Banjo virtuoso booked for church festival

Banjo player Sean Moyses
Banjo player Sean Moyses
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Sean Moyses, who is regarded as one of Europe’s top professional banjo players, will be the headline act at Upwell Methodist Church’s Festival of Music & Flowers later this month.

Moyses has played with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, the hilarious Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band and with the Rod Mason’s Hot Five

He has also made guest appearances for numerous other bands as well as playing solo across the globe.

As well as playing folk, country, bluegrass and acoustic music, he has developed a love for jazz and swing music of the 1920s and 1930s.

Moyses will be performing in the church during a musical variety concert on Saturday, March 19, starting at 7pm, with support from local group Saga Louts.

Tickets for this event, which include a buffet supper, are £8 each (or pay at the door £9) available from Jane Hurst or Mary Williamson, telephone 01945 588282.

The church and gardens will be open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm; there will be a craft fair from 10am-3pm, light lunches from 11.30am-1pm and live music in the church from 1-4pm.

Refreshments will be available, there will be a fundraising quiz and a raffle, plus the sale of mugs and dvds.

Sunday’s programme opens with community hymn singing at 10.15am and the Palm Sunday service led by the Rev Terry Swinhoe at 10.30am; the church and gardens will again be open from 2-4pm, which will include an informal Songs of Praise and live music.

Church officials are hoping that as many people as possible will go along and support the event which is being held to raise money for church funds.