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Sunday at the Festival

24th May 2009 @ 7:07am – by Audlem Webteam
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The Festival's in full swing with another packed programme today, Sunday.

11:00am – Mike VaughanThe Coffee Lounge. Listen to Audlem's very own virtuoso acoustic jazz guitarist with your morning coffee. Sit back and absorb the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John McLaughlin and much more.

12:00pm – Stitch TreasuresThe Methodist hall. With Pinfold Textile Artists & South Cheshire Embroiderers' Guild. The second day of this eclectic mix of textile art to stimulate the mind and please the eye. This is a major exhibition of local textile art. Exhibition co-ordinator Annemarie McGuinness.

12:00pm – 'Demented Values'Photographic exhibition with Sophie Mazingarbe at the Methodist Hall Foyer

1:00pm – Loud Mouth WomenAudlem Wharf – First of two gigs for this exceptional vocal group.

1:30pm – Dave NettletonIn Blues Alley. A folk blues solo performance from singer songwriter Dave Nettleton. Dave has been performing solo and fronting his band Retrospec, for many years and has performed in Audlem man and boy. Enjoy an English nu folk sound with a smattering of delta blues, and a strong aroma of Billy Bragg and Richard Thompson! Here is a chance to catch him at the famous Blues Alley.

2:30pm – Classix with AlixAudlem Scout and Guide Hall. A selection of well-known classical music to relax with while you have a cup of tea. There will be piano solos and duets, flute, guitar, violins etc. played by Alix Bryson, Jenny Collis-Smith, the Vaughan family and others.

2:30pm – The Boat BandLord Combermere. After playing for many years, trawling the venues of Britain and beyond, they have picked up a huge and varied catch of tunes: Creole, Caribbean, gospel, Cajun, Irish, Zydeco and Blues. If it can be played on accordion and fiddle (or trombone, washboard, trumpet, banjo etc), if it touches the heart and moves the feet, it's in the repertoire.

3:30pm – Jim Kirkpatrick (Part 1)Blues Alley. Festival Favourite Jim Kirkpatrick playing one of the festival venues he's helped make famous. The much traveled and superbly talented star of the area starts his acoustic set here before moving on to........(see below)

4:00pm – Loud Mouth WomenMethodist Hall. Second opportunity to see this cracking all women a cappella harmony group. Songs from Africa, Bulgaria, Hawaii, the Pacific, North America with a spot of Bob Marley, Alma Cogan, Blur and the Chiffons thrown in for good measure!

4:30pm – Big Blue HouseLord Combermere. A three piece version of the popular Nantwich based blues band. Blues veteran Al Dean is joined by John Gunstone and Steve Shoebridge on drums.

5:30pm – Jim Kirkpatrick (part 2)The Bridge Inn – Jim finishes the set at The Bridge Inn.

6:30pm – High SocietyThe Lord Combermere (outdoor). These Festival new-comers perform a short set of Motown classics and lively soul. A preview of their forthcoming appearance at Midsummer Music On The Park in Audlem on June 27th.

7:30pm – Heidi Emma Peach BrowneLord Combermere. "I am not melancholic. I just like sad chords. Sometimes I play happy music and shake the odd tambourine." Adam from Remodel says: "We like Heidi so much we would have sex to her tunes." "Your voice is like velvet" says the infamous illustrator Adam Pryce. Do you really want to miss this?

7:30pm – Audlem VoicesSt James Church. With thier second appearance at the festival. 'Audlem Voices' was founded by Jenny Collis-Smith (Musical Director) in Jan 2008 with about 15 voices – now 30. They performed Stainer's 'Crucifixion' in St James Church on Good Friday last year, and Faure's 'Requiem' on Good Friday this year. They will also be putting on another joint concert on Oct 31st this year in St James'..

9:00pm – GamblerShroppie Fly – a popular local band that always fills the house.

9:00pm – Dave ChesworthBridge Inn. Michael Buble tribute. Ballads and Love songs for your romantic pleasure. Songs that swing.

9:00pm – The Live Band Karaoke NightThe Lord Combermere. Yes, a real live band will be ready and waiting for you to strut your stuff and sing your hearts out. Choose from a list of well known songs and prepare to take the place by storm. This a chance for your 5 minutes of fame. A highlight of the festival!


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