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Jazz in the garden at The Granville


“Jazz in the Garden” at The Granville @ Barford

On Saturday 20 August from 2pm - 5pm. Free entry!

 A superb setting for a wonderful afternoon of Jazz - sit back, kick off your shoes and chill out to the amazing sounds of "Coalition - featuring Shanade Morrow" - a five piece band who will perform a mix of foot-tapping country, blues and soul. Shanade is a great modern singer in the Amy Winehouse vein, and has worked with the likes of the world famous Cuban band, Buena Vista Social Club. “Jazz in the Garden” with a different band each time will also take place on the 9 July and 17 September.

Hayseed Dixie and UB40 at Fairport!

Britain's friendliest music festival, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, announced the acts booked for the opening day and  ticket prices for the event.
The festihayseed_dixieval will take place on Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August  2011 at its usual site on farmland north of Banbury, Oxfordshire, three miles from Junction 11 of the M40 motorway. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 1 March.
The first day's music will start at 4pm and finish at 11.30pm on Thursday 11 August and the acts will be:
Cropredy's Thursday headline act is one of the most influential reggae outfits in the world. Birmingham-based UB40 has recorded great albums and top ten hits for three decades. The band combines political messages of tolerance and hope with world-class musicianship and remains as popular as ever. UB40 has been on the Cropredy crowd's wish-list for years - now that wish becomes a joyous reality.
Hayseed Dixie
A taste of mountain music at Cropredy. Nashville's Appalachian hellraisers, Hayseed Dixie, take American bluegrass and give it a rock edge, a style described as 'deranged rockgrass.' The band is best known for its hillbilly renditions of Dixiefied rock classics but they also have an impressive repertoire of self-penned songs. Hayseed Dixie's live set has to be seen to be believed.
Home Service
Born out of the Albion Band, Home Service quickly became one of the best-loved groups on the British folkrock scene. Now reforming for 2011, John Tams, Graeme Taylor and the band are returning to Cropredy (Home Service played the festival twice in the 1980s). With its distinctive brass sound and great repertoire Home Service's reunion performance is a must for folk fans.
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
Fairport is renowned for nurturing young artists and the band's 2011 Winter Tour concerts feature an opening set by talented newcomers Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts. With influences spanning British folk and Americana, Kat and Jamie's set features fine vocals, finger-style guitar and soaring violin.
Fairport (Acoustic) Convention
A first for Cropredy - the festival opens with a short welcoming set by the host band. Fairport Convention will also close the event with its customary marathon set on Saturday evening but this will be the first year that the band has 'book-ended' its festival.
Tickets for Fairport's Cropredy Convention go on sale Tuesday 1 March 2011. There are substantial discounts for early purchase.
As in previous years, the festival offers three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets, two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets, and Saturday-only tickets.
Prices for tickets purchased before 1 June 2011 are:
Three-day tickets  £90
Two-day tickets  £80
Saturday-only  £60

Prices for tickets purchased between 1 June and 31 July 2011 are:
Three-day tickets  £95
Two-day tickets  £85
Saturday-only  £65

Prices for tickets purchased after 31 July 2011 (including at the gate) are:
Three-day tickets  £100
Two-day tickets  £90
Saturday-only  £70

Children under 12 years old are admitted free provided they are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Camping is charged per vehicle (up to five occupants). For added convenience and security, tents are erected next to the camping party's vehicle.

Three-day camping costs £35 per vehicle, two-day camping costs £30 per vehicle. Camping on Saturday night is free for people with a festival ticket. Motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians camp free of charge.

Tickets can be ordered online from
Postal ticket purchase from PO Box 8413, Bilsthorpe, Notts NG22 8WY