What's On




MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Kith & Kin, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.


January 21

The Bully Wee Band + Phil Beer — 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. Plus a support set from our Patron - Phil Beer from Show of Hands. The great way to start the season!

January 28

Seth Lakeman — Sold Out


February 4

Phil Beer presents his Patron's Evening including Hannah Martin, Kelly Oliver, Geoff Lakeman & Miranda Sykes — Hannah has won the BBC Best Duo award with Edgelarks. Kelly has been awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the NMG Awards, as well as winning Best Female Artist in the FATEA Awards. Geoff is a great singer and duet concertina player (father to Sean, Sam & Seth) and Miranda is well known as a key singer & musician in the Show of Hands live shows. Phil will of course be playing a set himself too!

February 11

Breabach — Previous winners of Live Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards & nominated for Best Group at the BBC Awards. This multi award winning band are dynamic & fun and they've a distinct sound with songs, tunes & step dance accompanied by double bagpipes & bass, flute, fiddle & guitar.

February 18

Steve Knightley More Songs & Stories from the Road - The vocalist and song writing force behind Show of Hands. Steve is returning to do another special show for us & numbers will be limited - Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out!

February 25

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 Knopfler, Jools Holland and Joan Baez to name just a few!


March 4

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.

March 11

Craobh Rua — Our annual St. Patrick's Week Special. This amazing Irish band has given us so many great nights. Songs & tunes on Irish pipes, fiddle, whistles, banjo, guitar & mandolin.

March 18

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham — Brilliant fiddle & accordion playing from these virtuoso Scottish musicians from the Transatlantic Sessions plus the added bonus of Phil's gripping humour!

March 25/26

Feast of Fiddles 25th Anniversary special shows! — Our biggest act of the year. 7 top class fiddlers including Peter Knight, Chris Leslie and special guest Phil Beer with a powerful backline including Dave Mattacks. Two shows - Mon & Tues.


April 1

Banter + The Beginnings of Fairport Convention — What a double header this is! Banter are the new vocal & instrumental trio (Melodeon, keyboards, brass & percussion) that have accolades from the likes of Steve Knightley & John Spiers after this year's festival season. The Fairport show features singer/guitarist Becky Mills & Fairport founder member Ashley Hutchings said by Bob Dylan to be the single most important figure in English folk rock.

April 8

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 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'.

April 15

The Shee — Our re-arranged date after they had to cancel their tour in 2017 due to illness. This exceptional all-female band bringing electro-harp, accordion, fiddles, flute, mandolin & three powerful voices together with a range of individual musical influence. Harp player, Rachel Newton, has also won Musician of the Year at the BBC Folk Awards.

April 22

Easter Monday — Closed

April 29

Talisk — Winners of Band of the Year & The Belhaven Bursary for Innovation at The BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. The trio's engaging & energetic combination of duet concertina, fiddle & guitar have landed them slots at festivals all over the world. Mohsen Amini also won Musician of the Year at the 2018 BBC Folk Awards.

Other advanced dates

May 13 - Fairport Convention

May 20 - Coig (Cape Breton, Canada)

June 3 - Chris & Kellie While

June 10 - The Churchfitters

June 17 - Jon Boden

June 24 - Cara Dillon