Chinley Christmas Ceilidh: Saturday 1 December 2018

dance @ Chinley Women’s Institute
December 1, 2018 7:30 pm
Tickets £10

We hope you can join us for our next event; a ceilidh. It will be held at Chinley Women’s Institute, Lower Lane, Chinley, SK23 6BD. Once again, the music will be provided by the local ceilidh band The Barnstormers and they’ll be joined by the renowned local caller Paul Smart.

Tickets are £10 and available from either Parmar’s Newsagents (Lower Lane, Chinley) or wegottickets.com. The ticket price includes a chilli and baked potato supper. There is a bar serving real ale, wine and soft drinks.

Doors open at 7:30pm; first dance is called at 8:00pm.

Andy Lawrenson Trio (Gypsy Jazz)

    Our next event will be Le Café Parisien performed by the Andy Lawrenson Trio on Saturday 28 April.

    Andy and his trio have just proudly unveiled their new show: LE CAFE PARISIEN is a musical and cultural journey through the streets, cafes and terraces of Europe. Expect to hear Hot Club Swing, Classical Themes, adventure into Romani and Celtic Music, and vintage songs, all delivered with a fresh new twist. A veritable melting pot of astounding musicianship and novel arrangements, all flavoured with a sense of warmth and fun to make for a cracking nights entertainment.

    They have just launched their new album MOONGLOW which will be available on the night.

    Find out more on www.andylawrenson.co.uk

    VENUE:-       Chinley Community Centre

                          Doors open at 7:30      Performance starts at 8:00
    Tickets at £10:00 are available from Chinley stores
    and online at Wegottickets.com (£1 booking fee applies)

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
    Music @ Chinley Community Centre
    February 4, 2018 7:30 pm
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    SOLD OUT

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      Acclaimed folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are set to entertain fans old and new with a captivating blend of quality folk music when they perform at Chinley Community Centre on Sunday 4 February 2018.

      Described as “Songwriters par excellence” by fRoots Magazine, Kathryn and Sean are one of the most popular and respected acts on the British Folk scene. Their live set will showcase a variety of music from traditional ballads to their own ‘story songs’. The duo perform to the highest standard on guitar and piano and have been recognised nationally for their talents. They were nominated for ‘Best Duo’ at the 2013 BBC Folk Awards before winning the prestigious prize in 2016. The couple provide an enjoyable evening’s entertainment for all ages and living in a rural area themselves (Dartmoor) they understand the importance of bringing live music to small communities.

      According to Billboard Magazine, “Kathryn Roberts’ smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart” while Sean Lakeman is described as “one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk” by MOJO Magazine.

      Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will play Chinley Community Centre (21 Lower Lane, SK23 6BE) as part of the Blackbrook Valley Arts group’s Live and Local programme of events for 2018. Doors open at 7.00pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

      Tickets, priced at £10, are available from Chinley Stores (Lower Lane, Chinley, SK23 6BD) or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/bva

      There is a bar with local real ale, wine, tea and coffee (open before the show and during the interval) and the venue has disabled access.

      For more information about Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman visit https://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/

      Harp and a Monkey

      Harp and A Monkey: The Importance of Digging Holes. The Great War and More.Music @ Chinley Community Centre
      October 14, 2017 7:30 pm
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        ‘Harp and a Monkey’ bring their own special blend of electro-folk-storytelling to Chinley Community Centre on Saturday 14 October 2017. Their show, entitled: ‘The Importance of Digging Holes: The Great War and More’ includes a quirky blend of songs about cuckolded mole catchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims… Intrigued?

        This talented trio, comprised of Martin Purdy (vocals, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonica and keyboards), Simon Jones (harp, guitar, viola) and Andy Smith (banjo, melodica, guitar and programming) have a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance. The Daily Telegraph defines their performance as: “Rousing music and droll Lancashire humour”.

        Formed in 2008, Harp and a Monkey have built up a loyal following and are regulars on northern festival circuit and beyond. The band are particularly proud of the fact that they have gained a strong reputation for building an excellent rapport with their live audiences and the fact that they have never played anywhere and not been invited back.

        In addition to performing live, the band have a successful recording career. Their third album, War Stories, was released in July 2016, as part of an ongoing project (part-sponsored by Arts Council England and The Western Front Association) to mark the centenary of the First World War. The album received outstanding reviews, with the likes of The Observer describing it as “bold and brilliant”.
        Support from BBC Radio 2 has been substantive, including sessions and interviews with Clare Balding (Good Morning Sunday) and Mark Radcliffe (The Folk Show).

        They are described as “Undoubtedly one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now” by fRoots Magazine.

        There is a bar with local real ale, wine, tea and coffee (open before the show and during the interval) and the venue has disabled access.

        For more information about Harp and a Monkey visit: http://www.harpandamonkey.com/

         

        You can download a flyer for the event here which also contains some further information> Harp & a Monkey event poster

        Ceilidh

        Ceilidhdance @ Chinley Women's Institute
        December 3, 2016 7:30 pm
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        Tickets £10 SOLD OUT

          Join us at the Chinley WI Hall on Lower Lane for a fantastic night of food, music and dancing.

          The traditional music will be provided by the excellent local ceilidh band The Barnstormers who (for their day job only!) are longstanding players in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. We are also fortunate to have Chinley’s very own veteran dance
          caller for the evening – the one and only Paul Smart. The Barnstormers line-up of fiddle, accordion and bass is assured to provide the finest folk-dance music to accompany the sets and
          reels. There is no need to worry if you have two left feet – the caller will call out all the moves so you can’t go wrong!

          Tickets, priced at £10 (including a light supper), are available from Chinley Stores (Lower Lane, Chinley, SK23 6BD), blackbrookarts.org.uk and wegottickets.com
          There will be a bar serving local real ale, wine and soft drinks.

          Doors open at 7.30pm and the ceilidh starts at 8.00pm.

          Roving Crows

          Roving Crows

          The Crows’ inexhaustible energy gives them stand alone status in the up-surging live music scene. They have won several awards including ‘Top Celtic Rock Band’ and ‘Top Fiddle Player’ at the 2012 Irish Music Awards and ‘Best Folk Act’ at the Exposure Music Awards.

            The Crows’ inexhaustible energy gives them stand alone status in the up-surging live music scene. They have won several awards including ‘Top Celtic Rock Band’ and ‘Top Fiddle Player’ at the 2012 Irish Music Awards and ‘Best Folk Act’ at the Exposure Music Awards.

            “Relentlessly upbeat and uplifting”

            Neil King, Fatea Music Magazine (2011)

            They’re completely unique and uncontainable, often getting audiences on their feet and dancing the night away. The Roving Crows sing songs with bitter-sweet storytelling lyrics of no regrets and draw musical influences from genres including folk, ska, reggae and klezmer. With members of the band hailing from Ireland, they also boast an original Celtic vibe.

            “Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene”

            Andy O’Hare, BBC (2011)

            Their line-up features lead singer and frontman Paul on guitar and boasts Caitlin’s fiery fiddle playing and vocals, Greg’s syncopated trumpet, Tim on the drums and newest band member, Loz, on bass. They all get involved with backing vocals which gives a really rich group sound.

            “Really individual Celtic folk rock group”

            Mike Harding, BBC (Nov 2012)

            The Roving Crows are charismatic, enthusiastic and entertaining and they come with bags of youthful charm. An original must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original song. Every performance bursts with energy so you’ll want to leave some room for dancing.

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            Here is a photo from the show:

            Blackbrook Valley Arts, Chinley Community Centre
            Blackbrook Valley Arts, Chinley Community Centre

            Peacock Angell Trio

            Peacock Angell TrioMusic @ Chinley Community Centre
            March 18, 2017 8:00 pm
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              Peacock Angell Trio play Chinley Community Centre on Saturday 18 March 2017 as part of their nationwide tour. The beautiful vocals and spirited fiddle of Ruth Angell – best-known as a member of Ashley Hutchings’ Rainbow Chasers – are matched all the way by the dextrous guitar of Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans’ thrilling piano.

              “A storming set… mesmeric”

              BBC Music

              Sid Peacock is an Associate Artist at mac Arts Centre Birmingham and Director of the Surge Orchestra. Steve Tromans is an innovative pianist / composer known for his settings of beat poetry (Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, et al).

              “Absolutely amazing… scintillating.”

              Maverick Magazine

              Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.00pm. There is a bar with local real ale, wine, tea and coffee (open before the show and during the interval) and the venue has disabled access.

              Martin Harley

              Martin HarleyMusic @ Chinley Community Centre
              April 29, 2017 8:00 pm
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                Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band.

                In this solo acoustic performance, Martin demonstrates his prowess as a slide guitarist, being almost unique in the UK in playing lap slide. In other areas and styles, however, he has proved himself a master guitarist and a consistently astounding songwriter.

                Martin’s name has become synonymous with the British and American slide guitar scene and earned him an ITunes number one album.

                Martin’s latest album MOJO FIX which was recorded in Texas, comes on the heels of four critically celebrated albums, years of touring and countless festivals that have built Martin a strong and solid fan-base spanning the globe.

                In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

                Locust Honey String Band

                Locust Honey String BandTitle: Locust Honey String Band
                Location: Chinley Community Centre
                Start Time: 20:00 (doors and bar 19:30)
                Date: 5 March 2016
                Artist website: locusthoney.com

                Tickets: £10 – available online and in Chinley Stores SOLD OUT!

                Describing their music as heart breakin’ country harmonies and raging old-time fiddle tunes, the Locust Honey String Band come from the USA, bringing authentic sounds of the Appalachian Mountains with them.

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                The band are at the heart of America’s roots music scene and have a growing UK following. They combine a love of traditional sounds with an enthusiasm for fresh arrangement and a talent for honest entertainment. Their line up for the UK tour is Chloe Edmonstone (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Meredith Watson (guitar, resonator guitar, vocals) and John Miller (bass)

                The band’s style encompasses Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-war Blues and they will perform their own self-penned material as well as traditional songs and tunes of the American South. Their music emphasises lively arrangements that showcase their authentic three-part vocal harmonies. It’s best described as rootsy country music, and as well as finger-flying tunes and songs, they have plenty of stories to tell.