Sunday Coffee Concert Piano Recital – Professors of Ragtime


Music Appreciation


Mike Denham

24 October 2021

10:45 am to 1:00 pm

Coffee & Concert £15 (under 18s £6)

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“RAGTIME PRODUCES HYSTERIA, INSANITY – ragtime is not music, it is a disease” claims doctor.
This ragtime-era headline celebrated the world’s first pop music craze, 100 years ago.  Scott Joplin, the son of a slave, became the greatest of ragtime composers.

Mike Denham is a fine pianist and raconteur who performs ragtime widely, at concert venues including London’s Purcell Room and St George’s Bristol. Great melodies, great stories about the musicians and the lives they led and, of course, that seductive ragtime rhythm.

Dillington present their 2nd Coffee Concert Piano Recital with Mike Denham, Scott Joplin & the Ragtime Professors.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who have enabled this event to take place.

Coffee & Concert £15 (under 18s £6.)
Coffee, Concert and Sunday Lunch (Main course) £30.


Tutor information

Mike Denham has combined a musical life as a respected performer of early 20th century American piano styles, ragtime in particular, with a career as a chemical engineer on the safety of nuclear power stations and North Sea oil production.
As a young man he enjoyed the opportunity to accompany famous figures in the world of traditional jazz, including on occasion Ken Colyer and Humphrey Lyttleton.
His “SpeakEasy” concerts, at which he duets with guests of the highest calibre from the UK and the international scene, are popular at several West Country venues.
Mike has performed solo ragtime at concert venues including London’s Purcell Room and St George’s Bristol, and at many UK festivals and jazz events.  He particularly enjoys bringing ragtime to attractive settings like Dillington which host a range of music genres.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.