Hello Londoners and welcome to the August edition of The Music Connection. I hope that you’ve all been enjoying the recent warm weather which has graced London.
This month, I decided to write a feature on one of North London’s best loved annual music festivals, The Hornsey Music Festival. This year’s festival ran from Friday, 11th July to Monday, 14th July 2014; and was organised by the Hornsey Music Festival committee, with help from a number of local schools and organisations.
The festival proceedings for this year were kicked off by Steve the Bagpiper (Stephen Cooper) and the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Kaushika Amin, who officially opened the festival on Hornsey Green.
This year’s Hornsey Music Festival, proved to me an enjoyable mixture of events, which included a number of daytime outdoor events, which took place at locations including New River Village and Hornsey Green. The festival also featured a number of street performances, stalls and food & wine events.
During the evenings, the festival featured a full programme of music gigs, at venues including the ‘Three Compasses, The Great Northern Railway Tavern’ and ‘The Hornsey Tavern’.
Throughout the festival, musicians who performed at The Great Northern Railway Tavern, included the folk band ‘Folkwitz’, the Jazz Band ‘Major Rust’, the music group ‘Blackwell’, rock band ‘Iskender’, Folk band ‘The Baby Factory’ and the music group ‘Penny for the workhouse’.
The Hornsey Tavern featured a karaoke event, which saw a number of locals singing their hearts out, to both classic and modern hits.
The Three Compasses featured a number of music acts including vocalist ‘Guy Random’, music group ‘Millie & the Millionaires’, vocalist ‘Yaron Ash’ and music group ‘The Swing Time Serenaders’.
A number of music acts also performed at the ‘The Busk Stop’ and ‘St. Mary’s School Hall’ venues, as part of the festival’s entertainment.
The festival thankfully benefited from the good weather throughout the weekend, with huge crowds of people turning up to enjoy the array of performances.
The festival committee were also fortunate enough to gain sponsorship support from a number of local businesses, including Philip Alexander Estate Agents, the Co-Operative Funeral Care, Tomo Pizzeria, Sandwich World, Olive Cafe Grill Meze Bar and Italica Delicatessen.
The event was considered to be the biggest and best festival so far, which was enjoyed by all who attended. Full details about the festival can be found at www.hornseyfestival.com.
Bring on the Hornsey Music Festival 2015!!!
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See you all again in next month’s edition…