Moira Furnace Folk Festival

The Moira Furnace Folk Festival at the heart of the National Forest takes place at Moira Furnace located on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border, one of the most picturesque settings in the industrial midlands. The festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists. Events take place on the green site of Moira Furnace as well as the Miners Welfare a few hundred metres from the main site. Sing arounds and Sessions take place at local pubs some 10 minutes walk from the main site, with a Grand Opening Ceilidh on Friday Night. Plus a Ceilidh on Saturday Night in the Miners Welfare. There will be open air concerts all weekend, with cover from rain, as well as Ashby Folk Club in the Furnace Room. Children's Entertainment, also Real Ale and a variety of trade stalls selling food and items. A wide variety of Morris dancing can be seen as well as Civil War Re-enactments. Local camping is available and free car parking close at hand. Many tourist attractions are close to Moira including Conkers, the National Forest centre for recreation and hands on eco science as well as numerous country walks - dogs are allowed on site. There are tractor rides to various locations at the Festival as well as canal boat rides with musical entertainment on the picturesque Ashby Canal.

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