Blue Rose Code's triumphant return

REPORT FROM folk at the froize – 14th May 2024 BY julie murray

The winning formula of Folk at the Froize events begins long before the first note is struck on stage. It starts with an exquisite supper, lovingly prepared and cooked by David Grimwood and his talented team. Everyone is treated to an array of hearty dishes and fresh salads, each bursting with flavour and locally sourced goodness. This communal feast not only nourishes the body but sets the stage for the soul-stirring melodies to come.

With appetites sated and spirits lifted, the first half of the evening unfolds with the arrival of Blue Rose Code. Against the backdrop of twinkling lights and the soft hum of anticipation, Lyle, Ross, and Gus take their places on stage, guitars in hand. As they weave their musical tapestry, the audience is transported on a journey of emotion and introspection. Ross’s velvety vocals intertwine perfectly with the intricate guitar work, creating an atmosphere that felt like a warm embrace. Ross’s voice, akin to a soothing balm, had a mesmerising effect, enveloping the audience in a cocoon of serenity.

However, it wasn’t just the musical prowess that captivated the audience; it was the poignant lyricism that struck a chord deep within. Blue Rose Code’s lyrics transcended mere words, weaving intricate tales of love, loss, and life’s complexities. As they shared their personal stories through song, an undeniable emotional connection blossomed between the performers and their captivated listeners.

During the interval, the atmosphere bubbles with anticipation as the dessert table is unveiled, a feast for the eyes as much as the palate. With delectable treats laid out like precious jewels, attendees indulge in sweet delights, their taste buds dancing in harmony with the melodies lingering in the air.

As the second half of the performance unfolds, the audience become completely absorbed in the captivating rhythms and melodies. Fingers click and hands clap as they join in with the band becoming part of the performance. In this collective moment of musical delight, everyone is united in a harmonious celebration of sound and emotion.

In essence, Folk at the Froize is more than just a concert series; it’s an immersive experience that engages all the senses and nourishes the soul. With its winning combination of culinary delights and soul-stirring music, it’s no wonder that Blue Rose Code’s triumphant return was met with such enthusiasm and reverence. 

Julie murray

Guest blogger