The Kirkgate Centre


The Kirkgate Centre
01900 826448
The Kirkgate Centre


The Kirkgate Centre
Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ




01 Mar 2019


8:00 pm



Writers in the Round

A relaxed evening of fantastic new, original music – never before heard!

Featuring songwriters from the Kirkgate Songwriting Week; performing songs they have written throughout the week.

Come and catch a varied array of emerging song-writing talent. With guest spot by course leader, award-winning writer and performer Charlie Dore.

Charlie’s songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Album of the Year from the US Indie Acoustic Project.  While her own albums favour her more eclectic/roots leanings, she is one of a handful of UK writers to achieve success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have recorded her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail, notching up along the way a UK No 1, a US No 4 and Top 10 hits across Europe. She has also composed for three BBC drama series and two films. Her own hit, Pilot of the Airwaves is still a worldwide radio favourite.

Charlie Dore has many years of experience as a successful performer, platinum hit songwriter and song-doctor/mentor. Also a seasoned improvisor and co-founder of West End comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club she’s uniquely placed to combine all these strands to help emerging songwriters develop their skills.

“an amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter…a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful”. Mike Harding

“A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original” Guardian ★★★★