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Yorkshire whisky distillery welcomes Edwina Hayes to its Jazz and Blues night

Yorkshire's first whisky distillery welcomes Edwina Hayes to its monthly Jazz and Blues night


Driffield singer-songwriter, Edwina Hayes will stand in for Alastair James at the next Jazz and Blues night at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.


Edwina, who has, according to American folk star, Nanci Griffith ‘the sweetest voice in England', will perform at the Hunmanby distillery's Pot Still Coffee Shop on Friday 10thMay.


Spirit of Yorkshire co-founder and keen musician, Tom Mellor, is delighted to welcome Edwina back to the Pot Still stage: "With my Wold Top Brewery hat on, Edwina has been a friend of the Moonbeams Festival since it began 11 years ago, and we're delighted to welcome her back to the distillery again."


Edwina is equally delighted to be performing: "I'm honoured to be stepping for Alastair James, while he is playing in Portugal this summer, at my favourite whisky distillery."


Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and has played stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has had over eight million plays on You Tube.


Tickets for the event cost £10 and from £15.50 with a distillery supper. They are available online at or by calling 01723 891758.


Tours of the Distillery are available seven days a week and home-made refreshments are served in the Pot Still Coffee Shop that overlooks the stills from 9.30am - 5pm Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm Sundays.




Photograph caption: Edwina Hayes will play at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery on 10thMay Edwina Hayes will be at Spirit of Yorkshire


For more information or to arrange an interview with Tom Mellor, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on;


Direct line:01430 871360

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Notes to editors


  1. For more information about Spirit of Yorkshire, please visit
  2. Spirit of Yorkshire won Dram of the Day and Stand of the Day at the 2018 Yorkshire Whisky Festival that attracts distillers from as far afield as Taiwan, India, Japan and the USA
  3. Spirit of Yorkshire won Best Tourism award at the Scarborough Business Awards 2018
  4. Spirit of Yorkshire won best Small Business Award at the Chamber Bridlington and Yorkshire Coast Business Awards in October 2018
  5. Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery won Best Filey Business in the Toast of the Coast awards 2018
  6. Spirit of Yorkshire won a VisitEngland Welcome Award in the Attractions Accolades in appreciation of the outstanding experiences they have provided since they opened their visitor attraction in April 2017
  7. For more information about the weekly Jazz and Blues and monthly Distillery Sessions, please visit
  8. For more information about Edwina Hayes, please visit