March, 3 Sat 8:00pm
Jez Lowe is one of Britain’s finest award winning singer-songwriters and one of the folk scene’s most popular performers with his wonderful songs and amazing guitar playing. He has played most British Folk Festivals over the years and it’s always great to welcome him back to Derbyshire, bringing his most popular songs, wit and humour. With the announcement in 2015 of a double nomination in the BBC Folk Awards, “Folksinger of the Year” and “Best New Song”, Jez Lowe has leapt into his third decade as a song-writing troubadour, on the back of a new and much acclaimed album - his nineteenth - entitled THE BALLAD BEYOND. Jez Lowe’s contributions to the on-going BBC series The Radio Ballads has cemented this reputation, with a Sony Radio Award among the many accolades coming its way. Half of the 15 songs on the new album THE BALLAD BEYOND are Radio Ballads songs recorded by their composer for the first time, revealing not only the breadth of the radio series itself, but also that of the writing and subject matter that Jez has striven to reach. This year will see him touring the UK, Canada, Australia and Denmark.
‘Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters.’ … BBC Radio 2
Assembly Rooms Theatre, Market Square Town Hall, BAKEWELL
Tickets £12, under 16s £8 available from the Box Office 01629 810152 or the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
March, 18 Sun 6:30pm
JOHN TAMS, one of the UK’s leading singer songwriters, with his colleague of many years, the widely respected singer and musician BARRY COOPE, proved to be a winning combination as Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for “Best Duo”. John, actor, director and musician, is also known for his work at the National Theatre, and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the TV series “Sharpe”. Barry was a member of Britain’s leading a cappella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson and is now a member of Narthen, Derbyshires latest offering to the National folk scene.
Guaranteed a great night of songs, both traditional and contemporary, will make this a very special evening. Early booking advised.
plus WINTER WILSON
Kip and Dave are one of the most popular man and wife duos on the folk scene.
Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG
Tickets £16.50 concessions £15.50 from the Box Office 01623 633133 or PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
April, 20 Fri 8:00pm
BARRY COOPE - LESTER SIMPSON - FI FRASER - JO FREYA make up this exciting line-up. This new quartet features original and traditional songs that will touch your hearts and wow your ears - piano, melodeon, fiddle, sax, whistles, ukulele, not forgetting their wonderful four voices in harmony. Derbyshires latest offering to the National Folk Scene!
The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets £12 available from PR Promotions Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
April, 28 Sat 8:00pm
JON BODEN, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on a major tour with the amazing REMNANT KINGS featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren from Kings Of The South Seas as well as string and brass sections. After the band’s successful November 2017 tour, they are back on the road with ground-breaking music from Jon’s new ‘Afterglow’ album (Hudson Records).
‘Multi BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Jon Boden has become the stand out performer of his generation’ ... The Guardian "[Afterglow] resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead" ... Financial Times
Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA Saturday 28 April 2018 - Doors 7pm Concert 8pm
Tickets £22 u16s £18 (inc booking fee)
Box Office 01246 345222
Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
May, 12 Sat 8:00pm
A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’, Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for "Best Newcomer", and "Best Traditional Track" and also performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. ‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ ... Dónal Lunny‘ An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’ ... Songlines Always a treat to hear him sing ... Christy Moore Plus:- Sarah Matthews fiddle & Doug Eunson melodeon - two of Derbyshires most talented musicians and singers.
Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby
Tickets £16.50 (inc booking fee) u16s £14 (inc booking fee) from the Box Office 01332 255800, www.derbylive.co.uk, or PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
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