Events

Friday 9th June to Friday 23rd June 2017

NEWNHAM LIVE @ St Peter’s

A festival of 5 great acoustic acts

Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection

Ninebarrow

Mark Harrison

Ric Saunders Trio

Richard Digance

For details of each event and for individual tickets, see below.

Buy a festival pass for all 5 events for £45, a saving of £9.  Available from Newnham Post Office or online

 

Friday 9th June 2017

WILD WILLY BARRETT’S FRENCH CONNECTION

St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Starts at 7.30pm.  Bar opens at 5.30pm

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – this band does it all!

Tickets are £10 and are available from the Newnham Post Office and also online.  We expect they will also be available on the door.

Tuesday 13th June 2017

NINEBARROW

St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Starts at 7.30pm.  Bar opens at 5.30pm

Multi-award-winning folk duo impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Tickets are £10 and are available from the Newnham Post Office and also online.  We expect they will also be available on the door.

Friday 16th June 2017

MARK HARRISON

St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Starts at 7.30pm.  Bar opens at 5.30pm

Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style and sound. He has been described as ‘one of the UK’s foremost acoustic blues performers.’

Tickets are £10 and are available from the Newnham Post Office and also online.  We expect they will also be available on the door.

Thursday 22nd June 2017

RIC SANDERS TRIO

St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Starts at 7.30pm.  Bar opens at 5.30pm

If you only know Ric as the violinist in Fairport Convention you will be delighted to see and hear what he can do with the help of Vo Fletcher (guitar) and Michael Gregory (drums)

Tickets are £12 and are available from the Newnham Post Office and also online.  We expect they will also be available on the door.

Friday 23rd June 2017

RICHARD DIGANCE

St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Starts at 7.30pm.  Bar opens at 5.30pm

Traditionally the opening act for the final day of the Cropredy Festival, Richard Digance is not only a superb guitar player and singer, but he is also very funny indeed.

Tickets are £12 and are available from the Newnham Post Office and also online.  We expect they will also be available on the door.

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Past events:

24th March 2017: Here Comes the Sun – a quadrophonic playback of the Beatles Love Album in St Peter’s church.  Attended by 40 people.

28th February 2017: Mardi Gras concert with Dom Pipkin and the Ikos.  This was an evening of New Orleans Jazz washed down by Paddy’s great gumbo.  Nearly 80 people attended.

28th January 2017:  Burns Supper – Hosted by Jock Morris, this was a traditional Burn’s Night Supper finishing with a ceilidh to live music from Banshee.  It featured a piper, songs and poems, marvellous raffle prizes.  80 people attended.

13th December 2016:  Mad Enchantment –  talk by Ross King about Claude Monet and his last paintings.  This took place in the Gallery at the George where there was French impressionist music and French cheese and wine too.  Ross is author of a series of books about the history of art and design.  He is perhaps best known for his bestseller, Brunelleschi’s Dome.  Seventy people attended and he signed copies of his book for those who bought copies.

14th October 2016: Another quadraphonic experience in Newnham! St Peter’s Church provided an atmospheric venue for a quadrophonic playback of Pink Floyd’s albums, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.  Our thanks once again to David Freeman and Ceritech.  Attended by 135 people

1st July 2016:  An Evening of Peace and Harmony with Terry and Soraya Oldfield at St Peter’s Church.  Terry, a flautist, percussionist and composer, returned to his former home in order to support our Appeal.  Along with his wife, Soraya Saraswati, he performed to an audience of 100.

3rd May 2016: Tubular Bells for Church Bells, a quadrophonic playback of the famous Mike Oldfield album at Newnham Club.  Mike’s’s intention was for this iconic recording to be heard in quadraphonic sound.  We made it happen thanks to Cinderford hifi firm Ceritech and broadcaster and sound expert David Freeman.  70 attended.