Another Year, Another Fest

And so another 10 days disappear just as fast as they arrived. THANK YOU, audiences, performers, sponsors and volunteers – all who made the Ninth Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts a success. We welcomed more than 1,300 people through the doors this year, for a programme whose consistently high quality exceeded our…

Day 10: Choral Evensong & Festival Finale

Where have 10 days gone? Saturday night’s audience left Brass & Buffet well-fed and well-entertained, after a concert by Prescot Festival newcomers Wirral Brass. The diverse programme featured tunes by Ron Goodwin, Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan), Duke Ellington, Take That’s Robbie Williams, and Lennon and McCartney. Today marks the conclusion of our ninth…

Day 9: Prescot on Film, Brass & Buffet

There are no words to describe Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, but we’ll give it a go: Passionate, majestic, wistful, nostalgic, yearning, haunting, elegant, resplendent. All those qualities shone through in Gethyn Jones’s performance at the Prescot Festival last night. The Wirral Symphony Orchestra were on top form, too, with Benjamin Britten’s stormy Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, an…

Day 8: Elgar, Britten & Dvorak

St Paul’s Church was packed to the rafters last night for the Barn Dance & Dinner. Our caterers came all the way from Leicester, while the music was more local – the rustic sounds of Liverpool band The Travelling People. Meanwhile, over at The Old Mill pub, other festgoers enjoyed a pint or two at…

Day 7: Barn Dance, Dinner, Acoustic Night & Open Mic

Congratulations to Ethan Cheung (Year 4) and Sonny Fielding (Year 9) for winning the Primary and Secondary categories, respectively, in last night’s Young Instrumentalist of Prescot competition. Pianist Ethan, from Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Halewood, astonished the audience and judges with the technically demanding German Dance in C, by Joseph Haydn. It was a performance…