Also appearing at the Festival: Gypsy Fire Quartet, The Teacups, Ange Hardy, Darren Hodge & Kitty Macfarlane in a Young Talent double bill, and Luna Gitana Flamenco Company.
In our partnership with the Guildhall School of Music, the Festival presents Oliver Pashley (clarinet) with Luke Tucker (bassoon), and a classical guitar duo, Jiva Housden and George Tarleton.
Appearing just a week before his performance at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams with pianist Lada Valešová will present a programme of songs in English on the theme of the First World War.
Clare Teal, presenter of BBC R2’s weekly big band and swing show Hear Clare on BBC Radio Two, is one of Britain’s most successful jazz singers. She has performed with artists such as Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua and Liza Minnelli, as well as with the BBC Concert Orchestra on Friday Night Is Music Night. Her numerous awards include Jazz Singer of the Year in 2005 and 2007, and BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006. Her concert will be on Friday, 5th September.
The Jubilee String Quartet has played at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall in London and on one European tour in front of former Czech president Vaclav Havel. Formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, the awarding-winning ensemble comprises Tereza Privratska (violin), Alanna Tonetti-Tieppo (violin), Stephanie Edmundson (viola) and Lauren Steel (cello). Not to be missed, so put Saturday, 6th September in your diary.
Once again, the Festival will feature first-class musicians and singers as well as showcasing up-and-coming local acts across a wide range of musical styles. In addition, buskers and performers will provide additional free sessions around the village. A storyteller, dance workshop and art exhibition are also planned.