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The English Country Music Weekend (ECMW) is a weekend for musicians who mainly play English folk or dance music. It is suitable for players of all of the usual (and unusual) instruments used for accompanying dance and song in the British Isles. It consists mainly of a series of music sessions, most of which are lightly led by an established musician. Some are hosted in local pubs, some in local halls. Usually provision is made for Tent, Caravan and Camper Van camping with showers and toilets available. Local hotels and B&B would be available and sometimes breakfast is available locally. Local pubs and restaurants provide other meals. The main event venue will usually be licensed.

We are runing ECMW in Croston in 2022 assuming circumstances allow; the date will be June 24/25/26th 2022. We have secured the field for camping and the toilet block will be available. The programme of events and sessions is here.

There will a tent on the car park at the Lord Nelson which will hold a large music session allowing for as much social distancing as people feell the need for.

Meanwhile, we hope everyone is staying safe and hope that we can get back to music making in groups soon.

Next year (as 2019) – 2022 ECMW will happen we hope in Croston in West Lancashire on the 24,25 and 26th of June. For a larger map click here.

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