Cockermouth Virtually Live!

Chris Bridgman

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 …

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss

Jocelyn West

Cockermouth Live Friday night event… Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! ‘great double act and thoroughly enjoyed by all the audience’ Ashbourne Arts Festival ‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have …

Kathryn Tickell Trio

Jocelyn West

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 …

Pecker

Lola Meissonnier

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – but we hope to reschedule for a later date. Pecker are a band of waifs and strays from the wilds of Cumbria, where the wind bites your cheek and ghosts hang in the trees. They meet in the yellow house with the cracked window to write songs, perform film scores and balance flying saucers on their …

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

Lola Meissonnier

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES   Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s …

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Lola Meissonnier

A warm and humorous show about the importance of connecting with others and how hard it can be to do that. It’s the story of one man, who despite appearing to be sociable and confident is also vulnerable and at times isolated. It’s the very human story of trying to fit into a world when you don’t quite match the …

Witty Ditties

Lola Meissonnier

Following on from their acclaimed show A Brief History of Music, GreenMatthews bring you a new show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth. Chris Green (piano, guitar, accordion) and Sophie Matthews (early woodwinds, flute, saxophone) bring you four centuries of chromatic comedy, ranging from bawdy Restoration ballads to stinging Sixties satire via Victorian music hall …

Witty Ditties

Lola Meissonnier

Following on from their acclaimed show A Brief History of Music, GreenMatthews bring you a new show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth. Chris Green (piano, guitar, accordion) and Sophie Matthews (early woodwinds, flute, saxophone) bring you four centuries of chromatic comedy, ranging from bawdy Restoration ballads to stinging Sixties satire via Victorian music hall …

Josie Duncan

Chris Bridgman

Josie Duncan is an award-winning singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie’s singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland’s traditional music and the adventurous tastes of its young inhabitants. Since winning BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk award in 2017 …

Tryckster

Chris Bridgman

Rocking into the Christmas spirit with the much-loved Cumbrian folk outfit. Expect some seasonal songs, some old favourites, and maybe the odd surprise. Tryckster is a six-piece west Cumbrian Folk-rock band peddling original folk tune-driven songs with a social conscience. Tryckster provided the soundtrack to a lot of late night carousing in the early noughties, releasing an album on Fellside …