No matter your age, there is something very special about live music. Live music outdoors is another kind of special, and live music outdoors in the summer is probably about as good as life can get. We’re delighted then to announce that Warwick Mill is sponsoring Music on the Marr, held 21st-24th July 2016 at Castle Carrock.
Beginning life in 2010 when a marquee was left behind following a village wedding and was stumbled upon by a couple of shall we say “happy” musicians. In the subsequent years it has grown to provide an eclectic mix of folk and roots based music from right across the world. This year is no different and features Radio 2 folk awards winners Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Ray Laidlaw & Billy Mitchell together with The Lindisfarne Story Band, renowned folk dance band Whapweasel bring their ska and and welsh band Calan. Roots from further afield are equally represented with Kasai Masai bringing the sounds of remote equatorial villages to this Cumbrian village. There are home-grown treats aplenty too from the D’ukes to Feckless Fuddle and the Fossil, the reinvigorated Hadrian’s Union and more.
Whilst the official programme starts on Friday and weekend tickets include our famous Friday hog roast, those arriving on Thursday can take enjoy a ‘give what you can afford’ concert at Music in the Hat.
Over the years the Music on the Marr has providing a unique benefit to children from the local area and beyond. All accompanied under 16’s enjoy free access allowing them exposure to local national and international musicians. The festival also provides a showcase for young and emerging musicians drawn from local schools, provides a venue for musicians to play in front of an audience, informally and formally. All this has been achieved whilst raising money for funds in the village, but otherwise is completely non profit making.
Tickets for the event are just £75 for an adult for the weekend and camping £30 per person for whole weekend and can be purchased here.
Music on the Marr is fast getting a reputation for being one of the friendliest folk, roots and world music festivals in the UK and one we are very proud to support.