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Joe Stilgoe and the Great American Songbook, Eastbourne

3 nights Price from £1,298 per person
Departs: 27 Mar 2023
Departs: 27 Mar 2023

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Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter, Joe Stilgoe, will host this very special music weekend at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, with a series of concerts inspired by film, theatre and the Great American Songbook of Cole Porter. Joe and his Trio will bring to Eastbourne their uniquely entertaining style of performance in three private concerts. During the day there will be included excursions to the nearby Charleston Farmhouse, meeting place for the Bloomsbury Group in the early Twentieth Century, as well as Eastbourne’s acclaimed Towner Gallery, and we will dine each evening at the hotel with Joe and his band.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Three concerts
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader
  • A visit to Charleston Farm House
  • A visit to the Towner Gallery

Departure Dates and Prices

There is a supplement of £156 to stay in a side sea view room and £380 to stay in a front sea view room.  Please check availability at the time of booking.

27 Mar 2023

Status Limited

Price from£1298

Single Supp.£264

Call 020 7593 2284

Included Hotels

Located on the promenade with magnificent views of the English Channel, the 'White Palace' was once a popular destination for Victorians seeking the health benefits of the bracing sea air. Famous former guests include Winston Churchill and Claude Debussy, who corrected the score of his masterpiece, La mer, while in residence.


Joe Stilgoe

Piano, singer, songwriter

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Music Programme

27 March

Cole Porter and the Great American Songbook - From Anything Goes to High Society, Kiss Me Kate to Can Can, Cole Porter was the greatest musical songwriter of the first half of the 20th century. Joe and the band have been adapting his songs for years, and Joe has great tales and jokes from Cole’s life - this then leads into the rest of the Great American Songbook, covering Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Harold Arlen and many more. The trio setting is the perfect way to the capture the brilliance and playfulness of these songs, with scintillating interplay between the musicians and stunning arrangements to make these songs appear as fresh as a daisy (in green pasture…). 

28 March

Songs On Film - The greatest movie music! A show which first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe to rave reviews (5 stars in The Scotsman) and subsequently toured the UK three times. Deft and witty takes on well known songs, with Joe’s film knowledge and inside trivia coming to the fore. As The Times said “dapper, handsome and quick witted… and gifted with dazzling digits”.

29 March

Theatre - featuring songs from Joe’s thrilling new album THEATRE, recorded with The Metropole Orkest. Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lin Manuel Miranda and everything in between. The show is touring the UK at the moment, and this will be a rare chance to see this show in a beautifully intimate setting

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