Folk On The Lawn

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   Jul 04

Your safety / Saturday night session

The safety of our attendees and performers is paramount. Please see this page to learn what we are doing to keep you safe and meet government guidelines during this year’s festival. On a separate note, Matt and Freya, who run the Tintern Folk Session, will be hosting a ‘special edition’ of the session in front […]

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   Jul 03

Payments at FotL

A reminder from our hosts, Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre – and something relevant to us also: card payments are not always easy outside the formal dining facilities due to frequent internet issues, so do bring some cash (Helpful for the famous FotL raffles, the merchandise stall, etc., also). See also the post below regarding […]

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   Jun 17

Supporting Folk on the Lawn

Folk On The Lawn is a not-for-profit festival run by volunteers, with all donations shared amongst the artists. We do not provide tickets in advance, but donations have always been encouraged on the weekend itself in exchange for a wristband. The wristband is not required to enter the event or stay on site, but shows […]

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   Apr 02

Alex Coxhead / Barry Sidings

Hugely sad news to report – from the Gaudy Orde Facebook page: ‘I am very sad to tell you that Alex Coxhead aka Barry Sidings passed away this week. He brought great energy and enthusiasm to the band and will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. […]

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   Mar 09

Folk on the Lawn 2021

Just to let you know that we plan to go ahead with FotL 2021: 15th – 18th July. We have various plans. Plan A involves running as close to normal as the restrictions in place at the time allow. Plans B onwards involve various broadcast options. We have, as always, a varied, exciting line-up…of which […]

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   Nov 06

Fiona Angwin

It is with great sadness that we learnt, earlier this week, of the passing of Fiona (Fi) Angwin. Fi described herself as ‘a yarn spinner (which was her chosen moniker), a storyteller and puppeteer’. She was much more than that: a true creative spirit, drawing together an immense imagination with thorough, grounded organisational abilities and […]

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   Oct 11

In memory of Sean

We have some very sad news indeed for all who have been to FotL. Sean, who was the sound engineer on the mill stage over many years, passed away on Thursday. His reliability, attention to detail, heart-felt enthusiasm for music and commitment to all projects tying in with his refined taste will be missed, massively. […]

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   Jun 19

FotL 2020 cancelled

We have left it to the very last minute – figuratively – but it is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of Folk on the Lawn 2020. We’ve waited until the last vestiges of hope have disappeared, thinking that something may be possible, but, while the Welsh Government has relaxed lockdown […]

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   Mar 23

FotL 2020 update

We hope everyone is okay, and keeping themselves and others so. Just to give you an update regarding our thinking for this year’s Folk on the Lawn. Presently, we have no plans to cancel or postpone Folk on the Lawn 2020. The current situation may have changed by mid-July. We will follow advice and guidance […]

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   Jul 29

Our thanks… and a forward look to next year!

Well, Folk on the Lawn 2019 is over. Another diverse, fascinating sunny weekend. There are many people without whom Folk on the Lawn simply wouldn’t happen. So, in no particular order (remember, no main stages and no headline acts at FotL!): The artists. They came from far (some very far) and wide and gave us […]

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