Hannah James & Sam Sweeney

Friday 4th November 2011

The first concert took place on Friday 4thNovember 2011 with “Two of the brightest young stars of the folk scene” – Hannah James and Sam Sweeney.

Hannah and Sam have been playing together since 2002 and were at that time probably best known for their work in Kerfuffle and then as individual members of the Demon Barber Roadshow, Bellowhead, Fay Hield Trio and Jon Boden’s Remnant Kings. Forming officially as a duo in 2008, they released their first album “Catches and Glees” in 2009 and were nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards.

Since the release of their album, Hannah and Sam have toured nationally, played festivals across the UK and received radio play internationally. They play predominantly English songs and tunes on accordion and fiddle and the live show includes Hannah’s renowned clog dancing.

Lark Rise Band

Saturday 22nd October 2011

St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

A music adaptation by Ashley Hutchings’ Lark Rise Band featuring Ashley Hutchings, Simon Care, Judy Dunlop, Ruth Angel and Mark Hutchinson.

This concert presented music, words, dance and song from the books and the original plays, celebrating a lost way of life so memorably captured by Flora Thompson in her books Lark Rise to Candleford and Candleford Green.

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James in concert at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

Saturday 4th June 2011

Part of a mammoth 63 date UK tour for Keith James featuring the songs of Leonard Cohen.

I’m endeavouring to pare back each song to its’ central core and original sense of purpose by performing each song as near to the way it was originally written, exposing Cohen’s unprecedented sense of humanity”

“Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music”  The Guardian

Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear”
The Independent