WORDS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Words And Music site!
Well – We did it!!
Not ‘We’ as in the 12 or so good souls who met every week to put Words And Music 2022 together –
Not even ‘we’ as in the wonderful extended team of volunteers who staffed the week, loaded equipment in and out, set up venues, looked after artists – and basically forwent life’s little luxuries like eating and sleeping, to make sure things ran smoothly…
And not even ‘we’ as in our sponsors and friends in local businesses, much as we cherish them and rely on them
No, the ‘we’ who really did it and made this festival our best yet, stretches all the way out to you – in fact it’s YOU especially.
You who came to the shows, you who spread the word far and wide, you who bought tickets to support us, you who shouted for more, who gave us not only your support but your words of kindness and encouragement through the week, letting us know how much you enjoyed yourselves and making us feel proud and, well slightly humbled at times.
We’ve never staged a festival quite so eclectic – from the elegant tones of a string quartet in a 16th century church to raucous indieScouse rock belted out atop tables in the Civic 24 hours later, the range this year was quite something.
And from the first notes struck by Nastee Chapel at The Red Cow on Monday to Show Of Hands last encore, a moving version of “The White Cockade” we were seriously proud of everything we staged.
On a different but equally inspiring note we’ve never reached quite so far before – this year the visitor who travelled furthest came to Nantwich from Moscow (yes you read that right) to watch Ian McCulloch.
As we’ve said before, we’re passionate about we do, and we love the town in which we do it.
So from all of us here thank you, thank you. See you in 2023.
From Nantwich with love
Nigel and the team