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Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents: Fifty Shades of Graham by Graham Langley

Posted on January 19, 2016

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Described by The Times as a ‘storyteller for the 21st century,’ Graham’s enthusiasm, energy and enthusiastic performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He was a resident storyteller at Birmingham Storytelling Cafe for seventeen years and his shows are guaranteed to delight audiences. Tonight his storytelling is taken to a new dimension as he is joined by Pam Bishop, who enriches the tales with her unique blend of music.

Kammerphilharmonie Europa

Posted on January 12, 2016

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A third visit to Rook Lane Chapel by this exhilarating chamber orchestra and returning by popular demand. Founded in 2006 the orchestra draws musicians from up to eighteen European nations.

Passamezzo ‘The Fruit of Love’

Posted on January 12, 2016

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Music, words and song for St. Valentine’s day. Passamezzo specialise in costumed productions featuring ballads, lutesongs, madrigals, consort music and readings from 16th and 17th century England.

Martha Tilston: The Oxygen Tour

Posted on January 12, 2016

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Martha Tilston’s new tour is a sparky union of folk, acoustic, trip-hop and electronica. She entwines raw vocals, sparkling melodies and thought-provoking lyrics with filmic movements and earthy baselines. To see them live is to connect with longed-for parts of ourselves.

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner

Posted on January 4, 2016

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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner have blown the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional music and song to reveal authentic moments of staggering originality and great beauty. Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more.
Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents…The Falcon Bride by Katy Cawkwell

Posted on December 18, 2015

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“It seems unlikely that this is the last wedding where you will feature as the bride…”
Darkly comic, tragically romantic tales from the Saga of Nhal of deadly Queen Hallgerd and the Viking hero Gunnar.

A Show for Fred

Posted on December 10, 2015

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An upbeat celebration of the life of Frome Festival stalwart Brenda “Fred” Rolfe featuring many of Frome’s finest performers.

Coffee Concert Special….Marylebone Trio

Posted on December 7, 2015

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The Marylebone Trio’s lively, informative presentation style and excellent ensemble technique make them ideal coffee concert performers.

Coffee Concert Special….Alexandra Dariescu

Posted on December 7, 2015

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A third visit to Rook Lane Chapel by this internationally acclaimed, captivating pianist. Her programme will include pieces by Chopin, Faure, Mendelssohn, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky.

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents Robyn Hode: His Life and Death by Michael and Wendy Dacre

Posted on November 20, 2015

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Songs of the Greenwood wind in and out of the stories to create a vision in sound of Merrie England.

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