Festival showcases county talent

A FESTIVAL which showcases the musical abilities of north Northumberland takes place again later this month.

Longframlington Music Festival has gone from strength to strength and highlights the variety of talent that can be found in the county and further afield.

This year the event, which has classes for brass, piano, recorder, strings, woodwind and singing, will be officially opened this year by Captain Iain Moffat, Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, on Wednesday, August 24.

The opening takes place at 7pm in the Memorial Hall and competition evenings will then be held from August 24 to August 26 at the same time in the hall.

Spectators are welcome to watch the competitions, which will be expertly judged by Roger McKone.

Refreshments, home-made baking and arts and craft stalls will be present at the competition evenings, raising money for the Festival’s funds.

At the end of the week, on Saturday, August 27, a charity concert will be held, showcasing a selection of the talent on offer in the previous three days.

Confirmed acts include the Sing Out choir, Joanna Bruce and festival class winners.

The concert take place at 5pm in St. Mary’s Church, Longframlington. Tickets are on the door, £3 per person.