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Back to the Garden
Maesyronnen Chapel, Glasbury on Wye
HR3 5NJ 
[Map]  [Programme]

Urdd fund-raiser
£8
Box office, Jane Ricketts (01497)847391
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Elw tuag at Apêl Y Clas-ar-Wy, Cleirwy a Chastell Paen ar gyfer Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2018 / Proceeds to the Glasbury, Clyro & Painscastle appeal for the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018

30/09/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Back to the Garden
St Peter's Church, Diddlebury, Craven Arms
SY7 9DH 
[Map]  [Programme]

Tickets £7.50 in advance or £8.00 on the door
Includes an interval drink
Tickets: Mrs Jones (01584) 861238

14/10/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

The Dancing Floor
The Globe, Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5BG 
[Map]

See the Globe website

21/10/2017
7.30 pm

Dancing the World into Being. The Dancing Floor group performance will offer the chance to visit the otherworld and meet the ancient gods of these islands in an extraordinary creation myth dance, constructed from clues in the Mabinogion. With specially composed music from the The Village Quire, who will perform an introductory set of ‘songs of life and death’.

Back to the Garden
Pontesbury Congregational Church
SY5 0QH 
[Map]  [Programme]

Tickets from the Library, or call 01743 790385. £10.00 inc refreshments

28/10/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Golden Gifts for All
All Saints Church, Cwmbach
HR3 5LR 
[Map]

Ticketing and contact details tbc

02/12/2017
7.30 pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Golden Gifts for All
Royston Memorial Hall, Talgarth Rd, Bronllys
LD3 0LE 
[Map]

Box office: 01874 711020 or 07786 466393
lesleyemerson@btinternet.com

10/12/2017
7.30 pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Golden Gifts for All
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Pembridge
HR6 9EA 
[Map]

Ticketing and contact details tbc

16/12/2017
7.30 pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Golden Gifts for All
Llantrisant Folk Club
Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club
Castan Rd, Pontyclun
CF72 9EH 
[Map]

Members £5, non-members £8
07989 209824 (box office)

20/12/2017
8.30 for 9.00pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Golden Gifts for All
The Globe, Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5BG 
[Map]

See the Globe website

22/12/2017
8.00 pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Disclaimer: To the best of our knowledge and belief the details given above are correct.  Please check details and/or book tickets in advance direct with the event organisers.  The Village Quire takes no responsibility for any aspect of any event not specifically organised by The Village Quire.

The Village Quire sings in four part harmony without instrumental accompaniment and with three singers to a part, like so many of the 18th century quires.  Each of the programmes includes dramatic readings, given by actor Phil Smith, which have become a popular and essential part of the Quire's performances.  As well as being richly entertaining, these readings help to set the music in a social and historical context for those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

The Quire’s core repertoire is West Gallery Music but the performances also include other styles of folk polyphony.  The power and raw energy of this music, coupled with striking harmonies, make it truly compelling, spell-binding listening.  It is, after all, village music – the music of country people – and is born out of the hardships they endured and the emotions that these created.

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