The Shires at Lytham Festival

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Hey!

After my Lytham Sportfest post got put on the Lytham Life and Style Blog, I have been keen to help out and write more posts for the website, essentially becoming a regular guest blogger. Along with founder, Denize, and fellow guest blogger, Alexandra, we were fortunate enough to receive free tickets to go to Lytham Festival on the first week of August. We had two tickets per event so we took it in turns to go see what we could in order to get a well-rounded experience of the full festival. I got tickets for The Shires and Lawson, who both performed on the Pavilion Stage, and also the screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the West End Proms, both at the Main Proms Stage. Of course like any freebies us bloggers may get, it's only right I do reviews and round ups, etc. Which is great because I have so much to say!

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First up was The Shires. I went to see the English country duo with my Mum with no idea what to expect. I'm the sort of person who likes all kinds of music but I do only really listen to one type (80s rock with some Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors thrown in) so it's very rare for me to actually go to a country style gig. I will say straight away though that I was very impressed. The duo, Crisse and Ben, were very bubbly and great performers, immediately getting the crowds up and dancing! The entire room was jam packed and I didn't see a single person not tapping their feet or waving their hands in the air. What I loved was that the age range was non-existent. Everybody from kids with their parents to the elderly men and women jamming whilst sat down on a stool. There was someone from every generation showing how real good modern day country music really can bring everyone together!

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Opening for The Shires was local singer-songwriter Robbie Cavanagh. What a fantastic choice of a support act. Robbie Cavanagh performed with a band and despite being undiscovered by this particular audience, it didn't take everyone very long to warm up to him. At times, he stripped it back to just him and his guitar for a little acoustic session. It was beautiful! Cavanagh currently has his debut record out now called 'The State of Maine' which actually sold out on the night. I didn't manage to get one for myself but I definitely will be doing very soon!

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It was such a great night and I am so thankful that I got the tickets, because I wouldn't have gone if I didn't. Next time I see that The Shires or Robbie Cavanagh are in town, I will definitely be getting tickets! What a fab night I had! My Mum really enjoyed herself too! All the musicians on stage were incredibly talented and brilliant singers. Crisse Rhodes and Ben Earle's voice blend perfectly and Robbie Cavanagh had one of those soft mellow voices that you could listen to all day. I definitely recommend you check out both acts and their music!

Thank you to Cuffe and Taylor, and their PR company for the free tickets!
There will be more about Lytham Festival coming soon!
See you then!
- KC xx

Do you listen to any country music? Have you heard of The Shires? 

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46 comments

  1. I do listen to country music - mostly old - Johnny Cash fan. I've never heard of The Shires, I'm glad you & your mum had a good time x

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    1. I am not a huge listener of country but these guys were really good! We did :D

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  2. I don't choose to listen to country music but when I do I quite like it and have a few favourites thrown in x

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    1. Yeah I am the same! They were really good though

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  3. This looks like a good event. I've never heard of this band before x

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    1. It was! I hadn't before this gig but glad I have now :D

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  4. Wow this sounds so fun I'm not a huge fan of country music but will have to give The Shires a listen! X

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    1. I am totally the same but they were really good :D

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  5. looks like an amazing concert. would have love to be there.

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  6. I don't listen to country music but I'm so pleased you had a lovely night x

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    1. Me neither usually but these guys were great! Thank you :D

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  7. I've never heard of this festival, but it looks ace.

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    1. It's a relatively small one, a couple of big names appear every year though. It really was :D

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  8. I've never really listened to country music but the festival sounds like loads of fun x

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    1. I don't usually either but this was really fun!

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  9. I am not a country music fan but it is great that it got you out of your music comfort zone and allowed you to try something new!

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    1. I am not usually a fan but these were amazing! Yes for sure, I may begin to do it more often after this :D

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  10. I'm glad the show was so fun! It's always nice when a band can put together an exciting live performance.

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    1. It really was thank you :D Yes it makes the experience so much more enjoyable I think :D

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  11. I've never heard of The Shires but I do enjoy a bit of Country music from time to time xx

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    1. They are great and hadn't really heard of them before the gig myself :D

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  12. I used to listen to country music when I was younger but not so much anymore. I still really enjoy it so will check out the shires xxx

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  13. Wow this sound awesome. I love listening to some country music. xx

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  14. I havent heard of this festival before but you have done a good job at selling it to me x

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    1. It's only a small one, we get a couple of big names every year though! It's a great week of music though x

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  15. I love country music and I love the shires too. This sounds amazing!

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  16. I do love a bit of country music - how didn't I know about this!

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    1. I didn't either, though apparently they're quite a big country group from what I've heard!

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  17. I don't really listen to country music, but my husband really enjoys it.

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    1. I don't either but this was a really good gig :D

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  18. I have been listening to The Shires quite a lot recently and would love to see them live. It looks like you had a fabulous time x

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    1. That's awesome, they were really good :D x

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  19. I really do enjoy a bit of country music, I like the fun laid back vibe of the people into country music too. x

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    1. That's great :D Don't listen to it a lot but I enjoy it when I do :D

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  20. I love country music and whilst I love his voice I am not so sure on hers. I can't help feel it sounds slightly kareoke...

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    1. Yeah I understand what you're coming from, they were really good though on the night :)

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  21. Looks like you and your mom had an amazing time, I listen to country music sometimes not the often though.

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    1. We really did! Yes I do not listen to it often either.

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  22. It sounds like this was a good event and you and your mum had a great time.

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    1. It was amazing, we had a great time :D

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  23. I love a good bit of country music! Florida Georgia Line is one of my favourites

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    1. Yes me too! That song was so good :D

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