Sep /Oct local events

It's a full local diary for the next two months !

Opening night at The Biddulph Arms
Wednesday 15 September:


Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose
Complete support: Ciaran Algar & Neal Pointon

Admission: £15.00 (pay on the door)

Please note we have put up a  temporarystage in the fuction room of The Biddulph Eliza and Saul tend to sit down to play.....also....come and see the new lighting system...everything to make for a great night.

Details of the rest of the programme...we've got another top-class pprogramme..... Visit the web-site:

To reserve seats: Eric Cox 01782 514896

It's time to put on your dancing shoes, mark up your dance card and get
Ready to jig-a-jig.
The Moody Food Ceili Band and caller Collin Higgs
Are back at The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Saturday 18
September for another night of jigs 'n' reels and  ceili chaos.

Admission is £2 and the dancing starts at 9.00pm.

Best wishes,


Feel Good For Pakistan 17th - 19th September

Latest info on the Upton festival
And reminders of some fundraising, hopefully throughout the month to swell the total

Raffle, sponsor a request and hopefully purchase a slice of cake (is that still ok, Pattie?) at the Lord Nelson on 17th

Inevitably something more ingenious from Malc and Pete at the White Star on the last Tuesday

If anyone else is doing anything and wants me to publicise it, please let me know


Latest details:

Friday 17th
12:30 - 4 pm - Lunch and concert with PEGGY SEEGER - £15
8 pm - Concert with "Bones" of Upton

Saturday 18th Afternoon
Folk Concert  - £7.50
Story telling in the Museum 2 pm
Continuous Open Mic /Folk Club

Saturday 18th Evening
Concert with Keith Donnelly 7 Johnny Coppin - £10
Ceilidh with Cap'n Swing and Mike Griffiths - £10
Continuous Open Mic /Folk Club

Sunday 19th  Morning
Folk Service

Sunday 19th Afternoon
Concert  with Claret - £7.50
Story telling in the Museum 2 pm
Continuous Open Mic /Folk Club

Sunday 19th Evening
Concert with Sean Cannon (Dubliners) and Murphy's Marbles - £10


For unpriced events donations are required

Many other fund raising gimmicks - Three Bears Raffle, Shop window Nursery Rhyme Trail, Irish Bingo, Duck race ….

For ticket availability please contact Upton TIC 01684 594200

For information on anything or to volunteer as a steward etc. Please see our website or
Contact me, Richard Hannah on 01905 371 268

A Return To Gigging – And Plenty Of It!
Alun Parry

Followers of my music will know that I took some time off from doing my own stuff for a while. I wanted a breather from myself. After all, imagine being round me 24 hours a day without escape. You’d want a break from me too.

Anyhow, all of this self-deprecating waffle is to let you know that the break did the trick and I’m back gigging again doing my own stuff……

On the 16th, I’ll be playing a benefit for the Palestine Aid Convoy that leaves Liverpool that weekend. It’s at Mello Mello on Slater Street and kicks off at 8pm. Please support it and raise some funds for the people of Palestine.

On Sunday 19th September I’ll be playing at the official TUC demo outside Lib Dem Conference at the Echo Arena. Come along, give the beige Tories some grief, and hear some speeches and music. More importantly, show the government what we think of their cuts. The demo is at noon.

Moving into October, I’ll be playing the Musicport Festival in Bridlington. This is the biggest indoor music festival in the whole wide world. I’ll be there on Friday October 22nd and will be on the North Sea stage somewhere around 9ish……..

Man’s Ruin (the band I share with Vinny and Gabi) will be playing too, so there’s plenty of chance to hear my dulcet tones in one form or another.

See you soon. It’s good to be back!

Here's our programme

Lymm rugby club, Lymm, WA13 0AT...hope you can come along?

If you want to reserve a ticket ring or text me so you won't be disappointed.


See our web site for more:

16 sep              singers night (£1) @lymm rugby club

23 sep              vin garbutt £13/10 @lymm rugby club “ for the uninitiated, Vin offers quite the most emotionally-rounded night it's possible to encounter in the live music arena. One minute your sides will be splitting at his unabashedly comedic persona, the next you'll be jettisoning your own eyeballs in a Geneva Fountain of tears as he performs one of his characteristically heartfelt songs.” Don’t miss him…and we usually sell-out so get your tickets quick!

sat 25 sep            stewart lever in concert (£6/£4)
                         Support: John Condy & Mick Hare,@ the Spread Eagle.

                            Fundraiser for Pakistan Flood Disaster

30 sep                   singers night (£1)

07 oct                    nelson peach (£6/£5) @ lymm rugby club

14 oct                   phil hare (£7/£5) @ lymm rugby club “the on-purpose singer/songwriter/guitarist…some really poignant singing and songs..balanced all round evening of song”

21 oct                   martin simpson (£12/£10) @lymm rugby club “There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever…one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Successfully combines the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and "One Day".

28 oct                     singers night (£1)

so ring or email me to save your tickets….and to get on our mailing list

stewart lever     07919 270916  

SPREAD EAGLE, Eagle Brow, Lymm , WA13 0AG (in centre of the Village, by lower dam with car parks up cobbled street off road opposite pub & behind Trattoria Bacci)

LYMM RUGBY CLUB, Crouchley Lane, Lymm , WA13 0AT (on A56, heading towards Altrincham, take first right after the Church Greenpub).

LYMM METHODIST CHURCH 50 yards up the road from the Spread Eagle

Booked your tickets for Malinky 18 Sep
Kerr Fagan & Harbron 6 Nov
Spiro 4 Dec
at Talbot Theatre Whitchurch?

Anthony JohnClarkes’ Local Gig List

17 Sep Fri
Unicorn Folk Club Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank,
Staffs ST19 9QT
Details: Vicky 01952 810355

24 Sep Fri
Northwich Folk Club Harlequin Theatre, Queen Street,
Northwich, Cheshire

29 Sep
Club Cellar Bar (Private Members Club), Hockenhall Alley,
Dale Street, Liverpool
Details: Bob 0151 2273751
or 07778 570451

30 Sep Thu
Parkgate Folk Club The Boathouse, 1 The Parade,
Parkgate, Wirral CH64 6RN
Details: 0151 6771840

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival - For the Love of Food - For The Love  of Music

AmandaLynne Music presents a musical food and drink taster of original acoustic song-writing around the streets at Nantwich Food and Drink Festival on 24-26th September.
Just listen out for the sound of live unplugged music and you're sure to find fine food, drink, and FREE entertainment there.

For Folk's Sake, Manchester based promoters of monthly folk nights have announced their Autumn and Winter schedule.

There's a new venue now, upstairs at the Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9PG, (the one near the University) which was packed out recently as Twelfth Day launched their debut album.
Boss woman Sophie Parkes advises that they have a swanky new PA system, thanks to an Arts Council grant. The listings are below:

Thursdays 7th October

Harp and a Monkey + The Minnikins + Johnny5th Wheel & the cowards

Wednesday 20th October - Second Birthday Special

The Shee + We Are Willow Part Two

Thursday 11th November

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts + The Daydream Club

Thursday 2nd December - A Very Ceilidh Christmas!

Monster Ceilidh Band + Jack McNeill & Charlie Heys + Marry Another.


For Folk's Sake
Kro Bar

A little change – for one Month only!


Changes to 10th October!!


Because we have a special guest
From Ireland: ‘Donal O Connor’

This will be an exclusive evening for regular Big Lock Session guests and friends

Tickets - during the evening THERE WILL BE a collection to cover Donal’s travelling expenses and to cover the cost of a bed for the night at a local hotel!

RSVP - I would appreciate it very much if you could let me know in advance if you will be coming.

Session musicians and friends welcome as always!

Please forward this to anyone you know who’d like to come!

Donal’s myspace – have a listen to some of his songs here;

01606 834969    

Words & Music Festival is nearly upon us once more (Oct 7 – 10) so I just wanted to let you know our headliners this year include the wonderful Martin Simpson, Mark Radcliffe and the Big Figures, Fyfe Dangerfield and the lovely Thea Gilmore. If you could point anyone interested in the direction of our website they can find out all they’ll need to know there.

Just as a personal point of interest Thea Gilmore’s new Album Murphy’s Heart just got to number 41 in the midweek album chart (I’m on it and everything), and that her show at the festival will be a unique affair quite different and more intimate than the full band line up tour that we will all be taking a short break from to run the festival.


Fluff x

Hanley Park sees the 2nd annual Samba Mela on Oct 17th 2010.
Confirmed for the mainstage we have Bonafide, Raghavm Khiza, Aly Hash, Gorilla Chilla, Young Twist and Republic of Swing!

Plus,there will again be food stalls, henna drawing and a funfair as well as
the chance to interact with all the acts from the main stage t...he interactive workshops which were a hallmark of last years event.

Keep the date in your diary, and check out for all latest updates and artist confirmations!

See you all on 17th October in Hanley Park!

Kate Rusby in concert at William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Saturday 30th October 2010 7.30pm
Box Office: 01978 293293

Win Free Tickets to see Kate Rusby just email your details to
and you will be entered into our free draw

‘Folk music doesn't get any cooler than Kate Rusby.’
Q Magazine

The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of Traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. A rare achievement for a folk artist but entirely understandable given Rusby’s expressive vocals that invest whatever she sings with irresistible emotional depth.  

On stage Rusby delivers every time. Her bands never cease to amaze, always comprising the cream of Britain’s folk instrumentalists, while her between-song stories and introductions are cut through with a hugely engaging Yorkshire wit. She is truly an artist to be cherished by lovers of good music everywhere.

Kate is visiting Wrexham with an all new line-up and the set will include material from her forthcoming album.

Damien O'Kane on guitar, tenor guitar and banjo
Kevin McGuire on double bass
Malcolm Stitt on guitar and bouzouki and
Julian Sutton on melodeon.

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