'Fantastic' talent lights up Dalwood Music Day

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:34 15 July 2015

Tina MacKenney organiser of the Dalwood music day with some of the stewards. Ref mha 0008-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Tina MacKenney organiser of the Dalwood music day with some of the stewards. Ref mha 0008-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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The event saw acts perform at Dalwood Village Hall, St Peter's Church and The Tuckers Arms.

Bedlam Bess before their performance in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0012-28-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeBedlam Bess before their performance in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0012-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Hundreds of people enjoyed Dalwood Music Day at the weekend.

The event on Saturday saw acts perform at Dalwood Village Hall, St Peter’s Church and The Tuckers Arms.

More than 250 performers from around the South West, playing jazz, folk and classical, featured.

They included Axe Valley Community Choir, St Mary’s Orchestra and Wind Band, The Corrydale Singers, Piping Hot and Nyther Nore.

Enjoying Bedlam Bess in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0021-28-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeEnjoying Bedlam Bess in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0021-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Tina Mackenney, who organised the Music Day, said: “The day was a huge success, particularly because of the fantastic talent and weather.

“Dalwood is the most beautiful village and we are very lucky as we have all three venues and the car park within walking distance.

“We have had lots of emails from performers and visitors who came along and said it was a lovely

day.

Joining in with Bedlam Bess in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0025-28-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeJoining in with Bedlam Bess in the church at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0025-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“It was a lovely and happy atmosphere.

“Overall, we had such fantastic talent that every performance was a highlight.”

Tina also praised her helpers - mostly people from Dalwood - who gave up their time to help on the

day.

Bosom Friends warm up before their performance at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0028-28-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeBosom Friends warm up before their performance at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 0028-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“You cannot put these things on unless you have someone on the day to help you,” she added.

“They were an amazing team and all very enthusiastic and willing.”

Tina does not yet know how much the event raised, but collections have topped £2,000 so far.

They will be used to fund next year’s event, which Tina has already booked a few acts for.

Axe Valley Community Choir in the village hall at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 9994-28-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeAxe Valley Community Choir in the village hall at the Dalwood music day. Ref mha 9994-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“Hopefully, we will have even more people next year, and will be blessed with sunny weather,” she added.

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