Posted in news on Jul 26, 2019
Yoga has life-enhancing powers to relax mind and body and give you a new release of energy. So just the thing for a festival weekend! We are hosting yoga sessions again this year - Saturday & Sunday mornings, 9am at Theatr Clwyd.
Our session is suitable for all ages and abilities and is free for festival goers - but donations gratefully accepted.
This Akhand Yoga is being led by Mr Ranni Perry Shant, whose World Crafts stall can be found on the festival Site.
Please remember that Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach (drink water only) and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Posted in news on Jul 24, 2019
As part of our work with the charity Music for All we are proud to say Pete Wade of One Eyed Crow will be providing a blues guitar workshop during the festival. Pete has a blues pedigree many would sing about – including six years touring the UK and Europe as lead guitarist with the award winning Connie Lush.
His style is all his own but influenced by B.B.King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher. He's been described as one of the best guitarists on the circuit by Blues Matters magazine - so come along and learn from a master craftsman.
The session is open to all and takes pl...
Posted in news on Jul 11, 2019
Transport has long inspired musicians, with songs like Ticket To Ride, Long Train Runnin’ and Leaving On A Jet Plane known the world over. But as we know, the practicalities of getting to music are no less important. This year we are providing a new coach service to make return festival trips from Chester train station, providing an easy link for revellers arriving on trains from Liverpool and the Wirral.
The coaches pick up and drop off at Chester Train Station and can be booked online via the “Buy Tickets” link at www.nwbluesandsoul.co.uk. The service has a nominal charge of £8 return for t...
Posted in news on Jun 25, 2019
Southern Comfort has agreed to support this year’s North Wales Blues & Soul Festival. The global drinks brand is adding the outdoor event at Theatr Clwyd to the series of prestigious music shows it supports in North America, which include the BB King Blues Festival in Florida and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
“We are so pleased to have Southern Comfort on board and everyone involved in the festival feels it’s a mark of how far we have come that we can now attract a brand of this calibre,” said promoter Charlie Broadhurst of Event Sound Ltd.
Southern Comfort will have a bar at the event and ...
Posted in news on Jun 15, 2019
There are great places to stay in and around Mold but if you want a true outdoor festival experience you know what you’ve got to do: get the tent out!
Camping is fun, convenient and social. Our site at Theatr Clwyd is well set up with a dedicated hard-standing for motor-homes and caravans and a large grassy area for tents. Toilets and showers inside the theatre are available to campers in the mornings and portable toilets will be provided for overnight use. The drinking water tap and drainage facility are adjacent.
If you want to upgrade and go for a VIP experience, you can book one of our ...
Posted in news 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 in news 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 in news 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...