Next seasons’s concerts

Sunday 29 Sept 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Serenados Tango

Recalling the majestic sound of Argentina, Serenados Tango performs timeless classic compositions from the tango repertoire with true authenticity. Featuring Argentinian national Sebastian Tesouro on violin, Ben Modley on guitar and flute, and James Rintoul on double bass.

Sunday 27 Oct 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Wildwood Jack

Unique acoustic guitar and ukulele folk duo, Jayne and Adam Freeman. ‘Quality songwriting, engaging, uplifting and filled with memorable melodies’.

Sunday 24 Nov 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Wallscourt Brass Quintetand Friends

Thrill to the sound of brass in the fine acoustics of this wonderful church withmusic ranging from Gabrieli and Handel to Peter Warlock and George Gershwin, with Ailsa Bailey and Stephen Bodiley on trumpets, Dave Gee on horn, Alice Bodiley on trombone, Philip Chidgey on tuba, plus John Bodiley on organ, and friends.

Sunday 26 Jan 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Swing Fever

Trumpet player Mac Kirby leads this six-piece band playing a mixture of jazz styles and popular music. It has been around for many years and has travelled extensively all around the world; one of the most prestigious gigs was in Ned Kelly’s famous jazz club in Hong Kong.

Sunday 23 Feb 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Reg Meuross

Folking.com soloist of the Year 2019, Somerset singer, songwriter and storyteller Reg Meuross writes and sings some of the most heart-aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. Brilliant singer-songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience’. BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Sunday 29 March 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Platform for young musicians

A showcase for talented performers from South West Music, Somerstage Theatre School, Bridgwater and Taunton College and others. Please contact us if you want to take part.

Sunday 26 April 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Madrigals and songs for voice and lute

Songs and lute solos from the Golden Age of English music. An afternoon of musical delight presented by soprano Mary Morgan and lutenist Steve Graham.

Sunday 31 May 2020, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church

Kitty Macfarlane

Award-winningsongwriter, singer and guitarist from Somerset, whose music takes its inspiration from the Levels, from the starling murmurations to the lowly eel’s epic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound together by the underlying theme of mankind’s relationship with the wild.

Saturday 20 June 2020, 3.00 pm St Mary’s Church

Church fête concert: Rough Round The Edges

Rough Round the Edges is a group of friends who have a shared love of music that ranges from folk songs and tunes to classics like My Old Man’s a Dustman. It performs with banjo, mandola, whistles, guitar, recorder, flute and percussion. It has featured at the Glastonbury Fringe, Night at the Abbey and the Lavender Fields, and has played in a range of places incluing tents, a cow shed and an inglenook fireplace!

Note Saturday date and earlier start-time.

 

 

More about Si Barron

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Catch Si Barron at the free concert next Saturday, 22 June 2019 at 3.30 pm.

Si Barron specialises in the creative interpretation of traditional West Country songs with beautiful guitar and harmonium playing.

‘I play guitar, dulcimer and harmonium,’ says Si, ‘I mainly sing English traditional song, the only kind of music that never gets old.’

Si Barron has been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now as a solo performer.

‘As a self-taught guitarist I try to keep the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s the songs that matter,’ explains Si, ‘I am a folk fanatic- this is exciting, moving and relevant music, hallowed by time. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.’

Mike Harding, veteran presenter of the famous BBC Folk Show for fifteen years comments:

‘I think he’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs . . . he’s got a crystal clear voice and a simple but powerful accompaniment . . . a great choice of songs too, end of story.’

For more about Si Barron visit:http://sibarron.eu.

This concert is presented in conjunction with the annual Church Fête, which also takes place in the church so come early to browse the stalls and enjoy the wonderful refreshments on sale.

There will be no concerts in July and August but Music on the Levels will present a new season of concerts starting on Sunday 29 September 2019, with Serenados Tango – a true taste of Argentina with Latin American music and jazz from Ben Modley, Sebastian Tesouro and James Rintour.

Church Fête Concert- Si Barron

Saturday 22 June 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church TA7 0EP

Si Baron singing

Creative interpretation of traditional folk songs with beautiful guitar and harmonium playing. ‘I play guitar, dulcimer and harmonium. I mainly sing English traditional song, the only kind of music that never gets old.’

Website: http://sibarron.eu/index.html

There is no need to book; just turn up in time to be seated by 3.30 pm. The concert is presented during the Church Fête which starts at 2 pm in the church. So come early to browse the stalls and sample the refreshments on sale.

Contact Ann Philcox on 01278 691438 akphilcox@btinternet.com for more information.

Black Cat Jazz-vibrant and moving

Another wonderful afternoon of music with the return of Black Cat Jazz to Music on the Levels. Swinging marching songs, doleful blues, deep spirituals, comic numbers and a unique jazz rendition of the Taizé Hear My Prayer all added up to a great experience for the record crowd on Sunday.black-car-jazz-may-19.jpg

Line-up from left: Peter Winterhart, drummer; Tom Whittingham, trombone and euphonium; Sarah Thatcher, banjo and guitar; Spike Kennedy, double bass; Steve Graham, trumpet and vocals; Hugh Roberts, clarinet, alto sax.

Black Cat Jazz

Sunday 26 May 2019, 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church TA7 0EP

Black Cat Jazz

A six-piece band playing in the New Orleans dance hall style, in a varied programme, including popular songs, blues, rags, jazz standards and a liberal sprinkling of spirituals.

Website: http://www.blackcatjazz.co.uk

There is no need to book; just turn up in time to be seated by 3.30 pm. The church is open all day; teas served from 3.00 pm. Contact Ann Philcox on 01278 691438 akphilcox@btinternet.comfor more information.