Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and, well here we are, it's August already! The folk festival season continues and I'll be previewing all of the local(ish) festivals 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 August 2019
2 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
4 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
7 - Cottage Industry Ceilidh at Sopley (private event)
16 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
18 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Ringwood with HMB (3.00)
18 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
25 - Three Legged Cross United Reformed Church - Solo (6.00)
30 - Wimborne Methodist Church with Circuit Band (7.00)
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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6 - Wimborne Square Free Tea & Toast Bus (10.30pm - 1.30am)
8 - Woodlands Methodist Church with Dr Chris Slade chatting about my work in radio (6.00)
15 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
27 - Wimborne Square Free Tea & Toast Bus (10.30pm - 1.30am)
28 - Ceilidh with Cottage Induistry near Winchester (provisional)