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Music on the Levels: Concert 30th April 2023

Posted on 11th April, 2023 in

30/04/2023 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Our next free concert is on Sunday 30 April 2023 at 3.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP with The Ciderhouse Rebellion.


The Ciderhouse Rebellion’s performance is described as ‘uniquely magical, whether springing from a single unplanned note or a traditional tune.’

The duo is fiddle player Adam Summerhayes and master accordionist Murray Grainger.

Profound and eloquent, epic, haunting and dramatic, The Ciderhouse produce incredible tapestries of sound.

‘The pair specialise in creating music in the moment’, says promoter Katie Whitehouse, ‘often springing from a single note, key, time signature or emotion. It’s this unusually improvisatory focus that is uniquely magical.’

She goes on to explain that they aim to create music with no conscious thought between conception and playing – always searching for the unexpected.

Both Adam and Murray are recognised virtuoso musicians in their own right, touring the world as professional artists. Although the pair only started working together in 2020, they have already released four celebrated albums, won Arts Council support, been featured on Folk on Foot, scored the BBC Radio 4 play Lud In The Mist and played significant festivals across the UK and Europe.

The duo have been awarded Best Instrumental Album of 2022 by FATEA for their North Yorkshire Moors-inspired Genius Loci 2: The Valley of Iron.

Gorgeous stuff. – Georgia Mann on BBC Radio 3

Compelling, exciting and utterly original. – Phil Beer (Show of Hands)

Free-flowing, ambitious and fiercely creative. – The Strad

I could almost feel a super power between the two of them. – MusoMuso

A work of startling, immediate beauty. – Folk Radio UK

Grainger’s accordion with Summerhayes’s fiddle is especially beautiful. – Songlines

I became utterly bewitched by the beauty of what Summerhayes and Grainger had created. It could justifiably be described as a folk symphony, possessing cyclical completeness yet creating a form that is, at once, both elemental and pastoral. – Fatea Magazine

Arrangements for the concert

Refreshments (tea, coffee, choice of cakes) are available at a modest charge from 2.15 pm until the start of the concert.

Due to current circumstances there is no need to book anymore. Up to now we’ve never exceeded the church’s capacity and never had to turn anyone away but please note, seats are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and from time to time, you may need to budge-up!

In order to help with the artists’ and other costs a raffle is held. In addition donations are encouraged. It costs around £400 to put on a concert.

Further information: Frank Challenger on 01278 699071 or email f.challenger@icloud.com.


Click here to view  one of their songs (takes you to youtube)

Click here to see them at Manchester Folk Festival (takes you to youtube)