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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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
19 May 23 Nick Dow and Steve Johnston & Catherine Ashcroft
16 Jun 23 Caffrey McGurk Madge with Chris & Siobhan Nelson
21 July 23 Janice Burns & Jon Doran with Hazy Jane
11 Aug 23 Annual Showcase : A series of popular acts from our monthly singarounds .
22 Sept 23 Marie Little with the Apple Sellers
20 Oct 23 Nancy Kerr & James Fagan with Brian McGuire
17 Nov 23 Granny's Attic with the Waite Collective
15 Dec 23 Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies with Mark Dowding
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