Programme for the Weekend

Thursday

On Thursday night there will be a session in the tent outside the Lord Nelson for the early comers.

Friday

Registration will start at 16:00 – you will be able to pick up your copy of the printed programme and leather badge. Registration will be in the camping field next to the Sports Club, then later in the Old School.

An early session starting at 16:00 can be found in the Old School.

Later in the evening there will be sessions in the local pubs, plus a larger session in the Old School hosted by Martin Ellison and one in the tent outside the Lord Nelson, those with an interest in singing would be best in the Black Horse with Roger Digby and Liz Giddings.

The late night session will be a short walk down the road from the camping field at The Black Horse pub. The landlord has a license until 1:00am.

Saturday

Breakfast will be served in the Wheatsheaf Pub 9:00 until 10:30. If you would like this then you must book for it at the same time as booking weekend tickets. Full English, Veggie or Gluten free will be available.

Registration will be at the Old School. Best to park in the Camping field and then walk to the Old School.

There is an opportunity to find out more about Croston and its history with an exhibition opening at 10:30 in the church hosted by Kath Almond, a local resident whose family goes back for generations in the village and who has amassed a great wealth of local history and artefacts.

There will be a session in the Black Horse hosted by Nick and Mary Barber at lunchtime and by the Shropshire Heroes in the Lord Nelson tent.

The early afternoon session at the tent outside the Lord Nelson will be dedicated to the younger group of musicians that we are hoping will attend, including some some from the National Youth Folk Ensemble. They will be trying out tunes for the “ad hoc” ceilidh on Saturday night in the Community Centre.

The Old School will be available for a Ad-hoc session from 10:00 until about 13:00, and the pubs will open about 12:00 for smaller sessions.

The “flat” session will happen in the Methodist Hall between 10:30 and 12:00 and a “Slow and Steady” session will start in the Methodist Hall about 12:00 and finish about 14:00. Note that no alcohol is allowed in the Methodist Hall. Tea and Coffee will be available.

In the afternoon at the Old School, there will be a presentation/performance about Ann Gilchrist, starting at 14:00. The Concert party (“with mainly you”) will start at 17:00, also in the Old School.

In the evening Liz Giddings and Nina Hansell (and friends?) will host a session with an slight emphasis on stepping! May well include a visit by The Wallopers. Please note that the Old School is fully licensed.

An Ad hoc ceilidh run by the younger set will happen at the Community Centre on Saturday night. Starts at 20:00. All are welcome, no extra cost if you have a weekend ticket. If you fancy sitting in with the band, then please come along to the early afternoon session in the Lord Nelson tent and make yourself known to Sorrel Harty. The bar in the Community Centre will be open.

Evening sessions in the Black Horse will be with Dave Hunt and in the Lord Nelson tent with Chris Partington and Johnny Adams.

Late night sessions will be available in The Black Horse.

Sunday

Breakfast will, once again, be served in the Wheatsheaf Pub 9:00 until 10:30. Only if you have booked.

Sunday arrivals can register at the Community Centre from 10:00.

The lunchtime session at the tent outside the Lord Nelson will be dedicated to the younger group of musicians that we are hoping will attend, including some from the National Youth Folk Ensemble. Of course anyone can attend!

A lunchtime session in the Black Horse will be run by Peter and Barbara Snape.

In the Community Centre, Alex Fisher will give a talk and demonstration of Clog Dancing starting at 10:30, then Sid Calderbank will talk about the Lancashire Cotton Famine. Doc Rowe will talk and show at 13:00, followed by the Awards and then the final session in the Community Centre until about 16:30.

For anyone who can stay (and who still has any energy left!) the weekend will conclude with a Tail Enders session in the Black Horse.

Please note this programme is a only a guide, event times and venues are subject to alteration or even cancellation!