Oxjam comes to the Leighton-Linslade Music Centre

Making music at Leighton's Oxjam festival
Making music at Leighton's Oxjam festival

These boots weren’t just made for walking – but for dancing too.

That was the case when members of the Leghton-Linslade Music Centre took part in the Oxjam festival.

A group of 20 musicians of all ages had the crowds dancing and cheering as they enjoyed the feast of live music in the sunshine.

A folk group performed three pieces, followed by three numbers from a ukelele band who gave a rousing version of the iconic Nancy Sinatra hit These Boots are Made For Walkin’.

Centre spokeswoman Debbie Nicholls said: “It was a lovely afternoon – there was a really heartfelt round of applause at the end.

“And it was a great advert for the Music Centre. When you can tell someone who is watching that someone on the stage hadn’t even played the ukelele this time last year, it’s very inspiring for them.

“We have beginners of all ages – not just children – and sometimes it’s the retired people who want to try something different and go on to join other groups.”

The Music Centre is a real family affair with a father and son in the folk group and father and two sons in the ukelele band.

It holds sessions every Saturday between 9.15am and 12.30pm and is one of four run by Inspiring Music, Central Bedfordshire’s music service.

> Members will be back in action on Saturday (March 25) when they perform in a concert at Vandyke Upper School.