Ma Bessie – Festival closing party!

Ma Bessie

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Join us for our closing party, with Ma Bessie’s first live show since lockdown!

Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners. Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic group of musicians that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie combines classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.

This event was performed live on 26th July 2020.

This event was live captioned.

You can download the set list and lyrics here.

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  • From: Sunday, 26th July 2020
  • Start Time: 16:00
  • End Time: 17:00
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Leslee Barron
Leslee Barron
4 days ago

Love me a bit os Ma Bessie! x

Karen Lloyd
Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

I cant get in

Liam O'Brien
Reply to  Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

Hi Karen, The video should be at the top of this page. If not, you can see the show at https://www.facebook.com/RdgFringeFest/

Karen Lloyd
Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

The internet is streaming cant get in

Laura Mills
Laura Mills
Reply to  Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

Hi Karen,
If the video is not showing at the top of this show page try refreshing the page or going to the Facebook link that Liam suggested below. Let me know if you still have issues.
Thanks
Laura

Karen Lloyd
Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

Anyone else having problems viewing

Eddie Winship
Eddie Winship
Reply to  Karen Lloyd
2 days ago

Yes. Keeps stopping to reload.

Laura Mills
Laura Mills
Reply to  Eddie Winship
2 days ago

Hi Eddie and Karen,

Try hopping over to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=219116636006163&notif_id=1595692139173842&notif_t=live_video_explicit
The same video is showing there too:)

Laura

John Porter
John Porter
2 days ago

**Shout** Don’t Fence Me In!

Nicole Johnson
Nicole Johnson
2 days ago

Peter and I are clapping!

Rosamund Vinet
Rosamund Vinet
2 days ago

What a voice, so much energy. Fantastic Ma Bessie. I saw you last year, this year was mega good. I can’t wait for next year and the next ten thousand years!

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