Events

May
26
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
May 26 @ 17:00 – May 29 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

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Event organised by Green Dragon

May
27
Sat
2017
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 27 @ 11:00 – 14:00

The Town Busking Day is one of our well-established events. Musicians perform all over town create a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have never busked before do come along on Saturday, May 27 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 11am, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

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Jun
3
Sat
2017
Stromm @ Market Place
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 13:00

About Stromm

Stromm are Ross Mitson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Claire Kidman (vocals), Kate Ross (bass) and Stuart Paterson (drums).  They write and perform music with an emphasis on songwriting.  Their sound is a satisfying brew of exquisite harmonies, catchy melodies and witty, sometimes dark lyrics.
‘Stromm are class, and appeared slightly out of nowhere as all good things do. Poppy, but with a slight baroque darkness in the mix.’  Chad Mason, Co-host Jurnets Music House Acoustic-ish Sessions.

 

click here for their website

 

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Triple Bill @ Market Place
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 13:00

The Brass Monkeys

click here for their website

some things

some things is an ‘arresting trumpet duo’ from Norwich. They explore a wide range of original and other material as a basis for improvisation.

some things have performed at Beyond Our Kennel (the poet John Hegleys night in London), were in residence at the Vortex Downstairs during the London Jazz Festival, and more recently were part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short Arts Council-funded UK tour featuring the three bands you will hear today.

some things have also performed at various venues around Norfolk. They are currently recording their debut album. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Ben Higham (trumpet & flugelhorn).

www.somethingsgrowinthesea.uk

 

Arthur

Arthur is a fiery and energetic trio from Norwich featuring Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums).

Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces and improvisations. They have recently recorded a piece for the ‘NOAM’ album, for writer and thinker Noam Chomsky.

Arthur has performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at Existential Antics (a concert series curated by Ben Higham) and at various venues around Norfolk.

 www.arthurjazz.co.uk

 

The Brass Monkeys

The Brass Monkeys are an improvising brass band from Norwich.  They play a joyful and free-flowing mixture of pieces, including original compositions and more obscure pieces from the jazz repertoire, by Lester Bowie, saxophonist Archie Sheep and South African trombonist Jonas Gwangwa.

They formed the climax of The Triple Bill Tour, a recent UK tour of these three bands. They have also performed at the Magdalen Street Celebration and Existential Antics (both in Norwich). They feature soloists Chris Dowding, Simon Youngman and Dave Amis, all supported and energised by Ben Highams tuba playing.

 They are:  Chris Dowding and Hugh Stanners (trumpets), Dave Amis and Pip Cartwright (trombones), Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums).

 www.thebrassmonkeys.eu

 

www.norwichtriplebill.org.uk / @TheTripleBill / #TheTripleBill

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Groovapolitan @ Market Place
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Groovapolitan was formed when bass player Dario Salvi and drummer Chris Griggs got together to recreate the magic sound of the Meters. After a couple of years of gigging in the region and some personnel changes the band moved towards a more commercial sound.

Band members:
Dario Salvi – bass guitar and vocals. Dario has played all over Europe and the USA with his own bands and as backing musician. He plays his funky bass like few others!
James Porter – guitars. James is a very busy guitar teacher with an amazing musical background. His funky guitar is one of the core elements of Groovapolitan’s sound.
Hannah Salvi – trombone and more. Hannah’s musical background included graduating with a Music Production degree as well as performing in many bands and orchestra. Her trombone covers what other bands would use a full brass section to play.
Clare Durrant – vocals. Clare is the voice of the groove. Classically trained and a singing teacher Clare’s musicality and soulfulness brings warmth to the slick sound of the band.
Matt Furness – drums. The latest addition to the band. Matt is a very young musical talent and a very busy musician in the region. His bass drums will keep dancers going all night long.

 

click here for their website

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Festival Fortnight Launch – Wymondham High Academy @ Market Place
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Featuring performances from Wymondham High Academy’s Academy Orchestra, Academy Singers, Jazz Collective, Brass Band,
String Ensemble, Reed Ensemble, Guitar Group, Samba Band and more.

Wymondham High Academy has one of the largest and liveliest music departments in Norfolk, staffed by a team of four music
teachers and a team of ten supporting peripatetic teachers. Music is a popular GCSE option and at 6th form, the Academy is almost unique within the county in offering both Music and Music Technology courses at A-level. Wymondham High is proud to be a Musical Futures Champion School, placing the department as a regional centre of excellence for hands-on, practical music teaching.

Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight 2017
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – Jul 16 @ 17:00

Please check back regularily to our events diary as events are being updated.

We have five free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays: June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, and 8.

 

 

 

Feathersfest @ The Feathers
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 23:15

This year Featherfest brings you many of the best artists from throughout Norfolk. Featuring, Folk, Pop, Indie, Singer-Songwriter and one of the best party bands ever, in The He Hews. You can be assured of full day of entertainment and fireworks!?!?!. What’s more it’s FREE admission. Spend the day there, buy your lunch, or try the evening BBQ. Book the date now, you’ll only regret it if you don’t.

 

The confirmed line-up for Feathersfest 2017 is:

 
12.00        The Occasional Ceilidh Band 
13:00        The Fried Pirates
14:00        The Desert Sleds
15:00        Gemma Leggett
16:00        The Old Stuff Band
17:00        Richard Sutton
18:00        Audio Jack
19:00        Asparagus
20:00        Tom and the Beat
21:00        Ellie Bea
22:00        The He Hews

All times are approximate

 

Admission Free.

Event organised by Robin Duhig


Jul
3
Mon
2017
Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix @ Becketswell Meadow, Becketswell Road
Jul 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 22nd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

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Supported by Fosters Solicitors, Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership,

Tan Cars, Toilets Plus and Wymondham Lions

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Music Lecture: Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 4 @ 19:30

Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier

Peter will play a musical programme that spans the past 500 years of stringed instrument history. From early renaissance lute music, through to baroque and romantic period tunes, as well as some modern classical and flamenco music.

Light refreshments served

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Supported by The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham

 

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Teatime recital: Rachel Groves – Harpist @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 5 @ 17:30

Rachel Groves – Harpist

Rachel will be playing the Scottish harp, the instrument on which she first fell in love with music. She will perform Scottish airs and dances along with some of her own compositions and favourite tunes that she has learnt over the years.
Rachel was joint winner of The Times newspaper’s national carol writing competition 2016 and last Christmas performed her carol it with the Bach Choir at the Cadogan Hall. This year she won the Clarsach Society’s Young Composer award. Her winning duet Sun Moon and Stars was premiered at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017.
Jul
6
Thu
2017
Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 20:00
Jul
8
Sat
2017
Meet Arcelia @ Market Place
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 13:00

ARCELIA

The acclaimed Kent based band Arcelia will be performing their songs and giving an insight into the life of a gigging musician and songwriter.  They have very interesting back stories; Simon for instance also sings with THE FLYING PICKETS and they all work with some of the best songwriters and performers in the UK so if you have a question, don’t be shy come and ask it. If not, sit back and enjoy the music in Wymondham’s historic Market Place. They will also have albums for sale and available for CD signing.

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Kings Head Meadow, Back Lane
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Charlotte Arculus and Hayley Moysesteddy bears' picnic 2013.

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from 12-15pm  if required and there is a carvery from 1pm (to be confirmed),

Event supported by Orchard Toys and Wymondham Town Football Club

Massimo Redaelli Brown – harpsichord @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 9 @ 19:30

Massimo Redaelli Brown – harpsichord

The Welcoming Land – English and Italian seventeenth-century harpsichord music.

The concert will be an exploration of the interplay of indigenous and imported Italian elements in the music of the time, from Philips to Purcell and Byrd.

 

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Jul
11
Tue
2017
Teatime recital: Alice Godfrey – trumpet & Rob Goodrich – organ @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 11 @ 17:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme includes Vocalise by Sergie Rachmaninov (arr. Goodrich), Prayer of St. Gregory by Alan Hovhaness, Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré (arr. Goodrich), Toccata for Organ by Theodore Dubois and Pie Jesu by Rob Goodrich. Guest soprano – Phoebe Pennington.

Alice Godfrey was a music scholar at Wymondham College and a member of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. She has just completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Rob Goodrich studied organ and singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Formally an alto lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral, he is now Organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey and Musical Director of the Hethersett Singers, Threshold Theatre Company and The Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society.

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Recital supported by Simon Bean

 

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Wymondham Ukelele Group @ Wymondham Methodist Church
Jul 13 @ 13:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukelele Group at Wymondham Methodist Church

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Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 13 @ 20:00
Jul
14
Fri
2017
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their fifth appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.P1100603 fb

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www.thesqueegees.co.uk

 

Acoustic Night – Chris Dowding (solo), The Happy Couple, Joey Herzfeld Trio @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 14 @ 20:00

Joey Herzfeld Trio. photograph Richard Shashamane

Chris Dowding (solo), The Happy Couple, Joey Herzfeld Trio

We are happy to present three new bands and projects from around Norwich.

Chris Dowding (solo) will be performing a short solo trumpet piece with electronics. This piece is called ‘Piano Angel’, and is dedicated to the New York pianist Craig Taborn.

Chris Dowding is a trumpeter and workshop leader based in Norwich. He performs with the bands Natural Causes (www.naturalcauses.org.uk), Rude 2.0 (with the trombonist Annie Whitehead), and leads the Moonrise Trio.

He has performed at Dartington, Marsden Jazz Festival, and performs regularly at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. He is working on a debut solo album, called ‘This Love’, which will hopefully be released in November 2017.

 www.chris-dowding.co.uk

 

The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on assorted obscure string instruments and David Ross on Jews Harp and Mouthbow. They truly are a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 23 years ago.

The pair recently moved from East London to live by a nature reserve in South Norfolk where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. They have performed previously around Norfolk at Jurnets Bar and the York Tavern, both in Norwich.

 www.happycoupleisland.co.uk

 

The Joey Herzfeld Trio are a new trio from Norwich, playing the songs of Joey Herzfeld. The line-up is: Joey Herzfeld (accordion & vocals), Chris Dowding (trumpet), George McKay (double bass).

 All three members of the band moved (in some cases back) to Norfolk within the last few years. Joey moved from London to Norfolk in 2016, and led several bands performing his own songs, in London, including his bands Hooverville and Joey Herzfeld and his So-Called Friends.

This trio came together in late 2016, and is an energetic trio featuring Joeys dark and comic lyrics, Georges propulsive double bass playing, and Chris’ trumpet playing. They have performed several times at both Jurnets Bar and Cactus Cafe in Norwich.

Event organised by Chris Dowding

 

 

 

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Happy Feet Ceilidh Band @ Baptist Church
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Happy Feet Ceilidh Band is a group of professional musicians with many years of experience who will play the music while you dance under the guidance of a
very experienced caller, or just listen to the tunes and songs.

see their website here

 

 

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
Aug 25 @ 17:00 – Aug 28 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

Artists to be confirmed

 

 

Event organised by Green Dragon

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