Caribbean Melody Steel Band

The Caribbean Melody Steel Band have been entertaining the public with the mellow tones from their steel pans for many years.

Playing a wide style of music, calypso, reggae, classical, modern, jazz and pop they are suited to any occasion. Great for private and corporate functions such as receptions, weddings, barbecues and parties. Also suited to Leisure Parks, Shopping Centres and Hotels. This is an amplified band with vocals which has travelled widely abroad to Dubai, Cairo, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Nigeria, Europe and on Caribbean Cruises.

 

 

 

Balloonatic

Betty Kitter will be performing an interactive balloon modelling act at various locations around the show. Including the Alternative Cabaret Tent on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Bill Bailey Jazz Band

The world famous Bill Bailey Jazz band was formed in 1997 in Ashbourne, they are a jazz band focusing mainly on New Orleans, Traditional and Dixieland style.

In the Main Food & Music Marquee.

 

 

 

 

The Swinging Sweethearts

The Swinging Sweethearts are Annie Riley & Le’arna Castle are both successful solo artists their affection for the 40’s brought them together with a collection of wartime and swing.

In the Main Food & Music Marquee.

 

 

 

The Kevins

The Kevins, a song writing duo of Kevin O’Regan and Kevin Ward performing original songs that are broadly folk in character.

 

In the Main Food & Music Marquee.

 

 

 

Harriet Rose

Is a solo violinist capable of playing a large range of music. Harriet will be performing at various other walkabout locations around the event.

 

 

 

Castleton Brass Band

The Castleton Brass Band are based at Eye in Suffolk, they describe themselves as a youthful band with many competition successes. They will be performing a rousing repertoire of traditional brass band music with sole Christmas carols on Sunday only.

In the Main Food & Music Marquee.

 

Rachel Hayward

Rachel has been hailed as “Europe’s top pan woman” with a highly successful playing and teaching career spread over 30 years.

In the Main Food & Music Marquee.

 

 

 

 

The Noisy Oyster Puppets

Nik Palmer & Sarah Rowland are very experienced puppeteers performing to world wide audiences since they formed in 2006. They will be performing two different stories daily on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Billy Pigs shown in the Ice Carving Tent

The story blends two classic fairy tails the Three Little Pigs and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

 

 

 

Dangerous Dave shown in the Fiery Jacks Cabaret Tent

Dangerous Dave infinitely more daft than dangerous and his sidekick Herbert Lemmon presents one of the most mind bendingly silly stunts ever performed, just fabulous entertainment for all the ages.

 

 

Andy Stranges Flea Circus

What is a flea circus? Well… Flea circuses have been entertaining audiences for centuries. A flea circus is a miniture sideshow in which flea’s perform (or appear to perform) tricks including; Tightrope walks, ferris wheel spinning, jumping hoops and skipping. Join Andy’s strange world on Saturday & Sunday.

In the Fiery Jacks Cabaret Tent.

 

 

Fiery Jacks Show

Fiery Jack has been seen over recent years with his medieval games at our country fairs. Last year we introduced his cabaret tent it has proved to be quite a popular addition enjoyed by the youngsters.

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