Saturday 1st and its off to Ambleside for the Rush Bearing parade. The sun blazed down as a good crowd viewed the parade and the wonderful rushes carried by the people of Ambleside. Everything seemed to go smoothly and on time, it may have been something to do with a certain football match that kicked of at 4pm. The gingerbread was as good as ever and we promised to turn up again next year, see you then.
Sunday 2nd – Teesdale contest at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. We went along with 11 other bands on a red hot day and played on the stage as well as we could, unfortunately the adjudicator did not agree with us so we came home empty handed. Still it was a lovely day out in the sunshine and we made the most of it.
In the evening of Saturday 8th we travelled to Grasmere to perform a concert in the lovely setting of Grasmere church, organised by The Rotary Club of Ambleside Kirkstone. A full church appeared to enjoy the first half but then we joined them in being totally dazzled by the violin and guitar playing of Bob Clarke and his band at the start of the second half. The pairs playing was wonderful, and all without music to follow, well done both and well done to The Rotary members for finding these talented people in the local community. We played the second half and recieved a wondeful round of applause be we all clapped as one to appreciate the talents of the other stars of the night.
A wonderful evening of live music in a great setting, but if you ever get the chance to hear Bob Clarke and his band, make the effort to go and be entertained. We hope to come back next year.
Sunday 23rd came along and we made our annual visit to Cove House, Silverdale for the garden party. The sun shone again and crowd enjoyed the varied performance. We have been blessed with good weather for playing outside this year.