Folk Weekend Oxford at Pitt Rivers Museum

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Saturday 15 April, 13.15 - 16.00  

Pop into the museum for an afternoon of live music on the Balcony!

13.15 - 14.00 The Boot Band

The Boot Band is a folk trio based in Oxfordshire, comprising Susanna Starling, Nick Hooper and Judith Hooper. They can usually be seen performing around Finstock, Stonesfield and Oxford. The Boot Band's repertoire spans an eclectic mix of their own compositions, folk songs and tunes from the UK and other traditions, covers, and anything else that takes their fancy!

14.15 - 15.00 Songer's Copse

Do you remember the children's game of consequences? Dick Wolff, of Three Pressed Men, met David Barrington, of Christchurch Cathedral's voluntary choir, in a folk club in Bonn. David said to Dick: "Gosh, that was a great performance." Dick said to David: "You've got a rich bass voice, would you like to sing folk songs?" The consequence was Songer's Copse, a new 4 bloke a cappella group with a repertoire ranging from Purcell to Cyril Tawney via West Gallery hymns, Hoagy Carmichael and a large dollop of the English tradition.

15.15 - 16.00 Mandolirium

Two musicians from very different backgrounds with a shared passion for the mandolin, Rod and John will take you on a musical journey from Turlock o'Carolan to Django Reinhardt. There's blues, bluegrass, Celtic, classical, gypsy swing and more, showcasing the mandolin with the guitar in all its glory and versatility. They may throw the odd song your way as well!

Free, no booking required.