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  2022 CONCERTs  

2023 Concerts

Concerts are on the third Friday of each month, except Sept which is the 4th Friday starting at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm

The usual format is a 40 minute support act of excellent quality followed by 2 x 45 minute spots by the main act which will often be of National acclaim. In May we have a "double-header". While the audience are checking in there is music from the House Band - you are welcome to bring an instrument and join in.

Tickets are £10 each apart from the December concert which is £15 per person. Under 16s are free.  Email to purchase tickets

20 Jan 23   Drop the Floor with Demdike's Cat

High energy Irish Traditional Music of exquisite skill from three Lancashire lads and a Scotsman, we welcome back Richard and Drop the Floor. Guitar, Uileann pipes, banjo, fiddle, all at the top of the game on their instruments.

Return for Karin and Ava (Demdike's Cat) after this fabulous duo wowed us at the Festival.

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17 Feb 23   Jackie Oates & Mike Cosgrave with Pelican Babies

Oates & Cosgrave, two of the leading musicians on the Folk scene today, meld together in a multi award-winning duo. Lovely English traditional folk tunes and songs with beautiful voices and acoustic instruments,

...together with...    Pelican Babies featuring acoustic guitars, harmonica and digeridoo

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25 Feb 23  The Gilchrist Collective. In a special one off concert in conjunction with The Barlow, The Gilchrist Collective (Peter & Barbara Snape, Brian Peters, Sue Burgess and Poppy Weatherall) present a new and distinctive celebration of the English Folk Song Collector Anne Geddes Gilchrist, a remarkable Lancashire woman who became a significant figure in the folk music world of the early twentieth century.

17 Mar 23  Scold's Bridle with Yesterday's Men & Gerry Ffrench

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March 23   SCOLD'S BRIDLE.

We were pleased to welcome back to the club, Scold's Bridle, who are a duo from Fylde.  The relaxed manner of delivery from Sue Bousefield and Liz Moore conjures intimacy and belies the care and preparation that goes into each performance, where each set is crafted to match the audience.  Exquisite harmonies were interwoven with sensitive interpretation to produce a spectrum of songs poingnant to wistful, from ballad to rousing chorus.  

Support was provided by Yesterday's Men and Gerry Ffrench, a collaboration which has delighted us previously at the Edgworth Festival.  Harry Lowery and Arthur Garnett joined with Gerry to deliver a range of shanties and sea songs with a good dollop of Scouse wit. A great night was had by all!

21 Apr 23   Phoebe Rees & Ben Robertson with MALpractice

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19 May 23   Nick Dow and Steve Johnston & Catherine Ashcroft

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16 Jun 23   Caffrey McGurk Madge with Chris & Siobhan Nelson

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21 July 23 Janice Burns & Jon Doran with Hazy Jane

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11 Aug 23 Annual Showcase : A series of popular acts from our monthly singarounds . 

22 Sept 23 Marie Little with the Apple Sellers

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20 Oct 23 Nancy Kerr & James Fagan with Brian McGuire

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17 Nov 23 Granny's Attic with the Waite Collective

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15 Dec 23 Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies with Mark Dowding

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19 Jan 24  Close Quarters with Dave Boulton

16 Feb 24 Redmayne with David Helme

15 Mar 24  Brothers Gillespie with Gleo

19 Apr 24  Fay Hield  with the Dodgers

17 May 24  Jaywalkers with Liz & Dave Walmisley

21 Jun 24  Sherburn Bartley Sanders with Nick Mallion

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