29. OxJam

Congratulations to the Beeston Oxjam Takeover festival for raising more than £12,000 for Oxfam and managing to schedule over 70 artists across 14 venues during a single day and bringing in 4,000 people to see them all. A huge success.

Carolan took up residence on Jimmy’s sofa at The Guitar Spot throughout the festival where it got to meet artistes as well as folks who were just passing through. We captured some great stories about guitars, thoughts about the project, and songs and tunes too, which will be appearing on the blog over the coming weeks just as soon as we’ve edited them. Steve also gave Carolan a public outing with a set of tunes on the ‘Relish Stage’.

In the meantime, huge thanks to Heather and the Oxjam team, to Mr Jimmy Wiggington for hosting us on his sofa (and for the great stories and blues too) and to all the players who came along and took part.

You will be able to hear them all over the coming weeks and also read more in a forthcoming edition of The Beestonian. In the meantime, here are a few reminders of Carolan’s festival. Here’s to Oxjam 2015 (sorry Heather)!

Carolan’s role of honour from the 2014 Beeston Oxjam Takeover …

Chris Zwingel

 

Emma Bladon Jones

Jasmin Issaka

Joe Barber

 

Paul and Anna Heery

 

Matt and Elaine from Pop Orchestra

Phil Langran

 

Marc Block

 

Alan Windsor

 

Jeremy Galgut

Jim Dunn

 

Steve Benford

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s