I Got Music

Outdoor concert at Glastonbury Abbey

MUSICAL stars from the West Country are taking part in an outdoor concert at Glastonbury Abbey on 30th August. Overseen by choreographer and director Andrew Wright – well-known in previous years from shows at Strode Theatre at Street – with input from Cameron Mackintosh and Glastonbury Festival’s founder Michael Eavis, the event will feature a…

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Two steps to save grassroots music venues

LIVE music venues, including the David Hall at South Petherton, the Cheese and Grain at Frome, Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Bristol’s Fleece and Fiddlers, Southampton’s Joiners, and Moles, Komedia and Chapel Arts Centre at Bath, have signed an open letter to the UK Government highlighting the need for an immediate £50 million financial…

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Singing to thank her own healthcare workers

SINGER and bassist Miranda Sykes has spent the lockdown period making regular journeys to the Ricky Grant Unit at Tobay Hospital, re-located to  Newton Abbot. Just before the country came to a standstill, Totnes-based Miranda was diagnosed with breast cancer, and five cycles of chemotherapy began. The singer best known for 16 years with Devon…

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Songs for a Somerset solstice

SOMERSET folk singer Reg Meuross will be performing songs for the solstice in a Zoom online concert, streamed to 90 households by Petherton Arts Trust on Sunday 21st June. Ordinarily, the event would take place in South Petherton at The David Hall, owned and run by Petherton Arts Trust (PAT), but with the venue closed…

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Lighthouse commissions lockdown song

A SONG commissioned by Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre to celebrate the part that music has played in the history of the arts centre is a tribute to the famous “bouncing floor” in the concert hall. The multi-use centre hosts drama, dance and all forms of visual art but its beating heart has been popular music….

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Lau rescheduled at the Marine

FANS of the exciting contemporary folk trio Lau have something to look forward – the Lyme Regis gig scheduled for 29th May has been put back to the autumn, when, let’s hope, theatres and arts centres will be open and busy again. Like all venues, Lyme’s Marine Theatre is closed temporarily due to the coronavirus…

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ON LINE – the Inside Out Piano

SARAH Nicholls introduced her Inside-Out Piano to a virtual audience at Southampton’s Turner Sims on International Piano Day, Sunday 29th March at 3pm. You can watch and listen to the concert on line until next Sunday, 6th April. Log on to www.turnersims. co.uk/events/the-inside-out-piano/ This is a piano like never before: strummed like a guitar, singing like a…

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