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Barkingside’s Ken Aston Square comes alive to the sound of Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest

PUBLISHED: 17:43 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:44 04 July 2018

Guitar and voices in harmony from the Redbridge Music Lounge Players. Photo: Ron Jeffries

Guitar and voices in harmony from the Redbridge Music Lounge Players. Photo: Ron Jeffries

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Barkingside shoppers were greeted with sweet sounds of jazz and folk songs as a music festival took place in a sun-baked Ken Aston Square this weekend.

Three members of the Redbridge Music Lounge Players harmonise. Photo: Ron JeffriesThree members of the Redbridge Music Lounge Players harmonise. Photo: Ron Jeffries

More than 30 artists performed at the Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest day festival, in High Road, on Saturday, June 30.

Three-piece psychedelic blues rock band The Tea Project headlined the show with support from singer-songwriter and guitarist

Ron Jeffries said: “Ken Aston Square in Barkingside was alive with music on Saturday as Redbridge Music Lounge staged ‘Music in the Town’ - a day long feast of vocal and instrumental acts.

“Shoppers stopped in their tracks as the music wafted across the busy high street.

Chris Barrow (bass), Anne Patrick (vocals), Dick Jude (drums) and Gheorghe Neagu (accordian) of Forest Gators had the audience tapping their feet to the rhythm. Photo: Ron JeffriesChris Barrow (bass), Anne Patrick (vocals), Dick Jude (drums) and Gheorghe Neagu (accordian) of Forest Gators had the audience tapping their feet to the rhythm. Photo: Ron Jeffries

“On a scorching hot day, those who had the time relaxed on chairs, some tapped their feet to the rhythm and others danced.

The event was coordinated by Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club.


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