Sound of Music by Simon Markland

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Welcome to our April music page. 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. 

Clockwork Music  – This is a fantastic local group for babies and toddlers to enjoy a variety of music and related sensory activities.

Clockwork Music offer independent music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children in Thame, Oxford, Abingdon, Headington and Kennington. Tock the Clock and Brown Bear are at the heart of every class and they feature in the groups core songs, these provide structure within the weekly classes. Children love to wind Tock and Clock and watch him choose the special song of the week!

A few of the many attributes of Clockwork Music are:

  • Age specific curriculum written and delivered by qualified and experienced music teachers.
  • Four separate age groups are offered on a weekly basis
  • A large variety of  musical instruments are available to use during sessions
  • Interactive and sensory props to engage babies and young children
  • Fun and interactive classes for both children and the adults to enjoy!  

For more information regarding class times and venues visit:

Music in the Park – This fantastic local 1 day music festival will be taking place on the 1st May and the date is coming up fast!

Having taken place in Elms Park Thame over the last 10 years, the festival has grown from strength to strength, offering a unique opportunity for local musicians, bands and acoustic acts to gain valuable performance experience and share their talents within the local area. Alongside this artists flock from far and wide to be a part of the day!

This year you can expect:

  • Fantastic main stage acts including: Abba All Stars Uk, Prog Floyd, Bootlegger, The Memphis, Rattlesnakes Young Rocks and many more!
  • 3 stages, all showing off the best musical talent from Thame and beyond
  • 2 bars, multiple food stalls and merchandising
  • A friendly family atmosphere
  • Ben’s Busk Stop – A fantastic place for a relaxed acoustic based musical performance or 2!

MITP have a few acoustic solo/small group slots available at ‘Ben’s Busk Stop’, this is a wonderful opportunity to show off your musical talents to a very appreciative audience. The slots are roughly 20 minutes long.

Please contact Simon Markland via e-mail:, to express your interest and to book a slot, these will be available on a first come/first served basis.

Tickets will be available from the Town Hall, local businesses and on the gate, come along for a musical mainstay in your local town! For further information please search ‘Music In The Park Thame’  via Facebook.

Regular Local Live Music

The First Thursday Music Club: FTMC have now moved home, after 10 great years at the Stables behind the James Figg pub they have now relocated to a bigger room at Thame Snooker Club in central Thame. The room can hold a lot more people, there is a stage and room for instruments, the artists, and the sound guys. The club have their own dedicated bar and loos. There is also ample free parking right outside.
The dates are on the first Thursday of each month. Please search ‘The First Thursday Music Club Thame’ via Facebook for further information. 

Friday At The Fish Open Mic! 
After having to take a short break due to covid restrictions at the venue, the open mic will be back up and running again from April 2022! The first date back will be Friday 8th April.

This is a totally free event and a wonderful opportunity to perform or just come along to watch the huge host of local musical talent.

The music kicks off from 8 pm onwards with 20 minute slots given on a pre-booked basis, though some availability may be left on the night.

To find our more please search ‘Friday At The Fish’ via Facebook.

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

Tel: 07743 032292    
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