Sunday Sundown concerts


Join us for our Sunday Sundown series. All concerts are at 6:00pm and have free admission with a retiring collection for the musicians unless otherwise specified. See below for the current schedule, and also At Heath Street Baptist Church - see map and get directions.

Sunday 3 September 2023 at 6:00pm

The Phil Merriman Trio

The Phil Merriman Trio presents a sinuous landscape of compositions and improvisations. Expect lyrical, folk-inspired melodies, harmonies that blend shades of Bartok and Messiaen with darker hues of gospel, underpinned by shifting rhythms and basslines rooted in contemporary jazz. Well-established London musicians, Simon Roth (drums) and John Williamson (bass) join pianist Phil Merriman to form this long anticipated new group.

Free admission, but you can pre-book advance tickets here.

Sunday 17 September 2023 at 6:00pm

Irlandiani - Smock Alley

This programme has just been recorded by Irlandiani, kindly funded by the Continuo Foundation, and will be releasing with First Hand Records on 15th September 2023. It focusses in on the vibrant musical life of 18th century Dublin at the Smock Alley Theatre and its surrounding streets.

It will feature a set of galant cello duos written by the Neapolitan composer Tomasso Giordani, who moved to Dublin in 1763 to become musical director at the Smock Alley Theatre, and works by Roseingrave, Geminiani, Bocchi and Hutcheson.

Also included are a number of arrangements of Irish tunes from the 18th century, featuring the atmospheric, rich and earthy sound of multiple bass instruments, and some new compositions based on Irish melodies.


  • Carina Drury baroque cello
  • Poppy Walshaw baroque cello 
  • John-Henry Baker violone, percussion 
  • Aileen Henr, baroque harp

Free admission, but you can pre-book advance tickets here.


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