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Welcome to Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church

Concerts 2015 in St Botolph's Church, Trunch, North Walsham nr. Norwich, NR28 0PS
High Quality Concerts for many different Tastes

Admission to all concerts by programme, available at the door. £10 (concessions £8) unless otherwise stated.
All concert proceeds will be donated to St. Botolph's Church restoration and maintenance projects.

SATURDAY   11th   JULY  at  7.30 pm

An Evening of English Nonsense

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Rachel Fryer (piano) returns with friends playing phonofiddles, saws, melodeons and more to reveal her lighter side with the best of English eclectic eccentricity…from the Kinks to Ketelby and a nod to 1970s hits of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Rachel Fryer and friends on Saturday, July 11th, bring us something completely different from the Brighton Festival, where they performed this same programme in May: “Celebrating English Eccentricity from Ketèlbey to the Kinks. Duck Soup are known for their unique take on English traditional folk music, making use of marimbas, melodeons, dobros and anything else they can lay their hands on. The Trio Buschellini play the finest in Edwardian and Victorian popular music for phonofiddles, musical saws and piano.

This very special concert includes solo sets from both groups, as well as riotous collaborations, and includes music by composers including Vivian Ellis, Edward Elgar, Queen Lili'uokalani and "Anon". Let them transport you from the Village Green to a Persian Market, and back again.”
This is what the press has said of the programme: “Delightfully quirky”  -  The Guardian; “Splendidly ebullient...delicious fun”  -  Folk Roots; “Joyful.”

Your support for the concerts and events helps to keep St Botolph's standing.
One of Norfolk's finest churches, it is a uniquely beautiful building both for worship and music-making.

  • In 2005 the tower was secured from splitting.
  • In 2010 the chancel roof was repaired.
  • The historic 1808 Wm Gray organ was restored in 2011.
  • In 2014 winter cloakroom facilities were installed.

The concerts at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, enter their 17th season this year. The quality of performances is now very high indeed, increasingly attracting audience from beyond the local vicinity.

All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to St Botolph’s Church restoration projects. The Church and community would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have raised over £20,000 towards these projects. Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for publicity.

Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website. The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert.