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First annual SwanFest takes off

Jake d'Alquen and Chu Ma Shu perform at SwanFest 2014 at The Black Swan Hotel, Pickering

Jake d'Alquen and Chu Ma Shu perform at SwanFest 2014 at The Black Swan Hotel, Pickering

A music festival which boasted a line-up of 19 bands and musicians has been hailed as a success by its 
organisers.

The first annual SwanFest saw the The Black Swan, Pickering, turned into a music Mecca for three days earlier this month, also raising £570 for Ryedale Special Families.

Among the performers during the weekend were The Cover-Ups, Rocketsmith and Red Chevrons and acoustic musicians Bruce Gowthorp, Four Quarters, and Steve and Dee Marshall.

Organisers Jake d’Alquen and Roland Peel paid tribute to the performers and the support of Paul Pickering, of Pulse; Ken Brown, of Brown Engineering; Black Swan landlord Ian Taylor and sponsors Television House, Pickering.

Winner of the luxury hamper was Jack Carter; a full list of raffle prize winners can be found in the pub.

Roland said: “I thought the festival went really well for a first attempt. It was well attended throughout and we raised good money for Ryedale Special Families. We think next year’s SwanFest will be bigger and better.”

Pictured: Jake d’Alquen and Chu Ma Shu and (inset) Nick d’Alquen, of Apathy Trio, at SwanFest.

 

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