Carols In The Garden – Fairfield Living Museum – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


It was a dark and stormy night outside, but inside the machinery shed of the Fairfield Living Museum, Horsley Drive, Smithfield, it was all the fun of the Christmas Fair. The shed used to exhibit machinery, bikes, prams and more from Fairfield’s local history had a real country feel to it. And it was packed to the rafters, too, for ‘Carols in the Garden’.

On the program, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, entertained with 2 hot sets of 1920s jazz and Christmas songs that had crowd singing and dancing. The Spanish Language Choir opened with 5 beautiful South American carols accompanied on guitar. In between were dance performances by students of the local William Stimson School and the Shae Mowen School of Dance.

The Fairfield Advance published a story on Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters performing at the Museum for Page 3 of their mid-week edition…

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters get into the Christmas spirit for the Fairfield Advance.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters get into the Christmas spirit for the Fairfield Advance.

 

Some blurry pics of the night, though for privacy I didn’t take photos of the young dancers…

Rain brought 'Carols in the Garden' into the Machinery Shed in the Fairfield Museum. It gave 'Carols in the Garden' a real country feel. Country with jazz? It felt really natural.

Rain brought ‘Carols in the Garden’ into the Machinery Shed in the Fairfield Museum. It gave ‘Carols in the Garden’ a real country feel. Country with jazz? It felt really natural.

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, with 3 young singers from the audience carolling on Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, with 3 young singers from the audience carolling on Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

Bob Gillespie's drum kit.

Bob Gillespie’s drum kit.

The Spanish language choir preparing to kick off 'Carols in the Garden' at the Fairfield Museum

The Spanish language choir preparing to kick off ‘Carols in the Garden’ at the Fairfield Museum

Geoff Power, trumpet solo on Hindustan, with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Bob Gillespie (ex Maynard Ferguson and Glenn Miller on drums, Grahame Conlon ex Ricky May and Billy Fields in banjo.)

Geoff Power, trumpet solo on Hindustan, with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Bob Gillespie (ex Maynard Ferguson and Glenn Miller on drums, Grahame Conlon ex Ricky May and Billy Fields in banjo.)

You can have 1920s-1930s jazz and swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your party, corporate event and wedding, too. Enquire here.

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