Calendar of Events

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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May 17 Tuesday St Georges Church, St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1ED.. 7:30pm Brighton Festival Fringe

Our annual visit to the Festival. This year we will have special guests, "Spareparts Concertinas" playing with us, producing a unique blend of sounds - a mandolin orchestra together with two English concertinas. The program will include some lovely folk tunes, some of which have a Sussex connection. Valmai Goodyear and Bryan Creer are well known on the Sussex Folk scene. Come and listen.

We will be playing the prize winning program from Glasgow plus some brand new material.

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Mar 11 Friday Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow G12 0SW. 7:00pm BMG Festival, Glasgow

The British BMG Federation Festival is held every 2 years and will take place in Glasgow this year. As an orchestra we will be entering the main orchestral competition on Sunday, 13th and will also be entering some small groups in other competitions.
Many of us will be attending workshops with the aim of improving our future performances!

Sep 8 Tuesday Florence House, Southdown Rd, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 4JS. 7:30pm Seaford

A return to Florence House, joined this time by Sam Brown, guitar and Kathy Rogers, flute.

Tickets (£10) from Seaford Live 01273 897426 or on the door.

Jul 28 Tuesday St George's Church, Kemptown,Brighton,East Sussex,BN2 1ED. 7:30pm Wanderclub Edelweiss Dudenhofen

We have the pleasure of inviting the excellent German mandolin orchestra from Dudenhofen to join us in a joint concert.
They are visiting us in Brighton for a few days following our visit to play with them last year. Kathy Rogers (flute) will also join us to play "Balletto" by Kurt Schwaen.
This will be a great opportunity to hear a really large mandolin orchestra in Brighton when we combine forces.

See details of our visit to Germany elsewhere on this site.


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Jul 12 Sunday All Saints Chapel, Darley Road Eastbourne BN20 7PE. 3:00pm Eastbourne Concert

Tickets now available here :-

An eclectic mix of classical music and arrangements featuring guest soloist Katherine Rogers on flute.
Lots of lovely new material mixed with some old favourites.

Jun 14 Sunday King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HH. . 3:00pm Lindfield Concert

With Katherine Rogers (flute) and Sam Brown (guitar).
A varied program to include work by Vivaldi, Offenbach, Puccini and Boyce with two excellent soloists.

Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions and include a glass of wine or soft drink.
Available from, 01444 412704 or on the door.

May 19 Tuesday St George's Church, Kemptown,Brighton,East Sussex,BN2 1ED. 7:30pm Brighton Festival Fringe

This year's concert will feature two soloists, Katherine Rogers on flute and Sam Brown playing classical guitar, as well as an appearance by the Brighton Youth Ensemble. We will be playing work by Vivaldi, Maxwell Davis, Saint-Saens and many others.

Tickets are £10, £8 concessions. Under 16 free
available from
or on the door.