Returning acts for Dart Music Festival 2018!

You listened to them in 2017 and we listened to you! Returning for your aural delectation following their outstanding performances at this year’s Festival are: Brothers Ric and Robert Harrison achieve a full band sound with just two pairs of hands. As they matured as a band, Echo Town developed …

A message from our new chairman Robin Foale

  Put the dates in your diary – Dart Music Festival will be on the 11th, 12th and 13th May 2018! While we’re busy working on the line-up for next year here are a few words from Robin Foale, new Chairman of the Festival… I feel very proud and privileged to …

Dartmouth Festivals working together!

  Dart Music Festival chairman Robin Foale is really keen that we work with the committees of the other festivals in our town where there are crossovers in ensuring we all succeed. To that end, we are pleased to share details of the “Regatta Ball” that is coming up on 22nd …

A Big Thank You from Dart Music Festival to our Sponsors

A good time was had by all at last Friday’s Sponsors’ Party at Barrington House – very kindly hosted by DMF Committee member Rupert Smither and his wife Sarah.   The DMF Committee were happy to welcome our Platinum and Gold Sponsors and also to have the a chance to …

Classical Harpsichord from David Pollock at Dart Music Festival

    David Pollock was inspired to take up the harpsichord because of a long-standing love for the music of J S Bach. Since winning the Croft Early Music First Prize at the Royal Academy of Music he has appeared frequently at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad. His …

Words of praise for Dart Music Festival from Poet Kevin Pyne

Local Poet Kevin Pyne loves the Dart Music Festival – so much so that he has been moved to pen these words of praise for the event. We thank him for his kind words and his continued support – enjoy the Festival Kevin!   Rock around the streets Or blow …

The Dart Music Festival 20th Anniversary CD

    We hope that you’ll enjoy the Festival this weekend and come away having heard some fabulous acts that you’ll follow for years to come! To remind you of what a wonderful time you had at the Dart Music Festival, seventeen of the acts that are performing have contributed …

Classical Duo Jade Gall and Gary Hawkins at Dart Music Festival

  We are delighted to welcome Jade Gall back to the Music Festival, and also pianist Gary Hawkins who will be joining her this year. Classical saxophonist Jade started her love for music at a young age as a flautist before venturing on to the tenor saxophone at the age …

Medieval Music and Dance at Dart Music Festival

This year we are delighted to welcome for the first time Daughters of Elvin – acclaimed Medieval Music and Dance Theatre.   Katy Marchant – bagpipes, recorders, shawm, pipe and salterio, gemshorn Steve Tyler – hurdy gurdy, gothic harp, percussion, cittern Alison Burnett – voice Ricardo Barros – dance Steve …

Dart Music Festival – How It All Began

It’s hard to believe that Dart Music Festival is now a mighty twenty years old..! Since its inception in May 1998, the Festival has grown from a great idea had by a small group of music-loving friends – Rob and Di Lyon, Nigel Way MBE and the late Roger Kempton …