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GiffordsOn Sundays from May to September the very best of local amateur performers entertain garden visitors.

Concerts between 3 and 4 pm take place in the Italianate cloister, in the Peto gardens of Iford Manor. Free with garden entry.

Sunday April 30th ‘Literally the Giffords’
Join Jim Cook and Peter Barnes for a fast-paced afternoon of all types of Jazz on reeds, piano and more.


Sunday May 7th
‘Bath Spa Gamelan Group’
Gamelan is the name given to ensembles of tuned percussion instruments on the islands of Java and Bali in the Indonesian archipelago. It is a music form of fascinating discipline and spontaneous creativity, involving every artist in the creation of the music. This gamelan was built by the late Siswo Sumarton.

Sunday May 14th ‘Bybrook Duo’
Music from the talented violinist Catherine Chamberlin and cellist Lorna Davis, who’ve been playing together for almost 20 years.

Sunday 9 July ‘Celia Waghorn and Friends’
Enjoy the sound of the flute with duets from local artists and flute tutors Celia Waghorn and Carrie Farnell. Together, they’ll also be joined by other Wiltshire musical talent: Royal College of Music trained Timothy Woods (recorder and baroque viola) and Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra Tony James (piano and viola).

Sunday 6 August ‘Uke Can’t be Serious’
This Bath-based group has a wide repertoire of songs, which they perform with a variety of ukuleles including bass, baritone, concert, soprano and piccolo sizes.

Sunday 13 August ‘Obviously Kirsty’
Kirsty is a graduate of Bath Spa University. Her observational lyrics tell stories of ageing and dementia, capturing the plight and joy through rich melodies and delicate guitar picking, which give nod to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Lucy Rose. Her debut album launched earlier this year. St Augustine’s Young Musicians of the Year, mezzo-soprano Kayne and pianist Ling perform operatic arias.

Sunday 27 August ‘Kusanganisa’
Kusanganisa is the Shona word for ‘mixture’ and aptly describes this new music project involving four musicians from different traditions. Chartwell Dutiro (Zimbabwe) plays mbira; Leandro Maia (Brazil) is on guitar; Nick Sorensen (England) is a saxophonist; and Chris Blanden (England) performs on the bass.

Sunday 3 September ‘Raggle Taggle’
This Wiltshire folk group plays lively tunes from around the world including Irish, Cajun and Jazz.

Sunday 10 September ‘Bethan Semmens and Beatrice Newman’
Bethan Semmens (harp) and Beatrice Newman (cello) have been performing together since they were students at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. They are part of Live Music Now, through which they produce interactive concerts for Care Homes and Special Needs Schools.

3-to-Tea submissions are very welcome.  Please email music@ifordarts.co.uk 

For further information please email music@ifordarts.co.uk or call Iford Arts on 01225 868 124.

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