Village Events


            hosts of Dalwood Music Day
The Kroft Originals started about 12 years ago as a small group of 4 friends just singing for fun & trying out a few harmonies. We have expanded since then - in every sense of the word!!

Taking part in our very first concert in Dalwood was so nerve-racking that we resorted to taking very little sips!!!! of the famous sherry from a plastic bottle.... Hence the name.

We now get bookings to entertain at various
celebrations - lunches, Christmas parties & local concerts and we have performed at the Arts Cafe Festival  (Arts in the Garden) for about 9 years.

The money we raise goes to Charity. We have supported Devon Air Ambulance, Devon Freewheelers & the new Hospicecare Centre in Honiton.  This year we are raising money for The Project (another local organisation).

We still sing for fun of course - and we still try out a few harmonies!

      Sue   Kay  Glenda  Caroline  Kathy  Sue  Lorraine  Tina  

                        JON GARVEY
Jon lives in the backstreets of Dalwood.
He once ran Cambridge University Folk Club.
He plays tenor sax and lead guitar in the soul band

Eight to the Bar, and soprano and sopranino sax in

Saxminster. But at the Music Day he’s singing (mainly)

his own songs and playing his first instrument, acoustic

guitar.  Expect a bit of funky fingerstyle

                                   Jon Garvey and Dexterous Friends:   

                                                    Jon Garvey     (acoustic guitar/vocal)
                                                    Anthony Chape (bass)
                                                    Carrie Fry      (alto sax/flute)
                                                    Andy Davey     (alto sax/percussion)

Apart from playing saxes and guitar in various bands, Dalwood resident Jon has been writing and performing songs for over four decades. With a father who played tenor sax in dance bands and a classical percussionist as a brother, he has also soaked up influences from folk, blues and even punk rock to develop an eclectic mix of styles, but always melodic, rhythmic and life-affirming.

Apart from his battered Lowden acoustic guitar, he's supported on this occasion by three gifted local musicians proving their friendship by agreeing to tackle Jon's diverse arrangements.


SHIRAZ – having performed together in various groups over the years, the songwriting duo of Shirley Ewart and Sharon Mühl combined their talents in 2011 to form SHIRAZ.

Taking inspiration from diverse musical genres such as country, folk and rock to name a few,their voices interweave with original harmonies as their fresh, contemporary songs draw in the audience.

Now,in 2015, they are proud to present their debut CD “Down the Line” recorded with Steve Jones (Mungo Jerry, Heron).

With guitar, piano and violin, SHIRAZ perform at festivals, events and  private gigs across the South-West.

Contact: Shirley -01308 424289
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Barbershop-style Group
directed & accompanied

on piano by Kathy Laing

                                 WOODBURY WIND

Woodbury Wind is a many-sided ensemble of wind players who have been playing classical  music in and around Axminster for over 30 years. Over that time they have performed in ensembles of all sizes from trios to Mozart’s piece for 13 wind instruments, and in various venues – churches, church halls, in Axminster’s twin town in France, Douvres-la-Délivrande – and for various events – concerts (including Music at the Minster in Axminster), weddings, church services,  local festivals. Two of the founder members are playing today – Jane Godbeer (oboe) and Hilary Juster (clarinet). The programme will include music by Sir Edward Elgar (himself a bassoonist), and other pieces for the unusual combination of two flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. 


Children from St.Mary's School, Axminster  with Musical Director - Rachel Burrough

                                                      Dalwood Music Day 2013