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Ben Coulson

About Ben Coulson

An accordion-playing busker and bus driver.

…and so it begins!

The Mitcheldean Fete & Folk Festival 2017 has started with its usual Friday night entertainment at the Brewery Tap, but this year has seen a new twist with a Beer Festival (the biggest ever in the Forest of Dean according … Continue reading

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Concert Applications for 2017 now open!

As of 10th March 2017 Applications are now closed. Mitcheldean Folk Festival Concerts are entry-free and will showcase local and visiting acts and provide opportunities to perform and promote music (all types), songs, and dances. As part of the 2017 … Continue reading

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Advance Programme now available

The advance programme has been published for the Mitcheldean Fete and Folk Festival 2016, listing the various events taking place throughout the weekend, and the acts that will be performing at the Showcase Concert on Saturday 16th July. It is … Continue reading

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A Taste of Mitcheldean Folk — Revisited

Here are some further sample tracks from the CD that was produced by some of the artists appearing at the 2015 Mitcheldean Folk Festival. You can get your copy by visiting Mitcheldean Folk Club or contact the Administrator to order … Continue reading

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A Taste of Mitcheldean Folk

Here are some sample tracks from the CD that was produced by some of the artists appearing at the 2015 Mitcheldean Folk Festival. You can get your copy by visiting Mitcheldean Folk Club or contact the Administrator [Mobile] to order … Continue reading

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…and we walked in Fields of Gold

The last part of this year’s Folk Festival was the Folk Walk. Starting with breakfast in the White Horse, the group set off for the first short leg to the Lamb Inn. The theme for songs here was animals and … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

Folk session in the Brewery Tap The Mitcheldean Folk Festival 2015 has begun. The Friday night regulars at the Brewery Tap are being entertained by (and in some cases joining in with) a mixed bag of musicians from near and … Continue reading

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Festival Concert Programme 2015

Showcase Concert This year’s concert will be taking place throughout the day in Mitcheldean Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels. 12:00 – 12:50 — Introduction Introduction, crowning of Festival Queen and performances by local schoolchildren 13:00 – 13:25 … Continue reading

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Press Release 2014

Folk fans around the Forest of Dean can look forward to a fun-filled feast of music, poetry and dance as the first Mitcheldean Fete and Folk Festival comes to the town. The 3-day event starts on Friday 18th July with … Continue reading

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Mitcheldean Folk Festival

The Mitcheldean Folk Festival took place on 18th – 20th July 2014. We are hoping to hold this event again in 2015 but at this early stage no plans have been finalised. Thank you to everyone who helped make this … Continue reading

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