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The Oxjam Bee

Oxjam Beeston

Music Festival

What a special and sublime afternoon we were privileged to host in our front room on St Patrick's Day!

Local pianist Edwina Crowder  took us on a journey as she performed her innovative and reflective arrangements of traditional tunes written by 17th century Irish composer and itinerant harper Turlough O'Carolan. 
Friends enjoyed Irish themed refreshments in the break (it turns out that Sainsbury's have a dedicated Irish section selling goodies all year round in their Castle Marina store) and settled down for Edwina's second half where the theme of journeys continued with pieces from other composers reflecting modern music in the classical style with a folk/jazz feel - plus a little poetry thrown into the mix too!

We are grateful to Edwina for her creativity and hard work in putting this outstanding performance together, and also to friends who helped by providing photographic skills, chairs, gluten free goodies, special Irish cheeses, and emergency supplies of soda bread, as well as bringing warmth and community into our home.

We are delighted to have raised £226 for Oxfam :) .