23rd-25th Oct 2015: NHL Bristol Harmonica Festival !... Icon External Link Video Event Icon External Link Video

I had Great time again this year in Bristol and could even spend two additional days to discover this beautifull town, its street arts, etc... Going out to visit other festivals of other countries is the best way to multiply the pleasures and friends, knowledge about the harmonica. I can only encourage you ...

Roger Trobridge is sharing the saturday night concert

HERE ...


 For me as an external eye out of UK, this festival is THE UK festival! The one not to miss in England. I went to harmonicas festivals and conventions, mainly in Europe but also in SPAH. I am going back again this year for the 4rd or 5th time to Bristol, one day before to spend more time to visit the city, the castle, the nature, the famous suspension bridge, feel the atmosphere of this beautifull town that I really enjoy. Happy at the idea to see again lots of friends there: Roger, Dave, Ben, Jim, Phil, perhaps Shaun the UK blogger, Barabara, Japie, Eddie, surely Bertram from Seydel, Ismael that I met in a Spain Workshop with Joan Pau Cumellas and Greg Zlap (Spain Yeah!), Malcolm from Jersey, lots of people with who I have fun...

All the details are here (Follow the link)... Also lots of Jam sessions, first in the Folk House traditionally to open the festival on Friday, but also the night of Friday and Saturday in the Bristol Hotel. First time I could not believe my eyes, even the piano is there with lots of boogie 4 hands,  confortable sofas, marble everywhere, THE BAR !!!! People having fun and so much proximity between everyone. Impossible to explain, you have to come !

Hermine Deurloo Peter Madcat Ruth
Hermine Deurloo Peter Madcat Ruth

Hisako Yamaguchi from Japan, Roy Hugman, Mat Walklate, Jon and Yuki Vaughan, Hermine Deurloo and Peter Madcat Ruth are present this year ...  Also as every year, there are so many Masterclass that you always have three at the same time. And you pay once when you arrive, after some people move from one room to the other like in SPAH conventions (USA)... There are of course like every years some material, instruments, books, CDs, DVD, harmonica boxes etc...that you can buy. Bertram Bacher is always there with the Seydel Team ready to help you, give you great advices. (The Masterclass on tuning are Great) etc...

About the town, I will have lots of picture to show after the festival since I go one day before to visit... 

A view of Bristol

To finish, let me share this link from Barbara Tate, that I am always happy to meet in Bristol. Ten years ago her husband Douglas Tate, famous harmonica player from the UK came the very last time in NHL festival only one week before his death. To mark the anniversary Barbara has made some of his recordings available here: https://douglastate.bandcamp.com/

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