Jon Gomm, St Mary’s Church, Devizes. Saturday, March 21.

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

Appearing in Devizes’ most exciting new arts space, St Mary’s Church, the UK’s finest virtuoso guitarist is on a huge UK tour which will see the town rubbing shoulders with some of the UK’s biggest cities, best venues and hottest music scenes – straight after a 12-date German tour.

Whole lottta Led, Corn Exchange, Devizes. Friday, March 6.

This Is Wiltshire: MP David Morris with his Guitar collection. (12727950)

10:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

This is the longest running, full-time professional tribute to Led Zeppelin.

Phil Beer, Friday Folk @ The Village Pump, The Lamb, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. Friday, March 6, 8pm. Tickets: £12 from 01225 707346

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

Phil Beer, who is playing a one-man show here just a month after his Show of Hands bandmate Steve Knightley packed the venue, is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music.

The Prestbury Sportsbar, The Close, Warminster. Saturdays and Sundays. Details: www.prestburysportsbar.com

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

Booking some of the best tribute acts in the country adds a new strand to the musical offering at the Prestbury Sportsbar in The Close, Warminster, which has been quietly building up its reputation as a music venue.

Ancient and modern musical mix in band of folk rock legends Steeleye Span

This Is Wiltshire:

10:09am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Maddy Prior the voice of Steeleye Span leads a line-up featuring faces old and new at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Tuesday, March 10, at 7.30pm.

Jinski, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. Saturday, February 28. Tickets: 01793 524481/ www.swindontheatres.co.uk

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Acoustic roots duo Jinski is made up of songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody.

Singing workshops

This Is Wiltshire: Sheet music

10:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

Fancy trying your hand at singing but think you’re tone deaf? Singer songwriter Helena Softley is organising a series of no-pressure workshops to help you find your voice.

After Aura. New release: Falling My Friend available now to hear and download at www.afteraura. co.uk and on ITunes

This Is Wiltshire: Sheet music

7:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

New Trowbridge-based band After Aura have released their first single, a wistful musing on the ending of a relationship.

After Aura. Falling My Friend available now to hear and download at www.afteraura. co.uk and on ITunes

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

New Trowbridge-based band After Aura, who played the Bradford Roots Festival last month, have released their first single, a wistful musing on the ending of a relationship described as ‘being about feeling hopeless and not wanting to bring someone else down’.

VIDEO: Devizes date for virtuoso guitar player Jon Gomm

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

Virtuoso guitar player Jon Gomm will be playing at St Mary's Church, Devizes, as part of a UK tour on Saturday, March 21.

Bluesman's Friday night cellar date in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

9:04am Thursday 19th February 2015

Bluesman Mike Francis launches his new touring and festival set for the year at the Cellar Bar Blues Club, Bear Hotel, Devizes, tomorrow.

Party acts wanted for Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: An acoustic guitar (13980253)

6:00am Sunday 15th February 2015

Organisers of Melksham’s 2015 Party in the Park are keen to hear from musicians wanting to showcase their talents this year.

Gnarwolves, The Victoria, Swindon. February 25.

This Is Wiltshire: Narnian Gnarwolves play blistering punk

6:00am Sunday 15th February 2015

Missed the UK’s most exciting and successful underground punk band when they played in the county last year? Don’t make the same mistake when they play The Victoria in Swindon on Wednesday, February 25.

Twisted State of Mind, The Pilot, Bowerhill, Melksham. February 18. Entry free. Open Mic from 8pm, headline band on from 9.30pm

This Is Wiltshire: Ben Comley, left, Luke Ashby and Damon Marshall are Twisted State of Mind

4:00pm Saturday 14th February 2015

This heavy rock/metal trio from Witney in Oxfordshire formed in 2011 after meeting up at a Saturday morning ‘rock school’.

Party acts wanted for Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: An acoustic guitar (13980253)

10:00am Saturday 14th February 2015

Organisers of Melksham’s 2015 Party in the Park are keen to hear from musicians wanting to showcase their talents this year.

Mercy Lounge with Billy Boy Miskimmin, The Three Horseshoes, Frome Road, Bradford on Avon. Sunday, 3.30pm, free entry

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

One of rhythm and blues’ greatest harmonica players, Billy Boy Miskimmin, is playing in Bradford on Avon on Sunday afternoon with his own band Mercy Lounge, formed after he moved on from 9 Below Zero and The Yardbirds.

Jaz Delorean plus support from Medi Leonard and Chris Worthy. The Lamb, St John Street, Devizes. Friday, 8pm

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Tankus The Henge frontman Jaz Delorean is back in Devizes tomorrow night, in his other incarnation as the UK’s only gypsy jazz pianist.

Gaz Brookfield, The Lamb, Devizes. Saturday, 8pm. Over- 16s, free entry

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Once again Sheer Music are extremely proud to be bringing another UK tour through town, and this time The Lamb plays host to an event made even more special because Gaz Brookfield is a Wiltshire lad born and bred.

Steve Knightley, Friday Folk at the Village Pump. February 6, 8pm. Tickets: 01225 707346/ alderslade@blueyonder.com

This Is Wiltshire: Steve Knightley

6:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding as one of England’s greatest singer songwriters, returns to the Village Pump on February 6.

Jon Amor and Joel Fisk, The Lamb, Devizes. Saturday, doors 8pm

This Is Wiltshire: MP David Morris with his Guitar collection. (12727993)

3:00pm Friday 30th January 2015

Originality is something the licensee and promoters at The Lamb strive for, so when Jon Amor offered Sheer Music the chance to book his duo show with fellow blues guitarist Joel Fisk, they couldn’t jump at the opportunity quick enough.

Join Hands for Village Pump festival and appear on special CD

This Is Wiltshire:

3:31pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

ORGANISERS of the Village Pump Folk Festival had a big decision to make after last year’s event lost money: should they keep going in 2015?

Bradford Roots festival is a big hit with fans and performers

This Is Wiltshire:

3:07pm Monday 19th January 2015

IT was more rhythm and blues than January blues at Bradford on Avon this weekend.

Musical roots on show at Bradford for third year

This Is Wiltshire:

11:44am Wednesday 14th January 2015

BRADFORD Roots Music Festival is back celebrating its local music scene for the third year running this weekend.

Christmas music and mince pies with Izzy at The Pilot

This Is Wiltshire:

5:03pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Christmas special music night takes place tomorrow at The Pilot, Falcon Way, Bowerhill.

Wiltshire songwriters are urged to sign up for national contest by Future Music

This Is Wiltshire:

4:38pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Swindon and Wiltshrie songwriters are being urged to tune up their writing skills for a national competition

Review: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire:

11:09am Monday 24th November 2014

This season of concerts formulated by the centre’s new artistic director, James Slater, is becoming a year of superlatives.

Son joins re-formed band at tribute night to musical landlord Peewee

This Is Wiltshire:

2:17pm Thursday 20th November 2014

WHEN Trowbridge music supporter Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt lost his battle with cancer in September, he died before friends and family, including his son Elliot Sykes, had finished organising gigs intended to benefit his final months.

Izzy looks forward to performing debut album in pub gig

This Is Wiltshire: Izzy Felstead

9:00am Sunday 16th November 2014

AFTER an exciting year, 13-year-old singer/songwriter Izzy Felstead is performing all the tracks from her debut album at The Pilot, Bowerhill, Melksham, on Wednesday, November 19.

Jazz folk duo look forward to Devizes gig

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

THE Southgate Inn continues to champion live music with another exciting gig on Saturday as, following the success of the recent jazz gig featuring some of the top musicians in the business, pub landlords Sarah and Ian Wixon have managed to book Bristol jazz folk fusion duo 38 String Weave, featuring renowned violinist Gina Griffin and Celtic harp player Vicki Burke.

Review: Tasmin Little (violin) and Martin Roscoe (piano) at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Tamsin Little

4:51pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Neither Tasmin Little (violin) or Martin Roscoe (piano) accompany; both are soloists: And it works.

Review: Joanna MacGregor at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Joanna MacGregor (piano) - 'Cross Border'

1:52pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Most pianists, and particularly those enlightened souls with a love of Bach, will have their favourite recording of the heavenly Bach Goldberg Variations. Mostly, I fancy, on now scratchy vinyl.

Jazz duo to play at Devizes pub

This Is Wiltshire:

2:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

Two of Bristol’s top jazz musicians will be making a special appearance at The Southgate Inn, Devizes, on Saturday.

Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band. Theatre on the Hill, St John’s School, Marlborough. October 31.

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

“It was 20 years ago today, Sgt Pepper taught the band to play” says the song which was parodied by one of the world's best known Beatles tribute acts, Wiltshire’s Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band. By chance, almost 20 years to the day will see the band retire, after a Farewell Tour which features their first and last show in Marlborough.

Review: Doric String Quartet at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: The Doric String Quartet

12:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The now regular visit by the Doric - loosely, one could say, artists in residence - brought on Saturday another evening to savour: Sympathetic and tasteful playing and a programme to challenge the mind.

Review: Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Baroque specialist Rachel Podger performs Bach Sonatas for Glasbury Arts

3:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The Wiltshire Music centre opened its new season on Saturday with a glittering reception for 300 guests, a raft of high hopes and credits, a cunningly conceived 405-light sculpture in a refurbished foyer - and, the real meat of it all, a concert of Baroque music that must surely surpass anything previously staged there.

Pewsey tunes up for seventh annual festival

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Pewsey is getting ready for a day of diverse music at its seventh annual festival.

Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

This Is Wiltshire:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

Devizes gig is part of songstress's bid to win new generation of fans

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A decade after her career as a member of female duo Pooka came to an end, singer Sharon Jones is looking to attract a new generation of West Country fans.

Review: Cwmbach Male Choir at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Andrew Quick, musical director of Cwmbach Male Choir

12:42pm Monday 9th June 2014

They sing, they say, in the language of heaven; they are British born, but by the grace of God (maintains a friend of mine), Welsh. It is a Welsh Male Voice Choir: Cwmbach, to be precise.

Review: Bath Symphony Orchestra at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Conductor Eugene Montieth

11:35am Monday 9th June 2014

It is by no means dismissive of the contribution by the whole orchestra but the solos and exposed work of various sections of this large ensemble were the outstanding performances of a thoroughly workmanlike concert.

Review: London Mozart Players, Howard Shelley, conductor and piano, Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Howard Shelley

1:24pm Monday 28th April 2014

So, at last, the hi-tech world comes to Bradford on Avon, the Saxon outpost of Wiltshire.

Review: Sonia Wieder-Atherton, cello, and Imogen Cooper, piano

This Is Wiltshire: Imogen Cooper

8:54am Monday 14th April 2014

With Janacek, Webern and Shostakovich on the bill at Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon I suppose there was much to keep punters away; but they missed a treat.

Review: Clarinetist Michael Collins and City of London Sinfonia impress Wiltshire audience

This Is Wiltshire: Michael Collins

9:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The wondrous sound of nearly a full sinfonia-size orchestra filled the Wiltshire Music Centre not only with sound but, significantly, with people.

Review: Marcus Farnsworth, Wiltshire Music Centre

4:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

ACCORDING to BBC Radio 3 In-Tune, music in the round has revolutionised the way people listen to music. So said a note in the programme.

Supremely talented guitarist Sam Carter unafraid to experiment

This Is Wiltshire: Sam Carter, BBC Folk Awards Best New-comer 2010, performs at Ruskin Mill, with violinist Sam Sweeney, who was nominated in the BBC Folk Awards for Best Musician 2013

4:51pm Monday 24th March 2014

There is a youthful energy and simplicity about Sam Carter's ensemble. 

Schubert Ensemble raises standard after questionable piano trio

This Is Wiltshire: Featured artist: William Howard

10:26am Monday 24th March 2014

A 30-year celebratory commissioned piano trio by Colin Matthews, who didn’t appear to be at the event, ostensibly the highlight of The Schubert Ensemble’s concert at the Wiltshire Music Centre, didn’t quite live up to the heralded expectations and instead left more musical questions than it did answers.

Musical evolution quite understandable

This Is Wiltshire: Sigiswald Kuijken with his violoncello da Spalla

2:30pm Monday 17th March 2014

FEW people in a sell-out audience – how wonderful to see that at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Friday – will have heard two of the six Brandenburg Concertos played more convincingly and fewer still will have heard the final one played at such a pace. It was truly eye-watering.

Spring concert of popular Scandinavian works is packed

This Is Wiltshire: Pianist Stephen Marquiss, who founded Frome Symphony orchestra

2:54pm Monday 10th March 2014

The Cheese & Grain was packed for Frome Symphony’s spring concert, with a programme of popular Scandinavian works, writes BARRY FOGDEN.

Pianist's driving, sensitive and brilliant performance at Wiltshire Music Centre

This Is Wiltshire: Leon McCawley

10:18am Friday 7th March 2014

It has to be a source of concern to the Wiltshire Music Centre that an artist of the national calibre of pianist Leon McCawley can barely half fill the place.

Free St David's Day concert by Bath Chorus

This Is Wiltshire: Jessica Chappell

6:30pm Monday 17th February 2014

The Bath Chorus mixed-voice choir conducted by Grenville Jones will perform at a free concert at St Bart’s Church, in King Edward Road, Bath, on Saturday, March 1, at 7.30pm. 








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