Edlesborough Festival 2016 LAUNCHES LINE UP!

Image: Graham Whitmore

Image: Graham Whitmore

Get set, get ready and get your tickets for the Edlesborough Festival!

Now in its fourth year, we are preparing to welcome a superb line up of musicians and local voices, and serve up a huge slice of community pride.

This fabulous three day mini festival is taking place on Friday June 24 - Sunday 26th at our atmospheric Church on the Hill.

It will be offering a superb two day musical menu featuring local, established and a world renowned artist. Young voices will sing out on Saturday afternoon for a charming popular Choirfest and throughout the festival we will be serving great real ales, local brews, cuppas and light refreshments. On Sunday, the glorious sound of church bells will pull the community together for Evensong led by Rev’d Coralie McCluskey.

Music undoubtedly has the power to bring people together for memorable shared moments, so please put the date in your diary. We invite you to come and hear the harmonies, enjoy the music, smell the flowers (we’ve also got a flower arranging workshop), taste the local beers, and be part of an incredible gathering. It really is special.

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We’ve got two great nights of music and more.

A formidable Friday of sea shanties and song, followed by an intimate sit back and relax Saturday!

Friday June 24:

Kimber’s Men - ‘Singing up a Storm’!

Kimbers Men: This steady strong unit sing sea shanties and traditional sea songs from around Europe and beyond. They’ve travelled far and wide thrilling audiences with their close harmony vocals, their wonderful wit and their wide range of instruments - guitar, banjo, whistles and pipes. Described as ‘one of the best sea shanty sides in the country’, they are not to be missed.

Support Act – Wesley Russell

Wesley Russell: He’s a local gem. A young, multi- instrumentalist with talent far beyond his years! Wes is a self-composed singer songwriter whose music and style flows like a gentle stream.

Tickets will be on sale from May 1st. Further information on the festival will be on this website and Friends of Church on the Hill Facebook page.

Visit his webpage

Tickets: £12.50 in advance. £15.00 on the night subject to availability.

Doors open 6.30pm. Music 7.30 – 10.30pm. Licensed bar. The view is free!

Saturday June 25th:

Martin Simpson

One of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists.

Martin Simpson: One of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists and twice winner of the Musician of the Year at the BBC radio 2 Folk Award. This renowned songwriter and fingerstyle guitar and banjo player will bring to Edlesborough an intimate solo performance of traditional American folk and blues and his own compositions. Martin has been performing for 40 years and is universally acknowledged to be one of the finest ever acoustic guitar players. Don’t miss!

Visit his website here

Support Act – Tinlin

Tinlin: Festival favourites from 2013, brothers Rolf and Alex Tinlin perform their own brand of acoustic music with classic and contemporary influences. Don’t miss their distinctive compositions, their easy harmonies, cool cover versions and guitar and mandolin magnificence. We welcome them back.

Visit their webpage here

Tickets will be on sale from May 1st. Further information on the festival will be on this website and Friends of Church on the Hill Facebook page.

Tickets: £13.00 in advance. £15.00 on the night subject to availability.

Doors open 6.30pm. Music 7.30 – 10.30pm. Licensed bar. The view is free!

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: JANES OF EDLESBOROUGH

OR EMAIL: wyn.johns@gmail.com or call 07974 921923

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Flower Power at the Festival!

Come and help fill the Church on the Hill with the sweet scent of summer flowers.

We invite budding or experienced flower arrangers to join us for a Flower Workshop tutored by Phrena Wilkinson. Your beautiful blooms will be used to adorn the church throughout the festival adding colour, fragrance and a fresh feel good factor.

Simply gather some flowers and greenery from your garden, fields and meadows and bring them to the Church on Friday June 24th at 10.00am. Don’t forget your secateurs.

This session is free of charge. Refreshments provided. Contact: chris@brooklyns.org.uk or call 01525 220739

 You are welcome to take your arrangement home after the Festival or leave it to be sold.

 

Choirfest

Our ever popular Children’s Choirfest will take place on Saturday June 25th for all to enjoy.

Sit back and be serenaded by local school choirs. Enjoy the voices, harmonies, the cakes, cuppas, Real Ale and the awesome atmosphere of our wonderful Church on the Hill.

The Choirfest will be opened by the Rt Honourable John Bercow MP at 2.15pm..

Free event


Evensong – Sunday June 26th

There is no finer way to end our three day festival than with the sound of the bells ringing out across our villages. Enjoy those 4pm peals and please come and climb the steps of the church for Evensong at 5pm led by Revd. Coralie McCluskey.

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