LOCAL musicians are to be given a chance to demonstrate their musical talent at Sunday Markets in Trowbridge.

The organisers of the Innox Mills Sunday Market have teamed up with The Pump (formerly the Village Pump), a music organisation in Trowbridge that looks to promote musical talent within the town.

The Pump will provide all of the live music for the Sunday Market events at the old Bowyers works in Stallard Street close to Trowbridge Railway Station.

The Pump organiser Kieran Moor said: “The Pump has been a musical mainstay in the town for decades.

“Covid has presented a new way of working, as we expand the reach and identity of the organisation into more community and civic events.

“We will remain a part of Nick Reed’s Trowbridge Festival, but also aim to provide music in the town park and other spaces.”

Jonathan Dean, director of Innox Mills, said: “The music from The Pump will add to the buzzing atmosphere at Innox Market and help make this an event that people from Trowbridge and the surrounding area can continue to look forward to every month.”

Musicians performing as part of The Pump’s entertainment will include Trowbridge band Sober Son, with an acoustic set described by organiser Kieran Moor as “bluesy”, plus local Turkish take-away worker, Aydin Yildirim, who will play his traditional Turkish instrument the Zaz.

According to Kieran, this old medieval instrument is still popular in Turkey today and is from where the modern acoustic guitar originates.

The Innox Mills Sunday Market on Sunday, April 18 was the first after the Government eased lockdown restrictions.

They attracted more than 2,000 people to the historic Grade 2-listed Innox Mills buildings next to the River Biss.

Visitors were able to browse the artisan arts and crafts stalls, enjoy street food and listen to live music.

Mr Dean added: “We’re currently exploring the potential to host even more events for 2021, including a beer festival in the summer and a return of The Fast and the Foodies, a car exhibition complete with street food.

“We’re also looking into a summer-long outdoor themed cinema event which will provide a variety of pop-up foods and extra attractions with each theme.”

They will be held from 9am-3pm on May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17 and November 21.