William Hardwicke

Saturday & Sunday sees the William Hardwicke in Bognor's High Street hosting an array of great music, plus serving excellent food, drink and real ales.
Throughout the weekend, the venue will host an excellent Real Ale Festival featuring ales from around Sussex and beyond.
There will also be a huge programme of dance events taking place in the square outside the venue, on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

 
 


Saturday 22nd September

Fred's House


Fred’s House make summery 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.
Fred's House

Fred's House are a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down

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Open Music Sessions


These 'open music sessions' (jams) and are open to any folk musicians who may like to join in.
This Saturday event is led by our friends Paul and Sheena.
Just come along with your instrument(s) and/or voice; no need to book.
Alternatively, just enjoy the atmosphere and wonderful music they'll produce.

Ukulele Workshop



Mike's Music Workshop - a workshop for all abilities.

The Rude Mechanicals


The Rude Mechanicals - Barry Ruffell, Mick Parker and Ray Chandler - specialise in taking tunes from the rich folk heritage of the UK, Europe and elsewhere and giving them new dimensions with special arrangements.
The instrumental armory includes fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, concertina, accordian, flutes and whistles.
Although mostly instrumental, songs can feature too - in a variety of styles, from bible-thumpin’ glory songs to blues and ballads, from music-hall to sheer nonsense.
All delivered with distinctive style and a whole lot of fun!

 


Sunday 23rd September

Fiddle Workshop



with the highly talented Juliet Stallard.

Sussex Young Folk Competition



This highly popular event is for young folk & roots musicians, 8-21 years of age.
Competitors will perform ‘covers’ or original material.

Ceilidh Dance Session



Always loads of fun and hugely popular, this upbeat Ceilidh session will be in the safe 'musical hands' of 'Celtic Simbel'.
Everyone welcome; the more the merrier!

 
 

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