Milverton music history Thanks to your support we are celebrating our 22nd year providing top quality live music

Milverton music history Thanks to your support we are celebrating our 22nd year providing top quality live music


In a back room at the
Globe Inn Milverton five friends played music every Wednesday evening.  As the popularity of the sessions grew they decided that a more structured outlet was needed for both their musical talents and those of fellow musicians in the area. There are after all, only so many times you can play twelve - bar blues or  "Streets of London" good songs though they are.


To avoid the 'folk' 'jazz' or 'blues' label we decided to form an acoustic music club, and because the Globe didn't have the space, we began in the upper room at the
White Hart Inn, (now a private dwelling) on the first Friday of the month. On the first night wives made up the audience. The second session, wives and friends, six months later we moved to a bigger venue at the back of the pub!

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In
1998 after 2 very successful years we moved from the White Hart to the Victoria Rooms. We always attract large audiences for our First Friday Nights from a wide area including Taunton, Wellington, Exeter, Minehead, Bridport, Dorchester, Bridgwater & Yeovil. There is always a bar on the guest nights, but on our 'First Friday' sessions, singers and audience are asked to please bring their favourite tipple.

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Or special guest nights feature what can only be described as a 'who's who' of national and international acoustic music:-
Aaron Jones & Claire Mann, Aidan O'Rouke, Andy Cutting, Andy Seward, Ange Hardy, Allan Taylor, Baka Beyond, Benji Kirkpatrick, Blair Dunlop, Bluze the Band, Boo Hewerdine, Boys from Melbourne Street, Bram Taylor, Brooks Williams, Cardboard Fox, Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman, Cardboard Fox, Chris Drever, Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaig, Chris Newman Trio, Clive Carroll, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Crosscurrent, Dave Woods, Davey Graham, Eddie Martin Band, Eddie Martin, Eliza Gilkyson, Fatman Swings, Faustus, Five Furious Fish, Fred Wedlock, Gee Baby I Love You, Gordon Giltrap, Hans Theessink, Hot Swing Gentlemen, Howlin at the Moon, Jackie Oates, Jacqui McShee, Jim Crawford, Jim Moray, John Renbourn, Johnny Coppin, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Keith Christmas, Kent DuChaine, Kevin Brown, Larry Miller, LAU, Les Barker, Lukas Drinkwater, Martin Green, Martin Simpson, Martin Simpson Trio, Mary Flower, Mike Silver, Michael Chapman, Michael Roach, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Moscow Drug Club, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Nine Barrow, O'Hooley and Tidow, Paul Sartin, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Rag Mama Rag, Ralph McTell, Reg Meuross & Bethany Porter, Reg Meuross & Phil Beer, Richard Digance, Robert McEntee, Saul Rose, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Stefan Grossman, Steve Knightley, Threlfall's, Tim Van Eyken, Tristan Seume, Vin Garbutt, Whiz Jones, Willy Porter.

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