Mudcat Café message #2575895 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117571   Message #2575895
Posted By: Acorn4
25-Feb-09 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
Subject: RE: A New Folk Festival at Moira.
Betsy. The Moira Folk Club is actually nothing to do with this festival; it is run on a monthly basis by Mike Scott and Nina Szifris, and is in fact concerts by guests, with backup by Mike and Nina as "Hand on Heart". They do run a festival at Moira, but this is called the National Forest Folk Festival and is held in July.

National Forest Folk Club

Th festival is usually held at the Miners' Welfare , although the "Conkers" museum has been used in the past.

The Moira Furnace Folk Festival, in late August, is an offshoot of the Scrag End Folk Club, held at Oakthorpe, run by Dave Johns, and the Moira furnace has been chosen because of there not being anywhere suitable in Oakthorpe.

Scrag End Folk Club

Hope this has cleared the mists a bit!