Calendar of Events

May 22 Tuesday St George's Church, St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1ED.. 7:30pm New American Mandolin Ensemble at Brighton Fringe

Once again we will be playing the Brighton Fringe as we do every year. This time we are very excited to be sharing the bill with a brilliant professional ensemble from America and we will perform seperately and together.
“Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments, reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences”

In 2013 the American guitarist/ mandolinist/ conductor Mark Davis formed a ground-breaking new group of professional musicians to perform original...

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Apr 14 Saturday St John the Evangelist Church, Lower Church Rd, Burgess Hill, West Sussex. RH15 9AA. 7:30pm Burgess Hill

A return to Burgess Hill.
This time Nicola Stock and Naomi Goodall will be singing duets with us.
We will perform the trophy winning program from the recent BMG Worthing Festival.

Tickets £8 can be obtained from the Parish Office, The Town Help Point or on the door.

Mar 2 Friday Davison High School, Worthing BN11 2JX. 5:00pm BMG Festival

The BMG (banjo, mandolin, guitar) Festival will take place in Worthing this year and we are hosting it! The venue will be the Davison High School for Girls, the date 2nd to 4th March. It all kicks off on Friday evening with a concert given by the wonderful Dutch guitar and mandolin duo, Marijke & Michiel Wiesenekker. They play a captivating variety of styles including pop, rock, bluegrass, folk, jazz and classical and are brilliant musicians. (Check them out here -...

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Oct 20 Friday Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, TN6 1FE. . 7:30pm Crowborough

This will be our second visit to the Crowborough Community Centre where we hope to entertain another excellent audience. Local sopranos, Nicola Stock and Maria Porter will be joining us. Featuring work by Monteverdi, Delibes and many others. Tickets £8 are available from Also from The Community Centre, on the door or from Wardrobe dress shop in Crowborough High Street. Bar available.

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Sep 26 Tuesday Sayers Common Church, Sayers Common, West Sussex. 7:30pm Hurstpierpoint

We will be joined once again by soprano, Nicola Stock and flautist, Kathy Rogers.

All details can be found at the festival website.

Jul 4 Tuesday Hampers Green Palladium GU28 9NL. 7:30pm Petworth

Our second visit to the festival at Hampers Green Pavillion.
We welcome Nicola Stock, soprano and Kathy Rogers, flute who will join us in an entertaining program of music and song.

Tickets £7.50 on the door or from 01798 808080 or

Doors open 7.30.

May 23 Tuesday St George's Church, St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1ED.. 7:30pm Brighton Festival Fringe

For our annual performance at the Fringe this year, we will be working with two sopranos, Maria Porter and Nicola Stock to perform some work from the baroque era and presenting a new program of music for mandolin orchestra of various genres. Featuring work by Monteverdi, Delibes and many others. Wonderful flautist, Katherine Rogers, will also join us for what should be a really interesting concert. Tickets from...

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Oct 21 Friday St. Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road, BN2 9ZB.. 7:30pm Music and Wine at St Luke's

Valmai and Brian will be joining us again to play some lovely folk tunes on English concertinas.
The concert takes place in the warm and cosy setting of St. Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZB. Tickets are available on the door and cost £7 / £5 concessions / £3 for under 12s.


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Jul 5 Tuesday Hampers Green Community Centre GU28 9NL. 8:00pm An Evening with the Fretful Federation

This will be our first visit to the Petworth Fringe. We will be playing our usual eclectic mix of material new and old and our soloists will be Bryan Creer and Valmai Goodyear playing English concertinas.
Our program will include work by Handel, Elgar and Saint-Saens as well as modern compositions and folk tunes. Not to be missed.

Tickets £7.50 from
or The Box Office 01798...

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Jun 7 Tuesday St John the Evangelist Church, Burgess Hill, West Sussex. RH15 9AA. 7:30pm Burgess Hill

After our success in Brighton at the Festival Fringe we move on to Burgess Hill where concertina players, Valmai Goodyear and Bryan Creer will join us again. The program will include some folk tunes with them as well as the usual mix of contemporary to baroque interpretations for mandolin orchestra.

Please note that this is a changed date. Part of the Burgess Hill Festival.

Tickets are £7.50 from

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