Festival Ceilidh with Georgia Lewis & Trio

2020-03-15T15:51:19+00:00June 14th, 2020|, , |

What better way to finish the Festival than with a ceilidh, suitable for all ages, with Georgia Lewis and her trio! Beautiful uplifting folk music and a night of dancing (with a bar) to celebrate the last night of the festival. Georgia is a folk singer and accordionist from Wiltshire, highly sought after celidh caller [...]

Swing Jive & Lindy-Hop Social Dance with All About Swing

2020-03-08T12:19:31+00:00June 14th, 2020|, |

Join us for a social Jive & Lindy Hop dance to join in with our beginners once they have completed their workshop and show them how its done! Great for anyone who knows how to jive & lindy-hop who just likes to have a chance to impress us with their skills. 2 Hour social dance [...]

Swing Jive & Lindy-Hop Beginners Dance Workshop: All About Swing

2020-03-08T12:24:16+00:00June 14th, 2020|, |

This dance workshop is aimed at complete beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their fundamental skills of Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop is a partner dance with it roots in the swing jazz of the 30s and 40s. With an infectious feel and music that never fails to get your feet tapping it is very easy [...]

Swing’s the Thing with Radio 2’s Clare Teal & Trio

2020-03-05T22:35:40+00:00June 13th, 2020||

With her stunning voice and encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, multi award-winning jazz singer Clare Teal is a sought after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. Clare and her Trio are renowned for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. Clare’s new [...]

Seeing Sound – the colour of music in the 20th Century

2020-03-07T14:17:52+00:00June 11th, 2020|, |

The connection between colour and music goes back to Aristotle, and composers have conceived music as colour ever since. Using piano demonstrations and a trove of audio excerpts, Jonathan James will illustrate how music - keys, tonalities, chords and tone - can be 'seen' and how colour, for some late Romantics and early modernists, became [...]

The Alex Voysey Blues Band – Old Dogs, New Tricks.

2020-03-12T12:49:20+00:00June 10th, 2020|, , |

Alex Voysey returns to the festival by popular demand with his blues band and a new show for 2020. Travel back in time through 100 years of the blues as they explore some of the genre’s founding fathers like B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to current artists such as Joe Bonamassa and Joanne Shaw [...]

Rosa & Roberto – an evening of Spanish flair & virtuosity

2020-03-08T09:19:45+00:00June 8th, 2020||

Rosa Campos- Fernandez (clarinets) and Roberto Carillo-Garcia (guitar and double bass) - two musicians on four instruments. An evening of Spanish flair with a hot Latin flavour including music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and Sergio Assad. Both esteemed members of the Hallé Orchestra, Roberto and Rosa’s infectious enthusiasm and virtuosic playing make for the perfect summer’s [...]

Coffee Concert with Marcel Zidani

2020-03-08T09:28:17+00:00June 8th, 2020||

Prize winning composer and pianist Marcel Zidani presents a programme of uplifting and beautiful piano music to include traditional works by classical composers Mozart and Liszt and a masterpiece by the great living jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. With an additional touch of Spanish musical elegance there will be something for every musical taste. Marcel is [...]