swalcliffe Concerts


Our aim is to find groups that will help advance music within Swalcliffe. We are actively looking for great groups to play in the church if you have a suitable collective please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email: tunedin@swalcliffe.org



The Savage Prunes - June 1st 7:30pm

“The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now”

★★★★★ Spiral Earth

The Savage Prunes are a young and innovative trio from England, playing new compositions on traditional instruments. Callum Armstrong (bagpipes and recorders), George Pasca (cello) and John-Francis Goodacre (violin) make use of their different musical backgrounds and the expressive capabilities of their instruments to create a polyphonic and melody-driven sound that is fresh and exciting. Their original compositions blur stylistic boundaries, combining the rhythm and drive of traditional dance music, the delicate playfulness of baroque, and the irresistible energy of modern pop.

The Savage Prunes came together as a trio in the summer of 2015. Their first recording 'Straight Line Talking' was released in September 2016, garnering enthusiastic reviews from across the folk world.

Buying tickets is very easy and there are several ways.  For online purchases we can email the tickets to you or if they are purchased more than 7 days before the event we can post them to you for a small additional charge. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

Please use the PayPal buttons below to buy your tickets and select the quantity you require. You will be taken to a PayPal payment portal where you can pay either via your personal PayPal account or directly by credit/debit cards by using the “checkout as a guest” option.

If you are not able to buy online you can call 01295 788127

between 12:00 to 14:00 or 19:00 to 21:00 Monday to Saturday from 8th May to pay by credit card. 

Tickets can be collected, posted or held at the door.

Local people are welcome to call at Barn Well Cottage, Swalcliffe from 8th May for cash sales.

For all online or phone purchases made 7 days or less before the event (or earlier if requested for telephone sales) the tickets will be held for collection at the door under the name of the purchaser.

For more about the Savage Prunes and where else they are playing please visit their website: www.thesavageprunes.com

The Swalcliffe Concerts aim to offer a rich mix of musical styles, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of St Peter and St Paul, Swalcliffe.  The concerts will raise funds for the church itself and other village projects and charities supported by the Swalcliffe Village Fund.

The concert series begins with the dynamic enthusiasm of young instrumentalists “The Savage Prunes” on Thursday 1st June, and later in the year we step back to the renaissance to welcome “Piva” on Saturday 21st October.  We have more exciting and varied performances lined up for the future so please look out for further announcements on this page.

Car parking will usually be provided through the kindness of Swalcliffe Park School which is a short walk from the Church, please look out for directions signs and follow the directions of parking stewards as you approach the venue.

The church now has a wonderful new toilet to disabled standards and a small café which should be in operation for concerts serving hot and cold beverages.  The bar of the Stags Head, just across the road, is recommended for those who seek a good “bar’s rest” before or after the performance.

Unassisted disabled access to the church is very difficult and up a flight of stone steps, so if you have special access needs please give advance notice so that we can be ready with suitable assistance for you.

TunedIn Swalcliffe: If you wish to keep “tuned in” to future Swalcliffe musical events please email tunedin@swalcliffe.org and we will add you to our mailing list.