3PM Gigs

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.

You wait ages for a Three Pressed Men gig and then 2 come along together! We will be making 2 appearances on Sunday 21st April 2024 as part of this year’s Oxford Folk Festival

11:00 am Oxford Covered Market

One of this year’s free stages is outside the coffee shop in the Covered Market. We are the first act on Sunday morning. Grab yourselves a drink and something nice to eat and join us for elevenses

12:30 pm “Three In One” Concert, St Aldate’s Tavern

Ian Giles / Mat Green & Andy Turner / Three Pressed Men

An informal lunchtime concert in “The Blue Room” upstairs at The St Aldate’s Tavern, just across the road from Oxford Town Hall.

All three acts have been delighting audiences in Oxfordshire and beyond, for more years than anyone cares to remember, with their interpretations of traditional music and contemporary music that continues old traditions. Each will perform 2 sets during the afternoon. There will be lots for the audience to join in with.

Admission is FREE. There will be a collection, to cover our costs, principally the room hire. Suggested donation £5 each,

If you buy food or drink at the bar, please mention to the staff that you are in the concert upstairs. They will deduct the price of your order from the bill we have to pay at the end of the afternoon. You won’t be charged any extra.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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. (read more…)

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…)

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. (read more…)