02
Sep
2019

UNCLE TOM COBLEY & ALL

Recreation of Concert Lecture Tour of 1889
UNCLE TOM COBLEY & ALL
as explored by Dr Todd Gray MBE

Spirited, Surprising & Enlightening: hear in words and song the full
story of Devon’s anthem

130 years ago `Widdicombe Fair’ was brought out of the public house and into concert halls and drawing rooms. It became the county’s favourite song.

The celebrated Concert Lecture Tour of 1889 is being reinterpreted in eight villages, towns and cities across Devon. For the first time the fascinating history of this ancient song will be told and audiences will be reintroduced to more than 50 variants, most of them long forgotten and some after hundreds of years. Uncle Tom Cobley & All will be launched at Widecombe.

Widecombe-in-the-Moor

19:30

2 Sep 2019

St Pancras Church

with Widecombe Local History Society, featuring the Widecombe Singers & Alan Rosevear, tickets £2.50 at the door.

Contact: david.ashman87@gmail.com

Crediton

19:30

4 Sep 2019

Holy Cross Church

with the church, featuring Mellow D, tickets £5.00 at the door or through A. E. Lee, 17 High Street.

Contact: glenda.hills@yahoo.co.uk,  01363 773669

Plymouth

14:00

5 Sep 2019

Portland Square, Plymouth University

with the History Department, featuring Wren Music, tickets £4.00 through The Arts Institute, www.plymouth.ac.uk/arts-institute , 01752 585050 (open Mon-Fri 13:00 – 17:00), theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk.

Feniton

19:30

12 Sep 2019

St Andrew’s Church

with Feniton History Society, featuring Alan Rosevear and the Feniton Singers, tickets £5.00 at the door.

Tavistock

19:00

13 Sep 2019

in the parish rooms, with the Devonshire Association (Tavistock Branch & Music Section), & Tavistock Subscription Library, featuring Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson, tickets £5.00 at the door.

Exeter

19:30

19 Sep 2019

at Exeter Guildhall, with Exeter City Community Fund, tickets £5.00 at the door or in person before the evening via The Guildhall 01392 265500.

Totnes

19:30

20 Sep 2019

in St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, with the church, tickets £5.00 at the door.

Appledore

11:30

24 Sep 2019

at the Appledore Book Festival in St Mary’s Hall, featuring MenSing, tickets £8.00.