Music lovers’ delight as first-ever busking festival comes to Saffron Walden
PUBLISHED: 17:12 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 06 June 2017
Appreciative audience for Harvey Palmer age 11. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
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Saffron Walden was filled with music over the weekend as some 20 performers took to the streets for a day’s busking – the first event of its kind in the town.
Rebel Without a Chord plays a mixture of tunes on the oboe in Ed's Garden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
The Festival of Buskers saw 11 locations marked up for June 3, with the likes of Darren Stammers, Djuology, Elisha and Fantasy Faces wowing crowds visiting the town on Saturday.
On the sunny side of the street...parents Kirsty and Adam watch their son Harvey Palmer play and sing. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Music from the shady corner - Djuology. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Joanna Eden and her singing students. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Durgamata plays her tin whistle. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Nancy May, Pete Isaacs and Poly Docs were among the other artists on the bill, as well as Rebel Without a Cause, Saffron Walden County High School’s Senior Jazz Band and Ted Jevans.
Nancy May with her amazing mezzo soprano voice. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Audience relax in the sun to listen to Joanna Eden and her singers. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Ted Jevans suddenly realises he has an unusual member in the audience - a 12year-old retired working cocker spaniel happily riding in his owner's back pack. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Young audience. Ted Jevans is watched by a 1 1/4 year old on a trike. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Jacqui Portway and Peter Riding, organisers, said: “It was an amazing day in the sunshine hosting some of the finest local talents.
Dave Perrett, Tony White and Robin Ireland of Djuology. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Acellostics busking. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Geoarina Lowe watching what every busker hopes for! Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
“Everyone did a great job and music reaches into the soul of people’s lives and cheers them up. We would like to thank all the entertainers for their professionalism and dedication and also thank residents and visitors for their generous donations.”
Dylan Tanswell and Georgina Lowe aka Acellostics. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
The Morris Men came to town too - not to busk but to dance. The 'oss drinking to that! Godfrey Leak from the Offley Morris Men. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Thaxted Morris Men outside the Kings Arms. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Elisha Flower, age 10, busking in the Market Square. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Pete Isaacs, busker. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Matthew Richardson plays to the lunchtime crowds in the nearby cafe in Rose & Crown Walk. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Maeve at the end of the afternoon in the Market Square. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT
Saffron Walden County High School Senior Jazz Band at the festival. Picture: Saffron Walden Initiative
Group Strap at the Festival of Busking. Picture: Saffron Walden Initiative
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