The Two Moors Festival

The Two Moors Festival 2015 promises to be the best yet as it will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. This is quite an achievement, when you consider that most festivals survive for a maximum of 10 years, therefore there has been no expensive spared to this year’s spectacular musical line up.

The Two Moors Festival of Exmoor and Dartmoor started hosting just 14 concerts: this year there will be an impressive melody of 27. In the last 15 years the festival has become a major national and increasingly international event from all over the UK and afar. This is due to the superb high standard of music from many esteemed artists from around the world and the surreal atmosphere in arguably two of the most UK’s most picturesque national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor.

This year’s festival will showcase some of the best classical musical talent from around the country. Described by the Telegraph as “immensely beautiful singing, the Choir of Clare College under Graham Ross produce a sound which is neatly manicured and has been polished to an almost flawless shine”. Since starting a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world, touring far and wide, performing at the BBC Proms and appearing at international festivals and prestigious orchestras.

There will be a melody of concerts to suit a range of musical pallets including choral music, piano and vocal, chamber music, orchestral, early music, a master class, opera and much more. This outstanding line-up includes the likes of Choir of Clare College, Music showcase of the Royal Academy of Music, Orchestra of The Swan and Tarka the Otter Opera, Not the mention Mozarts violin sonatas played by Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tibergien and Julian Perkins Bach 48 Preludes and Fugues, finishing with the great pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja to mark her 70th birthday.

The two moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor offer spectacular coastline in North Devon, crags in Dartmoor, ponies in Exmoor, good local hospitality, locally sourced food and cream teas, beacons full of local cider and out of this world music under the stars that light up the sky on a clear night in this part of the world. Plus this is one of the few places that its acceptable to come dressed up in wellies – there really is no place like this one earth!
After all this excitement why not kick off your boots and unwind by a log fire in one of Exmoor’s historic coasting inns. In heart of Exmoor’s National Park, right on the edge of the river Exe situates The Exmoor White Horse Inn, a traditional 16th century coaching Inn offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, excellent hotel accommodation.

It offers an impressive choice of over 200 malt whiskies and fine selection of Exmoor’s best local real ales, with mouthwatering locally sourced food inspired by Exmoor, featuring some of the West County’s finest seafood and moorland game. Please note there is limited availability so it is advisable to book a table or one of the 28 luxury hotel rooms each with their own individual West Country charm in advance to secure a place by visiting The Exmoor White Horse Inn.

For more information on The Two Moors Festival and to book your tickets while please visit THETWOMOORSFESTIVAL.COM or call BOX OFFICE 01643 831006.

Written by Peter