The 2019 Festival week will be fuller and more fun than ever before – every night of the week guaranteed!
Classical, Opera, Jazz, folk, rock, dancing – there’s nothing that we cannot provide…
A whole range of acoustic music events will be hosted by various Keynsham venues.
And much of this is free! But we will ask for donations and our organisers need them.
Where tickets are required please use our online community booking facility at www.keynshamtickets.co.uk
Previously some poor souls managed to get to every event. We’ve tried to make that impossible! But if you do – and can prove it beyond doubt … we’ll find a star prize for you!
Full details for the 2019 Festival Week are detailed in order below:
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828
A very special way of starting Keynsham Music festival 2019. On the 50th anniversary of its original release experience the complete Beatles final album played live in Keynsham.
Six local musicians COME TOGETHER to present not a tribute band, but a musical celebration, running for two evenings, the 1st and 2nd of July
Tickets £9.00: online from keynshamtickets
Popular Instramental | Tuesday 2nd July | 1.30 pm | Victoria Methodist Church High Street |
A lunch time concert featuring the wind band from the Bath University of the Third Age
Free event with a retiring collection.
Classical | Tuesday 2nd July | 7.15 for 7.30pm | Victoria Methodist Church High Street |
On the 50th anniversary of its original release experience the complete Beatles final album played live in Keynsham.
Six local musicians COME TOGETHER to present not a tribute band, but a musical celebration, running for two evenings, the !st and 2nd of July
Tickets £9.00: buy online from keynshamtickets:
Afternoon cream tea at The Fear, with dancing to live music:
Bristol’s Ruby Jazz play a wide range of Jazz classics, including 30’s and 40’s swing tunes, 1920’s standards, ballads, Latin bossas and blues, they make every dance swing, and features some of the busiest local swing musicians. The past few years have seen them become a popular band with the swing dance community and their performances are often accompanied by a large numbers of dancers.
Expect a splash of Sinatra, a soupcon of Ella, a hint of Basie, a touch of O’Day and a peppery and vibrant gumbo of the great American song book.. Bring your dancing shoes and a swing in your step.
Tickets £5 from keynshamtickets: book here:
Jazz | Wednesday 3rd July | 7 for 7.30pm | Somer Dining at The Chocolate Quarter |
Somer Dining Jazz at The Chocolate Quarter returns after last year’s success with two evenings this week
Tonight we have Chameleonz, Keynsham’s big band, and from Bristol The Scarlet Muses the renowned all female jazz band
Tickets may be picked up from the Music Festival desk in the Library on Mondays, Thursdays and Market Day Saturdays between 10 – 12am.
All tickets for this event have now gone
Gentle acoustic music to form a backdrop for a drink and perhaps a pizza at The Chocolate Quarter ……
Led by Keynsham’s Helen James, The Summerhouse Band is
“Folk music – crafted arrangements and rich harmonies”
Helen James of Keynsham and Paul Barclay from Priston expanded their established duo to form The Summerhouse Band. The group made their debut performance at the Priston Festival in 2016. Rooted in folk music, The Summerhouse Band explore the potential of rich arrangements; vocal and instrumental harmonies with songs and tunes from Ireland and Scotland plus numbers from the current and past popular folk repertoire.
Helen James – guitar and vocals, Paul Barclay – vocals, Alice Barclay – violin, Camilla Litchfield – cello, Ken Dale – Keyboard
Opera | Thursday 4th July | 7 for 7.30pm | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
Opera in The Park: Donazetti’s Elixir of Love
The second full opera production in Keynsham presents what is often described as one of the most popular of frequently perfromed operas – and it comes with a summer theme.
Performed again for us, this year, by Bristol’s Opera In A Box.
Written in haste in a six-week period, L’elisir d’amore was the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848, and has remained continually in the international opera repertory. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas: it appears as number 13 on the list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the five seasons between 2008 and 2013.
The naive Nemorino believes that a love potion will win him Adina’s heart. Blossoming from a shy Italian immigrant to a plucky entrepreneur, he captures both his sweetheart and his fortune over the course of this delightful opera. https://youtu.be/x4GFvQBR5q0
This production is performed in English.
Opera in a Box is a touring opera company in the South West of the UK aimed at bringing the opera genre to as wide an audience as possible. Take all of your preconceptions about opera and throw them out of the window as Opera in a Box takes opera in fresh and exciting artistic directions.
Tickets: Standard £15 Students £11 (plus booking fees) Online from keynshamtickets
Jelli Records present their annual night at the Ship for Keynsham Music Festival featuring Rosina Keri, JanE.B and Keynsham’s Steve Mercy.
(Outdoors, Weather permitting)
Free Event – donations in bucket please!
We are again indebted to Jelli Records for their long-standing support of Keynsham Music Festival – especially in The Park on both Saturday and Sunday
An Evening of Jazz with a special Somer Dining menu – cabaret Ronnie Scott’s style featuring the wonderful Bashema and the Shanghai Shuffle
Bristol-based Shanghai Shuffle features some of the busiest local swing musicians. The past few years have seen them become a popular band with the swing dance community and their performances are often accompanied by a large numbers of dancers. Expect a splash of Sinatra, a soupcon of Ella, a hint of Basie, a touch of O’Day and a peppery and vibrant gumbo of the great American song book.
Tickets for this special Festival Evening courtesy of St Monica’s at The Chocolate Quarter are by table reservation at Somer Dining.
Menu and Jazz from £25.00 Telephone: 0117 3637120
| Friday 5th July | 7.15 for 7.30pm | St John's Church |
This annual Friday evening Festival event presents:
Music for Everyone!
Keynsham’s own Good Afternoon Choir conducted by tv’s Grenville Jones will perform with special guests – The Village Voices choir conducted by Kerrie Duce and International violinist Lizzie Lipscombe.
Grenville Jones has organised and conducted choirs throughout the area previously took the Bath Mens’ Choir to the final of TV’s Last Choir Standing – earning him the title Bath’s Mr Music. His Good Afternoon Choirs are community groups who reach very high standards under his charismatic leadership. Grenville is also behind the Golden Oldies Charity shop in Keynsham in partnership with Dorothy House Hospice.
This is a free event with a retiring collection – the proceeds of which will be divided between Keynsham Music Festival and a Charity supported by Grenville Jones’ Good Afternoon Choirs.
It’s that out-on-the-town Friday night again: Big Band jazz, Swing Jive with a retro feel. Strictly for fun, this is the time to Dress up and promenade around The Park.
50s?, 40s,? 30s? – maybe, but it doesn’t matter because the big band rhythms will just carry you away. The Thornbury Big Band have wowed the Keynsham Festival Fridays for two years now and each time promises more. Vocalist Charlie Atterton can stir up the emotions like few others.
Tickets £10 (plus booking fee) online at keynshamtickets