Creative Royston and the team behind Royston MusicFest are absolutely delighted to announce a special one-off concert at The Old Bull Inn, Royston on Sunday 8th July at 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm).
Music fans in Royston will have a rare opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed musicians perform contemporary songs arranged for classical instruments including violins, violas, cello and harps, reinforced by the ubiquitous guitar.
This eclectic concert will feature Jeremy Harmer and the Ad Hoc Strings performing the wonderful arrangements of Jeremy’s songs; Schrödinger’s Strings performing some of their own songs alongside sublime covers of everything from Pachelbel’s Canon in D to Guns N’ Roses (on a guitar and 2 harps, amazing!), and last but certainly not least, wonderful songwriting and musical wizardry from local favourites, Thursday’s Band.
For more information on the artists click on the links attached to their names; have a look at the biographical piece provided by Jeremy, and at the website for Steve Bingham, leader of the Ad Hoc Strings.
Tickets are an absolute bargain at £10 in advance (£12 on the door) and would be good value for a concert by any one of these 3 superb acts. Click on the icon below to buy tickets – whilst you can!


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For 2018 the plan is to split Royston MusicFest into 2 days of music all of which will be free to the public. The main Sunday will be on 23rd September, running from approximately 1.00pm to 5-5.30pm-ish in 7 venues with a Gala Concert in the evening at The Old Bull Inn running from approximately 7-10pm. ‘Royston MusicFest – Unplugged’ is provisionally planned for Sunday 30th September to coincide with the final day of the arts festival. It will also run between 1-5pm-ish and will take place in smaller venues which do not require amplification and consist mainly of solo performers with perhaps the occasional duo.
The 2017 MusicFest took place on Sunday 24th September and a selection of photos can be seen below.
  • Daniel Nestlerode
There were 9 venues to choose from and a great choice of music – all FREE! The schedule for the day can be seen on the Royston MusicFest ’17 page (click on top menu) along with links to pages where you can find out more about the performers, one of which ‘The Trials of Cato’ recently won the Royston Folk Club Young Artists Competition – click on image to the right for more details.
If you are a performer who might wish to participate then please see the info about Royston MusicFest ’18 at top right.