Descriptions of my Devon themed piano presentations:
Devon’s history and music are the inspiration for my presentations, which last around 45 minutes. They feature an historic Devon talk accompanied by piano, also the recorder, unaccompanied singing and poetry.
Please contact me if you would like further details or to offer me a booking.
Charges: £55 plus 30p per mile travel from Bovey Tracey.
Charity Concerts for churches in which I play a medley of classical music are free.
Devon Land and Sea (available on CD price £10, click here to buy CD)
I also offer a ‘Devon Composers’ presentation, with CDs, mainly featuring the Rev. Sabine Baring Gould and his collection of lost Devon and Cornwall folk songs.
Valentine Themed Presentation
A celebration of this romantic festival with music and description of its historical background. I can present this either with live piano music or with recorded music if no piano is available at the venue.
Christmas Themed Presentations
There are 3 variations of this performance:
- The History of the Christmas Carol – Christmas music and poetry with CD. I describe the history of the Christmas carol including recent information on Exmoor’s lost Christmas carols, Christmas music, etc. I can give live performances of carols on the piano by request, with this presentation.
- Christmas Traditions Around the World – describes the many and surprisingly varied ways the birth of Christ is celebrated. This is accompanied by a cosmopolitan medley of recorded music, or I can play live Christmas carols to fit the subject, if the venue has a piano.
- Famous Historical Christmas Events – this performance describes interesting and sometimes little known events from history which took place around the Christmas period. I will accompany the talk with music.
St. George’s Day/Shakespeare Themed Presentation
A celebration of English music, poetry and a short talk on the life of Shakespeare, illustrated with live piano or CD.
Halloween Themed Presentation
This new performance describes the origins and aspects of Halloween, illustrated with live piano or CD, a poem and live rendition of a historic song.
The Life of Scott Joplin
Piano rags performed live on the piano, or via CD.
Charges: £50 (£55 from 1/1/2022) plus 30p per mile travel from Bovey Tracey. Charity Concerts for churches in which I play a medley of classical music are free.