Posted on Mar 06, 2019
Some of America’s leading blues artists, Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin and a British harmonica player who has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest rock stars are amongst the 18 acts confirmed for this year’s North Wales Blues & Soul Festival.
Paul Lamb and his band The King Snakes top the bill at the event, which takes place at Theatr Clwyd in Mold over the weekend of 2-4 August 2019. Hailing from Northumberland and honing his craft against the gritty backdrop of unemployment in his home town, Paul has been praised as one of the greatest harmonica players of our generation...
Posted on Feb 21, 2019
Schools and young people across Flintshire are being invited to take part in another ‘Battle of The Band’s’ contest ahead of this summer’s North Wales Blues & Soul Festival, which takes place at Theatr Clwyd in Mold over the weekend of August 2nd-4th.
The festival organisers are currently contacting schools around the Flintshire area to encourage entries. The competition was launched at the 2018 event in conjunction with the national charity Music for All to help inspire budding musicians in North Wales to get more involved in music. The prize includes the chance to perform alongside internati...
Posted on Jan 30, 2019
Some of the world’s most influential and critically acclaimed blues and soul artists will be performing at Theatr Clwyd over the weekend of 2-4 August 2019.
The North Wales Blues & Soul Festival, now in its sixth year, is being held at the venue for the first time. Artists will perform on an outside stage and within the theatre. The festival was previously held at Kendrick’s Field in Mold and has moved to allow it to expand and become weather-proofed.
The line-up is due to be announced in February but the festival has a track record of blending respected international artists with emerging tal...
Posted on May 01, 2018
More needs to be done to support young people in learning to play a musical instrument otherwise music education risks becoming something that only children born to wealthier parents can afford.
That’s the view of the organisers of the North Wales Blues and Soul festival, which takes place in Mold from 3rd-5th August 2018. They have decided to back the national Music for All charity. It provides instruments and lessons for young people who wish to learn – or keep playing – but cannot afford to do so.
“There have been some government support packages but the reality is that austerity and educa...