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Friday 30th January at 7.30pm in the United Free Church, Fore Street

Emily & Hazel Askew


Of all the Birds!

Love and loss, thieves and murder - Emily and Hazel celebrate English 16th and 17th century street ballads, interspersed with court and country dances. Printing presses made topical songs widely available for the first time and the concert will feature music from Broadside Ballads, Fitzwilliam Virginal book, Thomas Ravenscroft, John Playford and the Henry VIII manuscripts, played on harp, fiddle, recorders, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, percussion with voices. Emily and Hazel are versatile folk as well as early music performers , and were last here with The Artisans in 2011.

Tickets for non-members £10, students & under 18s £5

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Saturday 7th March at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church

Angela East


Bach Suites for Cello

Many will remember Angela’s previous visit in 2011 when she performed three of Bach’s momentous cello suites. This recital will comprise the remaining three Suites: the much-loved Suite no.1 in G major, Suite No. 2 in D minor and the towering Suite No 5 in C minor.

A former co-principal cello with the English Baroque Soloists, Angela has given several hundred concerts with Red Priest, and has featured on more than 200 CDs.

Tickets for non-members £12, students & under 18s £5

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In association with The Arts at Dartington

Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm in The Great Hall, Dartington

Robin Blaze & Elizabeth Kenny



'Tis Nature's Voice:
solo song in seventeenth century England

The inspiration of singing in seventeenth century England, Dowland's First Book of Ayres in 1597 marked the arrival in print of a new performance ideal: a solo voice and one instrument, as the compelling way to move the heart and soul in everything from love lyrics to deepest darkness and theatre-inspired virtuosity.  Internationally recognised counter-tenor Robin Blaze takes on the lute song repertory from Dowland through to the glories of Henry Purcell, accompanied by Elizabeth Kenny on lute and theorbo. We are hugely grateful to one of our members for making this concert possible.

Tickets for non-members £15, students & under 18s £5

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For the remaining three concerts, membership of TEMS costs £27 for individuals and £50 for couples and families, giving free admission to all three concerts  and providing a saving of over 15% on full price tickets. See the Membership page for more information.

Tickets for each individual concert are available for non-TEMS members  in advance from the Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 and online at www.dartington.org/arts. Tickets may also be purchased on the door (subject to availability).

Friday 30th January

Emily & Hazel Askew

United Free Church

Saturday 7th March

Angela East

St. Mary's Church

Saturday 18th April

Robin Blaze & Elizabeth Kenny

The Great Hall, Dartington