Blogs for June 2018

Relax to the sounds of summer in Trengwainton’s orchard

Posted on Thursday 7th June, 2018

Relax to the sounds of summer in Trengwainton’s orchard

On Saturday 30 June you can dance the afternoon and evening away to the sound of some of Cornwall’s finest live bands in the sheltered setting of the orchard at Trengwainton, the National Trust garden near Penzance.

Headlining will be the award-winning 3 Daft Monkeys; a dynamic, alternative folk band whose Celtic and Eastern influenced music is played with a sheer joy for life. They’ve enjoyed success all over the UK and Europe and regularly been a support act for legendary folk rock band The Levellers.

Starting the afternoon will be Holly Turton of Stone Roots, singing an acoustic set in her rich, soulful style. Flats and Sharps will be pumping out their energetic bluegrass, folk, country and pop along with The Smokin' Pilchards with their sea shanty inspired songs. Funk, soul and blues band Mitch B and the torpedoes will be playing groovy interpretations of some classics pop songs plus a set from their lead singer Ryan Jones.

National Trust Operations Manager for West Cornwall, Beth Rose, says: ‘Last year was our firstSummer Sounds in the Orchard event and the response was so positive that this year we’ve made it even bigger and better. We’re starting earlier in the afternoon and have booked extra acts so there’ll be more opportunity to kick back and soak up the sounds.

‘As well as a feast for the ears, there will also be the chance to feast on great barbecue food from Roseworthy Farms along with some tasty vegetarian options from The Little Wonder café. If all that singing and dancing causes you to build up a thirst then there’ll also be a licensed bar available.

The gates will open at 2.30pm and the music will kick-off at 3.00pm with bands performing until around 9.30, so bring a picnic rug or chair and settle down for over six hours of stonking good music.’

Tickets are incredibly good value at only £10 for adults and £5 for children when bought in advance (under 5s free). Be prepared for the vagaries of the Cornish weather as the event will only be cancelled in the event of extreme wet and windy conditions.

For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton

 

 

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