Skeleton Crew -- Renaissance, medieval, baroque & folk music

Some of our past gigs...

Please note that many of the links are out of date.


Freud's Café (Walton Street, Oxford)


Bridewell Organic Gardens open day (The Walled Garden, Wilcote Road, Nr North Leigh)


Elder Stubbs open day (Rymers Lane, Oxford)


Friends’ Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford


Friends’ Meeting House, Market St., Charlbury


Oxford Folk Club, Port Mahon, St. Clements, Oxford


Oxford Green Fair, Oxford Town Hall


Fund-raising Lunch in aid of Tsunami appeal


Concert in aid of Oxfam


Concert in aid of Peaceroots for Uganda Peace Building


Bridewell Organic Gardens open day (The Walled Garden, Wilcote Road, Nr North Leigh)

Sunday 19th June 2004, 1-3pm

Call 01993 868313/868445 for directions.

Concert in aid of an education project in Lesotho

Saturday 9th July, 8pm

St. Nicholas' Church, Abingdon

Admission by donation, £5 minimum.

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Elder Stubbs open day (Rymers Lane, Oxford)

12 noon - 2 pm Saturday 20th August 2005

Concert in aid of Dabane Water Workshops (Zimbabwe)

Saturday 1st October, 7.30pm

Friends’ meeting house, 43 St. Giles, Oxford

Admission by donation, £5 minimum.

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Music of the Spanish Renaissance and Others

a concert in aid of Amnesty International

Saturday 21st January 2006, 7.30pm

St. Giles Church, Oxford.

There will be a £6 charge for admission.

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Concert in aid of Peaceroots, Building Peace in Uganda


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in aid of Holywell Cemetery and Oxford Urban Wildlife Group


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Three skellies on an ancient wobbly tandem

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Photo of Performance at the Gardeners Arms,
2007

HOLYWELL CEMETERY OPEN DAY

A haven of wildlife in central Oxford Behind St Cross Church, St Cross Road - Nearest bus stop Queen's Lane

SUNDAY 18 MAY 2008, 2-4pm, Admission Free

Contact for further information: Janet Keene (01865) 820522


COGGES MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008

at Cogges Manor Farm Museum, SUNDAY 29th June, 12 - 2pm. Admission charge as for the festival.

The festival runs Sat-Sun 28th-29th June, 11am - 5pm, and 1 Day Admission is £6 (adult) / £5 (conc.) / £2.50 (child). Details from www.cogges.org or phone 01993 772602

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Cogges Manor Farm -- A Night in the Museum

We will be playing on the evening of Saturday 16th May for this Cogges Manor Farm Event. Details are not yet fixed, but we know the event runs 7.30pm - 10.00pm, there will be a buffet, guided tours and Bill Spectre the Ghost Story Teller! Plan at the moment is we'll be playing a short set around 7.30pm - 8.45pm.


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Recital at The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building.

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Dances and Divisions -- A recital of Early Music

Saturday 13th June 2009, 7.30pm

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY

Admission £10 (concessions £8) on the door.

Our Online box office has both full price and concessionary e-tickets available (supplied by www.wegottickets.com -- just bring your booking number and some ID to the event. Note we've reduced the e-ticket price slightly to offset the 10 percent on-line booking fee.)

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Recital at Cholsey Church, Cholsey.

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Strings, Reeds and Pipes -- A Cholsey Concert

Saturday 31st October, 7.30 - 10.00pm

Cholsey Church, Cholsey, 0X10 9PP (Near Wallingford. See map)

Programme includes Skeleton Crew, Organist Malcolm Pearce and Three Pressed Men

Tickets £8 (concessions £6) on the door or in advance from 01491 652295, or from Ray Park Family Butchers. Ticket includes wine/soft drink


8 - 10pm, Friday 26th November 2010 at the Museum of the History of Science in Broad Street, Oxford. The evening is called Stars and Starlight, and there are other things going on in the museam too, as well as the Oxford Christmas Night Light events all over town.


Next concert: 1pm - 1.40pm, Monday 6th December 2010, St. Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St., Oxford.

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This is a lunchtime concert, so bring your lunch box and munch (quietly) while you listen. Tea and coffee will be available. Admission is free, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of Amnesty International.


Special Concert: 8pm, Saturday 18th December 2010, Milcombe Church (map), near Banbury.

Half the proceeds to Amnesty International, half to the Church building fund.

A concert of early music, the four of us plus special guest Sara Lourie on Recorder. Admission £5. We believe there will be mulled wine and so on. Please note the time is definitely 8pm notwithstanding the Milcombe website claim to the contrary.

Concert: 7.30pm, Saturday 14th May 2011, Milcombe Church (map), near Banbury.

The band's share of the proceeds goes to charity.

A concert of early music.

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Concert: 1pm - 1.40pm, Monday 10th October 2011, St. Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St., Oxford.

This is a lunchtime concert, so bring your lunch box and munch (quietly) while you listen. Tea and coffee will be available. Admission is free, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of healthy cooking lessons for parents at the Headington Slade children's Centre.


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Concert: 7.30pm, Saturday 19th November 2011, Milcombe Church (map), near Banbury.

The concert programme includes a range of medieval, renaissance and baroque pieces, including pieces for baroque flute by Handel (sonatas in G and Em), De Visee and Geminiani.

Admission £5. The band's share of the proceeds goes to BBOWT

A concert of early music.


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Concert: 8pm, Saturday 5th May, Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford

The concert programme is mostly baroque, including works by Bach, Handel, Boismortier, Ortiz and De Visee. Download the poster.

Admission £7 (concessions £5). The band's share of the proceeds goes to Amnesty International

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Concert: 1pm - 1.40pm, Monday 9th July 2012, St. Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St., Oxford.

Please check to confirm nearer the time. This is a lunchtime concert, so bring your lunch box and munch (quietly) while you listen. Tea and coffee will be available. Admission is free, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the rhinoceros (tbc).

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You can also donate directly to Save the Rhino International.


Concert: 1pm - 1.40pm, Monday 22nd April 2013, St. Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket St., Oxford.

Music for a While music by Purcell, Byrd, de Visée and others in aid of Save The Rhino International.


Lunchtime concert at St. Michael at the Northgate, Oxford 1pm to 1.40pm, Monday 25th November 2013 in aid of Save The Rhino International.

Early Music by J.S.Bach, Uccellini, Philidor and others.


Next Public Gig: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.40pm) Monday 9th June 2014 at St. Michaels in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Save the Rhino. You are welcome to bring your lunch to eat (quietly) and free tea and coffee are provided. We will play some elegant and beautiful baroque flute music by Couperin and De Visée, as well as some other goodies to help your lunch go down. Click the rhino on the left to see the poster for this concert.

We raised over 240 pounds for Save The Rhino from our concert at St. Michaels in November. Thank you very much to everyone who came to support us and donated so generously.


Next Public Gig: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.40pm) Monday 10th November 2014 at St. Michaels in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Save the Rhino. You are welcome to bring your lunch to eat (quietly) and free tea and coffee are provided. We will play some elegant and beautiful baroque flute music by Couperin and De Visée, as well as some other goodies to help your lunch go down. Click the rhino on the left to see the poster for this concert.

We raised 140 pounds for Save The Rhino from our concert at St. Michaels in June. Thank you very much to everyone who came to support us and donated so generously.


Next Public Gig: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 1st June 2015 at St. Michaels in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of the Bat Conservation Trust.


Delicious Early Music with your Sunday Afternoon Tea! Join us for Sunday afternoon tea at 4pm on 8th November at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton Street, Oxford. We'll be playing an exciting and varied set set spanning our range of interests in instrumental chamber music, from Medieval dances, through Renaissance grounds and madrigals to Baroque sonatas. Perennial favourites Purcell, Couperin and Anon rub shoulders with equally deserving but lesser known Ortiz, Da Rore and Ruffo. Admission £6 (£4 concessions). Tea & cake extra!

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Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 16th November 2015 at St. Michael at the Northgate in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Asylum Welcome.


Forthcoming Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 11th April 2016 at St. Michaels in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Save The Rhino.

UPDATE: thank you to everyone who came, and especially for your generous donations to Save The Rhino of over £280!


Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 21st November 2016 at St. Michaels in Oxford. "English Early Music -- Purcell, Dowland, Simpson etc." Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Asylum Welcome.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came and donated to Asylum Welcome. We raised £325!

You are welcome to bring your lunch to eat (quietly) and free tea and coffee are provided. We will play a mixture of early music of various ages and styles, tuneful and easy to enjoy to help your lunch go down. Here is the printable poster.


Public appearance as part of "A-Wassailing we go" on Saturday 7th January 2017, 4pm - 6pm or so, on Hogacre Common (South Oxford.) Despite the claim on the poster, we are unlikely to be playing medieval music exclusively.


A previous public appearance at the East Oxford Farmers' and Community Market on Saturday 17th December. We played from 10am until about 11.30am (after which live music continued with jazz singer Karen Kay)

(photo by Elise Benjamin)

Aternoon Tea Concert: 3.00pm, Sunday 22nd January 2017, St. Michael's Church in Cumnor. Admission £5, all proceeds for Carl's year in Zambia with Project Trust. Refreshments will be available after the concert. Tickets on the door, or contact carl.olavesen@abingdon.org.uk 01865 862879


Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 5th June 2017 at St. Michaels in Oxford. "Lunchtime concert of Early Music" Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Asylum Welcome.


Forthcoming Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 9th October 2017 at St. Michaels in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Save The Rhino.


Forthcoming Public Concert: Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 4th June 2018 at St. Michael at the Northgate in Oxford. Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of The Bat Conservation Trust.)


Skeleton Crew at the Bodleian





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