Bring on the Bunting
Help us create 50 feet, 50 meters or even 50 miles of bunting to celebrate 50 years of Towersey.
Bunting should be made 20cm to apex, 12cm at base in a triangle and be mounted onto tape leaving half a meter at each end of empty tape to join up to the next bit. You can make three or four pieces or three or four meters, whatever you like. Bring it to Towersey and we will string it around the site. [read more]
We celebrate our 50th birthday with special 75 Years Of Topic Records Concert
We are delightedto be teaming up with one of The world's oldest truly independent record labels to bring you a unique afternoon of music.
As part of the 50th Towersey Festival (21-25 August 2014), we are staging a unique concert marks 75 years of Topic Records.
Hosted by Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy and The Gift Band, the performance celebrates Topic’s impressive catalogue with appearances from a diverse range of musicians inspired by this unique record company, as well as those signed to it, including Lau, Fay Hield, Martin Carthy, Saul Rose, Blair Dunlop and Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. They’ll perform songs previously recorded for the label by Anne Briggs, Louis Killen, Shirley Collins, Nic Jones and others. [read more]
Q & A with Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Consistently requested by Towersey goers, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are one of the most popular acts to ever appear at the festival.
Much lauded, the Anglo-Australian duo picked up the Horizon award at the very first BBC Folk Awards back in 2000. They've since won Best Duo twice (2003 and 2011), while Nancy featured twice this year as The Full English scooped Best Group and Best Album.
There'll be plenty of chances to see them at Towersey's 50th anniversary as the duo are set to make several appearances in The Big Club (Fri 22-Mon 25 Aug 2014), while Nancy launches her much-anticipated solo album backed by The Sweet Visitor Band (Sun 24 Aug 2014), and the twosome team-up with Jess and Richard Arrowsmith for the BBC Folk Award nominated The Melrose Quartet (Fri 22-Sat 23 Aug 2014). [read more]