Growing in notoriety and popularity, the Lancaster Music Festival has just been named among the winners in the 2013 Lancaster Tourism Awards. The 5th annual Lancaster Music Festival takes place this weekend, 11th – 13th October. With over 100 performances at over 30 venues, there’s something to meet every taste, whether your passion is blue grass, punk, rock, indie and pretty much everything in between. Most of the shows are free, as are the brochures. The city will indeed be alive with the sound of music.
One of the featured artists is local singer/songwriter Jay Diggins from Scorton, Lancashire – tipped to be an artist on the verge of his big break. Jay’s debut album, ‘Searching’, was recorded at his own purpose built studio in Scorton and launched on 23rd September at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre to co-incide with the start of an international tour which will round off in New York in January next year.
Jay grew up listening to his father’s record collection and his earliest influences were the likes of greats such as BB King and Neil Young. By age 10 he had started to play guitar and sing and says, “It was something that seemed to come naturally to me.”
Earlier this year Jay turned down an opportunity to take part in the BBC’s show, The Voice, after producers, having listened to his music, asked him to appear. Jay has no regrets about shunning the possibility of a quick rise to fame although he admits that if he were 18 years old it may have been something he would have jumped at. Instead, he is committed to concentrating on his singer/songwriter craft and following the path which he has been carving out for some years now with a steady and growing number of supporters. Jay will be performing at The Dalton Rooms on 12th October.
Looking for accommodation?
Lancaster House is just minutes away from some of the Lancaster Music Festival venues on the Lancaster University campus and a short bus/taxi ride away from the City centre where all 30 venues are in close proximity. Lancaster House has limited hot date rates available across the weekend from £65 room only (correct at the time of publishing).
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- Written by +Tina Taylor