Wallingford Methodist Church

Sat 10th June 2023, 7:30pm
Wallingford Methodist Church, St Leonards Square, OX10 OAR

Tickets £10.00 including Light Refreshments. Available from
Tel: 07818 660 861, wmleadership@outlook.com or Town information office

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John Kirkpatrick at Cholsey Pavilion

Sat 13th May 2023, 7:30pm

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John Kirkpatrick should have played at Cholsey Pavilion back in 2019 but wasn’t well enough on that occasion so Three Pressed Men stepped in and played a full set rather than just the planned support spot. Restored to full health, John is back in Cholsey this spring and Three Pressed Men are honoured to offer a warm-up set.

Tickets are just £10 in advance from concerts@cholsey.com or 01491 652295, or £12 at the door, though they’ve been selling well and are expected to sell out in advance. If you want to go, best get in touch with the organisers soon.

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Songer’s Copse Debut at Folk Weekend: Oxford

Saturday 15th April 2023, 2:15 pm

The Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PP

“What is Songer’s Copse?” You may well ask. An internet search might lead you to a quiet corner of Wytham Woods on the western edge of Oxford, close to the old road to Cheltenham, known as The Singing Way.

It’s also the name of a new 4-bloke a capella singing group, made up of Three Pressed Men and a gentleman, with a repertoire ranging from Purcell to Cyril Tawney via West Gallery hymns, Hoagy Carmichael and a large dollop of the English tradition.

Our first public performance will be in the gallery of the marvelous Pitt Rivers Museum, as part of Folk Weekend: Oxford.

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Folk Weekend: Oxford 2023

Sun 16th April 2023, 2pm

Benjamin Henry Room, Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad St, Oxford

We’ve been invited to grace the Local Acts line-up again, and been given a spot in one of our favourite venues. However, contrary to what we posted before, our performance (and all FWO artists) is in the Benjamin Henry Room, which is Blackwell’s new dedicated performance space at the top of the building.

Parking is almost impossible in central Oxford these days. We advise using the busses or cycling

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Folk Night at The Swan, Eynsham, 16th Jan 2023

An evening of mostly English, mostly traditional folk music performed by Three Pressed Men in the informal cafe atmosphere of The Swan’s function room. Expect fine musicianship, plenty of choruses and slightly too many concertinas!

Admission is free but exit is not! There will be a jug collection.

Mon 16th Jan 2023, 8pm
The Swan, 21 Acre End Street, Eynsham, OX29 4PE

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The Plum Pudding

Another tune named after a pub. In this case it’s a rather nice little place in Milton village, between Abingdon and Didcot. It happens to be the current venue for the 3rd Sunday “Mostly English” music session (which used to be held at The Cherry Tree). So it’s not too surprising that it’s the first place where I played this tune in public, hence the tune’s name. That was on Sunday 15th March 2020 and was the last pub session I went to before lock-down started. There were only three musicians present, the barmaid and, I think, one other.

Here’s the ABC text:

X:1
T:The Plum Pudding
C:Mark Fry
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/4
DG3|AG/A/BG | EGDG | c/B/A/G/ G/F/E/D/ | DG3|AG/A/BG |[1 EGDG/A/ | BAG2:|][2e3/2e/ d/B/G/A/ | BAG2 |]
|:egdg | cB/A/BG | egdB | A^cd2 | eg=cB/A/ | BdG2 | e3/2e/ d/B/G/A/ | BAG2:|

And here’s the score as a PDF:

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Folk Weekend: Oxford, 22nd – 24th April 2022

FWO returns to live performances after 2 years as a virtual festival. Three Pressed Men have 2 appearances this year, on Fri evening and Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Aston & Cote Village Hall, Sat 9th April 2022

Sadly, we’ve been hit by Covid-19 again. Just as Mark has recovered, Dick has gone down with it. This means we won’t be able to play at Aston & Cote Village Hall on Sat 9th April.

However, the evening of musical entertainment in aid of Aston & Cote Village Hall will go ahead. The various performers booked for the first half will expand their sets to fill the whole programme. Continue reading

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NOTE New Date: The Carpenters Arms, Miserden, 29th June 2022

We’re very sorry we had to postpone this gig after Mark tested positive for Covid, but delighted to be invited back in June for another evening of music and song in the convivial surroundings of The Carpenters Arms in rural Gloucestershire. Admission is free and if you arrive in good time you can eat dinner beforehand. Continue reading

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Folk Weekend On Tour: Faringdon – Sat 9th Oct 2021

12:55 – 1:40pm

The Bell, The Marketplace, Faringdon

Fancy a lunchtime drink and some music? You’re in luck. Those nice people at Folk Weekend are organising a one-day folk festival in the town of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 9th Oct 2021. Continue reading

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