‘Speakeasy & Hot Jazz’ – Market Hall, Sat 11th Aug, 7pm – till late, at the MARKET HALL
* FESTIVAL TRAD BAND 7pm – 8pm
* RICKY HUNTER – Swinging Trumpet 8pm – 9pm
* ROMARNA CAMPBELL & FRIENDS 9pm – 10.30pm
with Ro Campbell, Frazer Mcintosh, Josh Heaton, Kumar Chopra [drums/organ/sax/guitar], high energy jazz grooves from these ‘new generation’ experts
*WELSH CEILIDH BAND 10.30pm to late,
with fiddle, flute, trumpet, keys, bass, drums, lively and fun to get you dancing into the night.
Prohibition jump-started the Jazz Age. Join us on a look at the lighter side of the this era with an experience we call Speakeasies, and Hot Jazz. The Festival Jazz Band and their friends celebrate the high-flying party music of the roaring ’20s—with tunes from the playing of bandleader Duke Ellington and cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. Our after hours and ‘Round Midnight Speakeasy slot will keep you moving late on with a Ceilidh Band.
The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, and ” According to novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, during Prohibition, “The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” . Overnight the law made almost everyone in the US a criminal. Ordinary people hid illegal liquor in hip flasks, false books and hollowed-out canes. In speakeasies, patrons drank bootleg liquor out of tea cups—just in case there was a police raid. Not here though.
Entry only £5 for holders of any concert ticket, otherwise £10 (please pre-book). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
* WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT FROM Arts Council Wales *
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