Take two voices, some electric and acoustic guitars, a bass guitar, some keyboards, drums, percussion, a clutch of contemporary, traditional and original folk songs, a variety of musical influences and a rock twist - what do you get?.... Sackful of Sovereigns

WELCOME TO OUR SITE. Based in Melksham, Wiltshire in the heart of rural England, Sackful of Sovereigns is a five piece folk rock band performing their own original material and modern arrangements of Traditional English Folk Music. All the info on the band should be here but if you need any other details please contact us.

Sackful on BBC Wiltshire on Saturday 16th April ....... SEE NEWS

Great Session at BBC Wiltshire on Saturday 9th January ....... SEE NEWS

STILL Looking for an Instrumentalist We're still looking for an instrumentalist to add to the line-up. Fiddle, Flute, Whistle, Sax, Concertina, all considered....... SEE NEWS

Mark in "Once Upon a Time" in February 2016 ....... SEE NEWS

Leonie in "The Last Five Years" in February 2016 and "The Producers" in March 2016 ....... SEE NEWS

Back at The Pilot Bowerhill, Melksham after 17 years on the 21st November 2015 ....... SEE NEWS

Leonie in "City of Angels" in November 2015 and "The Little Mermaid" in December 2015 ....... SEE NEWS

Back at The Cellar Bar at The Bear Hotel in Devizes on the 29th May 2015 ....... SEE NEWS and SEE GIG GUIDE

Leonie Macaslin is in "Hairspray" the Musical at Frome 12th to 16th May ....... SEE NEWS

Leonie Macaslin to support The Warminster Military Wives Choir" at Melksham Assembly Hall on June 21st ....... SEE NEWS

Great Night on the 20th December Thanks to all those who turned out (and missed the "Strictly" final) for our Christmas concert at the Rachel Fowler Centre. It was a great night playing to....... SEE NEWS

Christmas Concert 2014 Following on from the successful debut of the latest Sackful of Sovereigns line up in May and appearances at Party in the Park and the Melksham River Festival the band are performing a Christmas Concert for 2014....... SEE NEWS

Sackful Mk 7 Debuts in May The Cellar Bar in Devizes on the 23rd May 2014 will be the debut gig for the 7th incarnation of Sackful of Sovereigns....... SEE NEWS

STOP PRESS.... Mark Peaple, from Melksham, joins Sackful of Sovereigns on bass Guitar. Rehearsals to bring Mark up to speed with the bands material are underway. ....... SEE NEWS

Daizi and Steve's Last Gig The Cellar Bar in Devizes on the 26th October will be Daizi and Steve's last gig with Sackful of Sovereigns ....... SEE NEWS

Sackful of Sovereigns are looking for an instrumentalist to join the line-up for 2013. Fiddle, Flute, Whistle, Sax, Concertina, all considered. We're looking for ....... SEE NEWS

Following two successful appearances in 2012 and another in March 2013 Sackful of Sovereigns will be back at The Cellar Bar Devizes at the Bear Hotel on Saturday October 26th 2013. ....... SEE NEWS

Carol and Iza Goroff visited Melksham on the 4th and 5th of May ....... SEE NEWS

In Memory of Phil Mundy. We were really saddened at the end of last year by the ....... SEE NEWS

Ian Spittal is back with the Sovereigns. After spending 8 years as Estate Manager ....... SEE NEWS

Daizi's Getting Married.Not content with just joining a new band in 2012 ....... SEE NEWS

Our ex drummer, Mark Griffin, is playing full time with "The Ray Jones Band" ....... SEE NEWS

Our ex concertina, flute, whistle and recorder player Heather Minnion now has formed an acoustic dance band ....... SEE NEWS


Sunday 14th August 2016....
Elm Grove Care Home (Bupa), 42 Somerford Road, Cirencester, GL7 1TX. Summer Fayre from 2.00pm .........SEE GIG GUIDE

BBC WILTSHIRE - 16/04/16...

Have you heard of the "Goodwin" family from Melksham? They were the family who suffered the greatest loss of life in the Titanic disaster. Hit PLAY and you can learn their story thanks to local band "Sackful of Sovereigns"

Posted by BBC Wiltshire on Saturday, 16 April 2016

BBC WILTSHIRE - 9/01/16...

Heard of Fred Kempster? - he was the tallest man in Europe - But how tall? Hit play below to hear the story of The Melksham Giant from Sackful of Sovereigns

Posted by BBC Wiltshire on Saturday, 9 January 2016