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Make Music Day in Abingdon

Make Music Day in Abingdon
It was Make Music Day in Abingdon, and around the globe.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
There were places to play music and listen to music all around Abingdon Town Centre.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
On the Market Place a lot of us gathered and joined arms and sang Hey Jude.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
Ashnah brought us exotic music and dancing.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
There were events on the Market Place, workshops in the Guildhall and at the Library, and then as the sun went down, there was music at the Crown and Thistle, Brewery Tap, R & R, and Pablo’s Lounge. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — were there in Abingdon Town Centre, helping to bring us together with music, and it was all free.

1 Comment June 22, 2019

Make Music Abingdon

Make Music Abingdon
The organisers of Make Music Abingdon have set up music workshops and lots of other events this coming Friday.  Visit the Make Music Abingdon facebook page for the full number of events.
Make Music Abingdon
This is part of a world celebration of music on Friday 21st June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 120 countries, and Abingdon is making the most of the day with something for everybody.

You can book for free workshops including a top class percussionist at the library, ukelele at the Guildhall, and violin at the Guildhall. Then as many people as possible are needed for the Singing Human Chain on the Market Place at 6:10.

12 Comments June 17, 2019

Music in The Park

Music in The Park
There were four good bands playing at Music in the Park. They all worked well with the big audience.
Music in The Park
There was an audience of about 5,000 people.
Music in The Park
David Pope and Margaret Crick were there. They were the deputy Mayor and Mayor of Abingdon last year. Margaret is now Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council.
Music in The Park
The last band Hope and Glory played a lot of old favourites for anybody who liked Ska music.
Music in The Park
The new Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Charlie Birks, thanked all the people who had helped make this event possible, especially the council staff.
Music in The Park
The evening ended with Abingdon Town Band who played some songs by Queen, including Bohemian Rhapsody, and then a couple of traditional prom songs.
Music in The Park
Then fireworks.

11 Comments June 1, 2019

Jazz Festival and Fringe

Jazz Festival and Fringe
The Abingdon Jazz Festival kicked off at the Unicorn Theatre this evening. The evening began with Gilad Atzmon who people said was very good. We were there at 8:30pm to see The Heavy Dexters and they were great fun -
Jazz Festival and Fringe
very entertaining. There is a lot more on tomorrow and Sunday. The main programme is at   http://www.abingdonjazzfestival.org.uk/ There is also a fringe festival at the Roysse Room tomorrow.

Leave a Comment May 10, 2019

Music in the Park

Music in the Park
There was glorious sunshine as Music in the Park began in the Abbey Grounds in Abingdon with a capacity crowd of 3500.
Music in the Park
The opening band, Sidekickz, got some of the crowd dancing,
Music in the Park
The Undercovers got almost everybody dancing.
Music in the Park
The Oxfordshire Big Band followed with a more laid back beat.
Music in the Park
Then the Mayor, Councillor Margaret Crick, thanked everybody who had helped at the event. Special thanks and a bouquet of flowers went to Councillor Alice Badcock who heads up the organising committee.
Music in the Park
The Abingdon Town Band then got people waving flags, and waving mobile phone torches, and even got a lot of people singing the proms part of the programme.
Music in the Park
That was followed by fireworks, and a polite request to take the rubbish home.

12 Comments June 2, 2018

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