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The Music of William Winter

Sunday 12 Jun 6pm–7pm, 2022


All are welcome to this free event - there is no need to book.

This performance will take place at The Carew Arms in the nearby village of Crowcombe.

Archie Churchill-Moss, one of England’s top melodeon players visits the Carew Arms in Crowcombe to play a selection of the music preserved by Quantock Shoe-maker and village fiddle-player William Winters. Winters’ notebooks of handwritten folk tunes, dated 1848 and 1850 are a fascinating window into the past; the original manuscripts are stored in Halsway Manor’s archive.

All are welcome to this free event – there is no need to book.

This event is part of  ‘Stories of the Hills’ a project that seeks to celebrate the intangible heritage of the Quantock Hills, from folklore and music, to traditional crafts and lesser known local stories and people, ensuring its preservation for future generations. It is part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund funded Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, of which Halsway is a partner organisation. This project is Halsway’s contribution. Click here to find out more.

You can read about William Winter here.

Supported by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Project and Heritage Fund.