Wildwood Jack returns

Wildwood Jack comes back for a third time on Sunday 27 October 2019, 3.30 pm in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP

Wildwood Jack is a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele folk duo from Kent. With outstanding musicianship Jayne Freeman and Adam Piggott take their audiences on a musical journey filled with songs inspired by their ‘on the road’ adventures.

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The church is open all day. Teas are served from 3.00 pm.

More details of Serenados Tango concert on Sunday

‘The programme will include Por Una Cabeza, El Choclo and many more classic numbers from the Tango repertoire’, says Ben Modley, who founded the ensemble two years ago.

Ben plays guitar and flute; Sebastian Tesouro, who hails from Argentina, plays violin and James Rintoul is on double bass.

The free concert starts at 3.30 pm, teas are served from 3.00 pm and the church is open all day for those who want to look around and view the exhibition about the Battle of Sedgemoor.

There is a raffle to raise funds for future concerts and donations are welcome!

 

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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.