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TREETALK#4 JULY

Things are really shaping up for BTT2022. Schedules are being finalised and the programme is being created. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to offer 4 Cardiff Met University / Santander Bank sponsored internships for the past few years and this year we have; Meg Cox (Artist Liaison), Bekah Stone (Speaker Liaison), Hannah Styles […]

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TreeTalk#3 June ’22 “Connection”

CONNECTION / CYSYLLTIAD In a week that saw Between The Trees recognised as one of the top 10 nature-based festivals in the UK, by the Guardian newspaper “Lets Go Wild” article, we thought we would revisit the overriding philosophy and ethos of the Between The Trees, as well as reveal this year’s THEME and preview […]

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TreeTalk#2 May 2022

“Butterflies and shared horizons” Hope you’ve been out and about in nature enjoying the tentative arrival of Spring and this warmer weather. Recently, I took a trip to the Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve with Roo and Nicky (Speckled Wood Wildlife) in search of the Grizzled Skipper (below right), a rare butterfly only found in […]

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TreeTalk#1 April

TreeTalk#1 April Foot-stomping nights to remember Just four more lunar cycles before we can all enjoy life “Between The Trees” together again. We have so many exciting things to tell you about this years’ festival. The music line up is superb with headliners such as John Smith (nominee for International folk album of the Year) […]

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Science: Small steps, great minds, big breakthroughs.

Lying awake, listening to the howling wind and rain battering on the roof-light, I gave a moment of thoughtful gratitude to science. I was grateful for two things, firstly, for the 3 vaccinations that were helping me fight off this rampant virus, which was making me feel so unwell and secondly, for giving us the […]

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The 2022 Line-Up: Music is medicine for the soul.

We are so excited to introduce our 2022 music line-up to you all. Between The Trees is a festival that focusses on contemporary folk music from all regions of the UK and further afield, and this year we have performers who will be singing in 3 of our ancient Celtic languages; Welsh (Cymraeg), Cornish (Kernewek)and […]

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BTT2021 and beyond…

Reflections on Between The Trees 2021 It’s been such uncertain times for festivals and events, but now we need them more than ever in our lives. They are about community, creativity, fun and restoration. They are places where you can express your inner self, form new friendships and make lasting memories. They are a form […]

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Athroniaeth Between The Trees

Roedd planhigion, coed a phryfed ar y blaned hon ymhell cyn i bobl gyrraedd ac maent yn debygol o fod ar y blaned ymhell ar ôl i ni adael.  Yn y bôn, byddai bywyd ar y Ddaear yn goroesi hebddom ni fel rhywogaeth, ond nid heb y Fflora a’r Ffawna eraill. “Dim ond un ymhlith […]

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The Philosophy of Between The Trees

“There is grandeur in this view of Life” Plants, trees and insects were on this planet long before humans arrived and are likely to be on the planet long after we have left. Basically, life on Earth would survive without us as a species, but not without the other Flora and Fauna. “Homo sapiens are […]

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The Road Ahead: BTT2021

We hope that you are staying safe and coping with the huge challenges and changes that living and working through this pandemic has brought. It’s been a very hard year for many: the loss of family or friends, maybe illness as well as the additional demands of home working, home-schooling and the change of income, […]

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Happy Yuletide 2020

Happy Christmas to you all! We hope you all have a relaxing time, stay safe and manage to share Christmas with your families. Needless to say, festivals have had a hard time of it in 2020 and the events industry has been hit badly. Many festivals have already postponed for 2021 and others, will just […]

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Between The Trees Sessions

We hope everybody is well. In these unprecedented times, it’s even more important that we work together to build resilience and create support networks. Between The Trees festival has always been passionate about supporting live original music and we all realize that events, music venues and artists have been hit hard by the lack of […]

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