Bearwood Summer Newsletter


Hello everyone

This is just a brief update to let you know what we are up to over the Summer which we trust you are all enjoying!

Firstly tomorrow Saturday 20th July we are performing at the famous Goring and Streatley Regatta. There will be varied musical entertainment all afternoon, from 12.00 to 6.00 with the headliners being Frankie Goes to Wallingford. Bearwood will be taking the stage for 45 minutes at 4.10pm. This promises to be a great afternoon out. Goring Gap Boat Club are pioneers in recreational rowing and deserve support for this super event. Their 2013 Regatta should prove to be a great family day out – including funfair, stalls, a beer tent and of course great rowing. To get more of a flavour, follow this link –

On Sunday 1st September we will be playing at the unique Weyfest Festival in Farnham (it’s not in a field!) Thanks to Vic Cracknell and Chris Ross for putting together the Rustic Stage and getting us on there – at around 1.30pm. Weyfest is a great eclectic music festival with headliners on the Friday The Stranglers, on the Saturday Echo and the Bunnymen, and on Sunday 1st UB40. Lots of other great acts too – I (Colin) am specially looking forward to seeing Strawbs and Vikki Clayton. See full line-up here

Then on Saturday 14th September it’s the inaugural South Hill Park Festival of Folk in Bracknell, put on by our friends at Artree Music. Bearwood will be playing out on the terrace at some point in the afternoon. Lots of free entertainment including a number of folk acts and Morris as well as all the craft stalls etc. There will be an impressive line-up for the ticketed event through the afternoon and evening in the Wilde Theatre, featuring Chris Ricketts, Green Diesel, Lucy Ward, Richard Digance, Spiers and Boden and Black Peak.

The following Saturday 21st September is the much heralded new Folkstock Acoustic Festival. This promises to be a family-friendly extravaganza of folk and acoustic music. There will be a wide range of folk acts over four stages at Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire. A music-filled day with too many acts to take in  Headliners on the main stage include Kris Drever and Eamonn Coyne, Reg Meuross, Lucy Ward, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. Bearwood will be playing on the “Folkstock Presents” stage, timing TBC. More information on

In the meantime we are at the final stages of mixing and mastering our CD, which we hope to be out in time for Folkstock! More details about that in due course.

Trust that you all have a great Summer and hope to see you at a music event somewhere We keep details of all upcoming gigs on our website

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All the best

Colin, Mandy, Steve

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