Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the March 2019 update - and phew wasn't late February a scorcher? More realistically 1st March is the first day of the meteorlogical Spring, the early flowers are with us, the buds are starting to swell - and even our Camelia hasn't been hit too much by the frosts this year!
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 March 2019
1 - Return of the Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus to Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)
2 - Cottage Industry Ceilidh in Winchester (private event)
10 - Holtwood Methodist Church solo musician (10.45)
17 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
20 - Presentation to Holtwood Sisterhood about the Tea & Toast Bus (2.00)
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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19 - St. George's Ceilidh at Corfe Mullen Village Hall with Cottage Industry (7.00)
21 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)
23 - 'Open the Book' presentations in local 1st Schools
28 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)