Are you in these photos from Clare World Music Festival in early 2000s?

Enjoying the sounds at Clare World Music Festival in 2002

Enjoying the sounds at Clare World Music Festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Were you among the crowds who went along to Clare World Music Festival in the early 2000s?

Adam Brown from CRABS, Clare Rhythm and Blues Society, at Clare World Music Festival in 2004

Adam Brown from CRABS, Clare Rhythm and Blues Society, at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

The one-day festival was held at Clare Castle Country Park annually from 1998 to 2005, and proved very popular with music lovers.

Enjoying the music at Clare World Music Festival in 2002

Enjoying the music at Clare World Music Festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Our photos show some of those performing during the festival, and the audience relaxing in the park while listening to the music.

Dancing to the music at Clare World Music Festival in 2004

Dancing to the music at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Archant

Acts taking part over the years included Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, The Commitments, John Otway Big Band, Showaddywaddy, Boney M and many more.

Paul Brown, lead singer with CRABS, local group the Clare Rhythm and Blues Society, at Clare World Music Festival in 2004

Paul Brown, lead singer with CRABS, local group the Clare Rhythm and Blues Society, at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Although the festival is no longer held, it is fondly remembered by many who regularly went along to enjoy the music and atmosphere.

Fans supporting Clare Rhythm and Blues Society at Clare World Music Festival  in 2004 

Fans supporting Clare Rhythm and Blues Society at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Other world music events held during the same era include concerts at another historic setting, Framlingham Castle.

Youngsters enjoying the fun at Clare World Music Festival in 2002

Youngsters enjoying the fun at Clare World Music Festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

What are your memories of Clare World Music Festival? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on  01603 772449.

Cheering on the acts at Clare World Music Festival in 2004

Cheering on the acts at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

The large crowd chilling out at Clare World Music Festival in 2004

The large crowd chilling out at Clare World Music Festival in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Chantal from Clare singing at the town's world music festival in 2002

Chantal from Clare singing at the town's world music festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant



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