Cumbria’s Most Friendly Musical Event

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Welcome to Music on the Marr, the world’s finest small music festival. You should be able to find everything you need here to be able to work out what the festival’s all about, why it’s brilliant and where it’s at.

All this takes place in the heart of Castle Carrock: “an absurdly charming Cumbrian village” at the foot of the Pennine Chain.

This website gives you information about who’s on the line-up (which is being constantly updated), where you can stay and how much it all costs. Please do contact us if you have any further questions – we want you to come and we want you to have a brilliant time.


A Message From Our Patron

Roy BaileyAs Patron of this wonderful Festival it is my pleasure to welcome you all here to Castle Carrock for this weekend of Music, Dance and Song.

The village really comes alive with people arriving from far and wide in the UK and indeed, from many other parts of the world.

The music you will hear this year will include artists from Congo, Senegal, England, Scotland and Wales – that’s quite a line-up for this small village tucked away in Cumbria.

Castle Carrock becomes a truly cosmopolitan culture but with a difference – it retains its friendliness and the intimacy of its village where friendships thrive.

When I was invited to be Patron of the Festival we were a little unsure of where we would be in a few years time? We now know. We are indeed confident that what we offer is great music from around the world in an atmosphere of mutual support and generosity of spirit.

So come on in and join us singing in the chorus and even dancing the night away.

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you all. I’m confident you’ll have a great time, hear some wonderful performers and if you are with a family, your children will be safe and they will likely insist you come back next year. As we all do! See you in July

Professor Roy Bailey MBE, Patron | Music on the Marr 2017

Not for Profit

Music on the Marr is a not for profit festival – if we make any money, it will be ploughed back into 2018’s festival. Please also consider donating – it is your support that helps keep this festival going.

Not for profit

Line Up

Music on the Marr 2017 is already looking fantastic; with Keith Donnelly, Nae Plans, Kanda Bongo Man, The Brothers Gillespie, Marc Block, Landermason, Hadrian’s Union, Max Baker, Katy Rose Bennett and our patron Roy Bailey all confirmed to be entertaining you with song and spirit.

More details here:


Hadrian Clog, the Hexham Morris Men, magicians and Professor Jigget the fairy hunter and storyteller will appear over the weekend at times to be announced

Various workshops to be announced

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