CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to Ian Gillies and all the team for a fantastic evening of joyful music, love and laughter at the Hold Back The River event.

At the brilliant opening of the show, the youngsters from Les Miserables were perhaps some of the best young singers ever heard. Delightful sounds.

All the individual acts excelled. The York Civic Choir captivated me with the little ones especially cute.

The Grand Old Uke of York – only been together four years? Unbelievably entertaining. We tend to only think of George Formby, but they took the uke to a new level.

Steve Cassidy is still looking like a heartthrob, Pike and his band are still romantic and the Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band were astonishing with Mike Pratt and his Frankie Dettori leap.

The players were so young and had so much talent. Jonathan Cowap and Adam Tomlinson held everything together with humour and panache.

The young piano accompanist and the guitarist were stars of the evening.

In all the evening flew by.


Pamela Frankland, Hull Road, Dunnington, York