BBC Radio Shropshire Folk at the Farm feature

One week today FOLK at the farm is happening at Acton Scott Museum! We popped into BBC Radio Shropshire last week to chat to Mark Elliot about the festival - you can hear us play a tune with Jean Atkin, and hear Mary explain all about what to expect to see and experience on July 20th!
Hear the interview here: at 1:12:12 into the show 🎧 

More info and ticket booking here: 

Understories at Church Stretton Library and WhatsWhat Magazine

Understories - Whalebone & Jean Atkin at Church Stretton Library this Friday at 4pm! Had a lovely write up in the fab What's What Magazine this month outlining what a success the project has been and what wonderful venues Shropshire Libraries have been.

Whats What Magazine Understories feature

This is our last library performance of Understories with Jean Atkin - please do come along and hear tales inspired by Shropshire folklore told through music and poetry! Free entry, unreserved seating!

Part of the wonderful StrettFest Church Stretton festival

Understories at Church Stretton Library



Linton Festival


Brand New Festival! Folk at the Farm

Over the past few months, we've been helping to organise 'Folk at the Farm' - a Shropshire Folklore, Story & Music Day Festival on July 20th at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm nr Church Stretton, Shropshire. We'll be performing Understories with Jean Atkin, as part of a jam-packed programmefeaturing a range of artists and performers celebrating Shropshire folk and folklore!

The festival includes performances of storytelling, poetry and music, workshops, talks and exhibitions along with wonderful craft and food stalls! Plus all the delights of the Victorian Farm :) Tickets can be bought from Acton Scott Farm Museum or online: Prices are £15 adult, £9 OAP, £5 children, and £30 for families. It would be great to see you there!

Folk at the Farm Festival Shropshire

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