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Despite rain earlier in the day, the Proms in the Park season got off to a hot and sunny start on Sunday afternoon.  A pleasant atmosphere prevailed as music lovers sat on the grass near the Broomfield Park bandstand to listen to music by North London Brass, with an intermission provided by young drummers from BishBashBosh and BoxBeaters.

north london brass at proms in the park  bish bash bosh at broomfield proms

There are three more Proms in the Parks concerts featuring a variety of musical styles - see below.  As well as the music and great atmosphere, there will be a licensed bar and delicious home-made ice cream and real lemonade on sale.

proms in the park poster

5th July

  • Two sets from North London Brass, playing traditional and contemporary brass band music
  • Interval support from BoxBeaters and BishBashBosh, playing Cajon and Samba

12th July

  • Two sets of folk music provided by regulars from Bowes Park Folk Club
  • Luke Carey, a cutting-edge singer/songwriter from north London

19th July

  • Operatic arias sung by Stephen Brice (baritone), accompanied by Neil Hatton
  • The Tatem Trio (local flautists)
  • Choral music by Bella Cora

26th July

  • Mairi Armstrong (vocalist) accompanied by Sarah Pope (keyboards)
  • The Forest Band - their set will include an opportunity to join the dance
  • The Etcetera Morris Men will dance out the Proms season

All this will be available free, thanks to sponsorship by Bennet-Walden estate agents (offices in Palmers Green and Southgate).

Broomfield Blues

On the five Sundays in August Broomfield Blues will be back for the third successive year.  As before, entry will be free - sponsored by Winkworth estate agents of Palmers Green.  The month will begin with two of the UK's top slide guitarist and culminate with an appearance by ace harmonica player Paul Lamb.

broomfield blues

Sunday 2nd August – Slide Guitar Special
  • Graham Hine & the Delta Blues Classics
  • The Customtones

Sunday 9th August - Southern Rock

  • The Haunting AD
  • The Blues Chapter

 Sunday 16th August – The Real Folk Blues

  • Tressell
  • The Low Down Dogs

Sunday 23rd August – Gypsy Jazz and Urban Blues

  • The Hot Club
  • That Blue Patch

Sunday 30th August – Piano and Harmonica Blues

  • Professor Redhair
  • Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

As in previous years, there will be food, a bar and that wonderful ice cream.

Palmers Green Festival

All the above will, of course, just be warming up the park ahead of the Palmers Green Festival on 6th September - a day out for everyone from PG and around and about.

palmers green festival logo6th September 2015
12 Noon to 7pm
Broomfield Park

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