Summer Solstice Folk & Jazz Extravaganza!

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jun 6, 2018 Blog, Event Archive No Comments

In case you missed the magnificent sell-out Twelfth Night jazz and folk musical performance at the museum earlier this year – this was an historic occasion as it was the first ever music concert in the long history of the museum – or if you were there for the magic of that occasion, then there is excellent news!  The double-bill of the Lucky 12 and the Firebyrd Trio will return respectively in the folk/jazz format for a hotly anticipated midsummer instalment, Solstice Night at the Museum!

The Lucky 12 feature former members of the folk-rock band the Rainkings – Duncan and Rebecca Whitehurst (guitar, vocals and violin) along with Jack Deere-Jones on double bass and Harry Whitehurst on percussion.  The band are fresh from recording their debut album ‘Into the Light’ which features songs about the passing of time and growing up in Tenby.  The Lucky 12’s songs have a strong sense of place and time, referencing people and places in Tenby – and the band is even named after a slot machine form the old North Beach Amusement Arcade!

The Firebyrd Trio are a local group which specialises in daring flights of improvisation (because, as they modestly and self-effacingly say, they don’t know how to play anything in the same way twice…!) and will re-emerge from its ashes to perform a second instalment of a journey which brought us all the way from Misty and Georgia and landing in Scarborough Fair.  The group will perform a selection of blues, bossas and ballads especially chosen for the midsummer occasion.

The Firebyrd Trio are Alan Argent (sax and flute), Jack Deere-Jones (double bass) and George Whitfield (accordion), along with special guests to be announced.

The concert will start at 8,00pm on Thursday 21 June at the museum.  Tickets costs a mere £12. Advance booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on the door.  Contact the museum if you would like to be part of this magical evening!