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Order of events from 27th June to 7th July 2007

The Playground Party
Featuring: Courtney Pine, Kate Rusby, the James Taylor Quartet, Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers, Cara Robinson and much more

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Day 11 – the Playground Party – Saturday 07.07.07
Venue: Garforth Community College, from 1.00pm onwards
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Sorry, CAR PARKING on Glebelands cancelled due to bad weather. Alternative parking will be signposted on all routes into Garforth.
Event Fine – all on hard-standing
PLEASE REMEMBER  - No Food or Drink can be brought into the event.

Tickets: £15.00 (£30.00 for a family ticket)
PLEASE NOTE: There will be an additional administration charge for tickets purchased at the event.

Ticket hotline: 07982 215613
Email: tickets@garforthartsfestival.co.uk
TICKETS available for this event online from www.digyorkshire.com




ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE UNTIL 11.59pm TONIGHT – 6 July 2007. AFTER THIS TIME PLEASE CALL THE HOTLINE NUMBER OR PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE EVENT.
Courtney Pine

LINE-UP: COURTNEY PINE - SAXOPHONES, CAMERON PIERRE - GUITAR, ROBERT FORDJOUR - DRUMS, CHRIS JEROME - PIANO/KEYBOARDS, DARREN TAYLOR - BASS, OMAR PUENTE - ELECTRIC VIOLIN

It’s almost two decades since Courtney Pine journeyed to the urge within and released a shock-and-awe debut album that put contemporary jazz in the British Top 40 album charts for the first time. He is a multi-award winning artist and now broadcaster with a live touring history that has brought his sound to audiences across the world.
His music crosses genres, bringing together jazz, reggae, hip hop and drum and bass influences in a totally inclusive way.
2007 sees the re-release of his classic ‘Modern Day Jazz Stories ’ (a Mercury Music Prize Album of The Year) so expect to hear old favourites alongside first airings of new album material and gems from his current ‘Resistance’ set.

“The UK’s most important jazz instrumentalist ” OBSERVER

“Unmissable” DJ MAGAZINE
Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby has not only become one of the British folk scene’s best loved and most revered artists, she has taken the music to startling new territories, seducing audiences who’d normally run a mile from folk music.
Kate was awarded BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2000, Best Original Song in 2002 and Best Live Act in 2006.The album Sleepless, was awarded BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Album of the year in 2000 and also won a Mercury Music Prize in 1999.

“An utterly life-affirming evening!” – London Evening Standard

“… a great singer, not just a great folk singer’ The Guardian
James Taylor Quartet

James Taylor, Hammond guru, has consistently remained at the forefront of the jazz funk scene since his debut twenty years ago. JTQ’s first album in 1987, Mission Impossible, laid the foundation for what would become their signature sound: funked-up, sleazed-down, keyboard-driven jazz that could be Webster’s entry for “groovy.” Renowned for their film and TV themes, live favourites include JTQ’s debut single “Blow Up,” the mesmerising “2001,” and of course, the inimitable, infamous “Starsky & Hutch.”
Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers

Twice nominated for the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize (‘Red Rice’ –Topic/1999 and ‘Anglicana’/2003) – Eliza is also the winner of an unrivalled seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2003 she became the first traditional English musician to be nominated a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music (for Anglicana). Describing herself simply as a ‘modern British musician’ she has revitalised and made folk music relevant to new audiences with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performances.

Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads of the English folk revival … compelling’ – Evening Standard.

‘A gloriously natural singer ’ – Q magazine
Cara Robinson

Even during the early stages of her career, Cara Robinson was writing and recording with notable artists from a huge range of musical genres, including David Holmes, LTJ Bukem and Corinne Bailey Rae. She has toured throughout the UK as a session singer, backing singer and solo artist and has worked with Jamiroquai and Beverley Knight. A soulful voice combined with tight grooves and subtle tunes.

“…love ‘keeper lit ’ it’s beautiful …” Corinne Bailey Rae, speaking about Cara’s album.
Plus performances by: tin pan alley, skaforth, shiny band, soul sounds, north stars steel orchestra, garforth jazz rock band, and much more  
     


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Discounts and Concessions
Where concession rates are advertised, these apply to: senior citizens, children under 16, NUS students, and anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit (upon proof of entitlement).

For 'The Playgrount Party' on July 7th, a limited number of discounted tickets at £8.50 will be made available to local residents. This offer extends to Friday 29th June 2007. For full details, contact the festival box office or phone the hotline on 07982 215613

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