Ribble International Valley Jazz Festival 2018, 3rd - 7th May

19 For more information about the Festival and Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues visit: www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk - Hurdy-Gurdy at a Jazz Festival? MONDAY 7 MAY Deep Cabaret Doors: 11:00am | Stage: 12:00pm to 2:00pm Venue: United Reformed Church | Adv Ticket: £6/£5 members, under 16s: Free Fragments from leftfield pop, African, folk and jazz, channelled through a sextet of instruments rarely heard in jazz (hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, overtone vocals) The Mill on Monday Stage: 12:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: Holmes Mill | FREE! 12noon to 1pm QEGS Jazz Bands Jazzy tunes from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School pupils (QEGS) at 2017 jazz festival ensures a return to the Holmes Mill outdoor stage in 2018, thanks to Trish Ferrarin. 1pm to 2pm Red Hot Drop Red Hot Drop, a local 7 piece jazz/soul/funk band led by excellent vocals from Abigail Fielding will set you dancing to classic tunes such as "Nutbush", and "I Feel Good" 2pm to 3pm Muskrat Ramble Muskrat Ramble is a collective of teenage musicians from South Cumbria. Their sets are full of sneaky latin tunes, chilled-out smooth jazz, bold funk numbers and traditional swing, producing vibrant and varied performances. First seen at Lancashire Jazz Festival. 3pm to 4pm Pancake - Steel Band Darwen based Band, Pancake, will play a variety of songs from classic Caribbean and Latin, to pop covers. Features Darwen music legend, Gary Ward! 4pm to 5pm Clitheroe Ukulele Orchestra During the 2013 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, Valley Gigs ran a ukulele workshop. Those participating decided to start a ukulele group. Since then "The Clitheroe Ukulele Orchestra" has given numerous local performances. Here again at RV Jazz Fest! Sponsored by Jane P, Acucolour: Cosmetic Acupuncture and Light Therapy, 07864 874243 Here’s a wonderful Monday afternoon festival gig at the United Reformed Church. A performance by Deep Cabaret, led by Steve Lewis, fragments from leftfield pop, African, folk and jazz, channelled through a sextet of instruments rarely heard in jazz (hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, overtone vocals) and setting found texts from across science, literature and history. Deep Cabaret is one of 12 Jazz North Round 5 Northernline bands. Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. And what drones! Hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. With mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all “pickled in the juices of the peat.” Audiences say “Gorgeous and stirring”, “Wonderful and invigorating”. Festival Feedback Session From: 11am to 12noon Venue: Holmes Mill in the Chimney Room Bank Holiday Monday morning, and nearly the end of the 9th Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival! So, how’s it gone for you? We need your feedback. Come & share your thoughts, and help gather ideas for another festival event.

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