Black Steel, Chris Dunne Band, Clear Cut, Dusty Rhodes Band, Emma Swindles, Hayden Allen Trio, Henry Smith Band, Kay D, Pedro, Peter White, Stubby, Texas Tornados, The Castle Belles, The Danny Lee Band, Tom Wright
Date(s) - Fri 14 Jul 17 - Mon 17 Jul 17
Entrance Fee: 12.50 day ticket
Line Dancers: Yes
Partner Dancers: Yes
Supporting Disco: Yes
Bar Available: Yes
Food Available: Yes
Advance Tickets Only: No
This Annual Country and Western Festival is a fund raising event brought to you by the Heulwen Trust which is a Charity dedicated to providing boat trips for those who are less abled than most. Check out the link to the charity’s web site Heulwen Trust.
The 2017 is our 30th annual event. Full details and booking information on our website http://www.countrywestern.org.uk
from 7pm (in the beer tent)
The evening will kick off with
The Castle Belles
This choir of ladies will show you a wide repertoire and enchant you with their harmonies of popular Country and Western songs
BLACK STEEL (duo)
Bob & Jim – Appeared in the beer tent on the Friday evening back in 2013. A very popular duo with a repertoire to suit listeners and dancers alike. So a good choice to get the party started.
click here for link to their YOUTUBE video
If you have been with us in recent years you will know how well Pedro can entertain. He will be with us again on Saturday night (see below for further details)
Festival “welcome” at 10.45am by the Westerners traditional charge down the hill to the arena,
10.50am sound engineer plays 10 minutes of tracks to get the atmosphere going, and then we bring on the first band of the day:
Darren & Don; a father & son act, very versatile with a touch of humour and a great choice to start the main festival.
Stubby is widely recognised as having one of the best voices on the country circuit. He has a wealth of experience – remembered as the main singer with the ground breaking trio ‘Lemon Grass’ back in the 80’s & 90’s. He also fronted the top trio ‘Corndogs’ before concentrating on his very successful solo career.
A find from our 2016 Showcase Stage, We are delighted to welcome back…
Those of you who were lucky enough to hear Emma perform last year on our Showcase Stage will know that we are in for a treat listening to this talented new country performer
THE CHRIS DUNNE BAND
A new band on the scene but each member has a wealth of experience which is evident in the quality of their shows. They are already receiving rave reviews and very much in demand. These guys are a great addition to the Welshpool festival.
Kay is blessed with great voice and she has a repertoire to suit the jiggers, dancers and listeners alike. Again, Kay is very popular on the country circuit and guaranteed to get her audiences involved.
THE DANNY LEE BAND
Danny & his band are all seasoned performers. Danny fronted the very popular award winning ‘Band Named Sioux’ who toured Europe and Ireland back in 90’s The Danny Lee Bands focus is on the more traditional side of country music. These guys will provide an afternoon of material everyone can identify with and sing-a-long to.
and after them PEDRO will star in the Beer Tent until the wee hours
Having joined the Country circuit over 25 years ago PEDRO spent his time in all-live bands up until 2001 when he decided to take the plunge and go Solo for the first time. Initially he was very much a “Traditional-style” type of Country singer/guitarist, but in 2010 he decided to move much more into the ‘Line & Western Dance’ field – in doing so (and to show the public there is a difference in what they get) he changed his stage name from “Pedro” – as he always had been on the pure Country scene – to his actual name: Peter Barlow, when he does only the modern Line & Western dance favourites, and it has worked incredibly well.
When you add the “new” style of music to his act, and add his genuine warmth and ‘Mr.Happy’ nature to the Peter Barlow shows you can’t fail to have an enjoyable evening in his company.
9.45am welcome to the Sunday by the Westerners traditional charge down the hill to the arena.
9.50am sound engineer plays 10 minutes of tracks to get the atmosphere going, and then we bring on the first band of the day:
TEXAS TORNADO’S (duo)
Pete & Stu need no introduction – as a trio they have graced the Welshpool stage on a few occasions and although Roger Mckew has now retired, Pete & Stu are still guaranteed to get the festival jumping.
HAYDEN ALLEN TRIO
Hayden and the lads will be making their long awaited debut at Welshpool. Very professional and very popular on the scene they will add their own style of entertainment to the afternoon’s proceedings.
DUSTY RHODES BAND
Back on the scene after a 6 year break Dusty and the boys bring their own unique style of entertainment. They stand alone with their polished ‘pure country & western themed show’. Aimed mainly at the ‘Westerners’ and ‘Authentics’ – Dusty & the lads will have everyone on the warpath.
Another find from our 2016 Showcase Stage…
Tom is New Country Singer who we have asked to come back to show his talents this year on our main stage. Not to be missed
KENNY ROGERS – Tribute by Peter White
A welcome return for Peter White, Peter made a big impact on the Welshpool stage back in 2015. Regarded throughout Europe as the closest thing to Kenny Rogers you are going to get. He looks like the man and delivers just like the man.
HENRY SMITH BAND
Quite simply, there is no better way to close the 30th anniversary of the Welshpool Festival.
And don’t miss the closing ceremony with the Welshpool Westerners parading into the arena and accompanied by PEDRO singing the Trilogy
Plus, the SHOWCASE STAGE is back…
We offer an interesting line up of NEW COUNTRY artistes and, no doubt, stars of the future;
- Tammy Wilde
- Naughty Alice
- John Smith
- Luke Day
- Meg McPartlin
- Two Ways Home
- Echo Papa
- Emma Moore
- Devon Mayson
- Jeannine Barry
- Angels With Dirty Faces
- Matt Evans
- One Crow Sorrow
- Harpers Ferry
- Amy Westney
- Tallie Harrison