Tamworth Bluegrass Festival

Once again we are pleased to be included in the line up at the Tamworth Bluegrass Festival. This is a great little festival with a lovely atmosphere!

Tamworth BIuegrass Festival is held at Fillongley Village Hall, which is situated in the heart of the Midlands, with easy motorway and railway links.

  • Where:  Fillongly Village Hall, 
  • Coventry Road,
  • Fillongley
  • CV7 8EQ
  • When:  21st – 24th June 2019

Buy Tickets.

Contact the festival admin.

Orwell Bluegrass Festival

New Essex Bluegrass Band

Pictured above: Our good friends “The New Essex Bluegrass Band” who sadly hung up their hats at the end of the 2018 season. This Band were always firm favourites at the Orwell Festival and so it seems only right that we use this picture on the Festival post.

Over the years the Orwell Festival has grown to become one of the major Bluegrass and Old Time Festivals in the UK. Situated at the Hallowtree Scout Centre in Nacton, just outside Ipswich in Suffolk, and 3 minutes drive off the A14 the venue is very popular with festival goers. Hallowtree is a truly amazing place – an undulating wooded site of approximately 42 acres set in beautiful quiet woodland and meadows off the north shore of the Orwell estuary, with plenty of space to pitch your tent, caravan, motor home. There is a dedicated “quiet area” for those wishing to temporarily retreat from the driving musical scene! The air is full of birdsong (the early morning nightingales competing with the odd musician who refuses to go to bed!), and there is a marvellous view over the river Orwell and plenty of walks along the waterside or in the woods to enjoy. Dogs are allowed on site, but must be kept on a lead at all times, and are not allowed inside the buildings or marquees (guide dogs excepted).

When: 10th – 12th May 2019

Where: Hallow Tree Scout Camp,
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It is sad to announce that 2019 will be the last Festival after 13 years. So if you have never been or are one of our stalwart attendees, this will be your last chance to enjoy the wonderful music, atmosphere and overall camaraderie and friendliness of this legendary Festival.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

We’ve recovered a violin after searching a vehicle in Cheddar this week. A male and female were arrested for theft of other items.

It’s fairly distinctive and seems to have been well-loved by somebody. We’d like to get it back to them. Can you help? 👮🎻

Do you recognise this instrument ?

Recognise it? Call us on 101 and give the reference 5217156731.


Tamworth 2016

Coming up next for the DCB’s is the annual Tamworth Bluegrass festival which will take place from the 9th to the 13th of June.


The festival takes place at the Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Rd, Tamworth, B77 3LH

The festival has a great lineup this year, get over to the festival, have a great time, make some new friends and support Bluegrass music in the UK!!!


Naseby Bluegrass Festival

Next up for the Down Counties is the Battlefield Bluegrass Festival which will be held in Naseby on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May.

We are very excited to be asked to perform at this brand new festival!! We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Still not too late to get tickets for this event, just follow the link below.

Battlefield Bluegrass- Naseby