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The Sound of Music: March 2017

Thame Music Academy

Welcome to our March instalment of the SOUND OF MUSIC. Here you will find information on local musical events, upcoming concerts and where to find the best music tuition in the area.

Thame has a variety of fantastic opportunities for budding musicians who wish to join together with other like-minded people. From bands to choirs to bell ringing! We also host a huge variety of annual musical events!

The Birdcage Beer & Music Festival – This fantastic local pub will be hosting a beer festival which will take place from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March! As well as the tasty local ales on offer there will be a host of fantastic local musicians playing throughout the event! For further information please visit: www.thebirdcagethame.co.uk

Thame Carnival – Thame Carnival will take place on Saturday 10th June 2017! The charities the carnival will be in aid of this year will be ‘The Firefighters Charity’ and ‘Sobell House Hospice’. This wonderful event could not take place if it wasn’t for the many volunteers which work very hard to make it happen every year! The carnival committee are currently looking for budding new members who would like to volunteer their time for a wonderful local event. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Sue Martin-Downhill via e-mail: suedownhill@gmail.com

Crendon Chamber Orchestra – The Crendon Chamber Orchestra is a string orchestra which draws its players and audience from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. The orchestra has a mixture of professional and amateur musicians and aims to perform string and other chamber works to a high standard. 3 concerts per year are given in St. Mary’s Church, Thame, and players also take part in other educational or development activities. Members of the Crendon Chamber Orchestra are invited to play on a concert by concert basis.  We are always interested in hearing from good standard string players (approximately Grade 7 and above). Subscriptions are £25 per concert.

For information about playing in the Crendon Chamber Orchestra, please email crendonchamberorchestra@yahoo.co.uk

** Do you love live music? **

Thame offers some wonderful open mic events and live gigs every month,

These include:

  • The James Figg – This fantastic pub right in the centre of Thame plays host to a variety of live music events throughout the year, not least the ‘First Thursday Music Club’ which hosts their open mic evening every month! For further info please visit: www.thejamesfiggthame.co.uk
  • ‘Friday At The Fish’ – which takes place every second Friday of the month at The Old Fisherman, Shabbington. Check out their Facebook page for more info or just come along to play! The event runs from 7:30pm – 11pm.
  • ‘Sunday Afternoon At The Swan’ – which takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month at The Swan Hotel, Thame. Check out their Facebook page for more info or just come along to play! The event runs from 4 – 8pm.

This feature is brought to you by Simon Markland of Thame Music Academy. 


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