St Mary's Church,  Westonzoyland

 

 

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Music on the levels presents

Saturday, 23 June, 3.30 pm, St Mary’s Church
CHURCH FÊTE CONCERT - Mrs Price’s Parlour
Take time off from the Church Fête to celebrate our wonderful Somerset folk song heritage with Amanda Boyd & Nick Cocking from Mrs Price's Parlour, along with special guest performer, Graeme Furlong. The programme includes songs of love, courtship, sea, rural life, celebrations and camaraderie.
 


The name Mrs Price's Parlour is inspired by the photo that Cecil Sharp took of a singer called Mrs Elizabeth Price. She sang him a version of Blow Away The Morning Dew and was living at Compton Martin when they met. He wrote very fondly of her in his little essay entitled, The Mendip Singers.
‘We'll be celebrating Somerset's folk song heritage with a lovely selection of songs from Cecil Sharp's collection’, says Amanda.

Mrs Price’s Parlour has performed all over the West Country, featured on many radio stations and worked on projects such as the Road To Freedom- a combined arts project about Spanish Civil War 1936 -1939.

In 2014, Amanda was invited to perform in Virginia.

‘I'm particularly proud of the Appalachian connections I have made’, says Amanda, explaining that Cecil Sharp collected songs in the Southern Appalachian region of the USA. With an Artists International Development Award, she was able to walk for a while in his footsteps, performing at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion Virginia and connecting with Appalachian musicians.
Please note the Saturday date for this concert which starts at 3.30 pm and will be in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP on Main Road. The Church Fête, in the church, opens at 2.00 pm.

Admission to the concert is free. Music on the Levels is grateful to Sedgemoor District Council and Westonzoyland Parish Council for financial support, and to the many generous donations collected at the concerts.
 

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After a summer break, the next concert will be on Sunday 30 September in the Church Hall.

For the first free tea-time concert of the 2018-19 season, Music on the Levels presents a return of the Friendly Spirits Swing Quintet again playing audience-friendly happy jazz. With 1920s ragtime, swinging music from the 30s and 40s (tunes made famous by the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Artie Shaw), Gypsy swing and Latin Jazz.

The concert is in Westonzoyland’s Church Hall TA7 0ED on Main Road, and will start at 3.30pm. Seating is around tables, cabaret-style. Doors open at 3.00pm.

Admission to the concert is free. Sumptuous home-made teas will be available for a modest charge.
 

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        Saturday Afternoon Cafe.

        Held in the Church Hall on Saturdays from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm.  All profits to support the Church Hall. 

      

             

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