06 May We’re bringing live music back!
After a year of cancelled events and a decimated live music scene, we’ve made reinstating music sessions a major priority in our reopening plans!
In a bid to fill the 2021 diaries of music fans – and support local artists – we’ve scheduled a packed programme of Sunday Live Music Sessions which will run all summer long.
We’ll be hosting these Sunday Sessions in the recently revamped Cliffside Garden; enjoy ocean views as you kick back and listen to a variety of performances, including Sea Shanty groups, acoustic sets, folk music and melodious rock.
Live music has always been part of what we offer here, and we didn’t want to take the easy route and decide not to bother. Logistically it’s slightly more difficult as we are very careful about social distancing and keeping everyone safe here at The Driftwood, but we think you’ll agree it’s 100% worth it!
Pubs and breweries have been hit hard by the pandemic, and so have musicians and the entire events industry. As things start to open up again we need to support each other, and so we created the Sunday Sessions to run throughout the summer and give us all a boost.
The first Session takes place on 23rd May when Tim Ashton and Athene Roberts from 3 Daft Monkeys bring their world music-influenced acoustic music here to the Cornish coast; expect a quirky and original approach with infectious dancing rhythms.
We also want to encourage music lovers to get behind the Cask Is Back campaign (a cross-industry initiative from brewing organisations using the hashtag #CaskIsBack) during their visit and choose to support the recovery of the brewing sector by drinking cask ale.
Just like live music, enjoying cask beer was an impossibility during lockdown. Many breweries have got through by the skin of their teeth by selling bottles and focusing on online sales, but cask beer production is historically important and a huge part of our brewing heritage here in Britain.
Here at The Drifty we always have at least three cask beers available, which are wheeled across the road from the brewery each week and given time to settle before being dispensed to appreciative customers; guest casks from other breweries are a regular feature too.
It has been quite emotional with the casks arriving again and preparing the Cliffside Garden for the Sunday Sessions. At one point it felt like we’d never get back to this, but now normality is slowly returning.
Each Sunday Session starts at 3.30pm and runs until 5.30pm, weather permitting, and takes place in the Cliffside Garden which has stunning views, its own bar and a takeaway food service from the pub; table booking is advisable as space is limited, and for the time being customers must remain seated.
Visit our Facebook page for the full programme.