The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal is being managed by the Appeal Steering Group on behalf of:-

The Friends of the Montgomery Canal, registered charity number 510448.

Shropshire Union Canal Society, registered charity number 245875.

IWA, Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch, registered charity number 212342

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Call for musicians to help reopen the Montgomery Canal

Bands and musicians in North Powys and Shropshire are being invited to become part of a new music festival to be held in Welshpool in June 2018 with the aim of drawing attention to the campaign to reopen the Montgomery canal.

Music for the Monty will be taking place in Welshpool during the Welshpool Transport Festival (Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018) and organisers are looking for musicians who would like to busk at one of a number of venues around the town.

Musicians will be asked to perform at venues hosting events for the Transport Festival and will be able to collect money from visitors which will go towards the Restore the Montgomery Canal campaign.

As a charity event, all money raised from Music for the Monty will be going towards works that are needed to reopen the Montgomery Canal, which would link Shropshire to Welshpool and Newtown.

The Montgomery Canal is a beautiful link between Shropshire and Powys and we want to showcase some of the great music that is being made by musicians near the canal.  Once reopened, the canal will connect Welshpool to the rest of the canal network and provide a tourism boost to the town and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to take part in Music for the Monty, please email a short sound file of one of your songs along with a contact name and number to  and organisers will be in touch.  

Music for the Monty is being held to support The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal.

Music for the Monty Cerddoriaeth I’r Monty

A big THANK YOU to all the musicians who have responded to the call and offered to perform at Music for the Monty during the Welshpool Transport Festival.  The response has been excellent and we are now looking forward to a really exciting two day event.

Everyone who has answered the call will be contacted very soon to agree sites and times of performances.

It is not too late if you would like to join in, just read the text below then send your details to