“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

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Chagford Summer Music 2023

09jun1:10 pm2:00 pmChagford Summer Music 2023

Event Details

Free lunchtime concerts spice up the Dartmoor town of Chagford every Friday this summer. Chagford’s Summer Music Series begins on June 9th and continues until the end of August with more than twenty musicians performing across twelve entirely different concerts in the historic parish church. Musical genres span classical, folk, jazz, world music, mediaeval, klezmer, and even sea-shanties!

Last year’s inaugural series captured the hearts of audiences with its eclectic mix of exceptional musicians and its informal, convivial atmosphere. Tea and coffee is available and audiences are welcome to bring a packed lunch into the church. Many of the thriving cafés in the town offer a delicious choice of takeaway food for ‘munch and music’. Of course you can also enjoy lunch before or after the concerts in one of our many cafes and pubs. All concerts begin at 1.10pm and last about 45 minutes, they’re free to attend, and there’s a retiring collection for those who wish to make a donation.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and private individuals, Chagford’s Summer Music is able to present some top-notch professional musicians including rising star violinist, Joel Munday; international harpist, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry; popular local sea-shanty crew, ‘Mariners Away’ and long-established performers, Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer whose evocative music is inspired by the Dartmoor landscape.

Friday is undoubtedly the best day of the week to explore the vibrant little town of Chagford. As well as the popular lunchtime concerts, visitors can pop into the Friday morning flea-market, browse the many independent shops, indulge in a wicked cream tea, and on fine summer evenings enjoy a drink or two whilst soaking up the festive atmosphere of ‘Music on the Wall’-  a Friday potluck medley of local musicians who generate a lot of fun busking on the church wall opposite the characterful Globe Inn.

Full details of the Chagford Summer Music Series can be found online at chagfordmusic.com


(Friday) 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT+01:00)