On 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 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 20 August ‘Charlie + Jake’
Charlie + Jake are a Bristol based vocal and piano duo, combining soulful originals with well loved jazz standards. Mixing powerful vocals with melodic improvisations they share stories of love, friendship and sense of place.
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.
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