Dalwood Music Day


                                                Musicians and Singers

                                  appearing at Dalwood Music Day 2019

                                 Evening Concert - 8pm in the Village Hall 

                     La Vie en Rose - Gipsy Jazz Band from Exeter 

                             Tickets in advance £10  from Dalwood Shop 

                               or  Kathy Laing - 01404 881 601

          Dave, Rebecca, Nick, Yann & Laurie

                     LA VIE EN ROSE


               David Jones - guitar,  Laurie Light - guitar, Nick White (Chris Barber Band) -clarinet 

                                         Rebecca Wilson - violin & Yann Majoub - bass

                                              During the afternoon, listen to ………


The Band was started by two school teachers, Gary Wells  and Tom Forward, in 1996.
It has grown steadily since then to become the fine Band it is today.

It specialises in playing the original arrangements, when available, of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and various other big bands of the Swing Era.

Kevin Dunn, our Musical Director and drummer (& multi-instrumentalist!) is also an accomplished arranger and
writes for the Band.

Our aim is to continue playing the type of music that both we and our audiences enjoy

        Kevin Dunn (on drums) Musical Director


                                     ANNIKA SKOOGH & ORPHEUS


A truly unique and authentic Latin extravaganza ready to transport you straight to Brazil, with melodic lines and diverse rhythms that will see you “dancing until dawn!”

Orpheus, comprises of six musicians based in Devon, all well respected artists in their own right with wide ranging individual backgrounds in jazz, classical music, blues, rock, pop, soul/funk  and gospel, and brought together by a mutual love of Brazilian music.

The group play a potent mix of uplifting sambas and stunning bossa novas to sell out shows which have been well received by audiences of all ages. Ecuadorian/Swedish singer Annika brings authenticity to the performances by singing the songs in their native written language of Portuguese.

The band features some of the very finest in the area: Annika Skoogh - vocals, Martin Jenkins – hammond organ, Steve Dow – guitar, 

Jade Gall – flute/sax, Gary Evans – drums and Colin Seddon – percussion.

''Great gig, great band, everyone loved it!'' Teignmouth Jazz Festival
''A terrific gig...with the audience loving the Brazilian music'' Fougou Jazz

''Superb gig!...so many lovely comments as folk were leaving and again the following morning...'' Tuckers Jazz Club





The Axe Valley Community Choir was formed to bring together

people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the fun of singing together

As well as the Social benefits, members have the opportunity to

enhance their
singing capabilities and participate in fundraising

events within the Community.

Our repertoire is extensive and includes a wide variety of popular

ballads both traditional and modern.

Members came from all over the Axe Valley and further afield -

some from Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Chard, Honiton & Seaton.




with Craig on piano, 

Eleisha May Milverton - vocals, 

Ben Milverton - guitar,

Ashley John-Long - bass and 

Nick Millward - drums





      St. Mary's School String Orchestra         

      with Rachel Burrough - Musical Director

      (at 2017 Music Day)      

    and accompanied by Margaret Hurford - piano


Peter Dawson  Helen Smith

                              Angela Drake & Jeremy 


Woodbury Wind is a many-sided Ensemble of wind

players who have been performing classical music in and

around Axminster for over 30 years.  Over that time,

they have performed in ensembles of all sizes from

Trios, Mozart's piece for 13 wind instruments and in

various venues - Churches, Church Halls,  Axminster's

Twin Town in France - Douvres-la-Delivrande and for

various events including Axminster's Music at the

Minster, weddings, church services & local Festivals.

The Programme on Music Day will be light-hearted

pieces for a Summer's Afternoon played on flute, oboe

and bassoon.

Ladies A cappella group from Exmouth

Our group started a little over 11 years ago with only 8 enthusiastic members and a wonderful Musical director, Maire Hoppins and now we have over 40 members and are going from strength to strength.  During the years, as we progressed with our music, we have entered many competitions and festivals.  We have won Exeter Music Festival on numerous occasions, have competed twice in the Jersey International Choral Competition coming a very respectable second in our class and have travel to Sligo for a wonderful fun-filled weekend of singing and fund raising for Sligo Men’s Barbershop Chorus.

We sing all over East Devon for fun, entertainment and funding raising for charities and have now made two C.D’s with profits of our latest album, “And so it goes....” going to Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service the registered charity that provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England.

Our style of music is very eclectic; we sing  songs ranging from “Le Canon” to Adele’s version of that wonderful Bob Dylan song “To make you feel my love”

We are very pleased to be asked to sing at Dalwood Music Day and hope that weather holds and everyone has a wonderful time.


 SHIRAZ – silky, close harmony vocals are the hallmark of these two Bridport singer songwriters. Their music has been called folk, sometimes country, sometimes rock … whatever the case, these ladies love to entertain!   

2019 appearances – Bere Regis, Yeovil, Yarlington, Bradpole, Bridport, Axminster, Lyme Regis, Barrington …. Dalwood being a favourite! … festivals, celebrations, radio plays (Forest FM) and many other gigs and events.

the beautiful vocals and stunning close harmonies of this Bridport duo will transport you on a musical trip to blissful joy” ….... Camelot Music

Check out the SHIRAZ diary on www.facebook.com/Shirazsinging or contact Shirley on 01308 424289 for private bookings.


                                               Shirley & Sharon at Dalwood Music Day 2016

                                  THE KROFT ORIGINALS - hosts of Dalwood Music Day

The Kroft Originals started about 14 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 etc.

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 and The Project (another local organisation) & Children's Hospice Southwest

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

We welcome you to our 7th Music Festival and hope you have a lovely Day!


                                     Maggie Lane, Annette Freathy and Michael Bradbury

     A trio of keyboard, flute and various early wind instruments playing an eclectic mix of old and new

                                                      from Telemann to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic 

  "Piping Hot" are three friends (Michael, Maggie and Annette) who get together to play varied music ranging

          from well-known folk tunes to tuneful classics for special occasions, preferably for "good" causes.

They play different "pipes" with keyboard accompaniment.


Bluesy Jazz and Latin from the banks of the Nile 

Katie Brookbanks - sax

Gay Atkinson - vocals

Chris Killik - drums

Dave Wicken - guitar