Alegria 2015


Due to a fencing related injury, unfortunately this concert had to be cancelled.

The inaugural series finishes with a high-octane concert of Flamenco and World Guitar by the ever-popular Jon Salfield, in duo with renowned percussionist Simon Stanton. The pair, who also appear in the trio Horsemen of the Apocalypse, have performed  at  leading  venues  and festivals across  the UK and Europe. Wednesday 18th November 2015 @ 7.30pm Veryan Parish Church

Part of the Veryan Church International Recital Series


Alegria 2015

Horsemen of The Apocalypse

Horsemen of The Apocalypse
Horsemen of The Apocalypse

We were very pleased to host a concert by The Horsemen of the Apocalypse on 21 May 2014 in aid of the Church Heating Fund.Internationally renowned virtuosi Ben and Jon Salfield performed exciting works inspired by the musical heritage of the Flamenco, North Africa and South America. Simon Stanton’s percussion brought a new impetus to this unique ensemble which has delighted audiences across Europe.

The Concert Poster can be seen below:

Horsemen of The Apocalypse Poster

Photos from the concert can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Horsemen of The Apocalypse Photos

Video excerpts from the concert can be seen below:



Ben Salfield

In early 2014 Ben Salfield made contact through Facebook and offered to play a concert in the church. Photos from the concert can be seen here: Ben Salfield Recital April 2014. The concert was such a success that he returned with “The Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. In 2015 Ben set up the inaugural Veryan International recital series and we are delighted that he has agreed to continue this series into 2016 with a further 6 concerts run through his promotional arm Kernow Concerts. The first Kernow Concerts newsletter can be found here Kernow Concerts Newsletter 1

Ben’s website can be found here: Ben Salfield Website and you can follow him on Facebook at

One of the world’s leading lutenists, Ben Salfield was born in Staffordshire in 1971, and has lived in Cornwall since childhood. He began learning the lute with Ian Thomson at Truro Guitar Studios in 1984, but after his teacher moved away he was self-taught. He made his concert debut at St Ives, Cornwall, UK, in 1988, and performed 2 months later for the Lute Society in Queens Square, London. Since then he has appeared both as a soloist and in various ensembles at leading festivals and venues all over Europe. As a promoter, he currently runs Kernow Concerts.

 Ben Salfield only performs on Kif Wood instruments, and his strings of choice are Hannabach Super Low Tension.

Video clips from Ben’s Solo Concert can be seen below.