Rafters are Ringing is the name of a quarterly music event to raise money to maintain Fearon Hall in Loughborough, the venue where the event takes place. The most recent Rafters night took place on 10th October. The atmosphere in the hall was magical with pumpkins on the stage, conkers scattered liberally about, coloured tealight holders and chalk so you can draw on the tables.
The first act was Autumn Dawn Leader who is a singer songwriter who mainly plays piano. She has fantastic songs and an amazing voice and we’re very lucky to have her as a regular at Loughborough Acoustic Club.
The next act were Becca O’Hara & Jake Manning who are both solo performers in their own right but also have a unique musical chemistry as a duo, performing covers as well as their own songs on a variety of instruments. Their set was a really eclectic mix and their vocal harmonies were wonderful.
The final act was Steve Parker who has a wonderful collection of songs and a terrific folky voice. His stories between the songs revealed the true depth of his lyrics, with a lot of humour as well.
All the acts seemed very comfortable to chat to the warm, appreciative audience and the organisers put a lot of work in to create such a special atmosphere.
The next Rafters are Ringing event is due to be in January and it’s well worth dropping in to support the venue and enjoy some great music.
Another upcoming event for Fearon Hall is a screening of FW Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu on 30th October which will be an amazing experience in a venue like this.