Festival time in Sheffield suburb Nether Edge

Sheffield suburb Nether Edge has a pop-up festival taking place over the next two weekends (September 12-13 and 18-20).

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 12:00 pm

Some of the events, such as General Cemetery trails, overlap with Heritage Open Days, while Sunday’s farmers’ market (September 13) is well established.

One new event on Sunday at 5pm is a live-streamed gig by two members of Anglo-Belgian balfolk (European traditional dance) trio Emily & the Simons, featuring music composed by fiddle player Emily Bowden.

She will be joined by accordionist Simon Dumpleton. To watch, go to facebook.com/netheredgefestival

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Sheffield-based concert pianist Kaoru Bingham was due to play at the festival’s second weekend, but that looked like it could not go ahead because of Covid restrictions.

Organiser Jean Allen came up with the idea of filming Kaoru playing behind closed doors at St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane, and the recital then being made available online.

She will perform Bach’s Partita No 1 in B flat Major, Mozart’s Piano Sonata K457 in C Minor and Debussy’s ‘Images’ Book 1.

The recital will be broadcast on Saturday, September 19, at 7.30pm, also via the Facebook page.

Another music event this Saturday (September 12) at 4pm takes place at Kenwood Hall Hotel, if the weather holds up.

Nether Edge History Group launch a publication on World War Two in Nether Edge with a chance to hear some of the stories interspersed with music of that time.

For full details of festival events, go to netheredgefestival.co.uk

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