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Naseby Bluegrass Festival 2019


Concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday


There will be concerts with more than 20 bands spread over three days. Friday afternoon and evening, Saturday afternoon and evening plus a gospel show on Sunday

Instrument Workshops


This year we have got workshops on Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Dobro. Joe McIlvenny will lead the bluegrass banjo, Chris Moreton on guitar, Mark Eisenstadt on mandolin, Nigel Canter on fiddle and on Friday afternoon Noel Dashwood on dobro.

Jam Sessions Galore

Jam Sessions

Most bluegrass festivals like jamming sessions and The Battlefield Bluegrass Festival is no exception. We actively encourage jamming. There will be loads of jamming on Thursday night at the start of the festival and throughout the festival. There is even a post breakfast jam on Saturday morning led by Brian Dowdall.

Bluegrass in Nashville. A talk with Sim Daily

Sim Daily

Sim Daily will be giving a talk based on his knowledge of bluegrass music in Nashville.

Venue: Naseby Village Hall
Thursday, 23rd May 2019

A Full weekend of bluegrass concerts, Workshops, jamming & Free camping. Runs from Thursday 23rd May through to Sunday 26th of May. Watch this space for further details of bands and workshops...



G-runs 'n Roses

Voted #1 European Bluegrass Band in 2010 (2nd in 2009), #1 Audience Popularity Award 2012 at EWOB, The European World of Bluegrass, this Czech band will definitely excite all bluegrass fans.


Native Grass

Native Grass, from East Kent, play their own take on of early bluegrass and old timey mountain music.


Rocky Road Pilgrims

Our own solid Bluegrass Gospel band playing some of the classics originals and rearranged hymns and country gospel in the classic bluegrass style.


Guy Rogers

Guy Rogers. Singer, Songwriter, Flatpick Guitarist and 5 String Banjo Player


The Old Grey Dogs

A superb mix of bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass tinged with folk and jazz. A wonderful combo with three fine musicians...


The Biggin Hillbillies

Another long established band from Kent, nice Bluegrass with a few surprises will be on the menu. Very entertaining. We're looking forward to their first appearance at our festival.


The Morris Boys

The Morris Boys, Dave and Glynn with their band continue to produce great shows of traditional Bluegrass that are unique as only a continual presence for fifty years can produce.


The Moretons

Flatpicking Maestro Chris Moreton with his lovely wife Wendy producing an exciting and highly entertaining performance with Chris's sensational guitar instrumentals and fine banjo and mandolin work.


The Grove Band

The Grove Band play Bluegrass music with their own blend, of both the traditional and modern styles with solid rhythm and tight harmony singing.


The One Tree Hillbillies

The One Tree Hillbillies is a popular five piece bluegrass band from Essex. They perform a varied repertoire of bluegrass, country, gospel and rockabilly...


The Basstree String Band

The Basstree String Band, with roots in Norfolk and Lincolnshire, play classic and contemporary bluegrass with close harmonies and blistering instrumentals.


Molly and the Blackbriar Band

Molly and the Blackbriar Band like to tick all the boxes, from bluegrass to newgrass, americana, country, gypsy jazz and western swing they've got something for everyone.


Bow Legged Skeeter

From the West Country this band dedicated to traditional style bluegrass learned from the early masters , delivering great harmony singing and tight instrumental work.


Leen Valley Band

The Leen Valley Band will bring you authentic roots Americana, Bluegrass flavoured with a touch of Old Time. Featuring banjo, dobro, mandolin, stand-up bass, guitars and creamy-rich harmonies.


Paul Brewer and Terry Hymers

These two founder members of the New Essex Bluegrass band have now formed a powerful duo in the great tradition of former Bluegrass Duos before them.


Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.


Cold Spring

Quite possibly Britain's newest bluegrass band with Guy Rogers on guitar and vocals with Josh Vande Hey on banjo and Eugenie Vande Hey on fiddle and vocals.



Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Joe McIlvenny

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass banjo...


Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Chris Moreton

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar...


Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop with Nigel Canter

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass fiddle...


Bluegrass Mandolin with Marc Eisenstadt

Mandolin workshop with Marc Eisenstadt


Dobro Workshop with Noel Dashwood

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of the Dobro...