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Make Music Abingdon at the Magistrates Court

Make Music Abingdon
At the Old Magistrate Court this afternoon there were three artists performing for the November edition of Make Music Abingdon. It was all free but you could make a donation to Make Music Abingdon who bring live music to Abingdon.
Make Music Abingdon
The Abingdon Magistrates Court has better acoustics than any other room in the Guildhall, thanks to its wood panelling.
Make Music Abingdon
There were three performers this afternoon.
Make Music Abingdon
At the end of the afternoon they were set a challenge and asked to choose and perform one song together, with no rehearsal.

Individually they all performed their own music and it was very good. Brodie is a singer/songwriter based in Abingdon. Nikki is from Oxfordshire but could have been from Nashville. The Hex Collective are a guitar/cello duo who perform songs based on words collected a century ago.

Collectively they chose a song about Chicago. Thank you to Make Music Abingdon for continuing to put on live music in Abingdon, even without Sam who must be sadly missed.

Leave a Comment November 17, 2019

Make Music Day in Abingdon

Make Music Day in Abingdon
It was Make Music Day in Abingdon, and around the globe.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
There were places to play music and listen to music all around Abingdon Town Centre.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
On the Market Place a lot of us gathered and joined arms and sang Hey Jude.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
Ashnah brought us exotic music and dancing.
Make Music Day in Abingdon
There were events on the Market Place, workshops in the Guildhall and at the Library, and then as the sun went down, there was music at the Crown and Thistle, Brewery Tap, R & R, and Pablo’s Lounge. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — were there in Abingdon Town Centre, helping to bring us together with music, and it was all free.

1 Comment June 22, 2019

Make Music Abingdon

Make Music Abingdon
The organisers of Make Music Abingdon have set up music workshops and lots of other events this coming Friday.  Visit the Make Music Abingdon facebook page for the full number of events.
Make Music Abingdon
This is part of a world celebration of music on Friday 21st June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 120 countries, and Abingdon is making the most of the day with something for everybody.

You can book for free workshops including a top class percussionist at the library, ukelele at the Guildhall, and violin at the Guildhall. Then as many people as possible are needed for the Singing Human Chain on the Market Place at 6:10.

12 Comments June 17, 2019

Music in The Park

Music in The Park
There were four good bands playing at Music in the Park. They all worked well with the big audience.
Music in The Park
There was an audience of about 5,000 people.
Music in The Park
David Pope and Margaret Crick were there. They were the deputy Mayor and Mayor of Abingdon last year. Margaret is now Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council.
Music in The Park
The last band Hope and Glory played a lot of old favourites for anybody who liked Ska music.
Music in The Park
The new Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Charlie Birks, thanked all the people who had helped make this event possible, especially the council staff.
Music in The Park
The evening ended with Abingdon Town Band who played some songs by Queen, including Bohemian Rhapsody, and then a couple of traditional prom songs.
Music in The Park
Then fireworks.

11 Comments June 1, 2019

Jazz Festival and Fringe

Jazz Festival and Fringe
The Abingdon Jazz Festival kicked off at the Unicorn Theatre this evening. The evening began with Gilad Atzmon who people said was very good. We were there at 8:30pm to see The Heavy Dexters and they were great fun -
Jazz Festival and Fringe
very entertaining. There is a lot more on tomorrow and Sunday. The main programme is at   http://www.abingdonjazzfestival.org.uk/ There is also a fringe festival at the Roysse Room tomorrow.

Leave a Comment May 10, 2019

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