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Not quite rocking all over the weekend

Chris Barber teaches cookery at rock weekend

Could a holiday with the pros turn him into the bassist he’d always wanted to be? Tom Horan signed up to find out.

Rock’n’roll and the country-house weekend go back a long way. Parking the Bentley in the swimming pool; snorting industrial quantities of cocaine in the snooker room; playing “hide the Mars bar” with the female guests – since the 1960s, musicians have made these pursuits as much a part of the bucolic English retreat as croquet, crumpets and the general-knowledge crossword.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph