Goodnestone Festival  August 25th-29th 2022



Saturday June 10th 7.00pm

Malcolm Kittle -Organ Recital .

Malcom returned to Kent last year and we were delighted when he stepped back into the role of Organist at Goodnestone.

It will be great to hear his recital on the organ he grew up playing . 

Programme details to follow soon 


Retiring Collection. 

Friday July 7th  7.30pm

Cygnus Trio 

​Javier Montañana, violin
Hannah Lewis, cello
Cesar Saura, piano


it is very exciting to have the Cygnus Trio performing at Goodnestone for the first time. They are a very successful London based trio who have performed widely across the UK and Europe. In the summer of 2022 they were awarded the Recording Prize at the Filippo Nicosia Award, in Italy, and in 2023 will be recording their first commercial CD for Da Vinci Records.

Programme details to follow soon. 


Tickets £12 

We are very grateful to the support of our sponsors for this year's festival 

Friday 28th April 7.00pm 

Keith James 

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

​Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty and indulgence with the stroke of each word.  
The announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own vulnerability. Our world misses him very much.  
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.  
Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in theatres across the UK, giving over 550 concerts to more than 150,000 people. It has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. 
Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as If It Be Your Will, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection Book of Longing written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.


Tickets £12

2023 Concert Series 

Many thanks to everyone who supported our concerts during 2022. We are currently planning concerts for 2023 and details will appear here over the coming months. 


Tickets for concerts can be purchased online or by post 

For postal applications please send cheque made payable to Goodnestone Music 

to Goodnestone Music. 

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Tickets for concerts will be available on the door subject to availability. 

For further details regarding any concert please call 01304 841826 





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Sunday September 3rd  4pm 
Through the Looking-Glass

 A musical extravaganza based on Lewis Carroll's book, with music by Graham Patterson (aka Graham Titus)
Graham Patterson & Stephen Banfield (piano duet), James Hodgson (narrator)


Saturday July 22nd 7.00pm

Goodnestone Choir Concert 


A concert of varied choral music. 


Retiring Collection 

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We are currently finalising the concerts for this year's festival details will appear here soon. .

Friday 7th April 

Caritas Chamber Choir-Musical Director Benedict Preece 

Music for Holy Week 

After last year's wonderful Good Friday Concert, we are delighted to welcome Caritas back for an evening of music for Holy Week. 


No ticket required-retiring collection 

Friday May 12th 7.00pm

Open Water


We are delighted to have Open Water coming to play  at Goodnestone..

Open Water are an acoustic quartet steeped in the British Folk Tradition with influences of Celtic and American Bluegrass.

Based in the South East of England, they bring a fresh approach to acoustic music.  Joanne Doolan’s unique vocals emanate from her Welsh musical roots.  Guitars and other stringed instruments are played by Jeff Alexander and Richard Rozze.  Jeff’s influences come from traditions as varied as the Renaissance lute and flamenco guitar.  Richard’s influences stem from rock, blues and jazz traditions.


Tickets £10