Stainsby Festival - July 19th-21st 2019
Well that's it! This year's amazing fifty first festival is over. You'll have to wait a whole year until the next one comes along (boo!). But it'll be just as good, or even better than the last (hooray!). Patience is all. === Stainsby Festival .... is a well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire It's a registered charity and a not-for-profit event run entirely by unpaid volunteers, not some faceless corporate. Stainsby is all about live music and performance: hearing, playing, writing, performing, learning. All proceeds go back into the event. Period. = // "If you've never been. Go. It will change your life" = // - Lee Gordon Stainsby has everything: great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens entertainment, music workshops of every kind, a singers competition, storytelling, theatre, poetry, film, philosophy and walkabout events throughout the weekend with camping thrown in. And to cap it all there's a real ale bar featuring locally sourced beers from microbreweries around Derbyshire.You can chill out by day with superb views across Stainsby Pond to Hardwick Hall. You can live it up by night when the festival runs firelight sessions late into the night. What more could you want? === if you weren't there, here's what you missed in 2019.\\ FRIDAY\\ [[http://www.leftychris.uk|Leftychris]]\\ [[http://steve-turner.co.uk|Steve Turner]]\\ [[https://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Judy-Dunlop-and-Jon-Scaife-I-Want-Something-23003|Rare Occasion]]\\ [[http://www.jonpalmeracousticband.com/|Jon Palmer Band]]\\ [[https://jigforakiss.band|Jig for a Kiss]]\\ SATURDAY AFTERNOON \\ [[https://www.broomdasher.com|Broomdasher]]\\ [[https://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Judy-Dunlop-and-Jon-Scaife-I-Want-Something-23003|Rare Occasion]]\\ [[http://www.bellagaffney.co.uk|Bella Gaffney]]\\ [[http://www.brianboothby.co.uk/songs/tomorrowsancestor.html|Tomorrow’s Ancestor – Skeleton Crew]]\\ [[http://www.stevetilston.com|Steve Tilston & Hugh Bradley]]\\ Megs Martin SATURDAY EVENING \\ [[http://endakenny.com.au/content/about|Enda Kenny]]\\ [[https://www.broomdasher.com|Broomdasher]]\\ [[http://carrietree.co.uk|Carrie Tree]]\\ [[https://www.thehutpeople.com/home|The Hut People]]\\ [[https://markgwynnejones.com|Mark Gwynne Jones]]\\[[https://markgwynnejones.com/psychicbread-the-show/|PsychicBread]]\\ [[https://www.joshuaburnell.co.uk|Joshua Burnell & Band]]\\ SUNDAY \\ [[http://endakenny.com.au/content/about|Enda Kenny]]\\ [[http://malwebb.com/MalAndKy.html?fbclid=IwAR3wFhqC1AM-\[[LjzISx3qnZC3JpJZMmCipJLXiNejkqY8Z03scZtYb7SxSnQ|Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan]]\\ [[https://www.facebook.com/wendsum|Wendsum ]]\\ [[https://www.facebook.com/Miniature-Universe-890235774336132|Miniature Universe]]\\ [[https://youtu.be/IQJ3mXQjIBY|Stepling]]\\ Ceilidh with Watapalava\\ [[http://www.kangaroomoon.com|Kangaroo Moon]]\\ and at various points across the weekend you could have seen:\\[[https://www.foolhardycircus.org|Foolhardy Circus]]\\ [[http://www.companychameleon.com/2019/02/irma-meaning-sister|Damae Dance]]\\ [[https://www.thewildofthewords.co.uk|The Wild of the Words Storytelling]]\\ [[http://wemakeourway.co.uk|By Our Hands We Make Our Way]]\\and of course, [[https://www.rhythmbridge.com|Paul Dear]] and his amazing drumming circle. Gather round! = //"I don’t think it matters much who’s on at Stainsby... it’s as good as Glastonbury but unlike Glasto it showcases new acts as well as old friends. Long may it run!! “ = // - Dave McCrory (FOS Brothers) If you want advance information on next year's fest why not sign up for our Newsflashes ☞[[http://mad.ly/signups/81558/join|right here]]☜ and be the first to know the latest! === Stamp of Approval It's sometimes difficult getting across that we really are run entirely by unpaid volunteers and are genuinely a not-for-profit festival. What to do, what to do?? Well, on the principle that a picture is worth a thousand words (especially when you have to write them!), we've introduced the natty red stamp on the top left. We're putting it on all our stuff to try and spread the word about why Stainsby is not only a great festival, but also a great community run event. Let us know what you think. Join the discussion on our FaceBook page [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/5110505390/about/|here]]// === Great Music. Great People. Great Place. = //"You can dance until midnight in your wellies" = // - George Colebourne ** Note: Performers looking for Gigs**\\ Because we're entirely volunteer run, we've all got day jobs to keep body and soul together, not to mention feeding the kids (Doh! - we've mentioned them!), so the volume of emails asking for gigs is far too large for us to deal with. If you have sent one, don't expect a response. It's nothing personal - there just aren't enough hours in the day. We'll only be in touch if there's the chance of a gig.