Enjoy an afternoon of free music in courtyard

Gerry Colvin will be playing in the evening
Gerry Colvin will be playing in the evening

Banbury Folk Club has organised a day of music in order to promote the eagerly anticipated Banbury Folk Festival.

It will include a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment, with free music and a barbecue in the courtyard of the Banbury Cross Pub.

The afternoon session places four artists in the spotlight, all of whom have previously performed at the folk club and are featured on the line-up for this year’s festival.

They include all round performer Dave Fry from Coventry and versatile Bedworth duo MalcGurnham and Gill Gilsenan.

There will also be self-penned songs from Gawkey, while female trio Noah’s Cape bring the afternoon’s proceedings to an end.

Later that evening a special concert is scheduled to take place at the pub, featuring The Gerry Colvin Band. It will raise funds for the Banbury Folk Festival in October.

Having made a number of previous appearances at the festival and the club as well as Cropredy’s Fairport Convention, Colvin is very popular on the local music scene and this concert gives the chance to see him play with his new band.

The event takes place on Sunday August 2, with the afternoon session running from midday to 4pm and the evening concert starting at 7.30pm.

Spaces for the evening concert are limited so it is advisable to book early.

Tickets cost £8 and are available from 01295 709881. For more details, visit the club website: www.banburyfolkclub.co.uk