- Make sweet music at the Chippington Norton Music Festival

February 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that anyone with some musical talent may be keen to develop it or simply enjoy seeing others engage with the artistic medium.

For those who like seeking out local music events, the Chippington Norton Music Festival could be the perfect way to spend a day or two on a visit to the Cotswolds.

The town is located in the north-east of the region, near the Warwickshire and Gloucestershire borders.

People who have booked accommodation in the Cotswolds next month may be interested to learn that the festival has been running for more than 100 years.

This year, the event kicks off on March 5th and will run until March 20th.

In addition to offering a number of professional concerts over the two weeks, there are also regular classes that anyone is allowed to join in.

These range from vocal and voice lessons to instruction in musical instruments, such as the piano.

Although the festival is a non-competitive event, special prizes will be awarded at the closing concert to people who have been deemed to have put in outstanding performances.

Some of the musicians playing in the shows include Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood, as well as Diabolus in Musica, who perform historical music in period costumes.

Tickets for the concerts and workshops cost between £2 and £15 depending on the event.