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Ward Thomas – pushing the boundaries?

We’re really proud that Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas are coming to Dixie Fields. They’re clearly passionate and committed to developing their art and also to becoming engaged with the social issues that matter to them as women.  This suits Dixie Fields Festival just fine.  If you visit the Ward Thomas website you’ll find this…
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Well done Stevie!

Stevie O’Connor might just be starting to reap the rewards of 2 years of hard work and relentless live performances as his recent nomination for the UK Country Radio Male Singer of the year award marks independent recognition from a respected source on the UK Country scene.  A performance earlier in the year on the…
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Back story

What would you do if your daughter called in one day and announced she was going to run a Country Music festival? And before you could catch your breath to begin to wonder about the practicalities, she added that her father was lending her a field, one of her older brothers had offered financial backing…
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Does it matter where you live? We ask Megan O’Neill

Megan O’Neill’s been posting some really lovely photos this year – and the predominant colour is emerald green. She’s living back in her native Ireland and finding new inspiration from the beauty of the countryside around her. Being Irish has always been an integral part of Megan’s musicality – she said in an interview recently…
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Three Weeks to go – and what a beautiful day! (Press release)

It’s only 3 weeks until Dixie Fields – Essex’s first country music festival, scheduled for the weekend 12th-14th July 2019.  What started as a small family dream has now become the real deal.  This boutique country music festival, listed by the Telegraph last month in the top 50 UK festivals this summer, has attracted some serious Nashville and…
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Nashville comes to Essex – or was it the other way round?

Royal South is a trio of experienced, accomplished musicians: there’s SaraBeth from Texas, Vickie Vaughn from Kentucky and Glenn Mitchell who was born in Rayleigh (Essex) and still has family here.  You might think that they epitomise the Dixie Fields ‘Nashville comes to Essex’ theme until you discover that it was Glenn Mitchell who was…
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Jackson Michelson – UK debut at Dixie Fields – what you see is what you get!

Dixie Fields Festival will be Oregon-born Jackson Michelson’s first UK performance – and it’s the only chance UK country music fans will get to hear him live in this country. (So take it!) Look at the 30 year old’s tour days for the next few months and you’ll see he’s playing in Oregon, Colorado, California,…
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Mobile Studio at Dixie Fields – what’s the deal?

There’s so much talent in Country Music – some of it’s already up there on stage — but there’s so much more to be discovered, so much more music to share. Ian Hall of Manley Hall Music Group (who represents Stevie O’Connor, among others) is offering unsigned singer-songwriters a 15 minute session AT THE DIXIE…
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Remember Monday – why? For the HARMONY, stoopid!

Remember Monday is a Surrey-based country/pop trio made up of Holly-Anne Hull, Lauren Byrne, and Charlotte Steele. They first met at college at age 17, and bonded over their mutual love of John Mayer and harmonies. From there, they say, it was ‘a short seven years before Remember Monday was born…’ For most of those seven years the…
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Unknown Essex & its amazing musicians

Essex Band, the Jackson Line shared their answers to the questions from Essex Live — then Keith Porter added more. So, next time you might be strolling through a Chelmsford park, glance around you for that ‘secret underbelly of amazing musicians waiting to be discovered! What was your reaction when you heard that Essex was…
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