Tom Degney and Tom Travis have booked the Edale Village Hall for one day, Saturday,
May 28, for an Edale Bluegrass Festival Reunion. This is to enable all the folks who attended Britain’s first bluegrass festival to meet up again to experience what it was like back in 1976 when a few enthusiasts gathered at the village hall and started an event that grew into an annual pilgrimage for thousands of pickers.

Here’s your opportunity to meet old pals and pick – or listen to – hot bluegrass played by talented enthusiasts in concert in the hall, or outside, in hot sessions. Bands or artists wishing to perform in the hall should contact Tom Travis for a spot on stage, where Tom Degney has offered to supply his excellent sound equipment and act as sound engineer.

There is also, the Rambler Inn and Restaurant across the road from the hall, which serves meals and good beers. Landlord, Steve Elliot, says, “Whereas music is not allowed inside the pub, the patio, picnic area, and lawns can be used.”

For those wanting to make a weekend of it, there are camping sites in the Edale valley, which can be found online. To enrich the nostalgia of the event, the two Toms recommend Barber Booth campsite, Edale, which was the first and most popular choice when the festival began, all those years ago.

For more information contact Tom Travis on 01457 861789
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