Calendar of Events

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

We will be hosting the BMG Festival over this weekend as well as taking part in it.
More details to follow in due course.

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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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!