3:39pm Monday 9th September 2013
By Mark Tallentire
MORE details have been announced of an outdoor music event this weekend.
Music in the Gardens will bring live music back to Old Durham Gardens, reviving a tradition which started at the pleasure gardens, between Sherburn Road Estate and Maiden Castle, Durham City, 250 years ago but died out between the two world wars.
The line-up features 17th century consort music act the Rainton Viols, Appalachian clog dancers Step This Way with the Bones Creek Band, medieval music enthusiasts Gidimapa, classicists Aquarelle Quintet, jazz and pop from CBar Saxes and world music by Durham Scratch Choir.
The event runs from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday (September 15), with refreshments served throughout. Entry is free.
Last year’s event attracted more than 500 people. It is hoped this year’s will raise money to support the restoration of the gardens, being led by a Friends group.
Visitors are invited to walk to the gardens. A limited number of disabled spaces are available on site. The car park at Maiden Castle is also available.
For more information, visit olddurhamgardens.co.uk
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