Trip to the Lakes

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A joyous musical odyssey around Cumbria A multimedia song cycle featuring musicians LIVE at the Kirkgate Centre, and a Zoom choir, intercut with stunning previously unseen aerial footage of the Lake District. An innovative new way of capitalising on the limitations of online music in lockdown, Trip to the Lakes is a multimedia performance like no other, using live performance, …

Lasses Out Loud

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KATIE GENTRY & MARBLMOON double-header ON THE KIRKGATE ARTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL Two outstanding musicians from the Cumbrian scene present exclusive sets for Kirkgate Arts. Both have made several appearances at Cockermouth Live! Festival.   Katie Gentry        A rare chance to see a live solo performance from Cockermouth-based Katie. Former singer and lyricist with The Gardenelles, she has …

Striding Edge

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ON THE KIRKGATE ARTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL Striding Edge play uplifting Cumbrian ceilidh music and song. In the last 25 years they have played over 1000 shows in Cumbria, North Lancashire and beyond and established themselves as one of North West England’s classic ceilidh bands.   Striding Edge concerts are a feast of colourful music drawn from their roots in the Cumbrian tradition: soulful …

Mike Turnbull & the Safe Kings

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on FACEBOOK LIVE then available via our KIRKGATE ARTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL Mike Turnbull is a multi-instrumentalist who has the knack for writing well-crafted songs with a story to tell. Influences are taken from his home region of the Lakes, from around the UK & beyond. Together with Suzanne Ambrose on double bass and David Pennington on cajon, they are Mike Turnbull …

The Coast Road

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LIVE ON THE KIRKGATE YOUTUBE CHANNEL & FACEBOOK An acoustic collective from Cumbria and the North East, The Coast Road is a revolving and evolving cast of folk / jazz musicians. In this quartet version, Cumbrian singer/song-writer Dave Camlin is joined by Paul Susans (Baghdaddies) on bass, multi-instrumentalist Catherine Reding and Brendan Murphy’s arsenal of unusual percussion to weave acoustic …

Cockermouth Virtually Live!

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We go online… With this year’s Cockermouth Live! Festival unable to go ahead due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re delighted to offer a a virtual feast of varied entertainment, with a huge array of local talent performing for you in the comfort of your living room. Acts include bands, singer-songwriters, choirs, dance troupes and drama groups. Including special guest appearances …

Kathryn Tickell Trio

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Cockermouth Live headline gig! The outstanding Kathryn Tickell. Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2015. The OBE recognises her extraordinary career which began with learning tunes …

Bulley & MacKenzie

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Scottish Acoustic Folk Duo playing Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop with harmony-led songs alongside driving and fiery instrumental virtuosity. Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie have become one of the most highly rated duos in the country, described by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor as “astonishingly good”  they have won competitions, toured and recorded extensively and been commissioned to write new …

Bulley & MacKenzie

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Scottish Acoustic Folk Duo playing Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop with harmony-led songs alongside driving and fiery instrumental virtuosity. Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie have become one of the most highly rated duos in the country, described by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor as “astonishingly good”  they have won competitions, toured and recorded extensively and been commissioned to write new …

Bulley & MacKenzie

Lola Meissonnier Leave a Comment

Scottish Acoustic Folk Duo playing Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop with harmony-led songs alongside driving and fiery instrumental virtuosity. Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie have become one of the most highly rated duos in the country, described by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor as “astonishingly good”  they have won competitions, toured and recorded extensively and been commissioned to write new …