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Barnstormers Autumn 17

Barnstormers Autumn 17

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Friday 24 Nov 201720:00 Book Now

Belshazzar's Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

In 1995 Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) shared a musical passion borne out of the desire to earn sufficient money to support their extravagant lifestyles. Their amazing musicianship coupled with wry humour stunned audiences around Europe and the States.


Paul Sartin is a member of the multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead and of Faustus. Consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, he is an Artist in Residence with Bellowhead at the Southbank Centre, an editor of music publications, and a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions  include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, and Streetwise Opera.


Paul Hutchinson is the founder member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog has recently morphed into the Pagoda Project. Paul's own compositions were published in 2012 (Food For Thought) and a second volume is in the pipeline.  He is the resident accordion tutor at Cecil Sharp House and is a seasoned tutor at Folkworks and Halsway Manor and leads ensemble workshops far and wide.


Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience.  Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for the Best Duo Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards.  Their latest Christmas-themed album titled ‘Stocking Fillers’ (Unearthed Records) was released in November 2012.  


‘One of folks great odd couples – The Feast’ The Independent On Sunday


‘Duo known for their sense of humour as well their impressive musicianship’ Guardian


'Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you've ever heard. Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don't let me give you the impression they're a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.'  BBC Radio 2 Mike Harding Show online, reviewing Sidmouth Festival


‘Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you’re likely to hear.’ Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk



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Saturday 2 Dec 201720:00 Book Now (Sold Out)

Nancy's Christmas Fayre

Nancy's Christmas Fayre

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Friday 8 Dec 201710:30 Book Now

Nancy's Christmas Fayre Evening

Nancy's Christmas Fayre Evening

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Friday 8 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orch

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orch

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Saturday 9 Dec 201720:00 Book Now

Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor

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Friday 15 Dec 201720:00 Book Now (STANDING GIG)

Christmas Gothic

Christmas Gothic

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Saturday 16 Dec 201719:30 Book Now

Lilly and the Snowbear

Lilly and the Snowbear

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Sunday 17 Dec 201711:00 Book Now (3+)
Sunday 17 Dec 201714:00 Book Now

Suspicions 2017

Suspicions 2017

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, in the student bar of Leeds Polytechnic, "Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes" were born.  A soulful unit playing sax versions of Stax, Motown and Atlantic classics. They went on to be embraced by the Northern Soul scene. They lit up the Astoria Ballroom and Central Station, Leeds as they played to some of the most passionate and committed music-loving crowds anywhere in the world.


Reformed a couple of years ago, Snake Davis and The Suspicions have been heralded as the best Soul band performing live in the UK today. They feature Snakes’ searing Junior Walker-inspired sax, the sumptuous vocals of Doreen Edwards and Sue Quinn, trumpet and a killer rhythm section.


As a backing band they’ve worked alongside Ben-E-King, Frank Wilson, Chuck Jackson, Brenda Holloway, Martha Reeves, Willie Hutch, JJ Barnes, Eddie Holman, Barbara Lynn and many more.  They recorded “Get Ready” with the boy band Blue and on the DVD collection, “The Strange World of Northern Soul” – described as “An awesome Northern Compilation”.  They have also recorded soundtracks for TV advertising campaigns.


They perform classic tracks from Atlanta, Motown and Northern Soul, including their own versions of tunes such as “The Champion”, “Sweetest Feeling”, Green Onions”, “Love is Serious Business” and “Do I Love You”


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Saturday 30 Dec 201720:00 Book Now (STANDING GIG)

Tale Spinners 2

Tale Spinners 2

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Wednesday 24 Jan 201819:30 Book Now

Barnstormers 2018

Barnstormers 2018

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Friday 26 Jan 201820:00 Book Now (16+)
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New Year Folk Showcase

New Year Folk Showcase

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Saturday 27 Jan 201820:00 Book Now

Sax on Sunday: Helen Watson

Sax on Sunday: Helen Watson

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Sunday 28 Jan 201819:30 Book Now

Gwyneth Herbert

Gwyneth Herbert

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Friday 2 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

Lindsey Lou & the Flatbellys

Lindsey Lou & the Flatbellys

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Friday 9 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

GRAHAM FELLOWS COMPLETELY OUT OF CHARACTER

GRAHAM FELLOWS COMPLETELY OUT OF CHARACTER

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Sunday 11 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Horrace & the Yeti

Horrace & the Yeti

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Wednesday 14 Feb 201811:00 Book Now
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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

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Friday 16 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

Mawkin

Mawkin

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Saturday 24 Feb 201820:00 Book Now

Sax on Sunday: Johnny Thirkell

Sax on Sunday: Johnny Thirkell

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Sunday 25 Feb 201819:30 Book Now

Alfie Moore - Getting Away with Murder

Alfie Moore - Getting Away with Murder

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Friday 2 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

Nine below Zero Duo

Nine below Zero Duo

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Saturday 3 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

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Saturday 10 Mar 201820:00 Book Now (Over 14 only)

Roger Davis & his band

Roger Davis & his band

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Saturday 17 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

Harriet

Harriet

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Friday 23 Mar 201820:00 Book Now

Sax on Sunday: Simon Goulding

Sax on Sunday: Simon Goulding

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Sunday 25 Mar 201819:30 Book Now

The Young 'Uns

The Young 'Uns

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Friday 6 Apr 201820:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Connia

Connia

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Thursday 12 Apr 201820:00 Book Now

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

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Saturday 21 Apr 201819:30 Book Now

Alistair Anderson & Northlands

Alistair Anderson & Northlands

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Saturday 28 Apr 201820:00 Book Now

Sax on Sunday: Jess Gillam

Sax on Sunday: Jess Gillam

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Sunday 29 Apr 201819:30 Book Now