Ock’n’Dough and Blackbeard’s Tea Party on menu at Raunds festival

Keith Unwin (Raunds Ukelele Orchestra), Dace Fisher and Bob Fisher from Ock'n'Dough and performer Alice Wright

Keith Unwin (Raunds Ukelele Orchestra), Dace Fisher and Bob Fisher from Ock'n'Dough and performer Alice Wright

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The annual Raunds Music Festival is ready for its big party weekend which starts on Thursday, April 30, with events every day until Sunday, May 3.

The festival starts on Thursday at The Snooks in West Street with a free song and tune session.

On Friday night revellers can dance at the festival ceilidh led by band Ock’n’Dough featuring a set by Raunds Ukulele Orchestra.

Saturday‘s festivities kick off with dancing in the town square at 10am while there is a free workshop for children in the library at 11am.

The programme carries on into the afternoon and evening with events at The Saxon Hall with folkrockers Blackbeard’s Tea Party on at 8pm.

The festival culminates with a concert by the Miranda Sykes Trio on Sunday after a packed day of muscial entertainment.

Hot snacks, food and refreshments will be provided by Krumbs and Norty’s Real Ale Bar will be selling various beers and ciders. For further information about the event go to www.raundsfestival.com. For tickets call the hotline on 07756 015615.