Music on the Levels presents folk singer Si Barron in a free concert on Saturday 22 June 2019 at 3.30 pm in St Mary’s Church, Westonzoyland, coinciding with the Fête taking place in the Church that day.
Si Barron specialises in the creative interpretation of traditional West Country songs with beautiful guitar and harmonium playing.
‘I play guitar, dulcimer and harmonium,’ says Si, ‘I mainly sing English traditional song, the only kind of music that never gets old.’
Si Barron has been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now as a solo performer.
‘As a self-taught guitarist I try to keep the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s the songs that matter,’ explains Si, ‘I am a folk fanatic- this is exciting, moving and relevant music, hallowed by time. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.’
Mike Harding, veteran presenter of the famous BBC Folk Show for fifteen years comments:
‘I think he’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs . . . he’s got a crystal clear voice and a simple but powerful accompaniment . . . a great choice of songs too, end of story.’
For more about Si Barron visit: http://sibarron.eu.
The concert starts at 3.30 pm and will be in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP on Main Road. This concert is presented in conjunction with the annual Church Fête, which also takes place in the church so come early to browse the stalls and enjoy the wonderful refreshments on sale.
Admission to the concert is free. Music on the Levels is grateful to Sedgemoor District Council for financial support and to the many generous donations collected at the concerts.
There will be no concerts in July and August but Music on the Levels will present a new season of concerts starting on Sunday 29 September 2019, with Serenados Tango – a true taste of Argentina with Latin American music and jazz from Ben Modley, Sebastian Tesouro and James Rintour.