The Sea Green Singers
Oxford's 36th annual Green Fair will be open on Saturday 3rd December from 10.30am-4.30pm at Oxford Town Hall. Live music will be provided entirely by local musicians.
The programme opens with Dick Wolff, Green Party City Councillor, and friends, Ed Pritchard on fiddle and nyckelharpa, and nyckelharpa/fiddle player Mick Phillips. Dick is an enthusiastic participant in English and Scandinavian traditional music sessions, member of folk group 'Three Pressed Men' and leader of busy ceilidh band ('Traction'), Dick believes that music is not something we passively 'consume' but actively create together - and that fits well with his Green political philosophy.
Delnavaz is band comprising Delaram Izadi and Chris Hills who will do a performance of tambour music, driven by rhythms played on the tabla drums. The music is energetic and evokes the spirit of Hindustan and Persia. Sea Green Singers, an Oxford based choir, have chosen refugees and peace as their themes for this year. Music Director Sarah Westcott says: 'We are currently on a recruitment drive. Please do get in touch with Mike@seagreensingers.com if you would like to join us at our rehearsals on Monday evenings in the city centre. Singers of all levels of ability are welcome.'
Liz and Howard Taylor who are leading members of local band, Headington Hillbillies will also be playing at the Green Fair with some friends.