Jun 23, 2020

A series of short and relaxed concerts in Oakham Castle's Great Hall preceded by a family picnic in the castle grounds. Organised in partnership with DG Music Ltd www.dgmusic.co.uk

Adult £7.50, Child £2.00

The Romance of Gypsy Jazz Castle Picnic Concert

Wednesday 24th June, picnic from 5 pm, concert starts 6.30 pm

 

The Romance of Gypsy Jazz

As part of Oakham Festival we are delighted to present the Jonny Kerry Quartet playing a range of music inspired by Gypsy Jazz.

 

The quartet features accordionist Jonny Kerry with guitarists Harry Diplock, Ducato Piotrowski and double-bassist Mike Green, performing dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms.

Simply arrive at the castle from 5.00pm for a picnic. Bring your own food and drink or buy onsite. Concerts take place inside the Castle from 6.30pm to 7.30pm with the audience seated in a horseshoe shape with the artists in the centre.

Concert tickets:

Adult £7.50

Children under 16: £2.00

Picnic attendance FREE

Organised in partnership with DG Music Ltd  www.dgmusic.co.uk 

Jul 02, 2020

7.30pm Friday

Adult £10, Family (2&2) £35

The Canterbury Tales, 3rd July 2020, 7.30pm

GreenMatthews present their acclaimed adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless classic ‘The Canterbury Tales‘.

 

ChanticleerWritten in the late 14th century, ‘The Canterbury Tales‘ is the high-water mark of medieval English literature. Based around the concept of a disparate group of pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury Cathedral who tell each other stories to while away the journey, it paints a rich and vibrant portrait of life in medieval England. All human life is present – from the dark and brooding Pardoner’s Tale to the bawdy Miller’s Tale, via the proto-feminism of the Wife of Bath’s Tale and the simple whimsy of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Although Chaucer wrote his masterwork over 600 years ago, it still feels contemporary, fresh and vital – and wholly accessible to modern audiences.

Jul 21, 2020

A series of short and relaxed concerts in Oakham Castle's Great Hall preceded by a family picnic in the castle grounds. Organised in partnership with DG Music Ltd www.dgmusic.co.uk

Adult £7.50, Child £2.00

Songs of Love, Peace and Outer Space, Castle Picnic Concert

Wednesday 22nd July, picnic from 5 pm, concert starts 6.30 pm

 

Songs of Love, Peace & Outer Space

Chris Conway is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist blending US West Coast styles with Celtic music and jazz. Think David Crosby on a journey taking in Ireland, a jazz club, and Outer Space. Magical one moment and funny the next. 

His space songs are a regular feature and are often where the humour lies. His "Alien Jellyfish Song" has been covered by bands in the USA and Canada. He has promised to bring his theremin - the first ever electronic instrument that was used in science fiction movie scores of the 50s. "Christo" has released his 12th songs album "We're All Astronauts" and he has played with Peter Tork of The Monkees, members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, and has opened for Jefferson Starship, Richie Havens, Roy Wood, and Bob Geldof. 

Simply arrive at the castle from 5.00pm for a picnic. Bring your own food and drink or buy onsite. Concerts take place inside the Castle from 6.30pm to 7.30pm with the audience seated in a horseshoe shape with the artists in the centre.

Concert tickets:

Adult £7.50

Children under 16: £2.00

Picnic attendance FREE

Organised in partnership with DG Music Ltd  www.dgmusic.co.uk 

Oct 30, 2020

7.30pm Friday

Adult £10.00, Family (2&2) £35

A Brief History of Music, 30th October 2020, 7.30pm

A Brief History of Music takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the middle ages and ending up in the 20th century, this fun fast paced show is a whistle stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs , tunes and not to mention jokes!

10.30am Every Friday during Term time

Free

Book Start Rhyme time

Bookstart Rhymetime for under 5s. 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and music. FREE. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required - just drop in!

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