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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Burton Agnes gears up


Denise McDonagh writes

The 9th Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is taking place this summer, from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July 2015.

Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this stunning Elizabethan stately home, which has stayed within the Cunliffe-Lister family for more than 400 years. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.

2015 marks one hundred years since the birth of perhaps the greatest of all jazz singers, Billie Holiday. To celebrate, the critically acclaimed tribute to Billie, ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, is coming to Burton Agnes, featuring Val Wiseman, twice crowned ‘best singer’ in the British Jazz Awards. Six jazz stars will perform alongside Val Wiseman, including Alan Barnes and Digby Fairweather; all bar one are British Jazz Awards winners.

‘This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend’ Fatea Magazine

Tickets are now on sale from here http://www.burtonagnes.com  by telephone 01262 490324 (weekdays 9am-5pm), or from any of the shops at Burton Agnes Hall.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale and priced at £60 for the full weekend; children under 12 are free with an adult. Concessions: OAPs, Burton Agnes Hall members, students and children aged 12-15 are £58.
(Families need only buy one concessionary ticket to cover all their children aged 12-15)

More acts will be announced during the coming weeks and if you would like to receive more information about the 2015 Jazz & Blues Festival, please visit www.burtonagnes.com 
or email:  denise@manillapr.com 

The venue is Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Tel: (00) 44 01262 490324



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