Suffolk Churches Tour 2023


Rosewood are now planning a 2024 concert tour of Suffolk Churches

ROSEWOOD is an East Anglian trio who perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals. Their varied repertoire stretches from Marco Uccellini (1610–1680) to Kirsty McColl (1959-2000) with lots in-between. The group consists of Simon on free reed instruments, Phil on strings, and Val on wind. All three band members sing. In 2022 they performed in the following churches: Berg Apton, Lower Layham, Brent Eleigh, Dunwich, Long Melford, and Lavenham. Some were church fund-raisers, others specific charity events. You can find out more about Rosewood on their website – see below.

We offer two types of concert: 60 minutes with no interval / 90 minutes with an interval. Our fee is negotiable and depends on the location and length of concert.

A typical 60-minute programme
•   The South Shore / The Hawk  Two 19th century tunes from the Northumbrian Piper’s Tune Book.
•   Maloney Puts His Name Above The Door / The Garden of Daisies  Comic Irish song from 1887, preceded and followed by an Irish set dance tune.
•   Dutch Waltz From a sad, award-winning film about a Dutch social worker and a child in his care.
•   I Wanna Marry a Lighthouse Keeper  A jolly song, from the Clockwork Orange film, more recently found on a Marks and Spencer TV advert.
•   March 10t h/ Laura’s Waltz   Tunes which commemorate a wedding and a birth.
•   All Right Jack   Social commentary from the 1980s reminding us that things don’t change.
•   La Bergamasca   A version of a well-known 16th century dance tune.
•   In These Shoes?  A 21st century commentary on the importance of choosing appropriate footwear for every occasion.

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To contact Rosewood, email or phone 07818 417780