Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the June 2019 update - Summer is here, Wimbledon is just around the corner and it's the folk festival season so I'll be previewing all of the local(ish) festivals in 'Forest Folk' on Forest FM92.3
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 June 2019
2 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
2- Horton Heath Methodist Church - Songs of Praise with HMB (6.00)
9 - Holtwood Methodist Church 'Big Breakfast with Worship Band (9.30)
9 - Wimborne Folk Festival - Compere for the evening concert in the Minster (7.00)
16 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
21 - Wimborne Square 'Tea & Toast Bus' (10.30pm - 1.30am)
23 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
23 - Wimborne Methodist Church with Circuit Band (6.00)
30 - Three Legged Cross United Reformed Church - Solo (6.00)
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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1 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)
6 - Holtwood Summer Fair with cream teas, stalls and music by Half of Murphy's, Becoming Branches, The Promise and Chris Symonds and I'll fill up any gaps! (12.00 - 4.00)
7 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
7 - United Songs of Praise on Holt Village Green with HMB (in St James' Church if wet)HMB (6.00)
12 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
14 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
15 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)
21 - Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Ringwood with HMB (3.00)
21 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
22 - Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood - Solo (2.00)