BRAMLEY MUSIC CONCERTS 

Although our concerts continue to be on hold, the prospect of a vaccine for Covid 19 is encouraging.  We have four concerts all ready and waiting in the pipeline, and hopefully it will not be too long before we can resume.  In the meantime, you may remember Paul Guinery’s piano recital in September last year which was called ‘Dicky Bird Hop’ - it was in fact a ‘recital and reception’ which was very successful in raising funds for both Holy Trinity Church and St Andrew’s Church in Grafham.  Well, Paul has just brought out a CD, also entitled ‘Dicky Bird Hop’, and here’s some more information:

This new recording of light-music classics rediscovers the charm, invention and sheer skill of a now neglected genre.  The soloist is pianist and broadcaster Paul Guinery whose recent performances on BBC R3’s flagship ‘Breakfast’ programme drew an enthusiastic response from listeners, eager for more.  Featuring leading composers such as Eric Coates, Haydn Wood and Billy Mayerl, this wide-ranging CD also includes ballet music by Noel Coward, a familiar radio signature tune by Vivian Ellis, a waltz by Sandy Wilson and Richard Addinsell’s film masterpiece Warsaw Concerto performed in a virtuoso solo version.

So not only can you listen to what Paul played last September, but also to the Warsaw Concerto, which was the central feature of his Bramley recital ‘Dangerous Moonlight’ back in 2015!  The CD is available from https://em-records.com.   

As soon as we are able to hold concerts again, we shall be back!  All the musicians we were to have heard are still keen to perform for us, so although we cannot yet provide dates, we can still look forward to the following:


  • A piano recital by Maltese concert pianist Maureen Galea, in support of the League of Friends of Milford Hospital.  Maureen performs as a soloist and accompanist all over Europe, and also has a busy teaching schedule based at the University of Surrey.  She is a renowned specialist in Czech music, and her CD releases are met with high critical acclaim.  Closer to home she accompanies and sings with the Wintershall Nativity Choir.  
  • 'All aboard for a Musical Journey to all sorts of exotic places, with Danae Eleni (sorano) Ed Saklatvala (baritone) and Kimon Pallikaropoulus (piano), supporting Dan’s Fund for Burns.  
  • Sunday teatime concert entitled ‘Concert, Cake and Compassion’ - a Pickering family concert in aid of the charity Compassion child sponsorship.  The multi-talented Pickering family has provided musicians for several of our ‘Home Grown’ concerts. 
  • Piano Duet Recital with Paul Guinery and Alan Newcombe.  Both Alan and Paul are well known to Bramley Music audiences for their superb playing, and on this occasion they will come together to bring us a very attractive programme of duets.  
Watch this space!



The Piano Duet recital (Alan Newcombe and Paul scheduled to take place on 17th October, remains in the diary for the moment, and we shall keep the situation under review.



   May. reschedule them as soon as it becomes possible to do so. 






in Holy Trinity Church