A range of live music throughout the year
The Assembly Room at Midsomer Town Hall is the premier venue for live music concerts in the town. We have a range of concerts throughout the year from folk to piano trio, jazz to opera. This page brings you information on our regular Paradis Palm Court Trio concerts as well as the latest news on the range of unique one-off concerts that are announced throughout the year.
Bath Festivals Present: The Carrivick Sisters
Sunday 26th March 2017, 7.30pm
Bath Festivals returns to Midsomer Norton as The Carrivick Sisters come to the Town Hall for a very special gig.
Twin sisters Laura and Charlotte Carrivick are widely known on the UK folk scene. Their years of experience performing all over the UK and abroad have gained them a strong reputation for engaging live performances, multi-instrumental dexterity (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and dobro), tight sibling harmonies and finely crafted original songs.
They have a unique sound incorporating their musical background of American bluegrass and old-time but also being influenced by English folk lore, having grown up in South Devon. 2017 sees the release of their celebratory ’10 Years Live’ album, marking 10 years and counting of performing and recording together.
“Comparisons to Alison Krauss & Union Station would not be out of place, for they are that good, swapping lead vocals and playing Dobro, mandolin and the rest like hardened veterans, but it’s the English folk influences they bring to their music that give them a unique sound.” – R2 Magazine (Rock ‘N’ Reel) 4 **** review
“Formidable multi-instrumental skills and songwriting, maturing at such a steep curve they’ll soon be orbiting far beyond anyone else” – Q Magazine 4 **** review
The Ukulele Funhouse Orchesrea
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7.30pm
Welcome to a world where ukuleles boldly go where no uke has been before…. (More or less)
The Ukulele Funhouse Orchestra puts together music and comedy – a journey through a rich musical landscape, meeting up with the Lone Ranger and discovering Sgt Pepper is yet another convert to the uke. Motown, opera, classical, pop, all get the UFO treatment and fun is guaranteed.
“Audiences are wowed by the group’s renditions of classic songs from The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner and The Beatles!” – This Is Bristol
First Thursday Afternoon Social
@ Welton Rovers Football Club
Next up: Thursday 6th April 2017, 2pm-5pm
Since its launch the monthly First Thursday at Welton Rovers FC has developed into a popular event in the social calendar. Local entertainer Terry Andrews provides a blend of musical entertainment, laughter and even a bit of bingo with hot and cold refreshments available from the bar. The Social is the perfect chance to have a laugh, make new friends and dance or foot tap the afternoon away!
It’s great to see so many people coming out and enjoying live music in the Town and new faces always receive a warm welcome. So if you’re at a loose end on Thursday at 2pm, why not come on down to Welton Rovers?
These concerts are supported by grants from Midsomer Norton Town Council.
Paradis Palm Court Trio
First Friday of every month
Next up: Friday 7th April 2017, 12.30pm
Paradis Palm Court Trio (Jacquelyn Bevan – piano, Lisa Betteridge – violin & Linda Stocks – cello) play a lunch-hour concert, 12.30-1.30pm on the first Friday of each month in the Assembly Room at Midsomer Norton Town Hall. Each concert is themed and comprises pieces of music in a wide range of styles. Rosemary’s delicious home-made cakes are on sale, along with tea & coffee.
These concerts are supported by grants from Midsomer Norton Town Council which enables us to offer them free of charge. Donations are vital to keep the series going, so please give generously.