Imagine it’s 9.59am on Saturday 24th June. In one minute’s time the streets of Epworth will again resound with music and song. Yes, it’s Epworth Music Day again — seven hours of music and song. A grand day out! And all free of charge!
This year there will be again over 50 different acts performing throughout the day and evening to make the town come live once again to a day of music, song and dance.
During the day, from 10.00am to 5.00pm there will be simultaneous performances programmed at 13 different venues in the town: in the car park of the White Bear, in the gardens of the Wesley Methodist Memorial Church, outside China Palace, in the car park of the Queens Head, in the Market Place, in Fountain Court, outside the sheltered accommodation in Albion Street, in the car park of the Mowbray Arms and in the gardens of the Old Rectory and inside the Hub. There will also be an impromptu stage area outside the dentist in Church Street for anyone to sign up and perform, as well as sessions of folk music and song in The Tap and the Red Lion.
If it is wet the show will still go on, but all of the performances will move to adjacent indoor venues in the town centre or on site.
Last year we attracted choirs, brass ensemble, jazz group, wind band, bellringers, folk bands, rock bands, ukulele band, Morris dancers, medieval musicians and dancers, folk singers and musicians and guitarists. Many of these groups have asked to play this year, together with others who have heard how much fun the day is. They came from North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, Hull, Grantham and Lincoln.
In the evening there will be a free concert in St Andrews Church, starting at 7.00pm when seven of the groups who have played during the day will reappear. At the same time local rock bands will be playing in the Queens Head starting at 8.30pm.
We are once again very grateful for the financial support of Epworth Town Council and Harold Woolgar Insurances, together with support from many traders and businesses in town.
For more details go to www.epworthmusicday.com or find Epworth Music Day on Facebook or call Peter Barnard on 01427 873937