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Another Abbotsbury, another great day

July 8th 2014

Hi Folks, the 16th in our series of concerts at Abbotsbury Gardens is now done and dusted and what a great day it was. Thanks to all who came and for all the many kind messages and comments – luckily the weather held with only the slightest hint of rain and we were treated to some great music from Steve & Friends (Miranda, Rex, Phil & Hannah), the wackily brilliant Sheelanagig (in action below) and the ridiculously young & talented siblings Aimeé, Freya and Ross Mackenzie. Mustn’t forget our brilliant production crew headed up by Chris Puxley – cheers guys.

See you all in the autumn when Mr Beer finally lowers the mainsail and joins Steve and Miranda on dry land. Dates & info here


Photo by Heather Wildman.

Abbotsbury 2014

January 15th 2014

The annual Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert will be on Saturday 5th July this year – make a note of the date. As Phil will be off doing his Folk Boat thing Steve is putting together an interesting line up of new and familiar names. The full line up and ticketing details will be confirmed in February and tickets will go on sale in early March from Abbotsbury Tourism.
Show of Hands Abbotsbury July 2010

Next up: Hampton Pool Summer Concert Saturday 13 July

July 9th 2013

Show of Hands headline the second in the 2013 series of Hampton Pool Summer Concerts on Saturday 13 July. Special guests for the show are The Albion Band, a new generation of musicians headed up by Ashley Hutchings’ son Blair Dunlop. Gates open at 7pm and music runs to approximately 11pm. Tickets & info from Hampton Pool: 020 8255 1116. Online sales click here

Abbotsbury forecast

July 4th 2013

With two days left to go, and in stark contrast to last year, the forecast for this year’s Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert on Saturday looks warm and sunny. If you’ve left it late to book tickets there are still some available and can be reserved for collection on the door by contacting Abbotsbury Tourism on 01305 871130. See you there.
Show of Hands Abbotsbury July 2010

Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert approaching fast

June 27th 2013

Come and join us for a feast of the best folk & roots music at the 15th in the series of our annual Summer Family Concerts held in the beautiful surroundings of Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens. The date is Saturday 6th July, doors open 1.30pm with the music running from 3pm to 9.30pm close. As well as Steve, Phil & Miranda the line up includes Jim Moray, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Lucy Ward, Phil Henry & Hannah Martin and Broom Bezzums. Tickets & info from Abbotsbury Tourism: 01305 871130. Click here for full information



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