This calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm


10.30am for 11.00am

There will be a recital of organ music played on St Mary’s Bevington Organ by Dr Michael Neville

Programme will include works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Brahms.

Free entry. Coffee and biscuits. Retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s Church.




A transatlantic duo inspired by the folk traditions of America and Britain.

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.

Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres.

The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

Tickets: £10.00 on the door. Licensed bar.



3.00pm – 5.30pm

A Celebration of Music in Hay’ weekend with Rachel Podger (violin) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord) to celebrate of One Hundred Hay Music Concerts!


J.S. Bach:  Sonata for violin and harpsichord in G major, BWV 1019

Handel:  Sonata in D major HWV 371

J.S. Bach:  Sonata No 2 for Violin and Obligato Harpsichord in A major BWV 1015

C.P.E. Bach:  Sonata in B minor Wq 76

C.P.E. Bach:  Fantasie in f sharp minor Wq 67

J.S. Bach:  Chorale prelude ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ BWV 625

There is probably no more inspirational musician working today …” (Gramophone) Rachel Podger, “the queen of the baroque violin” (Sunday Times) has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. She was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize in October 2015.  She is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque.

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music and now lives in London. Kristian first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition. 

Tickets £15.00 Students £7.50

Tickets in person from Richard Booth’s Bookshop, 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye.

Online through Booth’s Bookshop at or on the door.

Refreshments will be available during the interval.

Please note:  time given for end of concert is approximate.



1.30pm – 2.30pm

A concert by 30 members of the Redbridge Music School.

Redbridge Music School presents approximately 50 annual concerts featuring a range of ensembles and choirs offering a progression through different levels of ability. Access and progression through the ensembles is determined by annual auditions.

This afternoon’s concert will feature, among other pieces, a movement from the Holberg Suite by Greig, Palladio by Karl Jenkins and quartets by Mozart and Haydn.

Entry is free but donations to St Mary’s Church will be welcome.