Prescot – Maghull Wind Orchestra to perform in Festival Finale

The now well established Prescot Festival runs from 21st June until 30th June this year and Maghull’s very own Wind Orchestra has been invited to perform in the finale with soprano soloist Danielle Louise.

I hear that the orchestra went down very well at Lydiate Festival recently so if you want to hear them you know where to go – a quick trip down the M57 to Prescot on Sunday 30th June.

Lydiate – It’s 2017 Village Festival is happening soon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMOCJXubh5w

With the 2017 Festival only days away now I found this you tube review – see link above – of the 2016 Festival. It’s well worth watching. Cllr. Edie Pope gets in on the act with then Mayor of Maghull.

The 2017 Lydiate Village Festival will be held on Sunday 30th April on The Festival Field, Hall Lane, (Off Southport Road) L31 4HN. Behind Our Lady’s Church.

Lydiate Village Festival

This years event, held yesterday, benefited from good weather and a big turn-out of locals. It took place behind the famous Scotch Piper Pub and in the adjacent grounds of Lydiate Abbey.

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It was the second weekend in a row that I listened to Maghull Wind Orchestra although playing in a large tent in Lydiate could not be much further from the grand surroundings of Sefton Park’s Palm House of last week! Of course they were just as good though.

Maghull Wind Orchestra

Maghull Wind Orchestra

There was a display of owls and what wonderful creatures they are. Sadly some of them had previously been mistreated and others injured making their return to the wild impossible.

Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl

A battle re-enactment was also taking place which certainly made the owls all a flutter when the guns went off!.

Battle Re-enactment

Battle Re-enactment

All in all a good day out and the organising committee deserve great credit for their efforts which must be year round.

The owl photos are amongst my Flickr photo’s at
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/