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Fundraiser for Chateau Gontier “Bridges After Brexit” River Festival



Several Frome-based musicians will be performing at a “Bridges after Brexit” Riverside Festival in Frome’s twin town, Chateau Gontier, on 25th July 2020. The acts include singer, Sara Vian, acoustic-punk band, The Raggedy Men, synth-pop outfit Sweet Machine and Americana duo Harding McCabe. The festival was conceived by Chris Hall, a resident of Chateau Gontier, who set up “Musical Ames” and the “Singlish” choir together with Patrick Moss of Soaring Magpie Records and Magpie’s Folk Cafe (Frome FM). The festival will also feature five acts from Chateau Gontier.

This Sunday 23rd February there is an afternoon of music downstairs in The Cloisters at The Bennet Centre on Vicarage Street, to help raise funds to go towards the travel expenses of the Frome musicians who are appearing at the festival. The event is being put on by Magpie’s Folk Cafe in conjunction with FromeFM, and the artists playing are Joanne, Sue Harding, Tim Clayton, Sarah Curtis, Sara Vian and GG.

If you fancy a relaxed ‘folky’ Sunday afternoon listening to a great set of  local singer-songwriters perform, please come along. Cost is just £5, payable on the door. Some refreshments will be available but feel free to bring your own.