You can now listen-again to 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3, which is broadcast on Monday evenings, from Tuesdays free of charge on Mixcloud, together with the Play List. Here is the link to Mixcloud.
Here is a link to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/peter.aston.100
Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the December 2016 update - Christmas is just around the corner! and both Cottage Industry and HMB are preparing seasonal music for Christmas and the New Year. November pretty well passed me by with 3 weeks-worth of bronchitis. So if you were at Salisbury to see Show of Hands and wondered why there were 2 empty seats next to you - they were mine!
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. My music ministry falls into three main areas - as a songwriter and as singer & guitarist (solo, duo with Becky Shears playing flute or with a full band), and as singer/guitarist with the worship group at Holtwood and with Holtwood Mission Band (HMB) in the wider area.
By way of a contrast I'm the singer/guitarist/caller with celtic ceilidh band Cottage Industry, a solo singer/guitarist and a wandering minstrel/court chamberlain for medieval banquets, appearing as "Master Peter of Fayrewood". All in all, a fairly eclectric musical life! If you would like to discuss booking me please telephone (01202) 825195 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
I also present 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3 which is broadcast on Mondays between 8.00 & 10.00 and can also be heard online here. Forest FM also has a Facebook page here The programme features a wide range of folk & acoustic music - from early 20th century wax cylinder recordings to the latest CD releases and downloads. So if there's something that you would like to hear just let me know either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to me at Forest FM, 2 Enterprise Park, Verwood BH31 6YS.
The photo above was taken near to my home - at Knowlton Church in Dorset which is a Norman church (now in ruins) built in the centre of Neolithic rings of about the same age as Stonehenge. The ancient village of Knowlton has now disappeared.
The photo below was taken at God's Blessing Green in Dorset where, during the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have asked for God's blessing on his Parliamentary troops as they advanced towards the Royalist stronghold at Corfe Castle.
In 2010 tracks from my new album did really well on NCM compilation CDs of new music which, for many years, were distributed worldwide each month by New Christian Music & UK Christian Music Alliance. My songs have been featured on radio stations from Australia to Shetland and from the Netherlands to America. NCM really had a blessed ministry to promote new Christian music to a global audience - many of whom wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to hear it. NCM founder and leading light Paul Davis sadly passed away during 2011 and so NCM is no more. However, many new doors have opened for me in recent years and continue to open - and many new friends have been made. If you're one of those who helped to open these doors, then thank you!
Click on the navigation bar at the top of this page to explore the website. A good place to start is the "Peter Aston" page which contains all the latest news of what I've been up to, plus links to the other updated pages and to associated websites.
My 2003 CD "Name in the Sand" contains 12 of my contemporary Christian songs and you can hear snatches of some of these songs on this website as well as buying the CD. Individual tracks may also be downloaded from iTunes - just enter my name into the search engine. "Name in the Sand" is also available internationally to purchase from http://cdbaby.com/cd/peteraston
Please get in touch here if I can help with worship or a concert at your church or in your community, particularly at outreach events - or if you're looking for a fun ceilidh band for a social or family occasion. Thanks again for visiting my website and have fun browsing!
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