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Syria Fundraising Event Sunday 16th July

Wha17311077_1872865782988571_290135316764459279_ot are you doing next weekend?  Sunday 16th July in particular?  We’ll tell you!  There is an excellent day of live music featuring many BTR artists plus special guests.  We’d love you to be there.

This is a fundraising event for Syria.  All proceeds will be donated to Oxfam and will go directly to support the people in Syria.  AS well as live music there will be a raffle, fun games, and various other activities.

The venue is the Oddfellows Hall, Queens Road, Aldershot GU11 3JE.  Music will be playing all day from 12:00-22:00.

Admission is £10 on the door or £8 in advance from  Children under 12 free (but donations welcome).

Please come – and do spread the word!

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Oh yes – it’s that time of year again when the lovely people here at BTR are playing for Oxjam.    “Oxjam” is one of the largest charitable music festivals in the country, a collective of unforgettable gigs happening all over the country each October, and all in aid of Oxfam.

On Saturday 15th October we will be busking around Farnham in the afternoon and playing live at The Cobbett in the evening.   If you see us please say hello – and do give us lots of money for this very worthy cause!!

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LAMBFEST!!! Bank Holiday Monday



Bank Holiday Monday – 30th May – The Lamb Farnham – 1:00-11:00pm

Live Music all day  – BBQ – Free admission

Featuring many BTR artists plus special guests.    Full line up:


Vic Cracknell



Colin Pocock

Claudia Stark

The Dangerous Brothers

Dave Salsbury

Quiet Wish

The DMs

Louise Coles

Peter Crutchfield

Francis Greene

Celia Barrett

John Bental

John Meriton

The Monteurs

Vernons Friends

The Mark Nelson Trio


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Blue Trouser Records Takes over Farnham for Oxjam, 18th October 2014

Some time ago in a small forest dell surrounded by green trees and with shafts of sunlight glimmering through the foliage, the Blue Trouser Records Committee gathered, dressed in woodland garb and playing pan pipes. After some whispered greetings, the committee assumed silence and to the sound of a slow beating drum fashioned from a tree trunk, Mark Nelson entered the dell wearing a white robe, sporting antlers and followed by a small host of mice, voles and badgers. The committee gathered round and suddenly shouted……… “all hail the blue trouser King!”

Shortly after that strange and, to be honest, somewhat disturbing dream I wasn’t entirely surprised to be invited to a real BTR committee meeting down at The Horns pub. The topic for discussion was Oxjam.

Oxjam, as you probably know, i...

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Blue Trouser Records at Weyfest


There is a strong representation from Blue Trouser Records at Weyfest 2014, 29th to 31st August. Centered on the Rustic Stage which is once again hosted by Vic Cracknell.



We have a limited number of free CDs with a track from each Blue Trouser Artist. See us in the Rustic Stage to get one.

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Blues n All Showcase – The Plough, Farnham

Blue Trouser Records is pleased to present “Blues n All”, a showcase of live music from BTR Artists, hosted by Farnham’s Blues Balladeer, Mark Nelson.

A variety of music styles will be presented, taking place at the Plough Inn, Farnham. Free entry, music starts at 8pm.

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Did Someone Say its Hornsfest?

The Horns Pub in Crondall is pretty much HQ for BTR. John and Judith who run it are huge promoters of local live music and put on music nights there every Thursday and Saturday.

When BTR formed it only seemed fitting that we should support something at The Horns, there just seems a gravitational link between us as like orbiting planets in a live music Solar System.

And so it came to pass that the annual music festival known as “Hornsfest” became a BTR Production – an organic transition as it happens as BTR members WychWood have run the festival for the last two years anyway!

Now there is just something about Hornsfest that makes it stand out from other local festivals. Its indoors for a start (we don’t care about the weather!)...

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