Ann Green Festival – April to September
Alstonefield churchyard contains the grave of Ann Green who died in 1518 – reputedly the oldest legible gravestone in the country. The Ann Green Festival is series of events open to all ages and interests to learn about, share and celebrate the history and heritage of St Peter’s Church and Churchyard. Click here for more information.
Regular high quality concerts take place in the hall, usually on Saturday evenings. We like to feature a range of musical styles, such as folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz, Americana/ alt.country, etc. There is a licensed bar and all concerts start at 8pm unless stated (doors 7.30).
Tickets are best (and cheapest) if bought online at wegottickets.com. Click the logo to the left to see a full list of concerts currently available to book, and buy now!
OR pay in advance by cheque/cash – call 01335 310322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of all confirmed concerts in the hall
to the end of 2018 can be found as a two-page
PDF file here.
Video clips and reviews of selected previous concerts can be found here.
Saturday 18 August, 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
GORDON GILTRAP (plus support: Martin Bell)
Gordon Giltrap is an English acoustic and electric guitarist and composer. His musical styles cross many genres, including folk, blues, folk rock, pop, classical and rock. He has made over 25 albums, worked with an array of musicians including Rick Wakeman, Cliff Richard and Brian May, and has had several hits over his career.
His obsession with stringed instruments began aged 9, with an out-of-tune Spanish guitar. His passion continued but without a teacher to guide him, Gordon unwittingly taught himself a hybrid technique of plectrum and little finger, in doing so creating the individual sound that is still his trademark.
By age 18, he had secured his first recording contract and 10 years later became an ‘overnight success’ with the hit single Heartsong, which became the theme tune to the BBC’s Holiday programme. His single Fear of the Dark was the first 12-inch colour picture disc to be released in the UK. In 1996, he wrote much of the music and performed alongside Cliff Richard in the West End musical Heathcliff.
In 2000, Gordon was invited to become a member of The Grand Order of Water Rats – the oldest show business charity in the UK, with members including Joe Brown, John Lodge from the Moody Blues, and Queen’s Brian May (past members included Charlie Chaplin, Sir John Mills and Tommy Cooper).
Gordon continues to innovate and develop, such as his recent Double Vision duo album with the classical guitarist Raymond Burley.
Tickets £12 (plus booking fee) via www.wegottickets.com or £14 advance cash/cheque – call 01335 310322/email email@example.com.
Alstonefield Village Hall sound is produced by Mixonthehill Studio
A specification of the equipment used for hall concerts can be found on this link.
“I created my dream, a small studio to record what’s in my head. A work in slow progress! Add my masochistic pleasure in P.A. work and desire to produce pure sound and you have Mixonthehill.”
Contact Alan if you have something you want to record (or need PA!) at very reasonable rates.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07733 004458
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