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 …

Danny Bryant

Danny Bryant

Zoe Warren

Riding high on the European blues scene for over 15 years, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2000 club and festival shows to his many fans around the world. Hailed as a ‘National Blues Treasure’ (Bernard Doherty, Planet Rock Radio), Danny is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream …

Small Island

Small Island

Zoe Warren

National Theatre Live ENCORE Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire …

daoiri farrell

Daoirí Farrell

Zoe Warren

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent decades. It’s been a whirlwind for Daoirí over the last three years, and his is now a name to conjure with in folk music circles, at home …

Folkus Folk Night

Zoe Warren

Stooshie are a four-piece band based in the north lakes. They have been playing their style of “funky folk” for 10 years with a line-up of vocals, fiddles, guitars, whistles and percussion. The music ranges from melodic songs to lively jigs and reels, including versions of Scottish and Irish traditional tunes and contemporary Americana.   Scolds Bridle have been entertaining …

Writers in the Round

Zoe Warren

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, …

All My Sons

Zoe Warren

All My Sons by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built …