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.
2 Sep 2019
St Pancras Church
with Widecombe Local History Society, featuring the Widecombe Singers & Alan Rosevear, tickets £2.50 at the door.
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.
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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), firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Sep 2019
St Andrew’s Church
with Feniton History Society, featuring Alan Rosevear and the Feniton Singers, tickets £5.00 at the door.
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.
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.
20 Sep 2019
in St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, with the church, tickets £5.00 at the door.
24 Sep 2019
at the Appledore Book Festival in St Mary’s Hall, featuring MenSing, tickets £8.00.