Wise Owl

What I like about Music Festivals are the various sideline distractions.  There were a few on display to attract the crowds.   I’m not sure about the musical abilities of Owls but they certainly know how to respond to music,

Worldwise Samba Drummers

 

Watched an all drumming band at this year’s Jazz Festival in Clitheroe.  It’s tribal beat had us all moving to an infectuuous rhythme.

Sousaphone

 

 

A cumbersome looking instrument which looked awkward to manouver into position.  Nevertheless I thought it’s impressive shape matched it’s sound as we watched the Lancashire Youth Street Band perform.

Headphones For Babies

 

A protective spectator ensure his baby is well prepared to withstand the music of an energetic Brass Bands.  This year’s annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival at Clitheroe in Lancashire.

On The Move

On The Move

I saw this sight passing by in the centre of Oldham during a Music Festival.  A stall with walking legs concealed by its wares.  What a novel idea for a market stall on the move.   Not sure what was being sold, but it captures the imagination.

Dowsing for Music

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You can never tell what’s going to turn up at Festivals.  Dressed in fancy outfits complete with dowsing sticks there was a magnetic pull in my direction!!   It all adds to the atmosphere of a community spirit of music.

Brass Monkeys Festival

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On a Christmas shopping spree I got distracted by the sound of music everywhere.    This Band got my attention with dancers and children joining in with the music.  It’s the annual Winter event of the Brass Monkeys Festival  in Oldham.

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Music Festival Stall

Music Festival Stall

Same time same place.  This Festive Stall in the park, at Marsden Festival reappeared in all it’s eccentricity as the year before.

A Festive Mood

Dog at Marsden Festival

If a dog could talk I woulder what this one would say.   By the expression on this dog’s face probably ‘a Festival Gig’s no place for me’!

Music Festival – Camera with A View

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Marsden Jazz Festival wasn’t short on photographers including myself.   On a mission to capture that elusive shot. Whose photographing who at music events?

 

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