Sunday 14th July –  Forest Folk Club will be presenting a showcase of talent on The Newland Street Stage of the Coleford Music Festival. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at The Orepool Inn, Sling near Coleford and has now been in existence for nearly 40 years in various pubs and venues in the Forest of Dean. Go to the festival’s website for information on the weekend’s great line up of events

MC and host is Dean Radio’s Chris Arscott who will be introducing ……….

2.30pm – Jan O’Neill and Doug McLean…….songs of the Forest of Dean and beyond with Jan on vocal and guitar ably accompanied by Doug on guitar, mandolin and other assorted instruments! 

3.30pm – Chris and Wendy Moreton …..An award-winning guitarist with more than 40 years of guitar-playing experience Chris is a multi-instrumentalist rated as the UK’s “best bluegrass guitarist” and playing “truly world class lead guitar”. Together with Wendy on double bass they make up the Moreton Roadshow, with foot tapping tunes, songs and witty entertainment.


4.30pm –  Jan Vaisey and Ian Harvey…….Jan and Ian perform a variety of contemporary and traditional songs and tunes with vocals guitar and mandolin. Their influences range from James Taylor and Dougie MacLean to Scandinavian Folk tunes!

5.30pm –  Compost Heap This four man Shanty Crew from land locked Herefordshire will entertain you with their rousing songs from land and sea – think “Fisherman’s Friends” with pitchforks!

6.30pm – Misfit Pearl and the Oddfellows…….Corn fed Kentucky raised singer, songwriter & raconteur, Jane Pearl brings you heartfelt, humorous, well crafted wry vignettes on modern life and her two band members add finesse and groove to what she describes as a “mighty fine trio”- multi-instrumentalist Lyndon Webb, a purveyor of an original 1980s ponytail, on guitars and Thad Kelly, owner of two shopping scooters, on bass. Odd indeed!