Commonwealth Melody

The Melodians Steel Orchestra UK played at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey on 9th March 2020. They played a tune called Commonwealth Melody written for the Melodians by Robert Thompson of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. There were many people at the ceremony from Trinidad and Tobago and they all enjoyed the tune from their home country. Her Majesty the Queen and many other members of the Royal family were there to be part of the service they all enjoyed the Melodians performance.

Commonwealth Family Day

The Melodians played at Westminster Abbey on Friday 21st February for Commonwealth Family Day. It was a wonderful event and the families really enjoyed it. Here is a photo and recording of the Melodians playing Rasputin.

Commonwealth Family Day

This Friday 21st February the Melodians will be taking part in Commonwealth Family Day at Westminster Abbey.

Then on Monday 9th March we will be playing at the Commonwealth Day Service. We are delighted to be playing inside the abbey on this occasion. The whole event is being played live by the BBC so hope you can catch our performance. We will be playing live as the Queen arrives – only one piece of music but we are honoured to be welcoming in Her Majesty.

Photo from the last time we played outside the Abbey

2020 Events

We have been very busy organising our events for 2020. The last 6 months of 2019 were unusually quiet (worries about Brexit possibly?) but 2020 looks to be a very busy year with a number of engagements already agreed and others just waiting for the final confirmation.

We are particularly pleased to be playing again at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in March. We are especially fortunate to have been invited to play again inside the Abbey itself as part of the event. We understand that our performance will be available for everyone to listen to live on the BBC.

Recorded at Westminster Abbey in 2016

We are also waiting for confirmation of an overseas event in June. Watch this space for more information when the event is confirmed.

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