William Barnes Society Fund-Raising Event to celebrate the life of William Barnes the Dorset dialect poet.
Saturday 24th February 2018
On Tuesday 15th May 2018 19:30
Dorford Centre, Dorchester Bapist Church, 2 Bridport Rd, Dorchester DT1 1RR
Come an listen to musician, Philip Humphries talk on the history and development of the strange bass wind instrument known as the 'Serpent' due to its curious shape. This talk will be interspersed with music and poetry.
Philip has played serpent in BBC TV's Pride and Prejudice and, as serpentist with the Mellstock Band, has also appeared in film and television versions of Hardy novels. In addition he has contributed the serpent part to many recordings of orchestral works, and also plays ophicleide.One of his early musical roles was as trombonist in the Andy Ross Band, which played for the television programme Come Dancing.
For further information please contact the secretary via the contact page....
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