A SERIES of concerts will be held in a church where some parts date back to the 12th century. 

Upwey Music, which was formed in early 2022 by a small group of residents, has arranged or supported 14 performances in St Laurence Church, Upwey.

Three further music concerts have now been arranged.

On September 22 at 8pm Upwey Music is hosting Robbie McIntosh and Friends in a repeat of a visit last year. A local for many years, Robbie’s played alongside Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Talk Talk and too many others to mention.

Sunday September 24 will see a performance by WOW Youth Musical Theatre. They are taking time out from rehearsals for their big show “Oliver!” coming up at The Weymouth Pavilion in November to perform songs from the shows in the more intimate setting of St Laurence.

Then on October 13 October at 8pm, acclaimed Irish musician Daoirí Farrell will be bringing his take on Irish folk to Upwey. A holder of two prestigious Radio 2 Folk awards, Daoirí is an exceptional singer and bouzouki player, with an international reputation.

Tony King, an Upwey Music trustee, says: “We are delighted by the support for the wide variety of music that we’ve tried to promote in the village.

"People have come from far and wide. These next three concerts absolutely typify what we are trying to do in terms of range – a local guitar hero, young people performing for the fun of it, and an internationally known folk act. And there’s plenty more in the pipeline.”

Tickets for all of the concerts can be bought on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/upweymusic, by telephone - 07960 471170 or, if available, on the door (cash only).

Evening concerts have a cash bar. Tea and cake is available at the WOW afternoon performance.