7:30, Friday 17th May

Edwina Hayes, Gary Stewart,

Emily Slade

- Sold out!


Edwina Hayes


One of the finest female singer/songwriters this country has produced in years. Edwina brings together English folk, Americana and the rich Northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own.

Highly accomplished she’s toured with such notable performers as Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith and Loudon Wainwright III to name just a few.

Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.

Edwina's 4th album Ruby Rose was released in 2022.

'The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song.' Nanci Griffith
'Haunting, honeyed, solo songwriter.' The Guardian





YouTube 'Edwina Hayes, Shrewsbury Folk Festival' 2021

YouTube 'Live at FortyFive'


Gary Stewart


Gary Stewart writes songs in the Folk/Pop vein and is influenced by the Folk Artists of the '60's and '70's (Paul Simon/James Taylor/The Eagles/Joni Mitchell/Carole King).


The Scottish Songsmith has released four Albums to date, his latest, 'Lost, Now Found',self-recorded, produced and released in June 2021. The debut single, 'Leopard' received steady A-List radio play on YO1 Radio, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio and the second single, 'Hot To Trot', features backing vocals from Rosie Doonan (Birdy/Peter Gabriel). His debut record, 'Boy Cries Wolf', garnered much praise from Janice Long and was played on Radio 2 courtesy of Steve Lamacq. The left-hander is also no stranger to the Festival circuit, having played Kendal Calling, Green Man and Larmer Tree Festivals to name but a few.


He also fronts his own reworking of Paul Simon's Classic Album, 'Graceland', with a seven-piece band who have played many a Theatre and Festival, including Shrewsbury, Towersey, Costa Del Folk, Moonbeams and Underneath The Stars.


'That's Pop with Pizzaz' - For Folks Sake


'Reminiscent of a 1960's bedsit-era Paul Simon' - Northern Sky




YouTube 'Live at FortyFive'

YouTube 'Graceland at Shrewsbury Folk Fesitival

Emily Slade


Emily Slade is an outstanding acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter from North Hertfordshire. The partnership between her enchanting voice and intricate guitar playing are rarely found in one person, making Emily a captivating performer. Her debut album ‘Shire Boy’ led to a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, and she now tours as part of the mighty Phil Beer Band.


Emily has carved out a staggering reputation amongst audiences and fellow musicians alike.


Emily is widely hailed as an intelligent contemporary British songwriter. Her songs approach modern day issues, relating to real people. She is a woman quite clearly at ease with her audience. Her winning personality and presence have endeared her to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. 




YouTube 'Both Sides Now'

YouTube 'Towerblocks and Lullabies'


7:30, Friday 17th May

The Wetherby Sports Association, Wetherby, LS22 5FN


Watch the website for more terrific line-ups...


Friday 17th May - Edwina Hayes, Gary Stewart, Emily Slade Sold Out

Friday 21st June - Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, The Brothers Gillespie

Friday 12th July - The Hunch, Martin Heaton

Friday 6th September - Straw Men, Cobalt Tales, Gerry Ffrench

Friday 27th September - Bella Gaffney, Henry Parker, Judith Haswell & Trish McLean

Friday 18th October - Louise Rogan, Rueben & The Bridge, Anna Howells

Tuesday 10th December - Merry Hell, Plum Hall (The Engine Shed)