The Music Hits Right…and More to Come – Art & Hobbies

SELL-OUT SUCCESS: The St Mary’s Community Orchestra

A SERIES of musical events hit the right note this weekend – and there’s plenty more to come.

On Saturday, the summer festival of free outdoor performances in the cafe garden of The Witham, Barnard Castle, began with a snippet of what audiences can expect next week, production of The Castle Players of The Comedy of Errors.

Then Hop, Skiffle and Jump, which rocked visitors’ feet to the sound of 1950s stars such as Lonnie Donegan, while on Sunday the Liffy duo entertained with everything from T’Pau to Elton John.

On Saturday evening, St Mary’s Community Orchestra played to a sold-out audience at Witham as part of Barney Parish Church’s ongoing music festival.

The show also featured the young musicians and choir from Green Lane Elementary School in a performance that included everything from Ghostbusters to Austin Powers.

This weekend the free entertainment continues at Witham, while on Saturday Barnard Castle Cricket Club hosts its annual band day.

The event will feature six live bands and doors will open at noon. Tickets cost £8 in advance at the bar and £10 on the day. Tickets for over 65s cost £5. It’s £4 for 11-16 year olds and U11s are admitted free.

All advance tickets must be paid for and collected before the day – no tickets will be held at the door.

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