Author Archives: Mark Fry

The Nut Tree

My first schottiche, my first tune named after a pub and (therefore?) my first real success. It was also one of the first tunes I invented on my Wheatstone Aeola concertina. This tune was named after the place where I … Continue reading

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The Cherry Tree

Here’s another schottische named after a pub. In this case it’s The Cherry Tree in Steventon, Oxon. This was the home of the “mostly English” session, held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 2000 until 2017.

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(Say You Love Me and) Hold Me Close

Here’s a weird little 5-time waltz for Christmas. The beat is 1-2, 1-2-3.

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Schottiche a Vouvant

A simple schottiche composed during a holiday in the Vendee, in the picturesque fortified village of Vouvant. Easter 2018

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Folk Weekend: Oxford, 20th-22nd April 2018

UPDATE 31st Jan 2018: We’ve just seen the draft programme. Looks like we’ve got 2 spots on Saturday 21st. Details are still fluid at the moment, but we’re expecting 45 minute sets in a couple of acoustic venues around the … Continue reading

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Holywell Music & Folk, Sat 8th Dec 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE (1st Nov) – New Venue – The Friends’ Meeting Room at the Oxford Quaker Centre. There’s a new series of folk concerts being promoted at The Holywell Music Room under the banner Holywell Music & Folk. The act … Continue reading

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Music At The Unicorn, Abingdon, Thu 8th March 2018

The last time we played in the delightful Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon it was as the support act. This time, we are one half of a double-bill of Oxfordshire acts, alongside The Moonrakers.

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Oxford Folk Club, Fri 2nd Feb 2018

It’s been a little while since Oxford Folk Club found a “Three Pressed Men-shaped” gap in their schedules so we’re delighted to be returning there in February 2018. We’ll include a few numbers from our recent album, Scythe, Sword and … Continue reading

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White Hart Sounds, Wolvercote, Sun 24th Sept 2017

At quite short notice, we’ve been asked back to The White Hart in Wolvercote (OX2 8PQ). Music starts about 8pm. Admission is free, but you won’t be allowed to leave until you’ve put some money in the jug 😉

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Videos from Ipsden

A friend of the band brought her iPhone to our gig at Ipsden church on Sunday and has posted some video on YouTube. Thanks Millie! Marrow Bones / The Railway Just As The Tide Was Flowing Warning: includes spoons playing … Continue reading

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