highly eclectic – anything goes here – film scores, TV tunes, standard classical repertoire, Jazz and much, much more. We try hard to please everyone – it’s not always possible, but we do our best!'

 

Category Flute Ensembles

'Formed in 1984 with 18 choristers, Membership has now risen to 31 ... The Choir frequently performs at concerts in aid of charities. The members very willingly use their hobby, in the form of their love of music and singing, to help others in need.'

'A community singing group for all those who love singing. All ages, all abilities, everyone welcome! ... Founded 2017: It became quite apparent that in the Forest of Dean there are a lot of male voice choirs and ladies only choirs but not many mixed choirs, and Forest Singers was born! '

 

Category Community Choirs

'Has enjoyed over 150 years of music and performance! The band play in local events as well as having engagements further afield. The Lydney Band organisation runs three levels of musicians: the Lydney Starter Band, Lydney Training Band and Lydney Town Band. The Band's success is founded on encouraging, teaching and mentoring new players, both young and older, bringing in new ideas and enthusiasm to create a fun, yet musical, band organisation.'

 

'Has been around for well over 100 years and is still thriving. With a strong contingent of players from Pillowell and surrounding areas along with a fast growing junior band the future of brass in this corner of the forest looks bright indeed. Affectionately known as The Stompers when they were formed due to the popular nature of the music played the band still enjoys a reputation for entertainment and can often be heard playing in the local pub garden (at our sponsors "The Rising Sun, Moseley Green") where the crowds flock in on a Sunday evening. The band also regularly performs on Bandstands from Malvern to Evesham as well as in concert halls and regular contest appearances.'

 

‘An award-winning, friendly, vibrant female voice choir based in Lydney,Gloucestershire. With about 24 members, the choir prides itself not just on top quality singing, but having great fun, whether it's in rehearsal or performance ... We sing a huge variety of music, be it gospel, pop, classical, show songs, madrigals, African chants, jazz, folk or Disney and are always open to a bit of choreography ... The Springfield Singers are open to ladies of all ages and welcomes all levels of vocal training, including ex-choristers, bathroom belters, hairbrush divas and those who have never sung in a choir before.’

 

Category Lydney

Scarr Bandstand lies in a natural amphitheatre,  surrounded by the woodland of the Forest of Dean.  It is an ideal and unusual venue for outdoor summer events such as concerts, fetes and activity days.  After falling into disuse in the late 1980s, the Scarr Bandstand is now being restored, thanks to support from the Foresters’ Forest Landscape partnership, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the West Dean Parish Council and is available again for community events. Close to the ancient market town of Coleford, Scarr Bandstand lies on the outskirts of a hamlet called Sling, on land now run by the Forestry Commission.’

 

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