Tony Walsh
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary talent and a remarkable story.

Overcoming childhood poverty and illness, then working everyday jobs in the communities of his beloved home city of Manchester, he has risen in recent years to become one of the UK’s most widely recognised and most in-demand professional poets.

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Motel California
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Motel California

Top Eagles tribute band Motel California is marking 10 years of delighting fans across the UK. Playing songs from the early days to the latest album they continue to accurately reproduce the glorious vocal harmonies and guitar parts associated with classic songs by Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

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Track Dogs
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Track Dogs

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms. A veritable 4×4 of voices and instruments identified for their dynamic fusion of styles including folk, latin, Americana & even some bluegrass.

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Film: War School
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Film: War School

War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children. 

Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

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The Unthanks- Unaccompanied, As We Are
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Unthanks- Unaccompanied, As We Are

Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered band working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony. As if to prove that creativity should never be about ambition or aspiration, The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best - singing in unaccompanied harmony.

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You're My World- a Celebration of Cilla Black and the Beatles
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

You're My World- a Celebration of Cilla Black and the Beatles

This fun-packed show celebrates the forefront of the Brit-pop music scene of the 1960s. Sing along and clap your hands to all of Cilla’s and The Beatles hits of the 1960s, including Love of The Loved, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Anyone Who Had a Heart, All My Loving, It’s for You, Help, Alfie, She Loves You, Step Inside Love, Twist and Shout, You’re My World-Plus many more !

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The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live from Shakespeare's Globe
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…

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Saluto: Soldiers of Swing
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Saluto: Soldiers of Swing

Yorkshire lads Lee and Vince are serving soldiers but they have a real passion for music. They have covered many artists such as Johnny Cash, Elvis, Frankie Valli, The Drifters, Al Martino, Matt Monro, Andy Williams, Michael Buble, Creedence Clearwater Revival and George Ezra to name many. However, this performance will be dedicated to the type of music they love to sing the most, Swing.

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Lollypops and Moptops
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lollypops and Moptops

A truly unforgettable fifties and sixties night out, featuring sixties icons The Dreamers, formerly Freddie and the Dreamers, with hits such as ‘I’m Telling You Now ‘ plus The Temple Brothers with their tribute to The Everley Brothers National Tribute Award Winners along with Buddy Walker, one of the UK’s leading tributes to Buddy Holly. 

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Chris Difford
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Difford

Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

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Margaret Atwood Live in Cinemas
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Margaret Atwood Live in Cinemas

On Tuesday September 10, the wait will be over…THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. 

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Gordon Giltrap
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Gordon Giltrap

Over five decades, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.

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Gigspanner Big Band
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Gigspanner Big Band

As a trio, Gigspanner, formed by Steeleye Span's erstwhile fiddle player Peter Knight, “has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works”  Folk Radio UK. BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo) Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are described by The Guardian as being "Subtle, bravely original...a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma"

Their appearances together as the Gigspanner Big Band are a rare but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting chemistry.

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Wille and the Bandits
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Wille and the Bandits

Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

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Black Water County
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Black Water County

Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face.

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Ezio
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Ezio

Ezio deliver the most exquisitely crafted and varied songs with a skill that can only come from having toured and recorded constantly for many years. Ezio’s style has always been nearly impossible to describe, their music can range from the highly rhythmical almost manic Latin feeling rock to delicate dreamy ballads that are heartbreakingly honest and deeply poetic.

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Manran
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Manran

Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, “Latha Math” heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world.

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Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).

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Whiskey Shivers
Feb
22
8:15 PM20:15

Whiskey Shivers

A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that the Washington Post called “apocalyptic Americana” and NPR described as “frenetic bluegrass” with a “punk spirit”.

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Blazin' Fiddles
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 20th year in 2018 – and with the release of their ninth album, The Key, in November 2017 – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.

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Faustus
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Faustus

An English traditional folk trio, nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, featuring three of the leading lights of their generation of folk artists: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).

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Ray Cooper
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ray Cooper

Ray Cooper had been living in a small wooden house in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. He is the guy that sings with a cello, a committed songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist.

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