An eclectic evening of music, as friends, picnics and cocktails adorned the glorious Peto garden.
Alexander Stewart with his current quartet line-up of keyboard, bass, and drums delighted us at the Prom at Iford on July 8th.
‘Musically elegant’ The Guardian
‘His Voice Has Timeless Quality’ Dermot O’Leary BBC Radio 2
‘This Mancunian is the man for you…..He out out-Bublés Bublé’ The Times
Tipitina deliver their own unique take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans, in the footsteps of Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker, Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint. Following on from their acclaimed debut album ‘I Wish I Was In New Orleans’, Tipitina are now on a roll with ‘Taking Care of Business’, recorded at 2011’s Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival supported by Colmore BID. Already the House Full signs are going up at Ronnie Scotts and elsewhere, encouraged by uniformly enthusiastic album reviews:
“A joyous ride through up-tempo feel-good rockers, gospel-tinged ballads and crowd-pleasing sing-alongs. They’re a barnstorming live act, few do this with such conviction. [Rock ‘N’ Reel]
Camilla Johns & Andy Nowak met at a bluegrass festival. They are an English acoustic duo that like to have fun with American music; weaving together mandolin and guitar and singing songs of heartache and longing.
Their music is sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful; steeped in the American tradition and all that comes with it – from fiddle tunes to folk songs, from driving instrumentals and gentle ballads; some traditional, some self-penned.
Please support the festival. Leave your bottles at home and buy delicious cocktails and fizz from The Abbey Pop Up Cocktail Bar brought to Iford by our kind supporters at the Abbey Hotel.
The Abbey Pop Up Cocktail Bar Menu
Pimms – £6
Elder & Apple Gin – £7
Aperol Spritz – £7
The Great Chase – £8
White Negroni – £8
GB & T – £5
Hibiscus ice Tea – £3
Virgin Elder & Apple £3
Bottled Schiehallion £4
Prosecco by glass £5 (Stelle D’Italia)
Prosecco by the bottle £25 (Stelle D’Italia)
Casas Del Toqui Sauvignon blanc glass £5 Bottle £25
Casas Del Toqui Rose glass £5 bottle £25
Picnics and music from 6 pm
Main bands from 7.30 pm
Finishes at around 10.30pm / 10.45pm
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