What a great weekend for music and fun in Hitchin. Some of it was linked to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and ALL of it showed our persistence, despite the rain.
There was wall-to-wall music at The Victoria (www.thevictoriahitchin.com) and The Bull in Gosmore, plus a gorgeous day (despite the weather) with the Town Centre Initiative on Monday on the Market Square. Highlights were the huge Hitchin Light Orchestra (www.hitchinlightorchestra.org) and the solo Lily Norman.
Lily actually deserves a special mention for her ability to belt out some modern-day classics but also some original songs. Sitting alone on a stage and managing to capture a square full of punters takes some doing. Especially with grey skies and rain threatening every minute.
Another special mention this weekend goes to Amelia Brown - another solo artist with a bigger voice than some of those 'discovered' on the BBC's recent 'The Voice'. Amelia, like Lily, had a busy weekend, singing around and about in Hitchin.
Hitchin proved once more that it has a bevy of musicians to entertain us and it all bodes well for another fabulous Hitchin Festival, beginning in just three weeks' time. Find out more at www.hitchin-festival.co.uk.
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Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.