Monday, 18 August 2014

Live from the Lawn, Tyntesfield

On Saturday I had the privilege to join my lovely friend and singer-songwriter Rosie Sleightholme playing a gig at Tyntesfield's Live from the Lawn. What was fantastic about this day of live music is that we got to play two very different sets: one in Tyntesfield's stunning chapel (one of the best acoustics I have ever played in – we both regretted not recording it!) and the other in a big marquee on the croquet lawn. It was all very pleasant with the weather lovely and sunny, and the atmosphere very chilled out. There were several acts playing on different stages and people just wandered around and relaxed.

It was wonderful to discover the beautiful house and gardens of Tyntesfield. Located seven miles away from the centre of Bristol, the house was built by William Gibbs in the 1860s in the Victorian Gothic revivalist style. It was so nice to be making music in such an incredible place.

Another brilliant part of the day was discovering the delicious fare of Barefoot Stonebooked Pizza Co. – that sorted out any hint of a hangover there may or may not have been lingering in the air. It was amazing to see how quickly those handmade bases curled up protectively around lashings of tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni and rocket.

And, being on a National Trust property as we were, we couldn't leave without that obligatory over-priced slice of cake and milky tea to finish off a lovely day.

Listen to Rosie's Great Oak EP below.

Tyntesfield House, North Somerset | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

The chapel at Tyntesfield | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Inside the chapel, Tyntesfield | Photo: Rosie Pentreath


Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Setting up | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Rosie performs 'Sabrina' | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Live from the Lawn, Tyntesfield | Photo: Rosie Pentreath






Visit: rosiesingssomesongs.com


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