These local events are the core of our fundraising activities.  Visit our Fundraising page for a full breakdown.

Initially organising local concerts gave the opportunity for The Bar-Tones to perform in a familiar venue, which has considerably grown their confidence and developed their skills.  We have also brought a collection of different musical performers to the village.

 Our next concert is planned for 9th December 2023 when The Bar-Tones community choir will perform. Further details to follow.

See Live and Local section for info on other concerts


The table below shows the events we have hosted previously

Year Event
2023 Live and Local events, Hoagy and Kimbers men (see Live and Local section)
2019‑20 26 January - Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Live and Local event – One of the most popular and respected acts on the British folk scene.

Music and Song at Christmas – BMM Christmas Concert featuring performances by some of our Bursary winners, a student with an OHMI instrument and Christmas songs from The Bar-Tones offering many opportunities for audience participation.

Tell Tale Tusk -Live and Local Event – An all-female contemporary folk quartet

Supper, Story, Song – a hot supper followed by traditional storytelling, music and songs

Barton Lions Tea Party – a group of The Bar-Tone singers entertained local elderly residents
2018‑19 Substitute- Geoff Noble, Kelly McCusker and Chip Bonham – pop classics and brilliant vocals

My Darling Clementine- Live and Local event by the King and Queen of UK Country

Christmas in the Cookhouse 1918-2018 - Village Hall festooned with knitted poppies focussed on Centenary of the Armistice 1918 with a flavour of Christmas. An evening of music, song and readings. Instrumental performances by three bursary winners

Sam Lewis - Live and Local event from our first international performer, a rising Nashville singer/songwriter

Dave Naylor and Friends - fantastic evening of folk, traditional and more recently composed numbers

Summer Concert - The Bar-Tones entertained with a wide repertoire, bursary winners also performed and of special interest a young musician from Birmingham played one of the recorders we provided to OHMI
2017‑18 Sounds Like Christmas! - A mixture of singing and instrumental performances including this year's Bursary winners

Carol singing - open to all to join us as we visit the local hospital wing and pubs around the village

Lion's Tea Party - a smaller group of singers entertain local elderly residents

Live & Local Event presented by BMM - The Kimber's Men , an a-capella sea-shanty group

Summer Concert - a variety of singing and instrumental music to raise funds for OHMI and the Bursary Scheme for young musicians
2016‑17 Christmas Showtime 2016 - including singing, music, and featuring the Central Dance Academy

Barton Lions' Club Christmas Tea - a smaller group of singers entertain local elderly residents

The return of the very popular Evening of Folk Music with Dave Naylor & Friendswith a rustic supper and licensed bar

Summer Concert dedicated to the memory of Pam Pryce and to support a new Bursary Scheme in conjunction with the John Taylor High School
2015‑16 Jazz concert with The Minty Cucumber Jazz Band with a bar and supper

Members of The Bar-Tones entertained members of the community at the Better Barton Live event

Christmas Showtime 2015 a mixture of singing, instrumental music and readings

Folk night with local singer Dave Naylor and friends with licensed bar and buffet

Quiz night with supper to end another successful year 
2014‑15 Quiz night with supper

An Evening of Folk Music with local singer Dave Naylor and friends with licensed bar and buffet

Members of The Bar-Tones entertained Barton Civic Society at their Christmas Party

First Anniversary Party to celebrate our first year with a cheque presentation to our then charity The Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Christmas Miscellany- a variety of singing, instrumental music and readings