Dr John Wyatt

Many will remember Dr Wyatt, ex Kokstad resident, who arrived in Kokstad in 1965, live in the area for 40 years, and who now resides in Durban. Dr Wyatt plays the saxophone, clarinet, organ, piano and keyboard and will charm you with the easy-listening tunes of yesteryear.  Come and relax and enjoy his music in Ikamva the garden of Julie-Ann Buss during the weekend.


Jacques Heyns – Piano recitals

Jacques Heyns grew up in the Kokstad district, and started playing the piano at the age of six. He obtained a B.Mus. from Potchefstroom University (now UNW) and an M.Mus. from UKZN. He also has a licentiate in piano performance from UNISA and a teacher’s diploma from the University of the Free State. Jacques taught music at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg for five years, and has been employed as an accompanist at the UKZN opera school since 2009. He also plays for choirs, church congregations, ballet classes and instrumentalists. Jacques will play in Strathneva the garden of Ingie Bryden, at the St Andrews service on Sunday morning at 08:30 and will accompany the Durban Chamber Choir on Saturday evening at 18:30.


Richard Payn – Bagpipes – Sounds of Scotland

Come and be moved by the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes ringing through EG’s beautiful landscape.

Richard Payn will demonstrate some of the techniques and nuances of Scottish bagpipe playing, and give some background into traditional Scottish folk tunes such as the jig, reel, march, strathspey and piobaireachd. He will also play a couple of his own folk compositions such as ‘Goats Ate My Research’ and ‘Jiggle Bells’.  Richard is one of South Africa’s topmost bagpipers. In 2016 he won the 100 Guinness, South Africa’s premier solo piping competition. He has also won many other local prestigious solo piping competitions. He regularly pipes with the 1 Medical Battalion Pipe Band and has also played with the Knysna Pipe Band, the Cape Highlanders and the Pietermaritzburg Caledonian Band. In 2013 he performed with the Cape Highlanders at the Basle tattoo in Switerland, the second largest gathering of pipe and military bands in the world after the Edinburgh tattoo.

Richard will be playing in Ingie Bryden’s garden on Friday afternoon, Merida Roets’ garden on Saturday morning and in Cathy Green’s garden on Sunday morning.