You're too late for the Bluebell Railway
Music Festival 2005
Three summer's evening shows at Horsted Keynes -
featuring The Fold, Blyth Power, Oysterband, and The Yetties
- and much more
A professional DVD was made of the 2004 event,
featuring The Levellers, Fairport Convention and The Yetties.
The last few copies of that DVD are still available through the Bluebell Railway Shop, telephone 01825 720803.
Friday 3rd June 2005
Evening concert in the Marquee at Horsted Keynes Station by The Fold. Their music, growing out of folk-rock, is an eclectic mix of fiddle-driven rock with dance-orientated funk and grooves.
Evening train service to connect from Sheffield Park
Hog Roast and real ale bar
Saturday 4th June 2005
Saturday's musical events in the Marquee at Horsted Keynes Station:
- 12 noon - 2.00pm New Orleans Echoes Jazz Band
- 3.00pm - 5.00pm The Rude Mechanics
- 6.00pm - 7.30pm Blyth Power - see below
- 8.00pm - 10.00pm Oysterband - see below
- A Hog Roast and real ale bar from midday
Blyth Power is one of the most original and innovative bands around. Formed in late 1983 by singer/drummer Joseph Porter, and named after a Class 56 Locomotive, one of the prime features about the band is their all-consuming individuality.
They have a strikingly identifiable and personalised sound built basically around Joseph's epic songs, with their colourful personnel, exotic story-lines and crashing, impassioned choruses.
Oysterband ... winners of BBC Radio 2's "Good Tradition" Award for 2003 ... and winners (as Oysterband's Big Session) of the "Best Group" Award 2005
An evening train service connected with the show.
Sunday 5th June 2005
Sunday's musical events:
- at Sheffield Park Station:
- 2.00pm - 4.00pm The Bluebell Railway Band
- at Horsted Keynes Station:
- 7.00pm - 9.00pm The Yetties - see below
Sunday Evening with
In the evening, The Yetties were back for their 8th year running and performed in the marquee at Horsted Keynes. An evening train service was in operation together with a real ale bar and Hog Roast.
Originating from Yetminster in Dorset, the popular threesome are well known visitors of the Bluebell with their song and humour which has kept them busy touring the world including Nepal (the rightful home of the Yeti) since they turned professional in 1967.
They have recorded 45 albums over the years.
For years they have had a regular series on BBC Radio 2 called 'Cider & Song'. They also have numerous other Radio and TV appearances to their credit. They must be about the only performers to have worked on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The Yetties represent the heart and soul of England, which is still there if you dig deep enough. Modern technology has changed our lifestyles a tremendous amount but people don't change that rapidly they still, given the chance, like a good old sing-along of an evening.
Visit The Fold, Blyth Power, Oysterband, Bluebell Railway Band and The Yetties own web sites.
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Last updated by Richard Salmon, 5 June 2005