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DG Music summer party is a sell-out success!

Published: 2 Jul 14, 12:32pm  |  Author: DG Music

Our sell-out summer party proved there’s no better way to listen to music than to listen to it live!

DG Music celebrated its 10th anniversary with an evening of fantastic entertainment from some of our top artists on Sunday.

Hundreds of people gathered in the grounds of Oakham Castle to enjoy the afternoon which included performances by Monroe, Govannen, The Atlantics, Rutland Youth Dance Academy, The Houndogs and Funk Soul Brother.

Proceeds from the event will go to The Karen Ball Fund which supports terminally ill patients and their carers in Rutland.

DG Music director David Graham said: “I’m very proud of what we do at DG Music. It’s been great to hold an event like this to celebrate 10 years in business and to have such a wonderful location to host it. 

“I would like to thank all the musicians and sound crew who so generously offered their time and agreed to come and play for free. It is their generosity together with the support of all of those that bought tickets that has enabled us to raise so much money for the charity.  

"All of us at DG Music are passionate about performing live music and we are only able to keep doing this through the support of those that buy tickets for gigs or book musicians to perform at their events. So, we thank all of you for helping us to keep the spirit of live music alive.” 

The event raised more than £2,000 for the Karen Ball Fund which provides equipment and support for terminally ill patients and their carers in Rutland. 

The money will cover the cost of a new defibrillator and help the charity reach its goal of installing one in every village in the county. 

Charity trustee Harry Smith said: “It was wonderful to see so many people supporting such a great event. It means that every person who went might be responsible for saving someone’s life.” 

Take a look at these pictures of the event by Garry Taylor.

Govannen step up the pace with their Irish jigs and reels.

The Atlantics perform on stage

Members of the Rutland Youth Dance Academy

The Houndogs in action

Our headline act - Funk Soul Brother

Rutland Radio presenter Rob Persani chats to Harry Smith from The Karen Ball Fund.

The view from the stage

David would like to offer his warm thanks to everyone that assisted with the staging of the event including… 

* The bands and crew

* Everyone who bought a ticket

* Anne Mortimer at Music & More for ticket sales and gate.

* Tim Cook at Versatile Venues for bar and general assistance with the event.

* Paul Freeman at Barnsdale Lodge for bar help and accommodation offer

* Duncan and Rachael Robinson of Groovy Foods

 * Sharon Tait from The Kitschen Van

 * The Karen Ball Fund for steward support

 * Falcon Hotel for ticket sales in Uppingham

 * The Grainstore Brewery

 * Rutland County Council

 * Adrian Forrest at The Stamford Marquee Company

 * Harvey Knipe at Aqualoos

 * Oakham Castle staff

 * Nicky Sandall at BJ's Print and Design

* Rutland Radio

 * All staff at DG Music including of course my wife Belinda Graham

Here's to the next 10 years...

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