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. Continue reading

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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 restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic put paid to everything we had in our diary. However, we couldn’t let this milestone pass unmarked. 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. Continue reading

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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 Men will perform 2 sets, and various other
musicians will be present, so we’ll treat it like a folk club.
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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! Continue reading

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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 you’ll hear perfectly well from the nave, even if you can’t see everything. 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,” Continue reading

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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 first played it, The Nut Tree in Murcot, Oxon. 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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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