Thursday, 30 October 2014

Dance Barcelona Grand Prix Europe 17 - 21 June 2015



from 17 to 21 June 2015


International Competition 

for Dance Schools & Groups


Where you are the PROTAGONIST!




all web info on: 

info email:

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tom Adams: Still Score @ Lincoln Drill hall Tuesday 21 October

Tom Adams: Still Score taking place in The Room Upstairs @ Lincoln Drill hall
Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 7.30 pm

In February 2013, Songwriter and theatre maker Tom Adams bought a slide projector and 500 slides from eBay. The slides were of people he did not know but he could not help asking, what is their story? 

Tom performs a live soundtrack of music, comedy and stories to these images in a gentle exploration of mortality. He also searches through images of his own life, placing them side by side with the strangers, wondering if his memories will, one day, be just a slide sold on eBay.

“Funny, touching & ultimately life affirming. You leave with a tear in your eye, but a skip in your step”

Tickets: Tickets: Free but audience members will be asked to pay what they felt it was worth as they leave      Box Office 01522 873894

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Acoustic Nights at the Turnor Arms Wragby

Acoustic Nights are recommencing at The Turnors in Wragby on Tuesday 28th October 2014. The organisers are expecting a bumper turnout

The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Richard Langridge  who was the original founder of our Wragby Acoustic gathering. The night will run in much the same way as it always has. Some friendly banter, a few good laughs, a few drinks and some good music with some good friends.

The Wragby Acoustic Nights have been running for many years now and they hope to keep them going for many more to come. The organisers look forward to seeing you on this SPECIAL SPECIAL NIGHT and hope that you will continue to join them in the future and enable us to always keep the last Tuesday of the month, in Wragby, special.

Musicians interested in taking part should visit the Face-book event page at...

Handsome Family @ Islington Assembly Hall Wednesday 29 October

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rita Payne - Town Hall Live - Kirton In Lindsey

Town Hall Live

7:00 PM

Advance Tickets:


Door prices are £2.50 higher

start around
7.30 PM
Kirton Town Hall
Market Square
Kirton in Lindsey
North Lincolnshire
DN21 4LZ

Tickets can be purchased in person from the "One Stop" shop in Kirton in Lindsey
Over the Phone, call Brian on:

01652 649230
Online at:
Or at concerts prior to the date
Click for Directions

Rita Payne



Performing @
Kirton Town Hall Live

Friday 24th October

Rita Payne are back!

Since their sold out concert in February Pete and Rhiannon have been very busy.  Their THL concert was quickly followed by another sell out concert at The Greystones, Sheffield.  They have played numerous festivals and supported top acts at large venues across the country.

In March they went into the Studio to record their second album 'We're Getting There Aren't We'.   The CD was produced by Alan Smyth, who has previously recorded the Artic Monkeys.  The album was crowd funded and launched at The Memorial Hall, Sheffield in July.  It is a gem.

On October 24th they will again bring their band, comprising of Tom Howe (guitar), Pete Howe (violin) and Robin Baker (double bass).  They will play songs from the new album and old favourites from 'Stories From A Suitcase'.

At the February headliner Rita Payne took things to another level, watch them go up another notch this time.

Supporting will be Luke Jackson, a 19 year old songwriter from Canterbury.
 Although his roots are in folk music, Luke's guitar technique and dynamic voice suggest an emerging rock star.

For more on Rita Payne and Luke visit our web site at:

Advance tickets are priced at £11 otherwise £12.50 on the door. Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from

Don't miss it!

Coming soon to Town Hall Live ...



Friday 7th November

Carrie Rodriguez, from Austin Texas, is a wonderfully creative artist.  She is a fiddle player extraordinaire and is blessed with one of the most compelling voices on the roots rock scene.

She will be accompanied by Luke Jacobs, whose subtle guitar provides the perfect foil for Carrie's driving violin and emotive singing.

Support will come from Otley teenagers, The Velveteens who have been gaining quite a reputation locally.

Advance Tickets are priced at £11 and can be obtained from the usual outlets.


Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!

We would like as many people as possible to come and enjoy the concerts we put on. Why not ask your friends?
Any person buying 6 tickets up to one week before any concert will get £1 off the ticket price on all tickets purchased.
This offer is available only by ringing Brian on 01652 649230 or emailing him on

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Troll folk Indie Folk Rock from Finland UK Tour June 2015

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TROLLFOLK - indie, folk-rock with attitude all the way from FINLAND! UK Tour 1 - 9 June 2015

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DEBUT UK TOUR // 1 - 9 JUNE 2015

Trollfolk® is an indie world folk rock band from Joensuu, Eastern Finland. In 2010, singer Usi Riikonen fulfilled a long awaited dream to sing in her native language, Swedish. She gathered the best musicians and created Trollfolk®. A Finnish band performing Finnish indie-folk-rock with Swedish lyrics is not only a traditional contradiction, but also a musical rebellion. Conflict and musical dynamics made for enough explosive force, and off they went in Spring 2010 to unleash their sound on Finnish audiences.

All members but the singer Usi Riikonen have Finnish as their native language. Most of the song’s lyrics are taken from traditional Swedish folk songs, and rearranged in Trollfolk’s own musical style. But Trollfolk® also writes and composes it's own material.

Trollfolk’s roots are in North Karelian folkmusic, but rock, pop, jazz and even punk are clearly present. Their sound is fresh due to their first-class musicianship and songwriting, and their kick-ass attitude. Trollfolk® redefines Folk rock one more time. This time, it comes from Eastern Karelia, but different than expected. Trollfolk® takes the heart of Finnish Folk music and puts it into Swedish folk rock. Something truly spectacular.


Trollfolk® made their first public appearance in November 2010 with great success. Right away, they went to the studio to record 3 of their songs, released in December 2010. Additional gigs followed, but the public wanted more! Trollfolk® has played many festivals and venues in Finland but will make a short trip to the UK in June 2015 for the first time. Plans for completing their record are currently in progress and their first ever UK Tour from 1st June - 9th June 2015.

Line up includes:

Katsi Kokkonen, Clarinet, Accordion, Flute 
Mammu Koskelo, Kantele, vocals and Guitar 
Lade Laakkonen, Bass 
Eve Pietarinen, Bouzuki and vocals 
Usi Riikonen, Lead vocal 
Riku Leiniäinen, Drums

For availability, bookings etc please contact:

00 44 (0) 7905 952 374



Thursday, 9 October 2014

New Jazz 5 presents Liane Carroll @ Lincoln Drill Hall 11 October 8 pm

New Jazz 5 presents Liane Carroll @ Lincoln Drill Hall 11 October 8 pm

 New Jazz 5 has probably received more requests to book this artist than any other in recent years, so here she is! A stunning performer who has established a national and international reputation and in doing so she has won many awards. Don’t  miss this deeply soulful, wonderfully honest style of singing from a truly great artist …with a wicked sense of humour too! ‘Some musicians are talented, some brilliant and a few just seem to be made out of music. Liane Carroll is one of these’ The Observer

 Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £5 U16s & students) from 01522 873894 



Dance Competitions/ Showcases for emerging & established Dance Schools,
Companies and Groups from all over the World in the 2015 season.
4 days of Dance, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop and each other kind of dance art,
Dance Team Showcases & International dance performance competition.

All info on:

ONLY A LITTLE FEE TO PARTICIPATE! order to be the protagonist of a great DANCE TOURN√ČE in Europe!
To find out how to qualifye, mail the office: space is limited, so Dance Directors should act right away.
If interested, give us your e.mail contact to discuss any questions you may have. 
please send to the organizer E-Mail:

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

News From Rita Payne

Keeping you up to date with all Rita Payne news.


A few dates for your diary...

Lincoln Engine Shed (With Chantel McGregor) - 16th October
Kirton Lindsey Town Hall (With full band!) - 24th October
Otley Courthouse (With My Darling Clementine) - 25th October
Etnal Village Hall (With Gilmore & Roberts) - 1st November
Hornsea Floral Hall - 8th November
The Boat Inn, Cromford - 14th November
Misson Hall - 15th November
Wath Montgomery Hall (With full band!) - 22nd November

For all gig information, please head to

We're Getting There, Aren't We?

It's been a jam packed summer and it's great to know our efforts have been appreciated! 

On the 2nd November we are attending the Ultimate Planet Awards in London as nominees for the category Musician Of The Year,  which we're pretty chuffed about!

Please follow this link and vote for us!
If you haven't seen us perform with a full backing band... nows your chance! 

At Kirton Lindsey's Town Hall Live on the 24th October and Watch's Montgomery Hall on the 22nd November we're performing with 'The Rita Payne Experience' as they've affectionately named themselves.

We absolutely love playing with these guys, and hope you will too! 

So please get involved!


If you can't make it to any of our live shows, but still want to get involved, you can get hold of our music and merchandise via our BandCamp page.

Pop in your order and we'll post it to you the next day! 

Want it signed? Just say the word!

Our albums are available to download via iTunes and Spotify, so if you prefer your music digital... please get stuck in. Every single track sale makes the world of difference and means so much to us. 
Copyright © 2014 Rita Payne, All rights reserved.

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Sunday, 5 October 2014


CURTIS ELLER'S AMERICAN CIRCUS - UK FESTIVAL DATES 2015, mid-June to mid-August TOURING THE UK for the festival season 2015 mid-June to mid-August (t


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OLD TIME RELIGION - Curtis Eller's American Circus
TOURING THE UK for the festival season 2015 mid-June to mid-August (there may be some flexibility either side). Contact for availability and bookings.
The craziest, yodelling banjo player this side of New York. It's Vaudeville, it's Folk, it's Comedy, it's Song & Dance, it's the one and only Curtis Eller and his American Circus. Touring mid-June to mid-August for UK festival dates.
Having spent a decade toiling away in the musical sweatshops of New York City, banjo player and songwriter, Curtis Eller uprooted his family and resettled in North Carolina where he is diligently pursuing his goal of becoming America's leading purveyor of songs about Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon!
The wild-eyed vaudevillian’s banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians.
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'Sugar in my coffin' - CURTIS ELLER
The latest incarnation of the band has spent a year sharpening their skills in the burlesque houses, beer halls and underground theatres of the Carolina Piedmont. After touring the US, Europe and Canada relentlessly, the time has come for Eller and the band to descend into the Carolinian song-mines to begin unearthing material for their next phonographic recording.
This time listeners will be treated to a fresh collection of show tunes, dance fads and gospel music whose lyrics are populated by two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, grave-robbers and forgotten pop-stars. There's a fictional campaign song for Herbert Hoover, and at least one song about the filth and corruption of the Chicago meatpacking industry of the 1890's.
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Curtis Eller's American Circus
Current Band Line-up (USA & UK):
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead vocals
Bradley Blackwell: Upright Bass
Matthew Rheeston: Drums
Louis Landry: Keyboard / Percussion / Harmony Vocals
Dana Marks / Shea Broussard: Harmony Vocals
Dates currently available mid June to mid August 2015, contact // mob: 00 44 (0) 7905 952 374.

The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band Touring 2015

Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Others!

The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band are touring in 2015 in Europe with the american jazz singer Michael Somerville.

A tribute to  the american songbook, (Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Matt Monroe) and of course drummer Buddy Rich.

The band is celebrating 16 years in business this year and has been the most outstanding big band for many years in this genre of music. This is big band jazz with a rock'n roll attitude.

For further info please contact us at
or phone: +46 (0) 736-664160


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Led Zeppelin Tokyo November 2nd 1972. Don't Miss It!

Voice + Vision From Topic Records

Voice + Vision From Topic Records

Reconnecting with its roots in the Workers' movement, Topic has collaborated with the General Federation of Trade Unions in 'Voice + Vision', a new double-CD set of songs of resistance, democracy and peace. This fabulous collection gathers together legendary Topic artists such as Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Norma Waterson, Pete Seeger, Louis Killen, Anne Briggs and Martin Carthy, alongside newer voices like Fran Morter and Adam Rees, Kiti Theobald, Jack Forbes, and seventeen year old Piers Haslam, all continuing a tradition of music and words that speak across generations and boundaries of the basic human right to dignity.

"A triumphantly topical vision of solidarity." 
★★★★★ The Morning Star

As part of their 75th Anniversary celebrations throughout 2014 Topic wii be making monthly special offers from our website: