ANOTHER musical event will shortly be heading to a picturesque Vale of Clwyd Church.

'Everything you always wanted to know about the horn but were afraid to ask...' is the title of a light-hearted look at the evolution of the French horn.

This will be the event at St Dyfnog's Church, in Llanrhaeadr, on Wednesday, August 28 (7pm).

Tom Bayliss is a horn player, pianist, organist, accompanist, composer, teacher and comedian!

He gained his B.Mus degree from Royal Holloway, University of London, and his PGCE teaching qualification from Cambridge University.

Tom taught music for 10 years, at Oundle School and then at Adams Grammar School in Newport Shropshire, and then returned to Cambridge to study at Westminster College.

He was ordained into the United Reformed Church and was a URC minister for 27 years.

In retirement, Tom is still actively involved in many aspects of music in north Devon.

He plays horn regularly with the North Devon Sinfonia, the Petrovian Orchestra and the Giocoso Wind Quartet.

In addition, he plays the organ regularly at his local parish church, and is the accompanist for the Winkleigh Singers chamber choir.

He also conducts the South Molton Singers, a larger choir who sing everything from Messiah to Mikado!

The evening’s entertainment will be a very light-hearted look at the evolution of the French horn, with musical examples including a jazz piece by Madeleine Dring, and the version of the Mozart Concerto made famous by Flanders and Swann.

Assisting Tom will be local amateur musicians Kath Mitchell-Dawson as accompanist and John Harris as tenor and narrator.

There will be an opportunity for anybody to try the various instruments Tom will take with him, including a Wagner tuba, and refreshments will be served afterwards.

There is no charge for entry, but there will be a retiring collection for the church.