2017 Programme

The structure of the Festival is listed below. Confirmed acts are listed- public tickets will be on sale from this website from 1 June 2017. Become a Friend and get priority booking from 1 May 2017. As further acts are confirmed we will update this programme

For evening events we advise you bring torches, and please note the car park is a five-minute walk from St Mary's Church with a slight gradient. The Skittle Alley is at the White Horse Inn, a short way on from the church. For comfort, you may like to bring cushions or a rug if chilly to performances in the church

Saturday 20 May

St Mary’s Church 7.30pm
Lady Maisery £12/£8 in advance. Note £14/ £10 on the door


St Mary’s Church 3.00pm

 Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp) £15/£8


Bach Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033

Albinoni Adagio in G Minor

Prokofiev Prelude in C op. 12, no. 7

Debussy Arabesque no. 1 in E major

Debussy Golliwog’s Cake Walk from Children's Corner

Chick Corea (selection from) Children’s Songs


Rachmaninov Vocalise, op.34, no. 14

De Falla Spanish Dance No.1 from the opera La Vida Breve

De Falla (selection from) 7 popular songs

François Borne Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de Carmen, arr. Iwan Roth and Raymond Meylan

The Square, late afternoon and early evening

Live music (free) to include Neil West harper extraordinaire and more. Mickie Ritchie guitar soloist and member of Bossa Beleza will perform now and later at 9.30pm in the Skittle alley of the White Horse Inn. 

St Mary’s Church 7.30pm

Karina Lucas (Mezzo Soprano) and Rory Russell (Guitar) £20/£10


1. Baroque Arias        

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)     Lascia ch'io pianga

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787    O del mio dolce ardour

Philipp Heinrish Erlerbach (1657-1714)   Kommt ihr stunden

  2. John Dowland (1563-1626)     Lute Songs (selection)

                   Come again

                   Sleep wayward thoughts

                   Come away, come sweet love

                   Flow my tears

  3.  Traditional Celtic Pieces, Guitar Solo

                   Trad. Skye Boat Song, arr. David Russell

                   Neil Gow Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife, arr. David Russell

  4. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)     Traditional Songs (selection)

                   I will give my love an apple


                   Master Kilby

                   The Shooting of his Dear


  6. Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)

            Canciones Espagnolas Antiguas

                   Anda Jaleo

                   El cafe de Chinitas

                   Las morillas en Jaen

                   Sevillanas del siglo XVIII

  7. Seis Canciones Populares Catalanas arranged by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938), Guitar Solo

                   El Noy De La Mare

                   El Testament D’Amelia

                   Cancion De Lladre

                   Lo Rossinyol

                   L'Heureu Riera

                   La Nit De Nadal

  8. Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)   Siete Canciones populares espaňolas

                   El Paño Moruno

                   Seguidilla Murciana






Skittle Alley of the White Horse Inn 9.30 pm  Mickie Ritchie for a late-night session (free)


St Mary’s Church 6.30pm

Choral Evensong with Christchurch Choir, Bath (Master Mark Elliott) 
Address: Rt Revd Brian Castle, retired Suffragen Bishop of Tonbridge


The Square 5.00pm Free
Performances by children from Stogumber and Crowcombe Schools (supported by Stogumber Festival) Free

The Square 6.00pm Free Contemporary dance by SPACE

They will be performing a piece called 'Chained'. It is a contemporary dance piece based on the theme of 'Slavery & Freedom'. The music is 'Work Song' by Hozier. There will be 5 dancers: Hayley Worton, Sophie Haigh, Ashleigh Payne, Adam Reid, Lucy Earthy.

The Square 6.45pm Free

Ben Cipolla , Singer and guitarist

St Mary’s Church 7.30pm

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis £10

White Horse Skittle Alley 9.30pm 
Ben Cipolla  Free 


St Mary's Church 7pm St Petersburg Choir in co-operation with Music on the Quantocks
Tickets for this event are only available via hello@musiconthequantocks.com


Stogumber Village Hall 7.30pm

Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson

£12 in advance, £14 on the door

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