Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the March 2020 update - we've tossed the pancakes and now we're in Lent, heading for Easter, the longer days and, hopefully, better weather! But as the Coronavirus precautions hit home most musical events, including my own, have been postponed or cancelled altogether. I'll try to keep this website and my social media pages up-to-date with the latest news and, in the coming weeks of uncertainty, follow the scientific advice and stay healthy!
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 delighted to present two programmes for Forest FM92.3, based in East Dorset. 'Forest Folk' is on air at 8.00 on Mondays, the programme streams at www.forestfm.co.uk and you can also listen-again from Tuesdays at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/ And then on Friday evenings at 7.00 I present '33 and a Third' which is an hour of classic and rarely-heard album tracks. Again this programme is streamed and is also available to listen-again on Mixcloud.
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 also 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!
Dates for March 2020
Many events have been hit by the Coronavirus precautions. Here is the present position:-
1 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
2 - Ringwood - solo private event (2.00)
4 - 'My Life in Radio' presentation at Holtwood Methodist Church (2.00)
8 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo (10.45)
7 - Poacher's Moon 'Seafarers' production at Spetisbury Village Hall (7.30)
15 - Verwood Methodist Church - solo (11.00)
15 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Nigel Deller (6.00) (Cancelled)
21 - Woodgreen Ceilidh with Cottage Industry (private event) (Postponed)
25 - Holtwood Church Council (7.30) (cancelled)
29 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo (10.45) (cancelled)
To find out more about what I get up to please click on the banner at the top of this page - hope to catch up with you somewhere down the road!
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Many events have been hit by the Coronavirus precautions - here is the latest position:-
4 - 'Seafarers' production with Poacher's Moon at Holtwood Methodist Church (postponed)
5 - Three Legged Cross URC with HMB (2.30) (cancelled)
6 - Good Friday at Crowe Hill Methodist Church presenting 'The Bible in 55 Minutes!' (6.00) (cancelled)
18 - 'Seafarers' production with Poacher's Moon at Gillingham Methodist Church (postponed)
11 - Verwood Methodist Church - solo (11.00) (cancelled)
11 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church with HMB (3.00) (cancelled)
11 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Nigel Deller (6.00) (cancelled)
24 - Wimborne Ceilidh with Cottage Industry (private event) (postponed)