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 due to coronavirus, PAT has decided to offer entertainment via Zoom for the first time.

Songs for a Somerset Solstice will start at 4pm and run for two hours, with an interval for a tea break or glass of wine. The cost will be £10 per viewing location, or more if households wish to make donations; tickets can be booked via the David Hall website: www.thedavidhall.org.uk

The income from ticket sales will be split between Reg Meuross and the David Hall. The venue’s administrator Emma Westerman says: “At the moment, musicians and venues are losing major income avenues, so both are having to think outside the box in relation to arranging events and fundraising. Reg is a huge supporter of our venue so he was the first person we thought to contact about this idea.”

Participants will need to download Zoom onto their computers and on the morning of 21st June, a Zoom link and password will be sent to all appropriate email addresses. PAT will close applications either when 90 places have been sold, or at noon on the day.

Reg Meuross has been running an online Reg’s Sunday Best Lockdown Jukebox on Facebook every Sunday from his home in Crewkerne. This Zoom event will be his first live streamed solo gig.