Meet the Grand Homecoming entertainers

After 17 months without fans at Twerton Park for league football, we wanted to make sure we came back with a bang for our homecoming match. And what better way than to have live performances of two of the most evocative songs associated with football ever. First up we have local duo Jiggidy leading the way with You’ll Never Walk Alone, synonymous with Liverpool, but sung by football fans everywhere. Then, following in the footsteps of The Three Tenors at Italia 90 and Andrea Bocelli celebrating Leicester City’s Premier League win, it’s professional opera singer Anthony Flaum treating us to a stirring rendition of Nessun Dorma.

Anthony told us how much he’s looking forward to this Saturday, saying, “I know the impact Nessun Dorma made at Leicester City when they won the Premier League and in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome just last month at the Euros. It’s really exciting to be able to bring this amazing piece of music to life on this great footballing stage at Twerton Park”

Have a tissue ready, it’s going to be emotional!


Jiggidy is a multi-instrumental duo from Bath with roots in the folk songs and tunes of Ireland and the rest of the British Isles, and now embracing a wider repertoire of popular music. Formed of Rachel Barrett on fiddle and backing vocals and John Sandford on keyboard and lead vocals, they are regular performers at pubs in and around the Bath area and have also appeared at musical festivals in the Westcountry and South of England.


Anthony Flaum is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music & the National Opera Studio. He has sung principal roles with many of the UK’s major opera companies – English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Buxton Opera Festival, Northern Ireland Opera and Iford Arts amongst many others. He is very active on the private function market and passionate about educational outreach in the arts. He has also sung with many celebrated orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and is honoured to sing here at Bath City FC. He recently made his acting debut to much critical acclaim in King Lear alongside Sir John Tomlinson & Sir Thomas Allen at The Grange Festival. Future plans include a role debut in The Princess of Trebizonde by Offenbach (New Sussex Opera), Pandora’s Box (The Opera Story) and a return to Grange Park Opera next Summer in Verdi’s Otello singing Roderigo. He began his professional life in banking!