Forthcoming and recent performances.
Some of our gigs are not public events, so just because there’s nothing listed, doesn’t mean we’re not up to something, somewhere.
Sat 13th May 2023, 7:30pm
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 email@example.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.
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.
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
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.
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. (read more…)
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. (read more…)