Scythe, Sword and Anchor

3PM Interior

Mark Fry (English concertina), Dick Wolff (melodeon) and Ian Wheeler (Anglo concertina) rehearsing at Sundial House, Littlemore, Jan 2015.

17 years after we released Plain English, and 12 years since we started working on it, our “difficult” third album is nearly ready. Continue reading

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Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth, 2nd-4th June 2017

Three Pressed Men have been invited to take our music to the seaside in the first weekend of June. We’ll be playing on Saturday 3rd, in the afternoon for about 45-50 minutes. UPDATE: our slot starts at 3pm. How appropriate!

The festival takes place alongside the harbour in Weymouth, Dorset. Better yet, it’s free – though there will be lots of collecting pots around, so please give generously! Continue reading

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Oxfolk Ceilidh, 13th May – Interval Spot

Three Pressed Men will be performing a few songs during the interval of May’s Oxfolk Ceilidh. The dance band that night is Out of Hand, with caller Rhianwen Davies. Continue reading

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Folk Weekend Oxford, 21 – 23 April 2017

Following our well-received performance in Blackwell’s bookshop at the 2016 festival, we’ve been invited to perform at the 2017 event. We will be performing at the Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre in St Ebbe’s at 3:15pm on Sunday 23rd April – St George’s Day! Continue reading

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Sustainable Wallingford Family Ceilidh, Sat 25th Feb 2017

“Roll up, roll up for a night of fun. Sustainable Wallingford is holding¬†a barn dance on Saturday 25th February in the Great Hall at Cholsey Meadows (OX10 9HH), featuring popular local band, Traction, with their caller Pete North. Continue reading

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The Half Century

An English (or “three-two”) hornpipe written as a birthday present for Dick Wolff, November 2002. Dick chose the title himself.

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Awa’ To Gallowa’

A 3/2 hornpipe written as a leaving present for Nadine and Ian White when they moved from Drayton in Oxfordshire to Whithorn in Galloway. Continue reading

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Wolvercote

An English or “three-two” hornpipe. I attempted to pass this off at a session as an early 18th century tune, saying I thought it was written “between about 1700 and 1730” but was rumbled immediately. Continue reading

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27th Nov: Mark Fry Solo at The White Hart

Many thanks to everyone who turned up for Three Pressed Men’s gig at The White Hart in Wolvercote at the end of October. I (Mark) will be back there on Sun 27th Nov to do the interval spot for November’s White Hart Sounds.¬† Continue reading

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Miss Corinne Henman

Schottische. Composed in Feb 2007 for my friend Corinne to play on her violin. She wanted something that would use the bottom string. The alternative version was produced for her violin teacher, Felicity, to play on her bagpipes, which don’t go so low. Continue reading

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