Jazz Up for the Isle of Bute Jazz Festivities
There are no better ways of experiencing music in Scotland than jazz festivals year-round starting February. The country actually captures and sets out the soothing sound of the South with these music celebrations including the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival. The festival has been celebrated by the Scottish every year since it started with 6 bands in 1988 then expanded with lots of features such as Marty Taylor and Monty Sunshine encouraging visitors to venture other events the following year. Martin Taylor, The Temperance 7, The London Community Gospel Choir and Tommy Smith are just among the jazz celebrities who have had performed during the previous events. So every visitor who will take part in the festival is promised to hear fresh sound from young musicians.
The 27th annual Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is already set for its 2014 line up of activities and schedules of gigs are already drafted. Among the expected performers for the festival include Richard White’s Fivers, Savannah Jazz Band, Tim Saul Quintet, Jazz Praise Service, Chicago Teddy Bears, Mike Whellans, Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band, Havana Swing, Nova Scotia Jazz Band, Brownfield/Byrne Hot 6, Black Isle Jazz, Penman’s Jazzmen and Bobby Wishart Group. The acts of these performers are already confirmed. Other than the musical performance on stage, the street parade is a favourite activity of the jazz programme. Visitors interested to participate in the parade are encouraged to get into the street at 10:30am, 30 minutes before it starts to avoid being stuck. Organizers of the event announce the availability of weekend tickets at £50 for a weekend ticket purchased prior to April 1, 2014.
Date: From the 2nd and 5thof May 2014
Venue: Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde PA20 9JR in Scotland
Transportation: To get to Bute, you can directly ride a train from Glasgow Central station towards the Wemyss Bay ferry port, which is available on a regular basis. The island’s north end wee ferry will bring you aboard across Kyles of Bute from Argyll.
Accommodation: Note that the festival does permit attendees to do camping at Roseland Caravan Park, while several hotels, guest houses and hostels are now offering their services to accommodate coming visitors. With the B&B and hotel accommodation booking every year, there are now many establishments offering guests self-catering accommodation with utmost quality level. Among these service providers are Ardencraig House Apartments, Commodore Guest House, Munro’s Bed & Breakfast, The Victoria Hotel, The Glenburn Hotel and The Ardyne Guest House. You can eat out at Musicker Café, The Black Bull Inn, Kingarth Hotel, Esplanade Hotel, Victoria Hotel, Ettrick Bay Tearoom and Brechin’s Brasserie.
The varied musical performances in Scotland make it one of the liveliest jazz centers in Great Britain. These stunning centers provide a wide range of contemporary acts. The country serves as the best hub where you can experience the evolving form regardless whether you enjoy experimental jazz fusion beats or avant-garde jazz saxophone. Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is just one of the living legacies of the country that happen annually.