Mick Pini and his Blues Band, Mick has toured the world for over 30 years and has never had a day job. He lives, breathes, plays and sings the blues with genuine passion. Eric Clapton described him as ‘The legitimate successor to Peter Green’. More
Dan Burnett Blues Band, a favourite of the festival Dan is back this time with his band so expect something new from one of the UK’s leading piano vocalists. More
Ian Siegal, yes he's back after last years spellbinding performance. The tour he planned around us last year went on to culminate at the Royal Albert Hall and a live BBC album recording. “Awash with wit, lust and distraction…..the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK”. MOJO magazine. “A national treasure.” CLASSIC ROCK magazine. More
Tom Attah & the Bad Man Clan, another festival favourite Tom is back also with his band so if you've enjoyed his solo appearances in the past, this is not to be missed. More
Also plenty of FREE to attend events in the pipeline, covering the whole weekend, so watch this space for details!
Poor Boy, Jonny & The Rizlas, Bluespex, Blues Pierre, Kingstown Blues Band, Alfie 'Steeleye' Stockman , Dogfinger Steve, Rivers Johansson, Ben Iron Shoes, Chicago Bound, Blues Beaten Redshaw, Ched, Pete Marsden, Steve Fulsham, Shiny Black Cadillac, Quicksilver Kings, The 4 Strings, to name a few to date.
Subject to change without notice.
The next Blues Sunday is on the 31st August 2014 at The Sun Inn, Flemingate, Beverley, check suninnbeverley.co.uk for details nearer the time or use the contact form.
It is FREE as usual. Open mic blues performers welcome to just turn up but we advise you contact us first to be certain of a slot.
A sample of one of Friday nights artists. More will be posted soon!
Map of Venues (PDF) HERE
Visiting from outside the local area?, then this may be handy for looking for accommodation and general info about Beverley:
Some people have enquired about camper parks, the nearest is HERE . You can also check with the links above for all Accommodation .
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Beverley has always been a popular visitor destination. Renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster, the town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, a mediaeval skyline all surrounded by open countryside including the meadows of Beverley Westwood and the Yorkshire Wolds. Beverley first became a tourist destination in the 12th Century and the town's cobbled streets and courtyards continue to attract history buffs, music lovers and shoppers.
Medieval Beverley was a renowned centre for secular music, and its guild of musicians was particularly powerful. It controlled all the minstrels in the north of England, and provided minstrels to serve as the 'waits' (watchmen) of the town. Three of the guild's ceremonial chains are on display in the town's guildhall. For a closer view of these medieval musicians and their instruments, visit Beverley Minster to marvel at the largest collection of minstrel carvings in the world. Dating from the fourteenth century, there are over seventy figures playing around twenty different early musical instruments.
Enjoy the sights and browse the streets of Toll Gavel, Ladygate and Hengate on market day. Then, soak up the atmosphere in one of Beverley's many historic pubs. Beverley town has a variety of public houses, some of which have become tourist attractions themselves. Examples include the Sun Inn, the town's oldest public house dating back to around 1530. There are over 40 public houses in Beverley - the vast majority have been there for over a century.
Last years festival was great, thanks to all those who attended and gave towards our nominated charity over £800 raised. A special thanks to all who played and the volunteers. We are planning 2014, contact us if you want to be involved.
The event is again raising money for the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, over £800 raised through our events so far, you can read more about the work they do HERE.