Tag Archives: English Magic

Desert Island Discs Sunday 6th January Radio 4

Just to let you know that Jeremy Deller will be on Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4, Sunday 6th January at 11.15am.  As we have collaborated with Jeremy on 3 different projects we anticipate getting a mention and some of our music may be played (can say no more). We will all be glued to […]

The Melodians pays tribute to David Bowie who died yesterday

The Melodians were all saddened to hear of the death of David Bowie after an 18 month battle with cancer.  He was a great talent and will be sorely missed. The Melodians recorded a video playing one of his most famous songs ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ at the British Council in 2013.  They […]

Joint Concert with Pandemonium at St Teresa’s

  The Melodians took part in a concert jointly with the Pandemonium Steel Band at St Teresa’s School in Effingham on Saturday 12th September.  This collaboration was to celebrate the exciting year that the Melodians have had and also the fact that Pandemonium will be disbanding when 3 of the players go off to University.  […]

Terry Noel awarded MBE in New Year Honours 2015

Celebrate with the Melodians the news that Terry Noel, the founder and leader of the Melodians Steel Orchestra UK, has been appointed by HM Queen Elizabeth II as an MBE in the New Year Honours for 2015 – for his services to Music. Terry formed the Melodians in October 1987 and has been the Leader […]

At the Turner Contemporary in Margate

The final English Magic exhibition opened on the 11th October at the Turner Contemporary on the seafront in Margate. Of course the Melodians were invited to open the exhibition with a concert. There was a packed gallery for the concert and the Melodians played at 2pm and 4pm. The added attraction in Margate is that […]

English Magic Bristol Closing Event

The Melodians visited Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 20th September to give a 45 minute performance at the ending of the English Magic Exhibition and run a workshop for anyone interested in learning about steelbands. This was arranged by the museum after the success of the English Magic opening event in April.  The […]