The Mellstock Band
Dave Townsend concertina | Caroline Butler violin
Tim Hill clarinet | Phil Humphries serpent
The Shepherd’s Calendar
The Mellstock Band return to Warwick to celebrate merrymaking and courtship through the country year. In costume, evoking the times of Thomas Hardy, the members of the band all sing as well as offer a rare opportunity to hear instruments like the concertina and serpent.
With the words of John Clare, the Somerset parson John Holland, as well as Hardy, the readings and songs take the audience through the festivities of the four seasons in the rural year. The Band have enjoyed more than twenty years of sold-out performances in Warwick, so do not delay your booking!
Dave Townsend concertina, violin and voice, Caroline Butler violin and voice
Tim Hill clarinets and voice, Phil Humphries serpent and voice
Christmas can only begin when The Mellstock Band arrives in Warwick! Traditional English Christmas music performed on concertina, clarinet, fiddle, serpent and in The Mellstock Band’s distinctive singing style.
Tickets: £21 (includes mulled wine and mince pies)
The first of three Christmas concerts in the Leamington Music Winter Season
Dave Townsend concertina, violin and voice
Caroline Butler violin and voice
Tim Hill clarinets and voice
Phil Humphries serpent and voice
The Leaves of Life
It’s not Christmas without a visit from The Mellstock Band! Christmas music in the English tradition, from carols to revels and from alehouse to church gallery, performed on concertina, clarinet, fiddle, serpent and the Band’s inimitable blend of voices.
Ticket price includes mince pies and mulled wine