Raising awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal


Whether it is a Battle of Britain Memorial Fight flypast, Morris dancing, children's crafts, local bands and singers, historical re-enactment or something more unusual...there is always something to entertain the whole family at the Moira Canal Festival !

Van Buren's World of Variety

You really won't believe what you are watching...Andrew Van Buren is an internationally renowned illusionist who astounds audiences of all ages with his escapology, circus skills and magical entertainment.

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Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards 1815

Come and see what life would have been like for the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Shreck the Boat Horse

Say hello to Shreck, the 10 year-old heavy draught horse. Look out for the horse boat towing demonstrations over the weekend.

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Mr Juggler

Mr Juggler is a regular and popular visitor to Moira Canal Festival.  Children are enchanted by his Punch and Judy shows and his balloon creations.

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Emma's Crafty Kids

Emma's Crafty Kids has been providing make and take away craft activities and outdoor games at the Moira Canal Festival since 2007. Drop-in all weekend for crafty family fun! 

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Ukulele Central UK

Ukulele Central UK are a community group from the Solihull area, who enjoy getting together to play their Ukuleles! They'll be bringing their infectious enthusiasm to the Entertainment Marquee all weekend!

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Dance Sides

Festival regulars, Ryknild Rabble, and newly formed, Willington Morris, will be visiting us on Saturday. They will be performing in the Courtyard and in the Furnace arena.

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Illuminated Boat Parade

Come and see the spectacle of all of our visiting trailable boats being lit up, and parading between Moira and Donisthorpe, on Saturday evening.  Cheer on your favourite - they'll be competing for the Best Illuminated Boat trophy!

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Liquid Brass

There ain't no party, like a Liquid Brass party! Get ready for foot stomping music in the Arena on Sunday with this brass and percussion ensemble from Burton.  

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The Grateful Dads

This Lichfield based, five-piece band will be bringing their mature good looks and rock'n'roll covers to the festival on Sunday.  

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Tangent formed in 2016 after a lucky meeting at a Donisthorpe music session. They will be performing their 'folksy' harmonies and instrumentals in the Entertainment Marquee on Sunday

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© Moira Canal Festival 2017