Busking bash

Ford and Etal Busking Weekend, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.

FORD & Etal Estates will be alive with the sound of music at the weekend.

Musicians, bands, groups and singers will be performing at different venues around the estate, from Etal Castle to Heatherslaw Cornmill, the Black Bull to St Michael’s Church, Lady Waterford Hall to the Lavender Tearooms and even on the train running between Heatherslaw and Etal.

In true busking tradition, each artist will set up at his or her given venue and perform free but if the public enjoy the performance then they will, hopefully, show their appreciation by putting some cash in the collection pot.

The acts performing so far include Blue Edge; The Wee Free Men; folk singers Pat Oldale and Dorien Irving; Steel Quake, Wooler steelpans band; children’s group The Small Hall Band; The Fligarishols, fiddlers, a cellist, a piper, a whistler, an accordionist, a singer and a clog dancer; Neil and Mike; flautist Christine Smith; Daryl Smith; Mark Stenton; Jim Wigfield and The Crookham Cuckoo.