Penny Adie writes…

Each week, Two Moors Festival artistic director Penny Adie will be here on the blog, letting you all know just what’s been going on down at Festival HQ in Devon.

June is one of the busiest months for the festival as it’s when the brochure bursts into the public scene – at which point you notice all the typos.

There is no theme to the concerts this year and I know for many, as well as for the Artistic Director, this is welcome. Why can’t you have music for music’s sake without having to do all the tick-boxing? Of course there are splendid and poignant anniversaries that so rightly should be commemorated but because the festival falls so late in the season, it’s best to leave these for others to enjoy.

The concerts this year are eclectic and spanning a time zone from the ninth century to the present day. Artists from the tender age of ten to those of global recognition are involved and what is particularly exciting is that these super stars wish to be part of the festival.

No longer do we have to explain what the Two Moors Festival is. People KNOW. Just to dangle the carrots – Angela Hewitt, Kate Royal and Viktoria Mullova will be visiting Dartmoor and Exmoor in October as part of this year’s Two Moors event (taking place between the 15th and the 25th).

If you’d like to find out more about the festival and to order a brochure, please visit our website.


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