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The brilliant Magnard Ensemble and actress Rebecca Kenny bring to the festival one of the greatest works ever created to hook children into music: Peter and the Wolf! Last year their performance of two Dahl classics was one of the highlights of the festival, performed to 200 Marsh children.Find out more
Jonty Driver returns to the festival to recite his sequence of poems, The Journey Back , first published in the 1990s, about his return visit to South Africa after thirty years of enforced exile. This follows his acclaimed readings for JAM on the Marsh of the sequences, Requiem, in 2015, and Before in 2016.Find out more
One of the UK's finest chamber orchestras, The London Mozart Players made their JAM on the Marsh debut last year and return with Daniel Cook on the organ, conducted by Michael Bawtree. During this concert, Daniel will play organs from the UK, France and Holland. The concert includes Albinoni's Adagio, the Poulenc Organ Concerto and music by festival favourite, Judith Bingham, Elgar and Sibelius.Find out more
Another first for JAM on the Marsh: a mini-festival within the festival, especially designed around the community and its children. There’s loads going on: Litterbugs drop-in session, visit the Bug Man, Come and Play music session, make collages and masks, create a story with Bounce Theatre and have a munch from the BBQ.
All the events are free, but please note that there is LIMITED AVAILABILITY for the Bug Man sessions and the Bounce Theatre session. Please call 0800 988 7984 to reserve your place.
Free return steam train travel from New Romney to the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre.Find out more
Education is a vital part of JAM on the Marsh. This concert is the culmination of a term’s hard work by the children of the Marsh Primary Schools. It is also the beginning of a 3-year singing project involving all the Primary Schools on the Marsh along with the Marsh Academy. The children will work…Find out more
The David Rees-Williams Trio is a wonderful Kent-based jazz group, that has graced stages world-wide, with their classical-influenced jazz. Their music is played on the radio across the globe, and their recordings have been reviewed ecstatically. They have played live regularly on BBC Radio3, especially on the popular In Tune show. [fusion_separator style_type="none" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class=""…Find out more
Local cellist, Molly Parsons-Gurr, returns to JAM on the Marsh and Ivychurch following her performance as part of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time last year.Find out more
Soprano Jo Slater – accompanied by Lord Gawain Douglas on the piano – sings a dozen of Shakespeare’s songs. They songs will be introduced – and given a context – by the poet and novelist, Jonty Driver. The songs have attracted a variety of composers over the years, including: Lawes and Quilter, Finzi and Vaughan Williams, Thomas Arne and Schubert.Find out more
This is a concert not to be missed: One of the best choirs in the UK – the BBC Singers, with one of the best Cellists in the UK – Jamie Walton, conducted by one of the finest church musicians in the UK – Daniel Cook. Since 2014 JAM has commemorated the 100th anniversary of…Find out more
Michal Rogalski returns to the festival for the first time since 2014, when he performed that year’s Festival Commission, Judith Bingham’s oboe concerto, The Angel of Mons, with Red Note at Lydd. Michal is one of the finest oboists, heralding from Poland, having played across the world, especially in America. It is wonderful to welcome…Find out more