Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








Event 1 - Marden House: 7.00pm - 9.00pm 
Private View and Opening of Festival
The Exhibition and Festival will be opened by Lt.Gen.Sir Peter Beale, familiar to many of our Festival- goers as the conductor of the Avebury Vocal Ensemble, formerly known as NUBISS, who gave such a brilliant performance in last year’s Festival. A Cambridge choral scholar, Peter trained as a medical doctor culminating in a career leading to senior medical officer of the British Armed Forces for which he was knighted. Wherever he served and when the care of his patients allowed, he formed, conducted and took part in choirs. For many years he has lived in Avebury.   

Music to accompany the evening will be provided by the inimitable James Harpham on piano accompanied by Dorian Sutton on double bass.
Open only to patrons, sponsors and exhibiting artists. Please bring your invitation with you for a complimentary glass of wine.

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Event 2 - The Kings Arms, Calne: 8.30pm - 11.00pm
Folk Music Session
Pete Causer on box, Jeff Brown on whistles, Torquil McInness on mandola together with friends from the Old Road Tavern, Chippenham, on fiddle, melodian and bodhrán.  Do join them in making music on whatever instrument  – all are welcome – or just come and listen and sing over a pint in a friendly atmosphere. Incidentally, you may have seen Pete Causer performing in Larkrise to Candleford.

Admission free

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Friday 3rd October

Festival Opening, Folk Session

Saturday 4th October

Street Entertainment, Calne Choral, Celebration Jazz

Sunday 5th October

Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance, Piano Quartet, Gaulois Brothers

Monday 6th October

Piano Recital, New Scorpion

Tuesday 7th October

Marlborough College, Colin Howard, Belly Dancing, Calne Baroque

Wednesday 8th October

Organ & Poetry, Helicon Ensemble, Calne Silver Band, 
Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Barbershop

Thursday 9th October

St Mary's Staff, Sambuca, World Music Choir

Friday 10th October

JBS Performing Arts, Opera Sulis, Against the Grain

Saturday 11th October

Vaughan Williams Concert, Découpage, Apollo Wind Ensemble

Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano

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