Bath, Somerset -- The spa city of Bath is known for having a wide and varied culture, with plethora of local museums based in this beautiful city. One such museum well worth seeking out is Bath’s American Museum in Britain, which is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States. July 2012 sees the annual Bath Americana Festival taking place from July 4 - 8 at the American Museum, which is based at the magnificent Claverton Manor in Bath, Somerset, England.
During early July the American Museum, which is based at the magnificent Claverton Manor, will be the venue for the annual Bath Americana Festival taking place from July 4 – 8. If you happen to be staying in one of the hotels in Bath during the dates, be sure you add this fantastic event to your itinerary.
The Bath Americana Festival begins on the July 4, marking Independence Day which is an American National Holiday; what better way to celebrate than with this fabulous festival of American music? It is one of the region’s favourite festivals and this year will be offering visitors the chance to hear a range of American folk music, which focuses on Appalachian and bluegrass music from many talented artists.
It kicks off with a fun day of music in the grounds of the beautiful Claverton Manor, from bands like, the hugely talented Sharps & Flats, The Buffalo Gals, and the band Appalachia.
As well as a fine selection of tunes from supremely talented musicians, visitors will also have a chance to take part in educational workshops throughout the festival. There will be plenty of refreshments on offer with a BBQ and soft-drinks available or you can take along a picnic to enjoy! For more information on this special festival contact American Museum at: 01225 460503 (UK Telephone Number) or visit http://visitbath.co.uk/whats-on/bath-americana-festival-p1286793
So make sure you book one of the Bath hotels offering luxury accommodation, so you can enjoy the Bath Americana Festival and the many attractions around this beautiful city.
Bailbrook Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a beautiful, period Georgian, Grade II listed country house Bath hotel, which is set within its own grounds and lovely well kept gardens. Bailbrook Lodge is located in the historic Roman Spa city of Bath, England’s only UNESCO World Heritage City.
This delightful luxury B&B is an ideal choice if you are looking to enjoy one of the many Bath Spa breaks which are on offer throughout the year.
Bailbrook Lodge is ideal Bath accommodation if you’re seeking a bed and breakfast which is located in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere whilst being perfectly located to reach Baths’ historical city centre, which is only 1½ miles or 5 minute drive away, putting you in easy reach of Bath’s most famous sights and attractions: The Roman Bath’s, Grand Pump Room, Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey, The Circus, Theatre Royal, and the Thermae Bath Spa.
The Bath Americana Festival takes place on 4-8 July 2012 at the American Museum and at venues throughout the city.
The Bath Americana Festival is the South West’s favorite festival of American folk music focusing on bluegrass and Appalachian music with a special celebration of the banjo. The festival features an array of highly regarded artists from American folk scene in performance and educational workshops. Join the UK’s biggest bluegrass orchestra and meet for late night jam sessions in halls, pubs and social clubs.
Wednesday 4th July 2012, 5.30-8.30pm
Sharps & Flats, Buffalo Gals, Appalachia
Come and celebrate the opening of the celebrated Bath Americana Festival – as well as enjoying an Independence Day picnic – with an incredible line-up of regional string-band favourites! Bristolbased Appalachia will be on hand to offer their inspired take on American roots music. Buffalo Gals & Kate Lissauer, with their distinctive blend of old-time mountain tunes and songs, corny jokes, foot-stomping rhythms and occasional clogging, will put a broad grin on your face. Sharps & Flats, from Cornwall (or Kernow) are about as close to a bluegrass Boy Band as you will get and have given a brand new twist to an old-style music renowned for its dazzling 5-string banjo runs.
Bring a picnic rug or some chairs and sit back and enjoy an evening of pure heritage music, food and fun in the great outdoors of rural Claverton Down. BBQ and soft-drinks available to buy – or simply bring you own picnic!
The American Museum, Claverton Manor
Sunday 8th July 2012, 2pm
Identical twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick have grown up playing and writing music together. Their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo. They have performed both in the UK and internationally.
The American Museum, Claverton Manor
Included with museum admission
Sunday 8th July 2012, 4pm
Out of the Brew Super Jam Session
Bryan Chalker held a ‘Mayor’s Acoustic Pickin’ In The Parlour Day on Friday, April 13, inviting as many local musicians as possible to attend and pick for pleasure. The event was a huge success and it was almost a ‘ceilidh meets bluegrass’ kind of day, which is pretty much what we hope to achieve in the historic vaults of this noted wine outlet. If you can pick, blow, suck or thump, then come and join Chris, Nick, Chic, Simon and Andy (and maybe Cllr. Chalker himself) and make music the Bath Americana way!
St James Wine Vaults
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