Live music lovers flock to Kinver for first village festival

L-r - Tim Charnock, Diane Brown, Ian Parker, Jane Sadler and Terry Reep

Stourbridge blues star Ian Parker

First published in News

LIVE music lovers flocked to Kinver at the weekend to witness the village's first ever summer music event.

Visitors packed into pubs, cafes and restaurants - even the church joined in.

As a result, Kinver Music 2014 was declared a huge success.

Jane Sadler, one of the organisers, said: "It went really well. The weather helped and we had a great turnout and atmosphere.

"The whole event was designed to bring people into the village and all the pubs which took part reported a roaring trade."

The headline act was Stourbridge blues artist Ian Parker, who took to the stage at Dunsley Hall Hotel, while renowned harpist Helen Barley performed in the afternoon at St Peter's Church.

The idea for the event came from local musician Tim Charnock, whose band The Healers supported Ian Parker at Dunsley Hall.

Jane Sadler added: "People sat out on the lawns at Dunsley Hall with picnics while the hotel provided a pig roast. It was a lovely occasion.

"There is scope to expand and other venues to explore. It would also be good to get the schools involved."

Such was the success that organisers are hoping to make the festival an annual occasion and they have already pencilled in July 11 for next year's music event.

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