A range of live music throughout the year
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. All our concerts are in the grand Assembly Room at Midsomer Town Hall, unless otherwise stated!
First Thursday Afternoon Social
@ Welton Rovers Football Club
Next up: Bennie Vee
Thursday 4th October 2018, 2pm-5pm
Since its launch the monthly First Thursday at Welton Rovers FC has developed into a popular event in the social calendar. Local entertainers 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 5th October 2018, 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.
Michael Lunts – Tickling the Ivories
Sunday 16th September, 4pm
Actor, pianist, singer and general one-man band Michael Lunts presents this potted ‘history’ of the comedy song, mining the archives from the 1870’s to the 1970’s, from Gilbert and Sullivan to Tom Lehrer, from Music Hall to Monty Python.
While offering a fascinating overview of the comedy song, in all its variety, ‘Tickling The Ivories’ is first and foremost a musical entertainment, a smile-inducing, laughter-engendering entertainment, as Michael works his way, and his fingers, through ten decades of musical wit. One man, a white jacket, 88 piano keys and a treasure trove of musical mirth, ‘Tickling The Ivories’ is a show that is guaranteed to tickle anyone’s sense of humour.
Live Music: My Sweet Patootie
Friday 28th September, 7.30pm
My Sweet Patootie embraces the fun that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics, making you feel like you’re a part of it all. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling.
It’s a unique musical experience that transcends the borders of the acoustic-roots genre, promising to entertain music lovers of all kinds. This dynamic trio is comprised of singer Sandra Swannell on swing fiddle, drummer John Jackson on ricky-tick percussion, and singer Terry Young, who’s flashy fingerpicking functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass.
Head to our Events Diary for our full event listings.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the above schedule could change. In the very rare event that changes are necessary, they will be announced on this page and in the local press
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Why a Live Music programme?
We aim to provide an affordable and accessible entertainment venue for the local community. This has particular benefits for those who cannot afford or physically travel to cities such as Bristol or Bath. Any profits raised from our live music programme go back into the community.
Through our concerts, we aim to give a platform for local musicians to showcase their artistic talents, whilst also offering the community opportunities to watch performances that would normally be out of reach.
Our live music programmer has helped create a great community spirit by creating a great local day or night out that people can walk to. This in turn benefits the High Street by bringing people into the town centre. It has also provided volunteering opportunities to and work experience in the community including members of Swallow and Duke of Edinburgh students from the local schools.