In July 1970 a ‘second generation’ Music Weekend began which was aimed at a younger age group. This group was more talented, many going on to become professional musicians, and their weekends were very much enjoyable house parties. Apart from the music Tillington and the Old Rectory were alive with rehearsals, walking, riding, tennis, catering and of course talking. The weekend usually ended with dancing on the lawn if the weather permitted, or in the village hall. The group met for four summers when the programme always contained a mixture of orchestral and choral music. Their most noteworthy programme, in 1972, included Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata and drew the largest of all gatherings to Tillington.