Garry Blakeley

www.garryblakeley.co.uk
www.beautifulbowsandviolins.com



If you would like details of gigs listed on this page, please contact me (garryblakeley@aol.com) and I will be happy to forward you any information that you may require.  Always check with venues before travelling long distances!!

2024 Diary Dates: 
Jan 14th  Two Sawyers Pett  Garry & Bear  5.30pm - 7.30pm  (private party)
Jan 25th  Burns night  Garry & Bear  Jenny Miller
Feb  03rd  Llama Legs  Dolphin  9.00pm - 11.pm
Feb  09th  Garry & Bear  Dolphin  7.30pm - 9.30pm
Feb  23rd  Garry & Bear  The Plough West Hill  8.30pm - 11.00pm
March 01  Garry & Bear  Tintin's  9.00pm - 11.00pm
March  18th  Garry - Sedlescombe  -  private function  2.30pm - 3.45pm
March 17th  Garry & Bear Paddy's Day  STAG
Feast of Fiddles Tour Dates:
April  08   Exeter Corn Exchange    01392665938
         09   Worcester Huntingdon Hall   01905611427
         10   Manchester The Stoller Hall   03331300967
         11   Kendall Brewery Arts   01539725133
         12   Alnwick Playhouse   01665660678
         13   Masham Town Hall   01765680200
         14   Settle Victoria Hall   01729825718
         16   Stratford Playhouse   01789333990
         17   Wimbourne Tivoli Theatre   01202885566
         18   Benson Village Hall   01628636620
         19   Emsworth St. James Church   01243370501
         20   Maidstone Mote Hall   01634241108
         22   Bexhill Izzard Theatre   01424214545     BUY TICKETS NOW
         23   Bury St. Edmunds The Apex   01284758000
         24   Milton Keynes The Stables   01908280800
         25   Cromer Pavilion Theatre   01263512495
         26   Lowdham Village Hall   01159653514
          27  Roses Theatre Tewkesbury  01684295074
 
May  06th  Garry & Bear  JITG  West Hill  from 12.00 noon CANCELLED
May  10th  Garry & Bear  Dolphin  7.00pm - 9.00pm
May  26th  Llama Legs  Royal Oak Pett  4.00pm - 6.00pm
June  05  Holy Trinity Church Garry solo - Free Concert  1.10pm - 2.00pm
June  16th   Garry & Bear  the STAG  5.00pm - 7.00pm
July 05th  Feast of Fiddles - New Forest Folk Festival
July 14th  Llama Legs  Jenny Lind  4.00pm - 6.00pm
July 20th  Garry & Bear  Andrew Lucas (private) 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Aug  03rd  Llama Legs  Dolphin  9.00pm - 11.00pm
Aug  04th  Llama Legs  Queens Head Icklesham  4.00pm - 6.00pm
Aug 08th  FOF  Cropredy Festival
Aug  11th  Garry & Bear  Brickmakers Bexhill  3.00pm - 5.30pm
Aug 16th  Garry & Bear  Dolphin  7.00pm - 9.00pm
Aug  18th  Llama Legs  Porters Old Town  4pm - 6.00pm
Sep  06th  Garry & Bear  The Plough  West Hill  8.30pm
Oct  04th  Garry & Bear Jenny Lind Sundowner   5.30pm - 6.15pm
Oct  06th  Llama Legs  Queens Head Icklesham  4.00pm - 6.00pm
Dec  08th  Garry & Bear   Porters Old Town  4.00pm - 6.00pm
Dec 14th  Garry Solo - craft fair Bexhill

DIARY DATES 2025
Jan  25th  Garry & Bear Burns Night  Jenny Miller


THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR

The Wheel of the Year is a truly fabulous and unique celebration of the annual cycle. It takes you on a passionate and exciting journey through the passages of history, whilst inviting you to experience the many magical festivals and traditions of the passing seasons.
The superb lyrics of Rose Blakeley are highly descriptive and are brought to life by the powerful and atmospheric music of Garry Blakeley (Feast of Fiddles). His stunning compositions are a beautiful combination of folk rock arrangements, slow airs and driving traditional tunes, which weave in and out of the rich, evocative narration of selected poetry and stories by Jane Downes (The Catsfield Steamers)

The Wheel of the Year also features some of the highlights of  The Ceremony of May our successful and well-loved tribute to May Day and the famous Jack-in-the-Green
This is an incredible production, which will totally enthral you and steal you away to a place of enchantment and imagination!


COME AND EXPERIENCE THE FEAST OF FIDDLES SHOW - you will not regret it !

Feast of Fiddles is a musical entertainment like no other – six of the UK’s finest fiddle players in a band of 11 which includes Dave Mattacks – the grandfather of folk rock drumming. Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler, Tom Leary and Garry Blakeley bring their own individual styles together to visit many musical genres in a show that has a wide dynamic range and will have you dancing in the aisles and perhaps even shedding a tear. The 2013 tour is the band’s 20th annual outing and the critical acclaim gets louder every year. Bring even your sceptical friends, they won’t be disappointed.

“Absolutely awesome!” – Sue Marchant, BBC East

“Feast of Fiddles is far more than half-a-dozen of
Britain’s most talented exponents of the instrument.
It’s a joyous two hours of excellence and
exuberance.” Get Rhythm

“Your imaginative programme was riveting from start to finish.  I relished the brilliance of tone colours in all sections; the violins soaring away, like the spring in the bow of an arrow, on an effortless flight path in perfect unison – like the first violins of a very great symphony orchestra – yet better, because of your innate musicianship, conductor-less craft, rhythm and palpable love of the many genres of music making you had to offer.   You are seriously all great musicians.”
David Fanshawe – African Sanctus