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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Music for the Monty Cerddoriaeth I’r Monty

Music for the Monty is a new two-day music event being held in Welshpool in June 2018 during the Welshpool Transport Festival.

Music for the Monty will see musicians playing spots in venues in Welshpool on Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June as well as a concert in Welshpool Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Saturday evening.

As well as providing entertainment at a number of venues associated with the Transport Festival, the aim of Music for the Monty will be raising the profile of the appeal for the restoration of the Montgomery Canal between Shropshire and the Welsh border. All funds raised during Music for the Monty will be donated to the appeal to reopen the stretch of the Montgomery Canal from Crickheath to Llanymynech.

Details of artists playing during the weekend will be available over the next few weeks on this website. Music for the Monty will aim to highlight local music inspired by or linked to the Monty, especially focussing on talent from the area along the Montgomery canal.

Tickets for the Saturday night concert will be available online here in the next few months, so why not bookmark this page and come back soon?


Music for the Monty is keen to hear from individuals and businesses who would be interested in helping sponsor the event to raise much needed funds for the Montgomery Canal restoration.

We can ensure your sponsorship is promoted to visitors and the media. If you would like to explore options, please email and we will be in touch.


If you would like to play at Music for the Monty, please click here

As this is a benefit concert for the restoration of the Monty, no fees will be available, but artists will be recognised on this site for the valuable contribution.

Find out more about Welshpool by visiting

Tickets will be available to purchase online here and at selected outlets very soon.

The Assembly Room

Welshpool Townhall

Coracle racing on the

Montgomery Canal

at Welshpool

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