Friday 3 Feb RAY COOPER with Fiddle & Faff £12.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Ray has stepped beyond the cultural and geographical confines of
the British Isles and opened himself up to the musical styles and
stories to be told from all of Northern Europe. A songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist, his live shows combine all of these elements
into an unforgettable and powerful whole.
Friday 17 Feb PHIL BEER *no support* £14.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 One of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music in
the country, Phil is the multi-instrumental half of the West
Countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. His solo
performances are a treat of past and current favourites from one
of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.
Friday 3 March PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN £13.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 * no support*
The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo
playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and
lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound to further endorse
the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure
foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre.
Friday 17 March GREEN ROCK RIVER BAND £11.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 with John Forrester
This band is a powder keg of folk, bluegrass, country, whatever;
old-time music brought right up to date and very "now". You don't
need to be a fan of any of those genres because this is simply
impossible-to-resist infectious riotous fun all the way. There is a
refreshing grit and dirt to their songs, a sweaty energy that fills up
venues with excitement and atmosphere.
Friday 7 April SAM CARTER with Rambling Valentines £12.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk
Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to
Canada. Sam is undoubtedly an English acoustic virtuoso but the
virtuosity of his guitar playing does not obscure the careful narratives
of his songs. Fans of acoustic music rejoice, the UK‘s proud tradition of
folk singer-songwriters is in safe hands.
Friday 19 May JON BODEN *no support* £22.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Jon is delighted to announce Painted Lady tour, Part Two.
Showcasing not only his instrumental talents on fiddle and
concertina, but also on guitar and trademark electrified ‘stomp box’,
Jon’s solo performances are electrifying audiences all around
ALSO COMING LATER IN THE YEAR.........
Tinderbox Moulettes Fairport Convention
Watch this space for details......... or join our mailing list and get first call on tickets - at a discount price!