Striding Edge

Chris Bridgman 1 Comment

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

Chris Bridgman

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

Chris Bridgman 1 Comment

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 …

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 …

Daria Kulesh

Lola Meissonnier

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – but we plan to reschedule for the autumn.   With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, “bold, exotic, impressive” Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album and touring show Long Lost …

Daria Kulesh

Lola Meissonnier

CANCELLED  – but we hope to reschedule for the autumn. With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, “bold, exotic, impressive” Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album and touring show Long Lost Home has led Daria …

Plumhall

Lola Meissonnier

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall. The pair deliver guitar- and harmony-driven textures of folk, Americana and pop, and have been wowing audiences on the live acoustic circuit in the UK. Winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Outstanding Songwriters award 2014. PLUMHALL’s debut album THUNDERCLOUD was BBC radio playlisted and was hailed one of The Guardian and Observer’s …