Sunday, 30 November 2014

2014 is another successful year for the boundless Two Moors Festival - A Message from Penny Adie

Penny Adie
Two Moors Festival Founder

"The Greatest of the Great"

"Two Moors Festival delivers £300,000 boost to the local economy"

Just two of the headlines that have appeared in the press following this year’s festival.

The level of artistry at this year's Two Moors Festival was astounding. The audience, regardless of age or musical knowledge went home uplifted as a result of listening to music played at a standard of performance that could not have been surpassed anywhere; people in the south-west were privileged to hear such sublime playing.

Public recognition for what the festival does each year for the local economy is also a major step forward and the fact that Classic FM chose to put this on air says much for the status and profile of an event that is increasingly known worldwide. It’s not just the music that makes the Two Moors Festival such a success. It’s the fact that tourism benefits by £300,000 in the ten days of operation.

The artists, without doubt, were inspired to give their best. Pianists Angela Hewitt and Imogen Cooper gave astonishing recitals, as did Mark Padmore and Trevor Pinnock. Kate Royal achieved miracles by choosing to sing Mahler and Strauss in an environment as far removed from the Wigmore Hall as one could imagine. The Doric Quartet’s performance of Beethoven’s Op. 130 quartet was mesmerizing, as was the playing by pianist Jayson Gillham with the Carducci Quartet of Schumann and Brahms’s (F minor) Piano Quintets.

The younger generation of artists came up trumps too with a corker of a concert given by Notus Winds, Eton’s music scholars revealed their supreme talent and the four Festival’s Young Musicians Platform Competition winners proved just how much fun can be had from making music.

An overriding opinion this year has been the unique atmosphere to be found at a Two Moors Festival concert. This came in the form of attentiveness of the audience together with a silence that was apparent at the end of a work or the performance itself. All the artists were affected by the intensity of this reaction, many remarking that it seldom happens in such a way.

One crucial thing to say is a big thank you to all those valiant volunteers who gave so much support. Without them the festival would not have operated. Thank you also to all those wonderful artists who, by their performances, gave so much pleasure to their listeners. Thank you to all the super people who came to the concerts – your rapturous applause after each concert said it all!


This year’s cards are proving to be very popular! Do buy while stocks last. £4.50 for ten cards P&P £3.50 (up to £20): £4.00 over £20 Place an order Email: Phone: 01643 831370


Christmas Concerts at Tiverton Parkway Station The concerts in the Ticket Office have been so popular that the Festival is putting on three festive concerts in December.


For more information see the

Or contact the organisers
John and Penny Adie:

South Molton
North Devon
EX36 3LU

01643 831 370

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