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Friday, 27 April 2018

Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar Saturday Sessions Summer 18




Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar Saturday Sessions Summer 18 www.lincolndrillhall.com

5th May        11.00 Cover Up Local Covers Band
                     12.30Double Take Classic Guitar Duo
12th May      11.00 Michael Todd Ballads, Blues and Country
                     12.30 Pete and Helen Wray Blues & Ragtime Duo
19th May      11.00 Four Strings A Piece Relaxed Classical/Light Music
                     12.30 Outdoor Cats Ukulele Duo
26th May Beer Festival Saturday Session 12.00 – 2.00 Ant MacAndrew
                                                                    www.antmacandrew.co.uk
2nd June       11.00 Cover Up Local Covers Band
                      12.30 Double Take Classic Guitar Duo
9th June        11.00 Lynn McFarland Americana, Folk & Roots
                               www.lynnmcfarlandmusic.com
                     12.30 Cogs Eclectic Mix of Classic Hits
16th June     11.00 Eddie O’Dwyer English & American Folk
                               www.facebook.com/eddyodwyer
                     12.30 Me Thee and E Acoustic Duo - Originals & Classics.
                               www.metheeande.com
23rd June     11.00 Les Brown Original Folk
                               www.lesbrownartandmusic.co.uk
                     12.30 ME’AN STU Various Acoustic Covers
30th June Aidan Marshall and Guests Classical & Blues Guitar
7th July        11.00 Cover Up Local Covers Band
                    12.30 Double Take Classic Guitar Duo
14th July       11.00 Michael Todd Ballads, Blues and Country
                     12..30 Ann Duggan Country/Blues and Roots
                                www.annduggan.co.uk
21st July       11.00 Between the Lines Acoustic Folk and Americana
                     12.30 Bernard Hoskin Acoustic Singer
                               www.bernardhoskin.com
4th August   11.00 Cover Up Local Covers Band
                     12.30 Keith Luckey Country, Blues & Skiffle
                               www.keithluckey.fourfour.com
11th August 11.00 Kate Anna Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
                     12.30 Strummin’ Steve Jackson Folk, Country & Originals           
                              www.strumminstevejackson.com 
18th August 11.00 Lynn McFarland Americana, Folk & Roots
                              www.lynnmcfarlandmusic.com
                     12.30 The Secret Magpies Formerly ‘The Way Out’
25th August  11.00 12.30 Pete and Helen Wray Blues & Ragtime Duo
                     12.30 David St. Paul Country, Pop, Rock, Ballads


     

Get Ready For Playing For Change Day September 15, 2018

Get Ready For Playing For Change Day September 15, 2018
Hello friends of PFCF! 
It’s that time of year again! We’re happy to announce that on September 15, 2018, musicians and music lovers from all around the world will gather on stages, street corners, in schools, yoga studios, cafes and more, for Playing For Change Day, a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children around the world. Every year, thousands of musicians from all over the world come together as one to spread peace through music. Over the last 7 years, musicians and music lovers have joined the effort, changing the world one heart and one song at a time.

Join the global event today at: www.pfcday.org

Musicians and non-musicians alike can participate! One World, One Voice, One Day.
#PFCDay2018 #iPlayForChange 


-Playing For Change Foundation

mailing address is:
Playing For Change Foundation
532 Colorado Ave.
Santa MonicaCA 90401
© 2018 Playing For Change Foundation





Monday, 16 April 2018

South Holland Centre - Music Events May to August 2018


South Holland Centre - Music Events May to August 2018

ALDEN, PATTERSON AND DASHWOOD
Spalding Folk Club in the Lounge Bar

Folk/Americana trio Christina Alden, Alex Patterson and Noel Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

Wednesday 2 May 8pm
Duration:                     3hrs including floor singers
Price:                           £6 pay on the door
Discounts:                   £5 members
Age Guide:                  All
Website:                      www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk
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WOODY PINES 

Nashville based trio Woody Pines have wowed crowds on both sides of the Atlantic with their old-time, feel-good, hillbilly boogie concerts.

BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris is a huge fan and the last time they toured the UK, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit.  
‘They’re the best damn band I’ve ever heard’ Outlaw Country legend, Billy Joe Shaver
Friday 4 May 8pm
Duration:                     1hr 50mins
Price:                           £13.50
Discounts:                   £12 over 60s, disabled & companion
                                    £7.50 under 26s
Age Guide:                  All
Website:                      www.woodypines.com

HEADS SOUTH

Summer is not too far away now so why not get into the holiday mood with a night of sizzling Cuban jazz and Latin rhythms at part of Lincolnshire Jazz week?

Heads South play a repertoire of original and classic tunes and features top UK trumpeter Steve Waterman; Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon and guiro; Buster Birch on drums, timbale and castanets; Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido; and band leader John Harriman on piano and organ.

Wednesday 9 May 8pm
Duration:                     1hr 50mins
Price:                           £15
Discounts:                   £14 over 60s, disabled & companion
                                    £7.50 under 26s
Age guide:                   All
Website:                      www.headssouth.com
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WILL POUND’S THROUGH THE SEASONS - A Year in Morris and Folk Dance
With live music, archive footage and photos, plus stories from Debs Newbold, the Morris and folk dance year is joyfully celebrated.  A unique and powerful musical experience in English culture, tradition and history for all.
Three exceptional musicians showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs, bringing an innovative and playful style to everything from the joy of a summer’s festival to the thrill of a winter’s fireside rapper sword-dance.  They are Will Pound on melodeon and harmonica; Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus) on bouzouki, banjo, mandolin and vocals; and Ross Grant (Inlay) on violin and vocals.
Wednesday 30 May 8pm

Price:                           £14
Discounts:                   £13 over 60s, disabled & companion
                                    £10 family ticket, £10 groups 4+
£7.50 under 26s
Age guide:                   All

JOHN CONOLLY
Spalding Folk Club in the Lounge Bar

John has been one of the iconic figures of the folk scene, ever since he came to prominence with the Grimsby Broadside Band back in the 1960s.  His writing covers the whole spectrum of emotion from heartbreaking to passionate, thought-provoking and amusing to downright rude. His enduring claim to fame is as the author of the classic Fiddlers' Green. A master of his art.

Wednesday 6 June 8pm

Duration:                     3hrs including floor singers
Price:                           £6 pay on the door
Discounts:                   £5 members
Age Guide:                  All
Website:                      www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk

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TENORS UN LIMITED
15 Year Celebration

The number one selling operatic trio Tenors Un Limited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’, is proud to present their newest show celebrating 15 years of touring the world.

They arrive fresh from their recent chart-topping success with Who is He? which went to number one on the iTunes classical chart.

Revel in a fabulous evening of rich vocal harmonies with songs such as Unchained Melody, Nessun Dorma, The Pearl Fishers Duet, and Michael Bublé’s Everything.

Friday 15 June 7.30pm

Price:                           £20
Discounts:                   £18.50
Age guide:                   All
Website:                      www.tenorsunlimited.com

PETE MORTON
Spalding Folk Club in the Lounge Bar

Pete is a great songwriter and one of the favourite guests at Spalding folk club. While social justice is a frequent theme in his songs, he can also melt your heart with a tender ballad. The anthemic and uplifting Another Train has been taken up by many other singers.  He has been developing a unique style of writing which he calls ‘folk rap’ – listen and be amazed!

Wednesday 4 July 8pm

Duration:                     3hrs including floor singers
Price:                           £6 pay on the door
Discounts:                   £5 members
Age Guide:                  All
Website:                      www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk

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ANDRÉ RIEU’S 2018 MAASTRICHT CONCERT - Amore, My Tribute to Love

Known to millions as The King of Waltz, André Rieu’s legendary annual Maastricht concerts are set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in his Dutch hometown where he plays alongside his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. 

Spalding audiences can take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen hosted by Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins. And this year, due to popular demand, we have two screenings to choose from.

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July Saturday 7pm Sunday 3pm
Price:                           £20
Age guide:                   All
Sunday Café hours:    Open for Cream Teas from 1pm      
Website:                      www.andrerieu.com  
Genre:                         Broadcast Music


REG MEUROSS
Spalding Folk Club in the Lounge Bar

Reg’s latest album, his twelfth, is a collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. 

Wednesday 1 August 8pm
Duration:                     3hrs including floor singers
Price:                           £6 pay on the door
Discounts:                   £5 members
Age Guide:                  All
Website:                      www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk
                       
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Also coming soon:

Andy Fairweather Low Big Band   - Saturday 8th October 8pm
Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band                - Friday 9th November 8pm
The Demon Barbers                         - Friday 30th November 8pm

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South Holland Centre
Market Place
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 1SS
Tel: 01775 764777


Friday, 13 April 2018

Jenny Sturgeon Trio - Touring Periods Available



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***New to the Roster*** - JENNY STURGEON TRIO, touring periods available December 2018 & March 2019 plus festival slots

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Jenny Sturgeon Duo
Delighted to now be working with the inspirational JENNY STURGEON. Jenny's lyrics come from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work. Jenny plays in a trio with Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9), and with Lauren MacColl and Ewan MacPherson in the critically acclaimed band Salt House. In addition to touring, Jenny is involved in several projects including working as a songwriting workshop tutor and collaborating with Aberdeen based artist and fabric designer Helen Ruth. 2018 heralds an exciting new collaborative music project Northern Flyway with Inge Thomson (Da Fishin Hands, Karine Polwart, Urban Farm Hand). Northern Flyway is a large scale 75 minute music and visual production inspired by birds which will be touring the UK in 2018.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
"Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get. She absorbs the culture, essence, stories and legends of her native region and manufactures them into inspired songs and tunes which reflect much of the natural world around her." - Folk All
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"Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" - RnR Magazine
"A superb album - I love every track" - Mike Harding talking about 'From the Skein'
"The magical quality of Jenny’s voice gives tangible feeling to the songs, the haunting lyrics range from the darker sides of folklore and legend through historical narrative to observing the human condition, the dreamlike, expressive and lingering melodies – together the combination creates a whole that holds you in its embrace..." - FolkWords
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FOR BOOKINGS, AVAILABILITY, PROMO CDs, FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
TOURING PERIODS: 5th - 16th December 2018, 20th - 31st March 2019 plus Summer Festivals
Gail Cooke at Laughing Dog Music
email: gail@laughingdogmusic.co.uk

 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Lady Sings The Blues @ Lincoln Drill Hall 20 April 2018


Live at Lincoln Drill Hall
Friday 20 April 7.30pm
LADY SINGS THE BLUES

Celebrating the music of Billie Holiday
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A presentation of Lady Sings The Blues is a very special occasion. Some things are obvious, the six piece band features the finest of British Jazz Musicians, every one of them on top of their game, the arrangements are the best; from the former Humphrey Lyttelton Band arranger Pete Strange; the repertoire is direct from the Billie Holiday bands of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s – offering a rare opportunity to hear these songs played and sung in the way they were in those clubs and cafes of jazz age Harlem, New York. And of course, there’s the singer the remarkable Val Wiseman who is without doubt the finest interpreter of Billie Holiday songs. Just read the reviews.

But dig a little deeper and you begin to realise that this is rather more than just the finest of jazz musicians performing the neglected repertoire of, undoubtedly, the greatest, most influential of all the jazz singers.
Read the words of Benny Green, one of the finest of all jazz critics, broadcaster and musician, whose opinions have to be taken seriously. “What is happening here” he wrote regarding a live performance of Lady Sings The Blues “might even be a shade better than what was being played all those years ago”. Maybe pause to give consideration to Benny’s words, he is actually comparing, favourably, the performance of these British musicians, with that of Billie Holiday with her legendary musicians, Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Green and all. But Benny was not on his own in this matter.

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American Ruby Braff was famous for his irascibility, his lack of patience with what he perceived as the shortcomings of fellow musicians and for being blunt to the point of rudeness as well as being celebrated as one of the finest jazz trumpet players of his generation. On BBC Jazz Panorama, in a blindfold test he was uncharacteristically congratulatory: “I think she’s wonderful, and the musicians sound so beautiful. That’s the best singing I’ve heard in ages, that’s just really wonderful”

 “Anyone who can sing Billie Holiday that well, with such musicianship and such amazing and incredible intelligence is such a feat. Other people have tried it and they were lousy and never made it. But she sounds pure and clear, there was no fat on there anywhere…she’ll just end up singing better than anybody, that’s what I think". Thus spoke the legendary top American trumpet man Ruby Braff.
There’s one more thing to consider: Billie Holiday’s active recording, broadcasting and touring career covered the period 1933 to 1959 – 26 years. Lady Sings The Blues has been on the road recording and broadcasting, performing the Billie Holiday repertoire since 1987 – that’s 31 years and still counting.