The National Harmonica League Icon
Spring Festival
Kings Heath, Birmingham 

Saturday - May 12th 2007
10am - 11pm

Join the NHL

Links Menu
Contact Us


A Day and Evening of Enjoyment and Learning

Back to this year's Spring Festival

Last years Spring Festival 2005

Back to Spring Festival 2008

A full day of workshops is planned for this year's festival.

For more information contact Tony Stokes on 0121 682 6704, or email to

A full day of workshops, followed by an evening concert and jam session is planned for this yearís festival. Presenting workshops this year we have Jim Hughes, world class chromatic player; Ben Hewlett , one of the U.K.ís professional harmonic tutors; Four In Accord, the UK's premier harmonica group; Giles Hedley, a professional blues performer; Gerry Ezard, an experienced chromatic player and performer; Keith Parker, a fine player and performer, and an expert in amplification ; and the very talented Lee Sankey, one of the most exciting and innovative harmonica players to enter the U.K music scene in recent years.

Also joining us will be Laurie Garman, formally of the legendary Yardbirds; Philip Achille, World Youth Harmonica Champion Solo Chromatic (one of his many awards); and Carole Axford , professional chromatic player and music teacher. Ricky Cool and his band, together with the talented and versatile Chris Collis on keyboards, will be on hand to provide support for the workshops, concert , and jam session. The trade stand will be provided courtesy of Steve and Joan Noon of Eagle Music, displaying their extensive range of harmonicas and harmonica related products.

This festival offers you the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in the company of fellow enthusiasts, and to learn from, and listen to, some of the best players around. There is also the opportunity to play with the band in the jam session. As with previous festivals we have tried to cater for all musical tastes, from blues diatonic to classical chromatic, and for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. All this for the princely sum of ten quid!!

How To Get There

The venue is best reached via the M42 up the A435. Avoid travelling through Birmingham city centre! Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435 Alcester Rd, signposted Birmingham, and follow the signs for Kings Heath.

After about 5 miles look out for a big pub on the left called The Kings Arms. The entrance to the Cricket Club is approximately 150 yards past the pub on the right hand side of the road, opposite Livingston Rd. If you travel by public transport from Birmingham city centre, take the number 50 bus from the stop opposite Moor Street railway station. The bus stops right outside the venue. The entrance is round the back by the cricket field.

Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club
Charlton House
247 Alcester Road South,
Kings Heath,
Birmingham B14 6DT
Telephone 0121 444 1913

How Much Does It Cost?

The tickets are £10 for members and £12.50 for non-members. This includes the evening concert.

Food will be available.
If you have any questions or want prebook your tickets, contact Tony Stokes on 0121 682 6704, or email to

Return to top

This page and all its contents, © 2012, all rights reserved.

The National Harmonica League -