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 …

Talisk

Lola Meissonnier

Rescheduled from May 2020 One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation, Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 …

Andy Cutting

Ann Mitchell

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – BUT WATCH OUT FOR ANDY WITH HIS TWO FINE COLLEAGUES IN LEVERET COMING TO US IN 2021 Andy is a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it …

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 …

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 …