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Welcome to the Monyash Festival page

Monyash is a small village in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park,
in an area of the Derbyshire Dales called the White Peak on account
of the limestone walls and buildings which dominate the rural landscape.

The first Monyash Festival exists for three reasons:

Our line-up is now finalised:

New 2-tier ticketing structure:

In response to requests from the local folk music community, we have introduced
a new class of ticket, the "Afternoon of Folk".

The original yellow ticket (15, limited to 500) becomes a "Passport" to the whole
day's events. Holders can come and go as they please anytime between 12 and 12.
So if (for instance) it's a wet day, or you have other commitments, or you're a die-
hard Atkin fan and you don't care to hear our excellent folk bands (9 groups, duos
and solo singers/instrumentalists), there's nothing to stop you coming along just for
the evening's concert session in which Pete will be supported by Canadian singer/
songwriter Brent Mason. Your ticket will guarantee you a seat in the marquee and
a space in the car park adjacent to the festival site. The concert promises to be a
very special and memorable event for followers of Pete Atkin.

The new "Afternoon of Folk" blue ticket is priced at 5 (or 6 on the day if any
remain) and gives access from 12 noon to 5 p.m. approx. During this period accom-
panied under-12s will be admitted free of charge. The afternoon session will be split
between main and club tents and will include Penny Bun, Crowded Hour, Martin
Sumpton, John Prentice, Groggy Frog, Coalesce, Smithy's Brew, and will close with
Tony Capstick. Parking will be in the village. The blue ticket will not provide access
to the evening concert event.

None of this will preclude Pete from making a possible guest appearance during the
afternoon sessions. Equally we might choose to put on one of the folk bands for a
second set in the evening, for additional flavour.

Other attractions and facilities at the Monyash Festival:

Naturally we were a little daunted by the prospect of matching the attractions of
those well-established "real" folk festivals like Stainsby, Cambridge or Cropredy,
but we've done our best to make it a memorable day out for all, with

So where is Monyash, and how do I get there?

Monyash sits near the centre of the rough square defined by the cities of
Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke on Trent. The nearest towns
are Bakewell to the east and Buxton to the north-west. Bakewell is
famous for its puddings, known the world over as Bakewell tarts, and
is a popular holiday destination for those visiting nearby stately home
Chatsworth House. Buxton is a once-popular spa town with an air of
decadence, but also a thriving Opera House which hosts the annual
Gilbert and Sullivan festival and the Alexis Korner memorial concert.

sketch map of festival approaches

From Manchester (including the airport) and the North-West, approach
via Buxton, taking the A515 Ashbourne road. Monyash is indicated as
a left turn, the B5055, about 7 miles out of Buxton.

From the South-West we recommend bypassing Birmingham on the east
via the M42, then A446 and A38 to the ring road west of Derby. The A52
then leads you to Ashbourne, where you follow the Buxton-bound A515
and arrive on our map.

From London and the South you'll be approaching via the M1. Experience
leads us to advise you avoid Derby, Alfreton, Matlock and the rest and
(for speed) continue to JCT 29, the A617 to Chesterfield. In Chesterfield
follow the A619 for Bakewell, avoiding getting shunted into Chatsworth
Park as you leave Baslow, and arrive on the east of our sketch map.
The Monyash road (B5055) is straight on at the roundabout in the centre
of Bakewell. Traffic from Sheffield and the North joins this route at Baslow.

In the centre of Monyash you will find signs and stewards to direct you to
the Festival car parks. The Festival site is at Dale House Farm, a half-mile
north from the centre of the village on the Flagg road -- Chapel Street as
it leaves the village centre.

Accommodation in the Monyash area

We're building a separate section covering holiday homes on our
Monyash site, but many of these will already be fully booked for
the holiday season. For those looking for accommodation for the
festival night or the weekend only, we've compiled this list.

(Note to recipients of printed copy: the odd underlined words
are hypertext links in the World-Wide Web version of this page.)

Ordering Tickets

The evening concert is a tickets-only event, and we have a ceiling of 500,
because this is what our marquee and support facilities can accommodate.
For this reason we advise early booking. The all-day Passport (yellow ticket)
which includes concert access is 15 (fifteen pounds), with no concessions.

Alternatively we can supply the Afternoon of Folk (blue ticket), valid from
12 noon to 5 p.m. approx., including Tony Capstick, for 5 in advance, or
6 on the gate if any remain unsold on the day. Under-12s free in the afternoon.

Tickets are available by post from the following address:

Monyash Festival
Dale House Farm
DE45 1JJ
United Kingdom

Cheques and Sterling Drafts should be payable to "Monyash Festival".

All proceeds go to the Monyash Church Restoration Fund.

Have I forgotten anything? Festival enquiries please to Carole Birkill.

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