Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the September 2019 update. Well here we are, Autumn is officially here - certainly first thing in the morning is starting to feel autumnal! The folk festival season is almost over but the good news is that the regular folk clubs are re-opening after their festival breaks. I'll continue to preview all of the local gigs (at least those that I know about) in 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3 - each Monday at 8.00.
If you're visiting this site for the first time, a quick introduction - I'm Peter Aston, a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based at Holtwood Methodist Church which is a welcoming, evangelical church in an idyllic location near Wimborne, close to the south coast of England. As a member of HMB I also play guitar, sing and help to lead services at churches in and around Dorset The HMB flautist Becky Neale and I also give concerts in our local area - and occasionally much further away!
I'm also the caller/guitarist/singer for the Cottage Industry ceilidh band, a solo singer/songwriter and a medieval wandering minstrel known as Master Peter of Fayrewood. As a solo entertainer I appear at many retirement homes and day centres and for charitable and other events, singing everything from war-time sing-along classics, through the 50's & 60's pop songs to traditional and original songs.
For the past few years I've been doing my thespian bit as a member of the 'Open the Book' Team which takes dramatised, costumed and propped (if that's a word!) presentations of Bible stories into local 1st Schools - a tremendous privilage!
And finally, to complete the picture of my week, I also present 'Forest Folk' for Forest FM92.3 which is on air at 8.00 each Monday evening; the programme streams at www.forestfm.co.uk and you can also listen-again from Tuesdays at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/
Dates for September 2019
1 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
6 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
8 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
8 - Woodlands Methodist Church with Dr Chris Slade chatting about my life in radio (6.00)
15 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Pauline Crispin (6.00)
27 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
28 - Winchester Ceilidh with Cottage Industry (unconfirmed)
29 - Harvest Festival at Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band and Revd Ralph Ward (10.45)
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20 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
20 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Nigel Deller (6.00)
25 - Wimborne Square Free Tea & Toast Bus (10.30pm - 1.30am)
27 - Holtwood Methodist Church - Solo (10.45)
27 - Holtwood Methodist Church with HMB (6.00)