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
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.
Preston Park Museum and Grounds
Tel: (01642) 527375
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