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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Edgelarks
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Edgelarks

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The pair's new project takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional musics of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil's beatbox harmonica.

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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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Banter
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Banter

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.

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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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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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Jig doll
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Jig doll

A beautiful new show from singer, dancer and musician Hannah James, exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way.

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National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Himmerland
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Himmerland

A Danish roots band inspired by the exciting and very varied cultures of five experienced musicians living in Denmark. Since 2010, Himmerland have been wowing audiences with their vibrant fusion of roots, jazz, reggae, European folk and African traditional music.

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