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Kusanganisa + Young Waters

Posted on June 7, 2017

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“Kusangansia” (the Shona word for ‘mixture’) is an intercultural collaboration between mbira player Chartwell Dutiro from Zimbabwe, guitarist Leandro Maia from Brazil, rock bassist Chris Blanden and jazz saxophonist Nick Sorensen. Their mesmeric music has enchanted audiences wherever […]

The Busquitos

Posted on June 7, 2017

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The Busquitos are an absolute must for jazz fans and those who enjoy great music suffused with comedy. Hailing from the Netherlands, this hugely talented quartet bring their gypsy jazz instrumental virtuosity to Frome, between residencies at the […]

Praying for The Rain in Concert

Posted on June 7, 2017

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Following last years sell out concert, Praying for the Rain return to Rook Lane Chapel for Frome Festival 2017. Known for their dynamic and compelling live performances, Pftr blend contemporary folk, roots and world music with irresistible rhythms, […]

The Frukes…fundraising for Jamie Mines

Posted on March 22, 2017

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The Frukes … raise money for Jamie Mines We will be celebrating the return of the Frome Independent Market and the sun (we hope) at Rook Lane with Frome’s very own Ukulele Club for an afternoon of great […]

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner in Concert

Posted on January 13, 2017

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“Many people said that this was one of the best gigs they’d ever been to. I’d agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go” Mike Harding. Since his departure from folk-rock […]

Frome Concerts Group Presents…Aquinas Piano Trio

Posted on January 13, 2017

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The Aquinas Piano Trio has established itself over the last five years as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups. Following their Wigmore Hall debut in December 2015, Musical Opinion commented, ‘This sold out concert hall was in […]

Frome Concerts Group Presents… Heath Quartet

Posted on December 15, 2016

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This dynamic and charismatic quartet is fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. This very special concert is sure to be an amazing afternoon, an unmissable occasion and a dazzling finale.

Frome Concerts Group Presents… Passacaglia

Posted on December 14, 2016

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Passacaglia have performed to great acclaim at venues such as Wigmore Hall, have made many BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, and issued CDs on the Linn label to consistently enthusiastic reviews.

“The performances display clarity and crispness that perfectly matches the spirit of the music” Daily Telegraph.

Frome Concerts Group Presents… Duo Domenico

Posted on December 12, 2016

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Enlightenment music for brother cellos, York Early Music Fest prize winners, Vladimir Waltham and Jonathon Rees explore the “swooningly melodic compositions” of Beethoven associates – Jean-Pierre and Jean-Louis Duport, interspersed with anecdotes about Voltaire, Napolean and others.

Frome Concerts Group present…Total Brass

Posted on December 12, 2016

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Five young, award-winning and extremely talented brass players have combined to form a quintet called Total Brass. Undeterred by the relative lack of original brass quintet compositions, Total Brass entertained the audience with music full of interest and variety.

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