On Sundays from May to September the very best of local amateur performers entertain garden visitors.
Concerts between 2:30 -and 3:30 take place in the Italianate cloister, in the Peto gardens of Iford Manor. Live music free with garden entry. Please note the new timings.
UKE CAN’T BE SERIOUS
Sunday 12 August
‘Uke Can’t Be Serious’ is a Bath based group of ukulele players. They play a variety of ukuleles including bass, baritone, concert, soprano and piccolo sizes. They sing and play a wide repertoire of songs from traditional American county/roots music through to interpretations of more recent compositions. They play regularly in Bath but also elsewhere around the country. The band donates all their profits to charities amounting to £18,000 since they formed a few years ago.
BETHAN SEMMENS & BEATRICE NEWMAN
Sunday 19 August
Bethan Semmens (Harp) and Beatrice Newman (Cello) have been performing together since they were both studying at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. They are on the Live Music Now scheme which gives them opportunities to perform interactive concerts in Care Homes and workshops in Special Needs Schools. They have enjoyed adapting their repertoire to explore the sound world of these two instruments together.
MUSICKE IN THE AYRE
Sunday 26 Aug
Jane Hunt and Maria Danishvar have performed with Din Ghani as Musicke in the Ayre since 2014. Well known locally for their engaging programmes of 16th/17th century songs with lute (and other period instruments, mostly made by Din himself), they bring some favourite early Italian duets and arias to Iford.
Sunday 2 September
Canzona is along-established, small chamber choir based in Winsley. Singers come from as far afield as Bristol and Chippenham. Their repertoire is wide, with recent concerts in Bradford on Avon and Bath including Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit de Noel and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. This afternoon’s music will include madrigals, part songs and close-harmony arrangements.
CAPTAIN CACTUS & THE SCREAMING HARLOTS
Sunday 9 September
From deepest, darkest Somerset come Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots, a nine-piece whirlwind of Folk Blues Americana groove…with harmonies. Come sing and sway to tales of whisky, woe, murder, and love.
SOUNDING IT OUT!
Sunday 16 September
Sounding It Out are a performance choir based in Trowbridge. They sing an eclectic mix of songs in a wide variety of venues from cathedrals to prisons and markets to mountain tops, all under the dynamic direction of their MD Caroline Radcliffe.
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