Saturday, 30 September 2017

Two Moors Festival Tiverton Dulverton Simonsbath Exeter Widdecombe Chagford Ashburton Okehampton Torrington Bideford Dunster Tiverton Friday 13 October - Saturday 21 October 2017

John & Penny Adie
Founders of the Two Moors Festival

Many thanks to Penny Adie for joining the "Classical Journey" programme on Phonic FM last Friday (22 September) to discuss the Two Moors Festival and the artists who are coming to Dartmoor and Exmoor to entertain us from Friday 13 October to Saturday 21 October.

On this week's programme (Friday 6 October 2-4pm) Penny's Public Relations Officer, Fleur Chaffé, will join the programme at 2.10pm or so - to discuss the festival schedule in more detail.

An overview of the concerts in the line-up is shown below. In each case there is a link to a page on the Festival Website which gives further details on performers, programme and prices - and provides a means to book tickets online.

Tickets also from: 'Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets' (EVIT) in Dix's Field.
Telephone: 01392 665885  Mon-Wed & Fri 9-4.30 Thu & Sat 9-4 (closed 12.30-1.15)

The Two Moors Festival continues the work started by Penny and John Adie in 2001. John Adie is remembered through the John Adie Memorial Appeal (The Imagine Appeal) which supports young musicians in education and professional development, encourages community participation in music, commissions new compositions, and promotes live music for new audiences.

Tiverton & Dulverton

St Paul's Church Tiverton
Friday 13 October 9.30pm
Casanova's Conquest
Handel/Mozart/Bellini in English
Tiverton Parkway Ticket Office
Saturday 14 October 11.45am
Saxophone Quartet Concert
All Saints Church Dulverton
Saturday 14 October 7.30pm
Piano Recital

Culbone & Dulverton

St Beuno's Church Culbone
Sunday 15 October 11am
Matins - with Classical Guitar
(V Rev Dr Jonathan Draper)
Brushford Church Dulverton
Sunday 15 October 11am-3.30pm
Strauss 4 Last Songs Workshop
(plus Artist Benedict Rubbra)
All Saints' Church Dulverton
Sunday 15 October 7.30pm
Haydn, Beethoven, & Brahms
(Piano: Barry Douglas)

Simonsbath & Exeter

Iosef Purits & Andrey Lebedev
St Luke's Church Simonsbath
Monday 16 October 11am
Accordion/Guitar Rectial
(Bach/Piazzolla/de Falla/de Lucia)
Rachel Thomas
St Luke's Church Simonsbath
Monday 16 October
Exmoor Society Talk
(Exmoor Society Chairman)
City of Birmingham Symphony
Exeter Cathedral
Monday 16 October 7pm
Mozart/Beethoven IV/Brahms I
(Michael Seal/Pavel Kolesnikov)

Widdecombe & Chagford

Owen Gunnell & Oliver Cox
St Pancras Church Widdecombe
Tuesday 17 October 11am
O Duo Percussion
(Marimba Duets)
Sally Sedgman
St Pancras Church Widdecombe
Tuesday 17 October 2.30pm
Image & Improvisation
(Danny Holmes-Adams/O Duo)
Heath String Quartet
St Michael's Church Chagford
Tuesday 17 October 7.30pm
(plus Bach Cantatas)


Nick Pritchard & Jâms Coleman
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Wednesday 18 October 11am
("Die Schöne Müllerin")
Henry Neill & Jâms Coleman
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Wednesday 18 October 2pm
Schubert Song Cycle II
Nicholas MoggJâms Coleman
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Wednesday 18 October 4.30pm
Schubert Song Cycle III

Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments
St Andrew's Church Ashburton
Wednesday 18 October 7.30pm


Helen & Harvey Davies
All Saints Church Okehampton
Thursday 19 October 11am
The Davies Duo I
("Classically Formed")
Helen & Harvey Davies
All Saints Church Okehampton
Thursday 19 October 1pm
The Davies Duo II
("Romantic Arrangements")
Helen & Harvey Davies
All Saints Church Okehampton
Thursday 19 October 3pm
The Davies Duo III
("20th & 21st Centuries")

Tasmin Little & Andrey Gugnin
All Saints Church Okehampton
Thursday 19 October 7.30pm
Violin & Piano Recital
Supper to Follow: £10

Torrington & Bideford

Tasmin Little
(Piano: Andrey Gugnin
'Cello: Michael Petrov
Clarinet: Jordan Black)
Plough Arts Centre Torrington
Friday 20 October 11am-5pm
Debussy: Sonatas & Rhapsody
Messiaen: "Quartet for the End of Time"
Alec & Emily Baldwin
(Dance: Jesus Olmedo)
Sax: Mark Lockheart  Violin: Chris Garrick
Guitar: Phil Robson  Percussion: Demi Garcia-Sabat
Bideford College Hall
Friday 20 October 7.30pm
Dizzy Gillespie / Paco de Lucia
Chick Corea / Vicente Amigo

Dunster & Tiverton

Soprano: Matilda Wale
French Horn: Ellen O'Brian
'Cello: Joseph Pritchard
Violin: Poppy Freya McGhee

St George's Church Dunster
Saturday 21 October 11am
Soprano: Matilda Wale
French Horn: Ellen O'Brian
'Cello: Joseph Pritchard
Violin: Poppy Freya McGhee

Piano Accompanist: Alison Farr

Violin: Joel Munday
'Cello: Hannah McFarlane

St George's Church Dunster
Saturday 21 October 2.30pm
Violin: Joel Munday
'Cello: Hannah McFarlane

Piano: Alison Farr

Devon Wildlife Trust
St George's Church Hall
Saturday 21 October 5pm
(Harry Barton CEO)
St Paul's Church Tiverton
Saturday 21 October 7.30pm
North Devon Sinfonia
Director: Emma Kent
Two Moors Festival Chorus
Chorus Master: Colin Howard
Soprano: Gemma Summerfield
Tenor: John Porter Baritone: Tim Nelson

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Music in Autumn Sidholme Music Room Sidmouth Sunday-Thursday 8-12 October 2017

Sidholme Music Room

Music In Autumn
Sidholme Music Room
Sunday 8 October 3.30pm
The Sheldon Singers
Leader: Julie d'Eath Lancaster
Admission FREE
Retiring Collection:
Friends of Sidholme Music Room
Information: C G Brewer
01395 516825 / 07866 312037

Music In Autumn
Sidholme Music Room
Monday 9 October 8pm
Admission FREE
Retiring Collection:
Friends of Sidholme Music Room
Information: C G Brewer
01395 516825 / 07866 312037

Music In Autumn
Sidholme Music Room
Wednesday 11 October 10.30am
Sidmouth Town Band
Musical Director: Adrian Harvey
Admission FREE
Retiring Collection:
Sidmouth Town Band Funds
Information: C G Brewer
01395 516825 / 07866 312037

Music In Autumn
Sidholme Music Room
Wednesday 11 October 8pm
Piano: Joyce Clarke
Including -
Cecile Chaminade: "Autumn"
Admission FREE
Retiring Collection:
Friends of Sidholme Music Room
Information: C G Brewer
01395 516825 / 07866 312037

Music In Autumn
Sidholme Music Room
Thursday 12 October 3.30pm
Musical Director: Ed Jenkins
Admission FREE
Retiring Collection:
Friends of Sidholme Music Room
Information: C G Brewer
01395 516825 / 07866 312037

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ruth Molins Live Interview on "Classical Journey" Phonic FM Friday 22 September 2017

Ruth Molins
(Photo: Jade Gall)

This Friday's "Classical Journey" programme on Phonic FM will be at 2pm.

The first part of the programme will be dedicated to a discussion with Exeter flautist, Ruth Molins.

Hallsands Revisited

- one house remains
Flute Cake
join Lona & Sam
On Saturday last week (16 September) Ruth and her flute trio, 'Flute Cake' (Ruth Molins, Sophie Brewer & Jennifer Campbell), joined Lona Kozik and Sam Richards at Hallsands on the South Devon coast to revisit the story of Hallsands' collapse into the sea during the storm of January 1917. Together they gave première performances of  "The Ruined Village" by Lona Kozik and "The Night of the Storm and the Rain" by Sam Richards. The latter included a beautifully scored section for 'Flute Cake' to play on toy bells, plus singing by Sam Richards and Soundart Radio Artistic Director, Lucinda Guy.

Whistling Tube & Spring Drum
Sam Richards
This extraordinary recital was performed in a clear-sided marquee on the cliffs above the ruined village, in which were displayed many sea- and fishing-related artworks by Torcross artist Frances Gynn - presented in collaboration with Bill Fletcher-Neal.

The evening's music also included a sensitive and atmospheric electronic ambient piece, "Aqua Marine", composed and presented by Melvyn Bangert.

Improvised Drawing
Frances Gynn
Lona and Sam also played three piano pieces in the first half: Lona's arrangement of Percy Grainger's 1908 setting of retired sailor John Perring's Dartington sea shanty, "Stormalong", a live version of Lona's multi-track piano composition "Drift" (as a four-hand, played by Lona and Sam), and "Ghost Nets", an improvisation involving Sam's bowed tam tam, whistling tube and spring drum, and Lona's prepared piano containing several acoustically active objects, including wildly dancing ping-pong balls. Frances Gynn took part in the improvisation, creating an original image on black paper with white pastels.

Sam Richards' fascinating one-hour musical documentary for Soundart Radio, "Hallsands", featuring Lona Kozik, Elie Fruchter, Lucinda Guy, and many other Soundart stars, is still available at Lona's Mixcloud Page.

Flute Cake

Flute Cake
Ruth Molins, Sophie Brewer, & Jennifer Campbell
Courtlands House, 6 September 2013
Ruth, Sophie & Jennifer will be performing again, during October and November, at three different venues in Exeter. Ruth has composed a fascinating, semi-improvised piece, "Make Room", for performance in any building. The audience follow the musicians through rooms and corridors, while the flutes weave music to fit any environment. This very adventurous approach to musical presentation has already been experienced by appreciative audiences in Ruth's own home. New venues already booked are the Waterstones bookshop on Cathedral Green (7 October), the café in The Glorious Art House (which is half-way down Fore Street in Exeter - 22 October), and Veronica Gosling's 'Studio 36' at 36 Denmark Road (5 November). (Full details below.)

This Music is Yours

Alex Wilson & Ruth Molins
"A Breath of Fresh Air"
St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, 15 November 2015
First seen in concert together in 2015 ("A Breath of Fresh Air"), flautist Ruth Molins and pianist Alex Wilson will be collaborating again in October. Their new concert tour is called "This Music is Yours" and features compositions by Cornishman Graham Fitkin, Kentish man Ian Clarke, and Parisian Francis Poulenc. Ruth and Alex have also included music by three female composers, Anne Boyd, Claude Arrieu and Ruth Molins herself. The first concert will be on Sunday this week, across the border in Somerset. Two weeks later they will be closer to home, in Bradninch near Cullompton (Sunday 8 October). Their final concert will be here in Exeter in the Baptist Church at the bottom of South Street (Saturday 28 October). (Full details below.)

Exeter Flutes

Exeter Youth Flutes
Ruth also runs two flute choirs, 'Exeter Flutes' (adults over 18) and 'Exeter Youth Flutes', at her home, 37 Clifton Road in Newtown. New students Grade II to VIII are always welcome, while Exeter Youth Flutes welcomes beginners.

Exeter Youth Flutes
meet on Tuesdays
(from 12 September)
at 7pm.

Exeter Flutes
meet on Thursdays
(from 14 September)
at 7.30pm.

All students, ten sessions per term for £60 (concessionary rate £50).

Anyone who is interested can contact Ruth on 07507 568174
or find out more online at

Peter Nickol

On Saturday 21 October Ruth will be joining a group of multi-talented artists & musicians at the St Sidwell's Community Centre (in Sidwell Street). Veronica Gosling, founder and manager of Studio 36 in Denmark Road, has brought everyone together for an event called "Patterns". Starting at 7pm the participants will explore poetry, dance, music and images. Food and drink are also provided. Ruth will be performing with pianist Peter Nickol and singer Peter Farrie. Ruth has also prepared a new composition of her own, "Kitchen, Early Evening", which she will perform at the Patterns evening. (Details below)

Flute Cake
1. Waterstones Cathedral Yard
     Saturday 7 October 7pm
2. TheGlorious Art House Café
    (120 Fore St. EX4 3JQ)
     Sunday 22 October 7pm
3. Studio 36 Denmark Road
     Sunday 5 November 3pm
        "MAKE ROOM"
"A musical space in which
    to reimagine oneself
      and one's surroundings"
Composer: Ruth Molins
Flutes: Ruth Molins
            Sophie Brewer
              Jennifer Campbell
Tickets: £10 (£9 in advance)
Advance Booking: 07507 568174

Ruth Molins & Alex Wilson
1. St Mary's Cannington (TA5 2HS)
     Sunday 24 September 3.30pm
2. St Disen's Bradninch (EX5 4NN)
     Sunday 8 October 3pm
3. South Street Baptist Church
     Saturday 28 October 4pm
Flute: Ruth Molins
Piano: Alex Wilson
Anne Boyd: "Bali Moods"
Claude Arrieu: "Sonatine"
Ian Clarke: "Spiral Lament"
Graham Fitkin: "Jim & Pam & Pam & Jim"
Ruth Molins: "In Memory"
Francis Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Tickets: Cannington £7
   Bradninch & Exeter - set your own price!

St Sidwell's Centre Exeter
Saturday 21 October 7pm
(includes a new composition by
  Ruth Molins: "Kitchen, Early Evening")
Flautist/Composer: Ruth Molins
Pianist/Composer: Peter Nickol
Singer/Songwriter: Peter Farrie
Artist (Studio 36): Veronica Gosling
Artist/Singer/Scientist: Clare bryden
Poet: James Turner
Actor/Compere: Jeff Sleeman
Singer/Dancer: Amerie Rose
Doctor/Drummer: Felix May
Radiographer/Dancer: Louise Clarke
Boatbuilder/Sailor/Writer: Mike Ludgrove
Food & Drink Provided
Tickets: £10
Studio 36: 01392 256206
Studio 36 Website     St Sidwell's Centre Website