What's On




MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Terry Page, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.

20th - The Bully Wee Band – A force to be reckoned with in British folk music. Ian Cutler of Feast of Fiddles - violin & keyboards, Fergus Feeley – cello mandolin & vocals, Colin Reece – vocals & guitar & Jim Yardley – mandolin, whistles & vocals. The great way to start the season!
27th - Jackie Oates’s Invitation Evening – consisting of Alden, Patterson & Dashwood, (Winners of fRoots Album of the year with their rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar & mandolin playing), singer/guitarists Nick Hart and Jon Wilks plus of course Jackie Oates herself! – Don’t miss this very special show.

3rd - John Tams & Barry Coope – multi-award-winning Home Service frontman John Tams and Coope, Boyes & Simpson harmony singer Barry Coope present classic powerful songs with guitar & keyboards. One of their very rare duo gigs!
10th - Breabach – Previous winners of Live Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards & also nominated for BBC Best Group. This multi-award-winning band are dynamic & fun and they have a distinct sound with songs, tunes & step dance accompanied by double bagpipes & bass, flute, fiddle & guitar.
17th - Steve Knightley – ‘Pass Notes, The Stories Behind The Songs’– The vocalist, musician and songwriting force behind Show of Hands is back to do another special show for us & numbers will be limited – Don’t miss out!
24th - McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle – This is indeed a rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together. Michael McGoldrick plays flute, whistles & uillean pipes, John McCusker plays fiddle and John Doyle is the vocalist & guitarist. These guys have worked with Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfer, Jools Holland and Joan Baez to name just a few.

2nd - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan – Nancy is a winner of BBC’s Folk Singer of the Year and together Nancy and James have twice won BBC Folk Awards for Best Duo and the Horizon Award! Beautiful and strong harmony singing with breathtaking instrumentals.
9th - Peter Knight & John Spiers – Peter, the fiddle player from Gigspanner, Feast of Fiddles & Steeleye Span is teaming up again with our local ex Bellowhead melodeon maestro, John Spiers. A sublime pairing, creating a live performance to be remembered for a long time.
16th - Rowan Godel, Benji Kirkpatrick & Tim Cotterell are The Rowan Godel Trio – What a night this will be with Rowan’s superb vocals enhanced by Steeleye Span’s Benji Kirkpatrick on bouzouki, guitar, banjo & vocals & Reluctant Rambler, Tim Cotterell on fiddle & mandola.
23rd/24th - Feast Of Fiddles – Our biggest act of the year. Songs and tunes from six top-class fiddlers including Peter Knight and Chris Leslie with a powerful backline including Dave Mattacks. Two shows – Monday & Tuesday.
30th - Daoirí Farrell – Winner of 2 BBC Awards! ‘The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to the material, perhaps, of Christy Moore’. fRoots. His meteoric rise is simply a word-of-mouth excitement after Dónal Lunny described him as, ‘one of the most important traditional singers to emerge out of Ireland in the last decade.’ He will be supported tonight by Odette Michell.

6th - Phil Beer presents his Patron’s Evening with singer/ guitarists, Odette Michell and Dom Prag as well as Show of Hands regular singer & musician Miranda Sykes, plus of course Phil himself! Don’t miss this special show.
13th - Easter Monday – CLOSED.
20th - Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox - Two of the UK’s best known and loved performers from Lindisfarne, Warhorse & The Pitmen Poets are combining to lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and trad folk arrangements like Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more. 27th - Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe (from Pitmen Poets) - Two of the UK’s finest songwriters join forces for a special concert filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head & neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. They’ll also be sharing songs from their duo album The Janus Game.

May 11th – Fairport Convention
May 18th – Daphne’s Flight
June 1st – Ímar
June 29th – Chris & Kellie While
July 6th – 45th Anniversary Concert (1) – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band
October 19th – Altan
December 14th – St Agnes Fountain
December 21st – Belshazzar’s Feast