Live broadcast today 5.30pm Walled Garden Festival

Preston Park Museum & Grounds plays host to the inaugural Walled Garden Festival, an evening of unique and inspiring music acts, curated by Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, and funded by Arts Council NE


Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra


Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

By Toutatis

Ditte Elly

Sara Dennis & The Rivensmiths

This evening event is a new addition to their annual daytime Folk Festival, which features traditional music and dance from a diverse selection of local and regional performers, and workshops held in the grounds of the museum.

Folk Festival: 1.00pm-5.00pm

Walled Garden Festival: 5.00pm-10.30pm

Tickets for The Walled Garden Festival cost £8, which includes free admission to the museum and daytime folk festival events.

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are a hot seven-piece featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, trumpet, double bass and percussion, they’re more eclectic than most, mixing Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun, and Roots-of-Country.

Lilliput are a five-piece alternative folk collective, hailing from Sunderland, dedicated to crafting thoughtful, emotive alternative folk music with their blend of delicate finger-picked guitars, pristine, soaring harmonies and rousing percussion.

Newcastle-based four-piece, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, use sparse instrumentation and intriguing vocal harmonies to create music that is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful.

By Toutatis are a four-piece of historical racketeers from the wonderful town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. They’ve been variously described as sounding like Jacques Brel, The National and a medieval chamber band.

With an acoustic guitar and an unassuming stage presence, Ditte Elly offers a voice with an enchanting quality, capable of bringing any audience to silence.

Further Information:



Twitter: @WalledGardenNE


Preston Park Museum and Grounds  

Tel: (01642) 527375


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