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Naseby Bluegrass Festival 2024

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Open Mic / Single Mic Competition 2024

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Our exciting contest events are being combined this year for the sake of simplicity, starting with the Open Mic Competition for solo, duo or trio acts, two bluegrass songs or tunes on acoustic bluegrass instruments,(no booked acts)
A chance to win £50 and a trophy for each member.
Judging criteria, upholding the hallmarks of traditional bluegrass music, slick and professional showmanship, entertainment value and audience response.
Single Mic Competition 2024
Minimum ensemble of four players,( only two from a booked act plus two others who can be from a different booked act ) two songs or tunes from the bluegrass idiom using the single mic. to create an exciting musical and visual performance. Winning act £100, trophies for all members, plus a 20 minute spot on the evening concert!
Judging criteria, As per the open mic. plus smart /casual bluegrass attire and entertaining use of the single mic.
Entry forms for both are available on the front desk, hand your form to Col. Dave Morris who will organise and compere the event, Judges decision is final, in the event of a draw our head judge Paul Brewer will cast the winning vote.

Showcases

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Jeri Foreman is a multifaceted musician, who makes her living playing fiddle in Scotland, though originally from Adelaide, South Australia. She now performs all over the world.

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Chris works as a professional musician and winner of the Dobro section of Battlefield Instrumental Competition. He has written about slide guitar for the national guitar magazines.

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Simon Brogie is the banjo player with the Hosmer Mountain Band. Simon is going to give us his own unique take on the banjo.

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Dan Boddington will be playing some hot tunes, possibly with some friends and kicking up some dust on Flatpick guitar.

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Abbey will be sharing some of her love of the mandolin along with Silas Powell of the Hosmer Mountain Boys.

Naseby Bluegrass Festival 2024
Thursday, 18th July 2024
Venue: Naseby Village Hall

A Full weekend of bluegrass concerts, Workshops, jamming & Free camping. Runs from Thursday 18th July through to Sunday 21st of July. Campers are welcome to stay until 13.00pm on Monday 22nd.
Watch this space, further details of bands, workshops and competitions will be announced as soon as we have more details...

Bands

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Hailing from the great state of Connecticut USA the band have been delighting audiences all over USA we can enjoy hearing the authentic "real bluegrass" sound they have made their own.

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Winners of the Single Mic Competition in 2022, the Hackney Hillpickers are back to do a full set in 2023. A hard driving bluegrass band based in east London playing a creative mix of bluegrass countr

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Our own solid Bluegrass Gospel band playing some of the classics originals and rearranged hymns and country gospel in the classic bluegrass style.

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Flatpicking Maestro Chris Moreton with his lovely wife Wendy producing an exciting and highly entertaining performance with Chris's sensational guitar instrumentals and fine banjo and mandolin work.

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Guy Rogers. Singer, Songwriter, Flatpick Guitarist and 5 String Banjo Player

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Sizzling Hot Bluegrass from Lincolnshire

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Blue Lass are a five-piece, all girl bluegrass band, playing a combination of original and traditional bluegrass and old-time songs and instrumentals.

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These two founder members of the New Essex Bluegrass band Paul Brewer and Terry Hymers have now been joined by Cat Rebecca on bass and Harmony vocals.

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The One Tree Hillbillies is a popular five piece bluegrass band from Essex. They perform a varied repertoire of bluegrass, country, gospel and rockabilly...

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Philippa Ogden on fiddle and vocal and Max Vizard on guitar and vocal, Pete Earl on bass. A fine young duo with bluegrass harmonies, sizzling guitar solos plus intricate fiddle.

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British Multi-instrumental Close Harmony Duet, specialising in Bluegrass, folk and post-modern music.

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Kate Lissauer has long been one of our finest fiddle players and, joined by Sibs Riesen, will be giving us a cornucopia of wonderful singing, guitar, banjo and fiddle playing and dancing.

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The Grove Band play Bluegrass music with their own blend, of both the traditional and modern styles with solid rhythm and tight harmony singing.

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Neala Hickey and Jeri Foreman have been popping up festivals at around the country for several years now, blowing listeners away with their commanding delivery of early country and bluegrass songs.

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Back to the Cabin are a Bluegrass / Country Duo featuring Banjo & Guitar from singer / songwriters Tim and Claire Kent.

Workshops

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A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass banjo...

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A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass Mandolin...

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A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass dobro...

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A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass fiddle...

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Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Holly Wheeldon. A One hour guitar workshop on the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar.

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Get your voices ready for a vocal and harmony workshop

Last Chance Saloon Bluegrass Day 2024

Showcases

Last Chance Saloon Bluegrass Day 2024
Saturday, 23rd November 2024
Venue: Naseby Village Hall

Your last chance to get some picking done and hear some live bluegrass music before the bluegrass scene shuts down for the winter.
Guest acts to be announced soon...
Watch this space!!!
Tickets are now available online by clicking on the TicketSource link.

Bands

Workshops