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Canal Boat Holiday guests cruising the Trent And Mersey Canal this weekend should pop along to the Alrewas Canal and Music Festival.

This years Alrewas Canal and Music Festival is being held on the Trent And Mersey Canal between 26th and 28th July.

Included in the fun is an Open Mic music featuring musicians from Staffordshire with the aim to feature a mixture of music genres that will appeal to most music fans and this year that will include canal folk music.

There will be a bar in the main marquee will feature real ales from Burton Bridge Brewery.

The charitable aim is to raise money to support the repair of the Bailey Bridges that link the village with a variety of popular walks but we will also share proceeds with any groups that help to run supporting activities.

Alrewas is an attractive canal side village located between Fradley Junction and Barton Turns in Staffordshire.

The name of pronounced OLLre was is derivedĀ  from Alder Wash which refers to the alder trees that used to grow close to the village.

You can enjoy the Alrewas Canal and Music Festival on a Canal Boat Holiday exploring the Trent And Mersey Canal from base at Anderton.

Take the route to Fradley Junction and enjoy one of the most picturesque waterside scenes in the Midlands.

Feel a real sense of achievement as you and your crew navigate your way through Heartbreak Hill or take a trip on the Anderton Boat Lift this 60ft high hydraulic lift system transports Narrow Boats from the Trent And Mersey Canal to the River Weaver.

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