Next Concert: Sunday 10th June 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

St Mary and St Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD, UK


A rare opportunity to hear us play in the beautiful environment and acoustic of St Mary and St Giles Church.

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Our Second CD - Tree of Life


Our new CD is here at last! 12 tracks of beautiful acoustic music, played simply on violin and melodeon, exactly as you would hear it played live. Traditional music from England, France, Belgium and the USA, and a beautiful slow waltz composed by the great Eric Theze.

Listen to any of the tracks, and buy a CD or digital download at the Vivant Webshop.

Our First CD - Vivant


Our first CD; 11 tracks of classic music played in an elegant relaxed style on violin and melodeon, again, exactly as you would hear it played live.

Listen to any of the tracks, and buy a CD or digital download at the Vivant Webshop.

About Vivant

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Vivant are a violin and melodeon duo formed by Mark Prescott and Clive Williams. Together they have developed their own style that is of a slower pace with interwoven harmonies and beautiful arrangements.

Mark and Clive met in Stony Stratford at the regular Sunday lunchtime music session in 1996 and play together as Vivant. They have put their own interpretation to some well known, some not so well known, and some classic material as well as some original work. Their music fuses a variety of influences and gives a beautiful and timeless quality which remains with you long after you have finished listening.

Swirling waltzes and mazurkas of Central France sweep you off you feet with their charm then the touching yet simple melodies of English songs and hymns transport you to another time and place.

Mark and Clive have been warmly received everywhere they have played from French music festivals in Central France to visitors and regulars in the local pubs in Stony Stratford.

Some comments received:

  • "Beautiful and soul touching"
  • "Hypnotic rhythms and lovely melodies"
  • "Absolutely charming and restful... calming me down as I sit at my bloody desk! (sic) Quote Me" - the legendary guitarist John Etheridge

Contact: Clive Williams
Phone: 01908 561180