Festival hits a high note

PUBLISHED: 11:49 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 07:11 30 May 2010

SET against the backdrop of High Barn in Great Bardfield, the second annual High Barn Guitar Festival promised to be an afternoon and evening to delight all guitar enthusiasts - and it delivered. In between the afternoon workshops by classical, blues and

SET against the backdrop of High Barn in Great Bardfield, the second annual High Barn Guitar Festival promised to be an afternoon and evening to delight all guitar enthusiasts - and it delivered.

In between the afternoon workshops by classical, blues and folk guitarists, festival-goers browsed around exhibitors' stands and tried out guitars from well-known brands or local private makers.

In the evening a stellar line-up of guitarists displayed their skills in a diverse concert of music.

Festival spokesman, Anna Bass, said: "It was a fantastic event and attracted even more people than our first one this time last year. I was running around being busy all day as people came to see the music and the stalls we had. It was very exciting."

She added: "Thank s to The Vine for providing expertly prepared food throughout the day, and a big thank you to the Great Bardfield Folk Club which hosts the day so well."

Performers on the day were Sonny Black, Richard Cox-Smith, Jonny Dyer, Robbie Gladwell, Stephen Kenyon, Al Lindsay and Steve Tilston.

High Barn is based on Braintree Road, Great Bardfield. The next event is the monthly 'Unplugged' night on March 7, a chance to hear new bands and singers showcasing their music alongside more experienced performers.

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