We’ve just been to Music in the Yard, set on the Cotesbach Estate, in the village of Cotesbach in the heart of the Midlands. Perfectly sunny weekend for sipping Pimms on straw bales & listening to local bands. Parking in the paddock, a stroll to the free camping field, locally brewed beer, eldeflower cordial, local bands, local food all served by a congenial bunch who helped to make the event low key and thoroughly enjoyable. A host of activities from tie dying, throwing on the Leach kick wheel, Diablo and storytelling from the Leicestershire Guild of story tellers.. Kids having a go making pots on the wheel A considered and well planned weekend, with the tremendous firing up of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine used 70 years ago in the Battle of Britain gave an extra buzz to a fabulous summer’s party.