The Annual Kirkstall Festival is held in the beautiful picturesque grounds of the ancient 12th century Kirkstall Abbey.
This year’s festival was something of a family affair. Performing separately and over three hours apart was my brother’s twelve-year-old granddaughter, solo artist Jessica and my fourteen year grandson with the band Paradise Street.
Jessica is well established in the area as a solo singer and has raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes.
My Grandson’s band was selected by a panel of professionals within the music industry to perform live in the Battle of the Bands contest.
Unfortunately, it was difficult to photograph the whole band without including part of the front row audience, whose rude lack of interest here would indicate they were waiting for a different teenage band!
For one so young, Jessica has remarkable singing talent. And although the band didn’t win, for fifteen minutes led by their singer Becky, they gave us a brilliant performance that showcased their collective talents.
“Make the best use of what’s in your power and take the rest as it happens.” ~ Epictetus (circa 55—135 AD)
There were numerous stage sets erected around the grounds, but this particular one was sponsored by The Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park!
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