James Reynolds

On Friday 11th November we were delighted to welcome pianist, composer, song writer and all round renaissance man James Reynolds.


James writes music for all sorts of settings from TV soundtracks, to advertisements for the likes of Crisis and for use in plays and various other dramatic productions. He’s also somehow found time to record two albums full of beautiful Erik Satie-esque piano pieces.

There was lots of discussion about what James should play and sing for us in November. We hoped we’d come up with a programme that would have something for everyone….piano pieces, folk songs for guitar and voice and then something very special to finish off the evening……with the Queensgate Quartet emerging from the audience to sing some incredibly varied acapella songs.

You can hear lots of James’ music on his website here or on his Soundcloud page here.

This piece, called Butterfly, was featured in an episode of the tv drama Poirot.

This is a piece called Life in Slow Motion that was used in a video promoting an arts project backed by Crisis.


Doors open at 7.15pm with plenty of time for you to enjoy a lovely supper (by inhouse chef Bev Faulkner-Gant) before the music starts at 8.00pm.

Tickets are available from Ettington Stores or by emailing us to reserve at ryepiecebarn@gmail.com . As usual they are just £10 including supper.

You can even get tickets online now from WeGotTickets. Pay online, print off your ticket and bring it along on the night. 5 people did it for the Fleetwood Cave concert….worked a treat. Just follow this link.

NB It really helps with catering if we know a few days in advance how many are coming along.  


Fleetwood Cave

On Friday 7th October we welcomed this mini folk supergroup to Ryepiece Barn.

Fleetwood Cave 2

We were treated to an evening of beautiful songs and incredible playing. Marion and Gregg both play guitar and sing – and their voices blend perfectly together. Marion also plays a mean fiddle. Whether you missed the concert and want to catch up….or loved it and want to relive some of Marion’s wicked humour….you’ll love these videos from the night.

They’ve just finished recording their debut album ‘People Like Us‘ and songs from the album featured prominently at the concert. (The album won’t be out till just before Christmas and will then be followed by an extensive Spring tour)