Author Archives: Mark Fry

The Road To Daventry

Another schottisch, another tune from a signalbox…

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The Second Wave & Maudlin Bridge

Here are two slower tunes, of a slightly lugubrious nature, that might do well for step-hop dances.

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The May Jigs – King Alfred’s & Chawton Woods

Here are a couple of jigs that I came up with at the start of May 2021. They were prompted by playing Philippe Plard’s wonderful jig, Zelda, which was tune of the week for the Tunesday Tuesdays group on Facebook.

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Folk Weekend Oxford 2021 – Live on-line!

FWO21 is going ahead on April 16th-18th, despite the pandemic. As in 2020, the festival will be live on-line, only this year they’ve had rather more time to plan. Catch us at 10am on Sunday Morning.

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25th Anniversary

Three Pressed Men was formed in 1995. Our first gig was on Fri 4th August at The Coach & Horses, East Challow (now sadly closed). We’ve played a few gigs every year since then¬† – until 2020! The difficulties and … Continue reading

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Concert in Bournemouth, 16th Nov 2019

Ah, the joys of an English seaside town out of season. No tourists to spoil the beaches and jam up the roads. The best time of year to visit. Once again we are the guests of the Bournemouth Bach Choir.

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John Kirkpatrick at Cholsey Pavilion

Sat 26th Oct 2019 [Post updated Thu 24th Oct] Cholsey Concerts are heartily disappointed to tell you that John Kirkpatrick is unwell and cannot appear on Saturday 26th Oct. However, the organisers will press ahead with the concert. Three Pressed … Continue reading

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Miserden Folk Club, Wed 12th June 2019

An evening of music and song in the convivial surroundings of the The Carpenters Arms in rural Gloucestershire. Admission is free and if you book in advance you can enjoy steak, chips and peas for a tenner!

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St Mary’s Church, Ispden, Sun 22nd Sept 2019

We’re delighted to be invited back for another appearance at St Mary’s monthly¬† “Afternoon Tea Recitals”. As the name suggests, tea is served afterwards. There’s only a limited number of seats in the side-chapel, but we found last time that … Continue reading

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As I Walked Out One May Morning

Saturday 18th May 2019. A joint concert with Oxford University Press Choir, conductor Malcolm Pearce. Billed as “a tribute to Cecil Sharp and the English folk song revival,”

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