Sounds in The Square
Sounds in The Square brings live music to Wellington’s Market Square on several Saturdays in July and August each year. It aims to showcase local performers from a range of genres, bringing them to a wider audience, whilst giving shoppers a taste of the music being made on their doorstep. It’s also part of our on going quest to make better use of Wellington’s public spaces, encouraging people to linger, chat and enjoy the town, rather than hurry through from A to B.
The programme is organised by our Wellington H2A volunteers, and we’re grateful as always to Wellington Market Company who, as part of their commitment to supporting our summer events, put out gazebos for our performers.
SOUNDS IN THE SQUARE PROGRAMME FOR 2017:
Saturday 1st July: The Bandicoots
Enjoy a potted pop history from Sam Newth, Jonathan Wysome & friends. 11am-1pm, Market Square
Saturday 8th July: Shrewsbury Morris
Folk music and dancing in the Border Morris tradition. 11.30am-12.30pm, Market Square
Saturday 15th July: Two Blank Pages
Feverish finger-picking with a folky, country flavour from this young trio of banjo, acoustic guitar & electric bass. 11am-1pm, Market Square
Saturday 22nd July: 3 in a Bar Jazz Band & Artisan Market: Summer Jazz Picnic
Market Square turns open air jazz café as one of Shropshire’s most popular jazz ensembles gives this month’s Artisan Market a swinging backdrop. Picnics encouraged! 11am-1pm, Market Square
Saturday 5th August: The Inn Comes Out
Expect a party atmosphere as the regulars from The Wrekin Inn’s weekly Open Mic Night take to the stage for their annual outdoor marathon of music. 11am-2pm, Market Square
Saturday 19th August: The Telfordaires
Enjoy the sweet harmonising of this barnstorming barbershop choir as they croon their way through the streets. 11am – 12pm in Market Square & around the town
Saturday 26th August: The Spirit of France & Artisan Market: Arts & Crafts Special
The Artisan Market gets a dose of French flair with a visit from accordionist Richard Adey (performer to be confirmed). 11am-1pm, Market Square
CAN YOU HELP US TO KEEP THE MUSIC COMING?
The whole Sounds season costs us between £800-1000 a year to host. We pay for it thanks to support from Wellington Town Council, local businesses and even a few residents, who make personal contributions to help us sustain this programme of music – but money is tight and getting tighter!
So, if you like hearing a talented musicians performing in the middle of town on a summer’s day, you might like to help us. You can write a cheque to Sounds in The Square and deliver it to Wellington H2A, care of Ken Francis Butchers, 9 Market St, Wellington, TF1 1DT.