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Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the September 2019 update.  Well here we are, Autumn is officially here - certainly first thing in the morning is starting to feel autumnal!  The folk festival season is almost over but the good news is that the regular folk clubs are re-opening after their festival breaks.  I'll continue to preview all of the local gigs (at least those that I know about) 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 September 2019

1 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45) 

6 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)

8 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)

8 - Woodlands Methodist Church with Dr Chris Slade chatting about my life in radio (6.00) 

15 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Pauline Crispin (6.00)

27 - Friday Night Free Tea & Toast Bus in Wimborne Square (10.30pm - 1.30am)

28 - Winchester Ceilidh with Cottage Industry (unconfirmed)

29 - Harvest Festival at Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band and Revd Ralph Ward (10.45)

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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