19th, 20th & 21st August 2016



We thought last year was the best ever and each year we say how can we top that. However Graham has managed to do the impossible and this year he booked the cream of the cream of musicians and bands that can blend well together and give a top class eclectic programme. We upheld our reputation for providing an excellent mix of genres and the common problem for people having difficulty in choosing what to see and when. What a great situation to have!!

The festival has now completed its 15th year and grows year on year. This year we saw many new faces visit, which is encouraging, and many had been recommended which speaks volumes. We will always have a finite attendance because of the location and venues that are available for us to hire but the College provides a unique setting with most things we need on site. Accommodation, although student single rooms, it suits most, the friendly bar with real ale and cider and the refectory facilities are all there for our convenience and the continued improvement works being carried out enhance the ambience for the weekend.

We would like to thank all who visited this year – we hope you enjoyed your weekend and we hope to see you next year. We especially thank the musicians who came to entertain us and also the volunteers who gave their time and without whom we couldn’t operate smoothly. A special mention has to go to Kate and Andy Fletcher and Brian Jones who always go above the call of duty to help us. You are stars and thank you from us all.

Vale Pianos did us proud again with the supply of their excellent pianos, which is so appreciated by the visiting musicians, and they also came along early mornings during the weekend to tune them as well.

Lastly we thank the College and the staff for their assistance beforehand and during the festival. Between us we are able to provide a weekend of musical enjoyment in compact beautiful surroundings, which we hope to continue.

After we have held our postmortem committee meeting we should be in a position to start the planning process for 2017. Graham already has a list of musicians and bands in mind and providing future College changes don’t affect the hiring of the venues it will be all systems go.

All in all we were so happy to have been in a lovely setting, in a lovely part of the world that we had not explored before. We are so pleased to have been recommended to come to your festival and we will certainly be hoping to join you all next year all being well. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOU HARD WORK.
Best wishes

Val and Geoff

Thanks so much for the efforts of all of you over the
weekend. Lovely as usual. Came home shattered but well worth it. Thanks for a wonderful weekend

Peggy Cox