Festival of History 2009

From Beatles to bagpipes and Baroque to brass bands the line up for the Festival of History music stage is confirmed. Music lovers of all ages are set for a treat at this year’s, as the Festival Music Stage brings together a unique line-up of artists spanning the centuries.

Up-front folk rockers Little Johnny England will be playing an exhilarating mix of original and traditionally-influenced material on Saturday, with a big fat rocking rhythm section in the tradition of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Also playing is The Lark Rise Band, for lovers of the top rated television series based on the books of Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford. It will be a rare treat of music, dance and readings led by the founding father of folk rock, Ashley Hutchings.

Sunday will see festival favourites The Fab Beatles on-stage, this year featuring their Sergeant Pepper show in authentic costume. The day will also see the return of Chalemie, presenting a show of Baroque music and dance and also bringing along a costumed dance troupe to encourage the audience to show them how it's done!

Other artists performing include accordion virtuoso John Kirkpatrick, the Jackfield Brass Band, and the English bagpipes, hurdy gurdies and Renaissance woodwinds of The New St George Waits.



The festival takes place at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, England, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2009.

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