POSTPONED PeatBog Faeries

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels
through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. They are Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion), Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums).

‘…the ultimate Celtic fusion party band.’ Neil McFadyen

In partnership with Versatile Arts and mu-mu Audio

Tickets for all events available HERE and The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

CANCELLED Coull Quartet and Mark Bebbington – piano

The second of three concerts celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This English Music Weekend, promoted in partnership with Espressivo, invites leading soloists and chamber musicians (Mark Bebbington, Coull Quartet, Peter Cigleris), who have championed this repertoire over their distinguished careers, to share their love of it with local audiences, in various chamber music combinations. This concert features the Coull Quartet and pianist Mark Bebbington.

Ireland String Quartet No 1 in D minor
Ian Venables Piano Quintet Op.27
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

‘ …the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’ – The Strad
Mark Bebbington: ‘ … truly a remarkable pianist’ – The Times

£16/Free for students in full time education

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

EVENT CANCELLED Animo, Martin Bills, Eve Loiseau and Wendy Nieper

Animo (Sarah Waycott – flute, Yanna Zissiadou – piano)
Martin Bills – composer
Eve Loiseau – voice
Wendy Nieper – voice
Award winning composer Martin Bills and Animo have teamed up to offer a concert that transcends musical boundaries and eras. Performing Martin’s song cycle are the celebrated soprano and jazz singer Wendy Nieper, joined by well-known Edith Piaf interpreter Eve Loiseau and accompanied by Yanna Zissiadou. Animo will be performing their own ‘soulful’ repertoire and premiere new compositions written specifically for them. In this concert musical styles meld imperceptibly to allow the music to flow without boundaries.
Tickets £16/ Free to students in full time education

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

EVENT CANCELLED The Kinge’s Musicke

Elizabeth Pallett and students from the Birmingham Conservatoire Early Music Department

This concert by musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire celebrates the Henry VIII Song Book c.1520. This beautiful book is a surviving monument to secular music from the early years of King Henry’s reign. Presenting well-known songs such as ‘Pastime with good company’ and ‘Green groweth the holly’ are three singers from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Vocal Department accompanied by the lute. The concert will also feature the recorder and an instrument very particular to the period, the symphony. This superb repertoire is brought to life under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Pallett.

In partnership with Priory Early Music Society
Free but booking essential- BOOK HERE 

William Howard & Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider

Join us at Hellens Manor as we warmly welcome the return of the multi-prize-winning Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider. Following her superb recital at Hellens last year, this time she will perform with the highly acclaimed pianist William Howard, to create a harmonious and dynamic duo.
The enterprising and evocative programme explores Nordic and Eastern European folk music
and includes the joyous, folky Beethoven Sonata in G – perfect for the Great Barn!

 

Press quote: ‘ …Schneider has a huge range of colors in her sound … ’ American Record Guide

Programme:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Op.30 No 3
Smetana From my Homeland
Bartok Six Romanian Dances
Svendsen Romance
Grieg Sonata No.2 in G Op.13

 

 

 

 

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Students in Full Time Education FREE.

Forest School Association Conference

Calling all Practitioners who support outdoor learning and play across the educational curriculum. This conference explores the importance of the outdoor experiential environment and provides an opportunity to meet practitioners from across three counties.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Sackville Ford: Critical Issues in Forest School

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. In his newly published book (July 2019) Mark explores alternative approaches to education and is passionate about supporting young people who find the current education system challenging.

A choice of three workshops.

  • Tim Kaye – Teaching Trees. Identification and using trees as a natural learning resource.
  • Carol Graham – Storytelling, movement meditation.
  • Zoe Disley – Willow Weaving
  • Emma Beynon – Creative language and using the outdoors for literacy.

 

For your Ticket CLICK HERE cost is £45 to include lunch and tea & coffee throughout the day and Trade Stands.

William Howard Masterclass

An informal workshop day with one of Britain’s leading classical pianists,open to all piano enthusiasts. Up to nine places are available for intermediate and advanced pianists who wish to perform prepared
repertoire.

Non-playing observers are also very welcome. The teaching sessions will focus on interpretation, performance, and technique, but all participants are welcome to offer other topics for discussion during the day.

 

Performing participants
£75 (to include lunch and refreshments)
Non-performing participants

£30 for the whole day (to include lunch and refreshments) or £10 per session
(9.30am-1.00pm or 2.00pm – 5.00pm to include refreshments, lunch not included).

A!thoughtful, poetic player’
Sunday’Times

‘…a!pianist!of!quite!special! lustrousness! and!versatility…’
The’Independent

‘…the!powerful,!declamatory!playing!of!William!Howard…’
BBC’Music’Magazine

Book Tickets via our email info@hellensmanor.com

The BIG Apple

The Big Apple celebration is in its 30th year this October!

Enjoy the best of English apples, cider and orchards in Hereford’s parish of Much Marcle.

Hellens is hosting a weekend of dance, talks, tasting, and eating. With our tearooms providing their own themed menu.

Entry into Hellens is £2.00. Children under 16 are Free.

For more detailed information on  the festival head over to our page on the big apple website HERE

Check out our menu below.