“It’s not very rock’n’roll. It’s more like the Bake Off with guitars.”
So says Ian Donaghy, organiser of the Forever Young Music Festival – and it proved to be a winning combination.
People of all ages gathered at the Grimston Court Residential Care Home on Hull Road for a day of music, dancing, cake and all manner of related fun.
Among those performing were Steve Cassidy, Jess Steel and Heather Findlay.
And it went down a storm with the large audience: “What a fantastic day all round! Great entertainment in both marquees,” said Beryl Long, a key player in York Musical Theatre for the past 60 years.
There was also a group put together especially for the event called The Old Fiddles, made up of veteran musicians who have played with star names including the Rolling Stones and Tom Jones.
People were welcomed at the gate by Kenny Stamp playing Disney favourites on trombone and Kieran White delivering requests on piano.
All ages were represented on the stages, from under tens in the Valley Arts Youth Theatre Group and 12-year-old Maggie Wakeling, to the Royale Accordian group whose average age is 85.
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