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Sun, 01 Sept


The Hideaway Guildford

The Oakstone Trio

A relaxed Sunday afternoon concert with cream tea

The Oakstone Trio
The Oakstone Trio

Time & Location

01 Sept 2024, 16:00 – 18:00 BST

The Hideaway Guildford, Allen House Pavilion, Allen House Grounds, Eastgate Gardens, Guildford GU1 4AZ, UK

About the event

Join us for a relaxed Sunday afternoon teatime concert with The Oakstone Trio

We’re excited to be supporting The Hideaway and Matrix, a charity supporting young people in Guildford, with a Sunday afternoon folk concert featuring the talented Oakstone Trio. Your concert ticket will include a cream tea (2 scones, cream, jam & pot of tea - vegan / gluten-free options available - please select the dietary option for each person when you book).

The Oakstone Trio are Louis Thurman (melodeons, vocals), Mitch Keely (guitar, vocals), and Joshua Newman (fiddle, viola, vocals), They formed in 2022 for a gig at Oxford Folk Weekend after years of playing together on the Oxford folk scene.

The trio combine a nuanced, improvisatory approach to tunes with energy and warmth, allowing seldom-heard melodies to escape old manuscripts and giving well-loved session tunes the space to find new directions. They pair new compositions with old tunes and solo ballads with harmony chorus songs.

They recently worked with the Bodleian Library to deliver performances and workshops as part of the Playford: The Dancing Master exhibition. In other projects, they have played sold-out gigs at festivals in Oxford, Kent, and at the Green Note in London; Worthy Earth festival 2022 & 23, Beautiful Days Festival in 2021 & 22; and supported Nancy Kerr and James Fagan.

Matrix is a Christian charity providing a lifeline for vulnerable young people across Guildford Borough. Established for nearly 25 years, they are dedicated to working with young people, helping them to improve their lives, and for young people, catalysing change by nurturing, inspiring, connecting and empowering them. Registered charity: 1081852

The Hideaway is an accredited social enterprise. Its location in Allen House Grounds (behind the Royal Grammar School) provides a tranquil setting right in the centre of Guildford. Surrounded by gardens, it is a creative retreat perfect for meeting friends for expertly brewed coffee, loose leaf tea and a variety of tasty light bites. An initiative of Matrix, the seasoned café team is enriched with young people who need a boost into employment – here they gain valuable on-the-job experience and benefit from mentoring and a life skills programme.

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