About Wiltshire where our live musicians perform
Covering Party Bands, String Quartets, Barn Dance / Ceilidh and Jazz
Towns, cities and regions, such as Wiltshire have an influence on the style of music, whether it is the 'English Countryside' feel of Vaughan Williams, the strength of Elgar's Victorian Malvern, or the skirl of Northumbrian Pipe tune.
The typical English countryside, described by so many of England’s great composers. When one thinks of Wiltshire the images which spring most readily to mind are the spacious rolling down land of Salisbury Plain and associations with pre-history which are at their most stunning at Avebury and Stonehenge. The Marlborough Downs will reinforce this picture of sweeping chalk down land and ancient times. Here, there is also the handiwork of more recent history, in the famous Wiltshire White Horses. There are now eight of them and they have their own newly opened long distance path, 'The White Horse Trail'. The Vale of Pewsey and Savenake Forest, part of the Kennet District, offer a complimentary landscape which also has many enjoyable walking opportunities; and the Kennet and Avon canal, joining the two rivers, provides delightful waterside rambling through peaceful rural countryside.
A rural county where folk music and Barn Dance Bands have a strong footing. English folk tunes were drawn upon by many classical English composers for inspiration. The military presence and the music festivals in the region mean that there is also a strong demand for jazz and covers bands.