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Moira Furnace Folk Festival

A great big thank you to all artists and MCs without your generosity we would not have been able to run this event.

Thanks to all those who attended and we hope we see you again in at the next Moira Furnace Folk Festival. Thanks also for filling in all those feedback forms, they are a great help and all comments are being taken on board.

Thanks to all committee members, all helpers, stewards... and a special mention of the late Dave Johns, the inspiration for the MFFF.


Comments 2014

Our first festival next to a canal! Beautiful setting, friendly vibe and up–for–it Friday night crowd!
– Laura Boston–Barber (Blackbeard’s Tea Party)

Moira Furnace Folk Festival was an absolute pleasure to be part of! Full marquee, fantastic audience, great sound and light, and the whole thing ran like clockwork! Congratulations to all concerned, hope we see you again.
Pete, Greg & Dave (Other Roads)

Moira Furnace Folk Festival is leaping from strength to strength, offering their audience an eclectic array of the best in folk music both locally and from further afield. A relaxed atmosphere, great music and beautiful setting, what’s not to like?!
– Lucy Ward

Our first visit to Moira Furnace Festival was a revelation – such a friendly, family, fun festival with great music, beer, food and company. What more do you want?
– John Watterson (Fake Thackray)

We think Moira’s pretty much the perfect folk festival (although at times it feels more like an overgrown family reunion in a stunning heritage site). We’re hooked – as soon as one finishes we start looking forward to the next one.
– Anna Bass (Two Coats Colder)

It certainly was another fantastic Moira, I think that they’ve got the recipe pretty much nailed for this lovely venue and great Festival.
– Hilary Ward

An absolute gem of a festival in an intimate setting with a warm and friendly gathering of folky folk!
– Barry Steele (Something Nasty in the Woodshed)

Comments 2013

Such a friendly crowd at Moira Furnace Folk Festival. We always have a fantastic time, so thanks once again for a great festival.
– Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies

I loved Moira Furnace Folk Festival and am so grateful to have been invited. It’s a fantastic site and the atmosphere amongst artists, punters and festival organisers spoke volumes about what a friendly and relaxed approach there was throughout.
– Paul Metsers

Just a note to say thank you for having us. It was the best little festival that we have been to in a long time. Wonderful location, well organised, very friendly. ... And Jeremy (and co) did fantastic sound on the main stage. The line–up was excellent.
– Jonny Dyer and Vicki Swan

Thank you again for a lovely weekend at Moira Furnace Festival. Such a beautiful setting. Grant and I had a wonderful time – the audiences for both concerts were so enthusiastic and responsive they really spurred us on. I haven’t enjoyed a festival so much in a long time!
WOW!! Still basking in the afterglow from the wonderful Moira Furnace Folk Festival last weekend! Sightings of terrific reviews and a set of decent video clips on YouTube. Thanks everyone – Hilary Spencer (Quicksilver)

My all time favourite folk festival “Cleethorpes” has lost the top spot to Moira. The setting alone makes this festival very special, the organisation is top notch. The camp site is pleasantly situated amongst trees, lovely. All in all, a very friendly atmosphere was created with some wonderful artist
– Buddy Freebury (Sandwitch)

Thoroughly enjoyed playing at your wonderful festival again this year. The atmosphere is always a joy and loved playing to such brilliant joining in audiences. Thanks and well done to all concerned.
– David Swann

Although our visit was brief it was lovely to get to such a compact friendly festival. Thank you to all the organisers / stewards / sound crews and food outlets! Hissyfit had fun!
– Hazel Richings (Hissyfit)

Back from a great couple of days at Moira Furnace Folk Festival. Great people, lovely weather and lots of good music. Isn’t it a shame when the weekend has to come to an end?
– Ian Hartland (Kick Start Appalachian Dancers)

Another fantastic Moira! I originally thought that the very First Moira was the Best, very reminiscent of Miskin, but this festival just gets better and better every year. Huge thanks to the Committee and all the Volunteers and Stewards, who worked so hard to make it such a wonderful weekend. This is a great festival to catch up with old friends and make new ones!!
– Hilary Ward

Another absolutely wonderful weekend!!! Don’t see how, but it just keeps getting better each year.
– Windhover Weaver

Comments 2012

I had a great time, thoroughly enjoyed it.
– Steve Tilston

It was good to see how much the Festival has progressed in a few years. You and your team should feel really proud.
– Lucy Ward

What a lovely Festival you have at Moira. Just special is what I think about Moira.
– Bram Taylor

What a fantastic weekend! We enjoyed every minute, everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere was perfect
– Anna Shannon

We enjoyed Moira Furnace Folk Festival immensely. We sensed a definite upward movement in the professionalism of the festival
– Pennyless

In our opinion it is one of the loveliest, most gentle and relaxing festivals around. You and your team have done a splendid job and each year it has got better and better. You seem to have a huge team of stewards and they were excellent, very helpful and very smiley, so please thank them all, they did the Festival proud.
– Two Coats Colder

Many thanks to all involved with the organising of the Festival, to the stewards and the host of people that made everything run so smoothly. As an artist it was a pleasure to be there
– Les Sullivan

We had a thoroughly good time at Moira, both performing as ourselves, dancing and playing with Bollin Morris and generally mooching around the site. What a brilliant weekend
– Nelson Peach

I would like to thank you all very much for making our stay at the Festival one of the best days we have had this season. We are very lucky and have found ourselves at a lot of venues this season, but I have to say your Festival was truly superb. Ran by really nice folk and in a friendly manner, it was an honour for us to have been there.
– Old Grey Dogs

More Comments 2012

What a great time we had.

Moira truly is a magical weekend.

It really is a special Festival.

My first time at Moira and all I can say ‘It was brilliant’.

What a fabulous weekend, a huge thank you to all the good people who have given us another successful and very special Festival with an excellent lineup!

Thanks to everybody for the wonderful experience of our first Moira.

Special thanks to the unfailingly cheerful and caring stewards, who were such a pleasant part of a first class Festival.

A small but perfectly formed event.

Has to be one of the best, if not THE best Festival out there. Certainly it is the one we book as soon as possible. Next years already looks like it is shaping up as another great weekend.

What a wonderful Festival it is.

Brilliant weekend again what a lovely Festival this is.

We had a great time folks. Thanks to all you folks for a fantastic weekend.

Comments 2011

Thanks to the MFFF from myself and all the band.
How good a weekend was that?
What a lovely time we had
- Anthony John Clarke

What a fantastic festival
- Galley Beggar

This year's festival was even better than last year's
- Phil Langran Band

It gets better and better
- Two Coats Colder

We thought it was a gas
- Bounty Hounds

Fabulous festival
- GU4

Thank you to the festival team
for such a well organised event
- Pennyless

It was, without doubt, the best of the year's festivals so far
- David Kidman

It was awesome times indeed
- Fay Brotherhood

A brilliant MFFF for the third year running
- Lynne Tann-Watson

What a great weekend
- Andy Bunton

Thank you for the festival, my family had a wonderful time listening to music, relaxing and enjoying the area. The festival was really good value, well organised and friendly
- Andrew Risbridger

Comments 2010

Moira Furnace Folk Festival is a little cracker

It's been my most enjoyable festival this year by far

A fantastic weekend and an extremely well run festival in a magnificent setting

Extremely friendly festival and great fun

It was a proper treat to participate this year

What a lovely festival

Great, nice atmosphere, intimate surroundings, not too large

Congratulations and hearty thanks...for a
well-organised Festival

Comments from 2009 Festival

This has been a cracking festival - something for everybody to enjoy, whatever your taste in "folk"

For a first festival, excellent - not even the "cold" Friday night that you get at some festivals - very good atmosphere for the whole weekend.

Brilliant festival, well done!

Lovely atmosphere! Nice location - great potential!
Loved the little night lights to mark the way "home"

Congratulations - what superb weekend.

Well done! Extremely good festival, well organised.

An excellent weekend. V v friendly and helpful "staff"

A great weekend, friendly people. A lovely interesting venue, I would definitely come again.

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