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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival Weekend - 1 place available

  • Jul 18, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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The biggest of its kind in Britain, the Jazz & Blues Festival gets the festival season off to a swinging start in July, making sure everyone's in the mood before its larger festival cousins hit town. And expect that Glenn Miller classic along the way somewhere, as everything from big band favourites to skiffle, ragtime and freeform jazz is on the menu at over 100 shows in a festival that just keeps growing. As its size has increased, so too has the talent and diversity of its acts, with international stars coming together with the very best in Scottish talent to create one of the most vibrant and multi-cultural of all Edinburgh’s festivals. Don’t forget that vital blues ingredient either: previous years have seen the legendary BB King strut his stuff in the capital. We will need to book the accomadation early for this as it proves to be a popular event, hostels and hotels will be available!

Singles rooms booked in student residences in Central Edinburgh £54 for the two nights, train travel extra!  Train tickets now available.  Please refer to the meet up event for details of what times people are travelling etc.

Address of Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Metro
15 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1LY

Tel:[masked]

Email: [masked]­.uk

 

The majority of people have booked the following trains but you can book the train to suit you and we will meet up with you in Edinburgh. 

Train Times

Friday 18th of July

5.29am from Sheffield to Edinburgh Waverley arriving at 9.21am

Sunday 20th of July

6pm  Edinburgh Waverley to Sheffield arriving at 9.38pm

 

 

Payment

Please pay Deposit and Balance payments into the below account, use your Full Name as a identifier and specify which event the payment is for.
The Account is in the Name of Mr Nicholas Devine

Sort code......40-41-13
Account number......22220717


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely weekend. Fabulous place to visit great music, food, culture and friendly people. Thank you.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Carol

    Amazing weekend, loads to do - still not seen it all. Brilliant culture, entertainment, shows, music and architecture. Great place to visit. Fabulous time with lovely people thank you for your company.

    2 · July 22, 2014

  • Dale

    Brilliant fun weekend spent with great people - thanks N & A for organising. Loving the "Pink Ladies" in the photo!!

    3 · July 22, 2014

  • helen g.

    A lovely weekend. Thanks

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Steve T

    Really enjoyable weekend, thanks for organising it Nick and to everyone in the group and in Edinburgh who made it so.

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Lyneve

    Fab weekend great music people and City

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We have one place that has not been filled at this stage. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Thanks.

    July 17, 2014

  • helen g.

    I am on the later train that arrives at[masked]

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Dale

      Me too Helen. See you on Platform 1.

      1 · July 15, 2014

    • helen g.

      Thanks Dale. see you on Friday

      July 16, 2014

  • Carol

    I have put together a rough map of where accommodation is and where the music venues are if any would like a copy let me know. Posted a general message out on SS as I can't on here. Looking forward to the weekend ahead :)

    1 · July 14, 2014

    • Carol

      Also have quick link to whats on,where & times. Let me know if you would like the links posting and I can send them via message. Links won't work in replies on here.

      July 14, 2014

    • Dale

      Hi Carol, would be great if you could bring a few copies to help us familiarise!! Really looking fwd to weekend :-)

      1 · July 15, 2014

  • Carol

    Are we all on the early train?

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Carol

      I know 3 of us are getting on at Doncaster at 6.15 and few more on the same train leaving Sheffield at 5.29

      1 · July 15, 2014

  • Carol

    Anyone fancy doing this on Friday 18th

    Mandela Day Concert - ABDULLAH IBRAHIM / FRESHLYGROUND / MAHOTELLA QUEENS A key player in the groundbreaking South African jazz scene of the late 50’s, pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim came to international attention thanks to Duke Ellington’s support. His group made the first South African jazz record and, for many years in exile, he was a torchbearer for South African music. He played at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, and now in the year he celebrates his 80th Birthday, he will play at Carnegie Hall in New York and The Royal Festival Hall in London. We are delighted that one of the most legendary musicians in South African music will present his very special, often reverential, powerful and engaging solo piano music once more in Edinburgh.

    July 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Carol, sounds great. I'm up for it! :-) open to most kinds of jazz music. I'm sure it will be great.

      1 · July 14, 2014

    • Carol

      Just checked ticket prices for this and it's one of the more expensive events £37.50, £31, £ 27.50, £22.50 plus £2.50 booking fee. Starts at 8pm

      July 14, 2014

  • Carol

    Not long now peeps. Enjoyed this last year and not far from our accommodation either. The historic heart of Edinburgh becomes a mini New Orleans for the afternoon.

    The Grassmarket has a host of bands, stages, brollie dollies and a mix of visiting and local musicians create non stop entertainment and a party atmosphere. This year’s musical line up includes: Shreveport Rhythm, Horndog Brass Band, The Rae Brothers, The California Honeydrops, SZK Sizhukong Vieux Carre Jazzmen, Lights Out By Nine, Al Hughes. And of course the Mardi stalwarts, the Criterion Parade Band. Starts at 1pm Saturday 20th.

    July 10, 2014

    • Carol

      This year also brings Hamish McGregor Quintet, Jensen Interceptors, Lyndon Anderson, Freddie King, Gramophone Jass Band and Mardi Gras stalwarts the Criterion Brass Band.

      July 10, 2014

    • Carol

      *Saturday 19th

      July 14, 2014

  • Carol

    This was brilliant last year too - The Edinburgh Festival Carnival. Music, dance, costumes, street entertainment in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. Limbering up for its biggest and brightest year yet! Parade, starting at 2pm, will see 700 Carnival performers start from top of the Mound to West End of Princes Street. An extravaganza of eye-popping colour and high-energy music, sequined dancers, feathered costumes, circus performers and street theatre in one big dazzling spectacle under the castle. Carnival favourites Kalentura from the Netherlands, will lead over 100 live drummers, over 200 international musicians, 150 circus and fire performers, a dazzling range of costumes and puppets, all coming together from 17 different countries (including South Africa, Zambia, the Bahamas, Italy, Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica as well as Scottish and UK acts). The city centre will be an international carnival spectacular. Sunday 20th July

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • Helen Jones 1.

    sorry cant make it this time

    June 10, 2014

  • helen g.

    Nick, can you confirm receipt of payment please.

    June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    With big sadness I have to cancel my trip how I can get my deposit back ?i am preparing for big exam no time for pleasure x sorry for that I was looking forward that trip :-(

    June 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No I don't know anyone but I will ask

      June 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So you are telling me that if I will not find anyone for me place I will not get my money back ?

      June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 place still available due to a cancellation. If you would like to book, contact me for info. Train tickets need to booked asap in order to get a deal before the price starts to rise. Don't miss out!! :-)

    May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, one place has become available due to a cancellation. If you are interested, please contact me. Thanks.

    May 27, 2014

    • Carol

      Hi Anna I have been asked about the spare place will get back to you asap.

      May 28, 2014

  • lewis b.

    so every ones getting there own way there

    May 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi nick I did buy me ticket yet I planning take ticket from Sheffield next week because I want travel with group

      May 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-)

      May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, this event is now closed. If you want to join us, please book directly with the hostel. Thanks.

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Dale

    Hi, I am on 9.47 from Sheff, change at York, arrive 13.22. Return 18.00 to Donny then change for Sheff. Looks like a few of us will be on that return journey :-)

    1 · May 10, 2014

    • Dale

      The party will continue !! :-)

      1 · May 12, 2014

    • Carol

      It sure will :) 3 more of us on that train too

      May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi fancy travel to Edinburg with minimum changes ( 1)on Friday 921 arrived 1410 pm from Nott back on Sunday 18,1830, or19 00 to Nott is anyone thinking about this travel time table ? :)

    May 10, 2014

  • Lyneve

    Train tickets sorted .. might see you both Angie & Carol getting on from Doncaster on 529 from sheffield.:-)

    2 · May 9, 2014

  • Carol

    Travel tickets have arrived so all sorted :) See you there :)

    1 · May 7, 2014

    • Angie

      but will we see any Jazz?

      May 8, 2014

    • Carol

      Yes!

      May 8, 2014

  • Lyneve

    Anyone leaving from sheffield .. fancy catching train at 9.21 arriving 1305.. :-) Nick whats the address were we are staying please . Thanks.

    May 7, 2014

    • Nick D.

      Edinburgh Metro
      15 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1LY

      Tel:[masked]

      Email: [masked]

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Carol

    Train tickets are now available to book both ways for this weekend. Angie and I will be arriving in Edinburgh at 9.30ish on Friday and leaving at 18.00 on Sunday. Back home for 21.00

    May 6, 2014

    • Lyneve

      What station in Edinburgh are we travelling too .. not been before. :)

      May 6, 2014

    • Nick D.

      Hi Lyneve, it's Waverley, City centre

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • Jayne T.

    Just letting you know that there's a left luggage at Edinburgh station, £10 for 3-24hrs which means you can spend the whole day there and not carry everything (this also applies in Liverpool when we go there in AUgust!) - http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php

    2 · May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, train tickets available if you would like to book them now. I may not be able to travel until later in the day due to running out of leave and so I will be working :-(. I will keep you posted on what times I end up booking if you would like to meet up.

    There are some fairly cheap tickets up for grabs if you decide to set off earlier on the Friday. Thanks.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Nick D.

    All, 10 people going to this event and meeting up with others there. This event is now closed. I will update you on the travel arrangements. Thanks.

    May 2, 2014

  • Nick D.

    Dale is due to sign up and we are waiting for the pigeon to arrive :-)

    April 28, 2014

    • Dale

      Think the pigeon has been "plucked" - will chase the bank tomorrow!

      April 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Received thanks Dale.

      April 29, 2014

  • Nick D.

    Angie and a Gill are due to transfer over from SS.

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    RSVPs now open whilst transfer completes from SS,

    April 25, 2014

  • Emm

    Yes I would love to go - great - just need to pay

    March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Marie, received today.

      April 24, 2014

    • Emm

      Great - looking forward to it - thank you M

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new here this event sounds amazing I am excited to go however could you explain more in detail how this works ?:-) do you know each other all will you meet all before travelling day ?:) :)

    April 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Marta, I am with Nick and he had confirmed payment has been received. Thanks.

      April 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks great :) speak you soon

      April 24, 2014

  • Nick D.

    £54 includes your accommodation, but you have to book your own train tickets, details of arrival and departure times to be released later, when train tickets are cheap!

    March 31, 2014

    • Nick D.

      ASAP Debbie we still have 5 bedrooms on the first batch of rooms, but the prices will go up when they have gone as this is a popular weekend!, payment details on Home page under payments.

      March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Debbie, if you are still lookjng to join us for this trip. Can you send in your payment ASAP please. Thanks.

      April 23, 2014

  • Lyneve

    Just paid £54.00 online banking Nick thanks :)

    April 2, 2014

    • Nick D.

      Received with Thanks

      April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi nick I just made transfer on you account could you confirmed that please thanks

      April 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, just a reminder for your deposits. The rooms are nearly sold, so really need to send over your payments to ensure you have one. This particularly weekend in Edinburgh is very busy and so you will struggle to get hotels at decent prices. Thanks.

    April 23, 2014

  • Lyneve

    Ill pay mine online today Nick please confirm reciept thanks :)

    April 2, 2014

  • Debbie A.

    That makes two of us! Do we need to arrange our own transport and accommodation; or do we get a group booking? :-)

    March 30, 2014

  • Emm

    Very new to this - but so excited not sure how I go about getting the details !!

    March 30, 2014

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