November Local News

Thursday 4th November.
A Fire craicing night !

Dabbers Session meet at the Riflemans in James Hall Street, 8/8.30pm all welcome, and chip butties are on !

If anyone is up for a trip to Wrexham , the excellent Bandersnatch will be the guests at Wrexham Folk Club and would love to see some of you there. This is their third guest appearance at the club and they have always enjoyed the night in a super club with a very friendly audience. The club gets underway at 8:30pm
Wrexham Folk Club, Nags Head Inn, Mount Street, Wrexham, LL13 8DW
Bandersnatch can now be booked through

Boo Hewerdine (£9/£8) we’ve got him on Thursday 04 nov from 20:30 at
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 (50 tickets already sold). Please note that Stewart Lever will be doing the warm up act for Boo's concert (not him again!!) ...So we're in for a great night of music!! (Smiling) well, I think so! doors open at 19:45, hope to see you.    01204 571167

Radical songwriter Alun Parry can be heard at the North West Labour Party Conference on Friday Nov 8pm. Tickets are by invite only but you can also catch him at The Raven Inn Ffordd Rhiw Ial, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire  on Sat Nov 27th 8pm and Liverpool Acoustic on Dec 17th. Liverpool Acoustic contact details are further down this letter.

Northwich Folk Club Friday November 5th
Bob Fox
Admission £7 (members £6)

Levfest events in Levenshulme this week
sat 6 nov - clancy brothers tribute night – the union Bar with whiskey in the jar and friends
sun 7 nov - young gifted and green showcase with itvs peel your own spuds and a host of irish acts and dancers - 2pm - m19 Bar
sun 7 nov - emma sweeney concert - 8pm - m19 Bar
sun 7 nov - kieran cunningham and quare craic – union bar - 9pm

The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Saturday, 6 November 2010 Tel 0151 709 3789
Hugh Masekela, The legendary African superstar, jazz/world musician and freedom fighter.
The Mahotella Queens Were pivotal in the cultural resistance to apartheid, and were idols to South Africas black communities in those dark times. A powerful hybrid of traditional music drawing on Zulu, Sotho, Shangaan, Xhosa and South African jazz (Marabi). 'The Mahotella Queens represent so much of what is best in the music of South Africa : the finely honed art of passionate singing, the lattice of funky rhythms, and the breathtaking art of spectacular live performance' (Womex 2000 award Proclaimation - naming the Mahotella Queens as world music artist of the year 2000)

Big Lock Session Middlewich resumes its regular slot on the first Sunday of the Month and will be NEXT SUNDAY 7th November!  8pm - All welcome as always! Look forward to seeing you!
Next Big Lock Session will Be on December 5th we will be joined by the lovely Nigel Beck , as always all welcome – No Charge!!
Liz 01606 834969

Top Irish artist for Tilston Music Club  
Internationally acclaimed singer-song writer Andy White - hailed as Ireland’s Song Writer of the Year and a ‘national treasure’ – takes to the stage at Tilston Music Club on Wednesday November 10.
Belfast born Andy carries a 12-string guitar under his arm and wears his particular brand of Irish magic and charm on his sleeve. He’s said to mix the political edge of the young Bob Dylan and the romance of David Gray with the Celtic influences and lyricism of the Waterboys. BBC’ 2’s Janice Long says “I love this man and his music –rave on”.
With ten critically-acclaimed studio albums to his name, Andy has won Ireland’s top rock and song-writing awards, toured the world working with the likes of Mary Black and Van Morrison, and written with Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn (Crowded House).
Andy’s latest album is Songwriter (Floating World). His new book is an ‘on the road’ journal, 21st Century Troubadour, published (Lagan Press).  
Club host Geoff Edwin-Scott said: “Andy is a big name and terrific performer. We are very privileged to have him as a guest in Tilston as part of his UK tour. Book early, we expect a sell out”
The performance starts at 8pm at the Carden Arms, Tilston, near Malpas. Admission is £7.00 and advance tickets are available from Steve Hobman on 01829 250502. / 07751 578605.

Pacific Road Arts Centre, Birkenhead, Tel 0151 666 0000, Friday, 12 November 2010 From 7:30pm
Bellowhead. Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazy, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG, the mighty 11-piece Bellowhead blend folk, jazz, classical, disco and world music influences with English music and cabaret to stunning effect. Playing more than 20 instruments between them with six vocalists, they deliver a heady brew that defies categorization.

Thursday November 11th  For Folk's Sake's last show of the year is nearly upon us., we will be hosting the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated duo Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts, fresh from the release of their second album, 'Up From The Deep'. Support is coming from Brum duo, The Daydream Club, and their will also be an array of different talents on show through our floor spots.
It'd be lovely if you could make it. As ever, we're upstairs in Kro, tickets are available on the door at £5 and doors are at 7.30pm with music starting at 8pm.

Anyone suffering from festival withdrawal symptoms can get a winter fix at The Village Hall, Kirkby Fleetham DL7 0SH   Friday 12th Nov – 14th Nov 2010  
3rd Big Birthday Bash
Fri 12th Nov,7pm: Jez Lowe + Better late + floorspots from: Mick & Susie Darling, Work In Progress, Richard & Debbie Rowe, Iain Glover
Sat 13th Nov, 7pm: Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band, Acoustica, Joe Solo, Sally Ironmonger Trio
Sun 14th Nov, 1.30 pm: Blackbeard’s Tea Party, John & Caroline Bushby, Fools Gold                
Singarounds (daytime Sat & Sun), indoor licensed bar, home cooked food, Van space, Indoor Camping    
Tickets Friday £10, Saturday £10, Sunday £6 w/e £25 in advance from 01609 748 259 or order on – line from
Tickets are selling pretty well, especially Friday night for which you might want to book in advance.

Frodsham Folk Club Friday 19th November Janet Russell
The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU, Phone 01928731493

26 November • 20:00 - 23:00 Liverpool Acoustic is proud to present the amazing Jon Gomm in his first Liverpool concert for over four years. Leeds-based Jon is a singer-songwriter and virtuoso performer who uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and melodies simultaneously. His songs draw on a range of influences and styles, including blues and soul.
Support on the night is from St Helens' finest percussive guitarist Mark Wilson, and winner of Open Mic UK 2009 Megan Thomas.
Tickets are £5 in advance and £6 on the door.
The View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Graham Holland

The next "Over the Bridge" in Stoke is on Tuesday, December 7th.
Most of the town centre pubs in Stoke collaborate and offer a fantastic free evening of live bands; just wander round and sample the action.
The shiny new website, currently under constructions, has band and venue details
It will continue on the first Tuesday of each month. December 7 will see the White Star coming back on board too (unfortunately an organisational hiccup prevented their particpating this month). Also hopefully the newly opened Glebe (one of the new Joules' Brewery pubs). will be joining in. Well worth a look, particularly as they have a head on the wall which looks suspiciously like the Emperor of Exmoor.
Watch out for The Boat Band !

The hilarious poet Les Barker
12   Ring o' Bells, Warrington,   0925 822725
15   Biddulph Arms, Biddulph,   (with Keith Donnelly & Flossie) 01782 514896

The Acoustic Festival of Britain 2011 May Fest returns to Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire on May 20 - 21 - 22 for its 3 day music event with camping, which has developed into a prestigious and relaxed family occasion for all generations.
Cerys Matthews and Hayseed Dixie have been announced for Friday with  Fairport Convention & Quill  for Sunday.
After a few years gap Hazel O'Connor returns to our festival with her new all female band The Bluja Project along with The Acoustic Beatles and last years most talked about bands, The Peace Artists,Ghost Trains and The Re-entrants are back by public demand.
One of Europes top tribute acts T-REXTASY have also confirmed an unplugged show, and Celtic rockers 7 Little Sisters from Nottingham and Shamus Oblivion are the first midlands acts secured. A guitar theme is to run through the festival which will include such craftsmen as Johnny Dickson, Rick Payne, Guy Maile, Steve Chapman Smith, Steve Picken, Jack Blackman & Sicknote Steve. Many more acts still to be announced.
Earlybird Tickets Now on Sale
First 500 Weekend Camping Tickets @ 2008 Prices
Only £75. Caravans & Camper Vans FREE
Buy before the V.A.T. increase on Jan. 1st 2011
Online Tickets Credit Card Hotline 0333 9000 919


Cheshire songwriter Vin Barrett turns her skills 'Both Sides Now' to present the work of Canadian songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Accompanied by guitarist Stu Lupton this will be a show won't want to miss. Joni Mitchells' work influenced artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Clannad, KT Tunstall and Laura Marling.

You will need a 'Big Yellow Taxi' for the guests.
If you would like to book Vin for your club or festival please contact Lynne Barnes Enquiries Tel 01270 628041
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