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.