Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Beverley Festival teams up with Hull’s Fruit for a great festival warm-up concert


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Shortlisted for ‘The Family Festival Award’ at the 2010 UK Festival Awards
Beverley Festival teams up with Hull’s  for a great festival warm-up concert

The Beverley Festival (Folk, Acoustic, Roots) will be presenting its first pre-festival warm-up concert of the year at its partner venue, Fruit in Hull’s Old Town, on Thursday 7th April, featuring some of the best local talent around today.
As well as one of Hull’s favourite bands, Circus Envy, it will be bringing two of the region’s best young bands to Hull; Blackbeard’s Tea Party from York and Sea Fret from Bridlington.
Circus Envy, an alternative-folk band feature a line-up of primarily acoustic instruments, which adds a traditional sensibility to their intricately crafted harmony-led modern songs with use of bouzouki, mandolin and cajon.  Last year the band released an EP - "A New Dawn" which reached the HMV Folk CD Top 40 and received critical praise and reviews. The track "Three Score and Ten" received significant BBC airplay, including on BBC Radio 2.
Back to Hull again, after having performed at the Half Past the Weekend concerts last Summer, are Blackbeard’s Tea Party.   
A young and lively six-piece band from York, they play traditional and contemporary dance tunes and new arrangements of folk songs and sea shanties, with heavy electric guitar riffs, fiddles, melodeons and an eclectic feast of international hand percussion, with occasional brassy outbursts and some surreal synth bass – all combined to create a sound that is big, tasty, dramatic, danceable and totally unique.
The youngest musicians performing will be Sea Fret, an acoustic duo from Bridlington who write and record their own music as well as doing covers from artists such as Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Paolo Nutini, Bob Dylan, Eva Cassidy and many more.  
Their youngest member is 15, but already the duo have been recorded by Radio Humberside as well as having performed all around the region. Certainly a duo to watch.
The concert, is being supported by the English Folk Dance and Song Society as a part of their “Folk Rising” programme, which supports young performers throughout England.
This is funded by the Arts Council England.

Venue: Fruit, Humber Street, Hull
Date: Thursday 7th April – 8.00pm
Tickets: £8.00
Available From www.beverleyfestival.com / www.fruitspace.com (On-line)
01377 217569
Chinese Laundry Village Boutique, Saville Street
Beasley’s Vintage Clothing, Hepworth Arcade, Hull City Centre

For more details about the festival, who’s playing, and to purchase tickets including the Special Weekend deal currently available, visit www.beverleyfestival.com or call the festival office on 01377 217569
Artists confirmed to date
Paul Carrack and band
Barbara Dickson and band
Bellowhead
Michael McGoldrick & Friends
Salsa Celtica Acústica
Martin Carthy  ● Spiers & Boden
Henry Priestman ● Southern Tenant Folk Union
Sean Taylor ● Ewan McLennan
Bernard Wrigley ● Noel James ● Jerry Harmon (USA)
Forro Porro ● Fay Hield Trio
ahab ● 4 Square ●  Moore Moss & Rutter
Jim Boyes ● Georgina Boyes ● Adrian Spendlow
Area 2 (Youth programme) artists
Blackbeards Tea Party
David Gibb & the Pony Club
Raj Raj Raj ● Anna MacDonald
4 Square  ● Moore Moss & Rutter
Pilgrim’s Way ● Harry Rowland

Acoustic Sessions
Circus EnvyPaul Liddell Wendy Arrowsmith
Boss CaineHissyfit  ● Broken Ground
Benjamin Leftwich  ● Dan WildeTroubabour
Edwina Hayes  ● Dream of Apollo
The Duncan McFarlane Band
Dave KeeganAndy Stones
Catriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
Jonny DobbsMark Wyn
Rebekah FindlayDan Webster Band
Jessica LawsonThe Gerry McNeice Band

Shortlisted for Best Family Festival at the 2010 UK Festival Awards
For further information:
Festival Office, The Stables, Westwood House, Main Street, N. Dalton, Driffield, E Yorkshire, YO25 9XA
01377 217569     www.beverleyfestival.com

April at Otley Courthouse

An evening with the humour of Bob Newhart and Tom Lehrer
Comedy
Saturday 2 April - 7.30pm
Tickets £10/£8 in advance £11/£9 on the door.
Peter Gill and Andrew Mellor present a fabulous show dedicated to the satirical humour of American comic legends Bob Newhart and Tom Lehrer.

20 x 20 Science Café
Science
Thursday 7 April - 7.30pm
Tickets: £4/£3
Another challenging evening as 3 top scientists explain their theories and you come up with the tricky questions!                                                                              


Liz Carroll and John Doyle in association with SaltaireLive
Music - Folk
Monday 25 April - 8pm                  
Tickets: £11/£9 in advance, £12/£10 on door.
Recognised as two of Irish music's greatest fiddlers and guitarists respectively, this is a rare occasion where Otley is able to welcome musicians from the genuine creme de la creme of their genre anywhere in the world.






Down the Wharfe
Film
Thursday 28 April - 7.30pm
Tickets: £5/£4.
This delightful film records an eclectic trip following a walker down the River Wharfe from it's source to Ilkley - a mix of historic places, local festivals, sport and activities that give a flavour of the Dale stretching from 3000 years ago to the present day. There will be a Q and A session after the film with the Director. Profits to Otley Courthouse.
Freya Abbott Ferguson
Music - Folk
Friday 29 April - 8pm  
Tickets £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door.   
Jo Freya, Jude Abbott and Neil Ferguson were all part of the Lal Waterson Project and carried on working together on Jo’s first solo album, Female Smuggler.  Freya Abbott Ferguson brings together all their favourite bits from their other bands (Chumbawamba, Blowzabella etc).

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

CLASSY LINE-UP FOR THIS FRIDAY!- April 1st

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CLASSY LINE-UP FOR THIS FRIDAY!
Garron Frith and Jade HelliwellThis Friday sees the keenly awaited return of GARRON FRITH from Salford to the Crown of Lights stage in Heckmondwike. After delivering a stunning performance in March last year the organisers have patiently waited for his return. Donal O'Driscoll said, "The quality of this man's voice together with his songwriting was breath-taking. Of the many albums I listen to his has been one of the most played. I'm really looking forward to hearing his new stuff on the night."
Joining him for the first time at these Acoustic Nights will be close friend JASON JOHNSTON from Stalybridge and ROGER DAVIS from Brighouse. The Acoustic Nights are also delighted to welcome back the fast rising star that is JASMINE KENNEDY as well as FINOLA and CHRIS MARTIN. The show also includes another rising star JADE HELLIWELL. Jade stunned the audiences at the St Pats Special and her return is also eagerly awaited.
To fit everything in we're going to have to start at about 7:45pm!
A quick mention about our first ever Tribute Night on Thursday 21st April (the day before Good Friday). The fantastic STONED ROSES will be supported by the brilliant BRITROCKS! Tickets are just £5 and available for sale at the bar of The Comrades and also at The Swan in Liversdege.
Now back to our candle lit Acoustic Night. As ever entry is entirely FREE and the venue is FAMILY FRIENDLY although we do ask for quietness from the audience during the performances. Friday 1st April 2011. Doors 7pm.
Comrades Club, Regent St, Heckmondwike, WF16 0HD. 01924 403672.

Another cracking night in store! Hopefully see you there!
 

Thursday, 24 March 2011

In Seven Days Barnsley Will Show Its Acoustic Roots

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In Seven Days Barnsley Will Show Its Acoustic Roots

The 2011 Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival (BARF) starts in seven days time with performances by pupils from Kingstone School on Thursday 31 March. This is followed by the headline performance at The Civic by Show of Hands on Friday, and two days of incredible music from the UK and America on Saturday and Sunday

Tickets for the Show of Hands concert are selling quickly, so to avoid disappointment we would recommend that you book your tickets before the evening. The larger capacity at Kingstone School for events over the weekend, will mean that tickets will be available on the door.

Advance tickets are available from The Civic Box Office in person or at www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or on 0845 1800 363, lines are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

We are pleased to be able to offer concessionary tickets for concerts on Saturday and Sunday on the door. Under 16’s will be charged half price and under 5’s will be free.

The full line of artists is

Friday - The Civic
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes + support by special guests Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin01/04/2011 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday - Kingstone School
Richard Kitson02/04/2011 - 1:00 pm - 1:25 pmStephanie Lambring (USA)02/04/2011 - 1:25 pm - 2:20 pmNigel Stonier02/04/2011 - 2:20 pm - 3:15 pmKarine Polwart02/04/2011 - 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Dave Burland
02/04/2011 - 7:30 pm - 8:20 pmCarrivick Sisters02/04/2011 - 8:20 pm - 9:15 pmLittle Miss Higgins (Canada)02/04/2011 - 9:15 pm - 9:55 amGandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (USA)02/04/2011 - 9:55 pm - 11:15 pm
Sunday - Kingstone School
Rising Stars – Runners UP03/04/2011 - 1:00 pm - 1:20 pmSharon King & the Reckless Angels03/04/2011 - 1:20 pm - 2:15 pmVin Garbutt03/04/2011 - 2:15 pm - 3:25 pmLarkin Poe (USA)03/04/2011 - 3:25 pm - 4:30 pm
Rising Stars – The Winner
03/04/2011 - 7:30 pm - 7:45 pmKatriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts03/04/2011 - 7:45 pm - 8:40 pmKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman03/04/2011 - 8:40 pm - 9:45 pmCara Dillon03/04/2011 - 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm

The festival reserves the right to amend the running order of acts. Times are approximations.

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Black Diamonds

Students from Kingstone School have been exploring traditional music, dance and story telling for over a month assisted by Maria Roberts and Ray Hearne. The students are currently putting the finishing touches to their show – Black Diamonds. The show will be performed to an invited audience from the local community and then on Thursday 31 March at 7.00pm it will open this year’s festival.
To see what the students have been doing visit the projects website (www.barfyr7.blogspot.com)

Tickets for the evening concert will be available on the door – with money raised used to funder further outreach work by BARF!


Open Mic

We are organising open mic sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The sessions will be a mixture of pre-booked spots and spots for people turning up on the day. The pre-booked slots have now been filled, including some acoustic performances from those appearing on the main stage, but there remain over 30 spots for musicians attending the festival.

The Saturday Open Mic session will start at 11.30am with auditions for the Seth Lakeman Rising Star Award, and on Sunday the session will start at 1.30. Sessions will end at 7.00, in time for the evening concerts. If you require more information contact Gerry McNeice at gerry@gerrymcneice.co.uk or on 07833 731864.

Rising Stars Award

Barnsley Acoustic Roots support the development of opportunities for young performers through its Rising Stars Award. Eight young performers have been invited to auditions from 11.00am on Saturday 2nd April, prior to the Open Mic Session. All the acts will perform a short set before judges who will select the overall winner and a number of runners up. The runners up will open the festival on Sunday afternoon, while the winner of the award will support Cara Dillon and be presented with the Seth Lakeman Trophy.

Please come along and support our rising stars!
Josh Lockwood - Dylan Brierley - Mia Symonds - Olivia Clifton & Jeniffer Beadnell - Lydia Noble - Amy Condrey - Sarah Horn & James Cudworth - Annemarie Quinn

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, March 22- Review


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 Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by playwright Edward Albee arrives at the Crucible Theatre, deftly guided by Director Erica Whyman and at Tuesdays show the cast played out a bitterly hilarious, human and bitingly observant performance that had the audience laughing and gasping with warm applause and cheers.

The play opens in the lounge of George and Martha late at night and finds the couple home after a party. George to his dismay finds that a young couple have been invited as guests and prepares himself with a drink, waiting for the  familiar party games ahead that he and his wife play.
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The open lounge stage design by Soutra Gilmour and subtle changes in lighting by Charles Balfour added to the flavour of the drama enhancing  the players expression of the evenings marital horrors  to the full.
Martha played with a delightfully sluttish indifference by Sian Thomas, making lascivious avaricious eyes at young new teacher Nick, played serious, intense and pressurised by John Hopkins. Simultaneously Martha slyly stabs her claws into Nick’s simple unsuspecting wife Honey played innocent naive and giggly by Lorna Beckett.  Martha's main aim is hurling acid tipped needle comments at her inadequate husband George. George old early, grey bypassed history scholar played sour by Jasper Britton responds with florid oratory that rises to the bait of wife Martha's acid banter.
Images by Robert Day
Together this acerbic pair play out their games and brutalise the unsuspecting young couple they've invited over. Sian and Jasper's powerful stage presence and fullness of personality as Martha and George drew the Crucible audience in to compelling changing human emotions as the pair struggled in battle for supremacy.
You sense George is weary with the games as he shuffles stooped and shrunken around the lounge but his weakness is a sham as he exorcises an icy revenge on Martha in the plays climax.
Behind the veil of contempt there remains real affection between Martha and George and both Sian Thomas and Jasper Britton within their acidly witty exchanges and beautifully insinuated human gestures, which peel away the social niceties and into the raw realities of their existence yet nevertheless allow us glimpses of their underlying, love and loyalty. The stories drama is  guided by Erica Whyman’s assured sensitive direction allowing the blending between comedy and drama, and makes us appreciate every minute of a wittily funny, mostly cruel, occasionally tender night which at the plays end earned the cast a warm enthusiastic applause and loud cheers.

Just the way Theatre should be- go see this play, you won’t be disappointed.
Andrew Sugden
YorkshireGigGuide

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe is on at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield- Wednesday 16 March to Thursday 07 April 2011
To book on the phone, please call 0114 249 6000 or book in-person at the Box Office, situated in the Crucible Theatre.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Monster family show The Gruffalo’s Child is coming to Sheffield!


Monster family show The Gruffalo’s Child is coming to Sheffield!
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from Thursday 14 – Friday 15 April.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? As the Gruffalo’s child ventures through the woods she meets a trio of characters, including a crafty fox, a wise old owl and a Spanish snake, but what will become of her when she meets Big Bad Mouse?

Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.   Their new show maintains the same charm and fun for youngsters, including jokes about rodent meals like mouse-saka, bubble and squeak and tira-mouse-su – offering as much fun for adults as for children.

Tickets for this award-winning children’s show can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and are priced from £10.50 - £12.50, with discounts available. This show is the perfect Easter holiday treat - although, all adults must be accompanied by a responsible child!

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Ace Centre Nelson


Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th March 

The Garrick Club present:   

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Clifford Spencer

 
This play was first performed in 1945 (in Russia) and in 1946 (in the UK). It is considered to be one of Priestley's best known works for the stage and one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. The play's success and reputation have been boosted in recent years by a successful revival by director Stephen Daldry for the National Theatre in 1992
Priestley's classic play of the believable middle-class Yorkshire family, called to account for its moral crimes by the enigmatic Inspector Goole, stands as a metaphor for our own failure to accept our responsibility to others.

Long considered part of the repertory of classic "drawing room" theatre, the play has also been described as a scathing critique of the hypocrisies of Victorian/Edwardian English society and as an expression of Priestley's socialist political principles.
 
Doors: 7pm
Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50.  £6 for students and under 16s.
PLUS!!
Due to public demand, we can announce a special Extra Performance on
Tuesday 22nd March at 7.30pm
Telephone 01282 661080 for full details

Saturday 26th March 
Pocket Money Cinema:    Alpha & Omega  (U)

A Pawsome Adventure For All The Family!

In Jasper National Park, the wolves, Kate and Humphrey, have known each other since puppyhood, but they are on opposing ends of the Western Pack's social structure with Kate as the energetic Alpha daughter of the pack leader and Humphrey being the good humoured Omega. Kate is forced to accept an arranged marriage with Garth of the Eastern Pack to unite the packs for peace, regardless of Humphrey's hopeless attraction for her.
Before that union can occur, Kate and Humphrey are captured by the park's rangers and sent to an Idaho park as part of a wolf repopulation project. Mindful of her duties, Kate is determined to return to Jasper and Humphrey offers to help with the assistance of two odd geese. However, as this disparate pair struggle through many dangers to get home, a growing mutual appreciation of their talents and then a deeper love threatens to disastrously complicate everything if they make it back.
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci and Justin Long
Running time:  88 mins
Screening at 2pm
Tickets: £2 adults, £2 children.

Monday 28th March
Cinema Paradiso:   NOWHERE BOY  (15)

Imagine John Lennon's childhood... Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. Mimi, the buttoned-up Aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice and an icon explodes into the world.
Running Time: 98 mins.

Screening at 2pm
Tickets:   £6 including a full Cream Tea served after the film in
The Courtyard Bistro
Or £4 for film only

Friday 1st April
First Friday Frolics - Stand Up Comedy at The ACE
Join us at The ACE Centre on the first Friday of every month for an evening of stand up comedy in association with Concept Comedy Promotions.  Each evening features a full programme of outstanding comic talent with three great comedians and an MC for just £7 in advance (or £8 on the door).
 
Our host and compare for this evening of April Fools is The One Like Fish, a regular compere and stand up comedian on the North West circuit and beyond. A major fan of the Artist Formerly Known As Prince, he spent a fortune in 2008 when he read in the tabloids words 'Prince touring in Afghanistan', he was most disappointed when Harry wouldn't do Purple Rain or even give an autograph
"some fine observations, particularly in defence of pigeons" - Manchester Evening News

Opening act for the night is the wonderful Dame Mandy Knight. As a stand up she has headlined all over the world as well as appearing on numerous television and radio programmes. Mandy is the current 'Time Out' Best Female Comic and was the very first female comic to compere for The Jongleurs Comedy chain. She has done TV work appearing in Jo Brand's "Like it or Lump it" series and with David Baddiel in his last series "The Baddiel Syndrome".

Handling the middle section we have Michael J Dolan. An arrogant, immature, heroically lazy and probably the smartest man alive. He is also paranoid, socially incapable and emotionally fragile and has achieved literally nothing in over a decade.
 
Headline act is the fabulous Greg Cook.  His deadpan delivery, style and mastery of the spoken word led John Plowman, head of BBC Comedy to describe him as 'Les Dawson for the 20th Century'. He abandoned a law degree after two years to write and perform stand up comedy full time. “Law and comedy are essentially the same gig”, says Greg, “telling lies for money. But this way I don’t have to wear a tie”.
 

ALL OF THIS FOR JUST £7 (advance);   £8 on the door
Doors:  7.30pm
Starts: 8.15pm
Saturday 2nd April 
Pocket Money Cinema:    Scott Pilgrim vs The World  (12A)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage - seven ex boyfriends, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona.

Running time:  112 mins
Screening at 2pm
Tickets: £2 adults, £2 children.



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Arriving next on platform 3 @ West Riding, a summer of beautiful live music!!


Hold yer diaries folks, cos this is gonna be the best summer yet for music lovers. David Clayton and Chris Martin have taken the reins of Platform 3 and look at what they have come up with, top musicians from far and wide along with great local talent.
With a monthly Blue Friday and Jazz Sunday series, and lots of rock and acoustic sessions, there will be something for all tastes, the common theme being talent and quality every week on the best outdoor stage for miles with its very own pub attached :) Bring it on!
I Am President
8.30pm every Friday
4pm every Sunday

Mar-25  BLUE FRIDAY I Am President http://www.myspace.com/iampresidentspace 
Mar-27 Jasmine Kennedy +Love of the Brave http://jasminekennedy.co.uk/listen 
Apr- 01  Cheezy Rider
Apr-03 Steve Fletcher http://www.myspace.com/discostevebluesman
Jasmine Kennedy
Apr-08  Ryan Spendlove + Boss Caine http://www.myspace.com/ryanspendlove 
Apr-10 Rebel Rabble http://www.myspace.com/rebelrabble
Apr 15- Britrocks,
Apr-17 JAZZ SUNDAY Jon Taylor Quartet http://www.myspace.com/jonsaxtaylor 
Apr-22  Further From The Truth
http://www.furtherfromthetruth.co.uk/furtherfromthetruth/
Apr-24 The friends of Ryan Spendlove
Apr-29  BLUE FRIDAY The Dan Hudson Band http://www.myspace.com/thedanhudsonbluesband 
May-01 Simon Kempston http://www.myspace.com/simonkempston
May-06  The Troubadors http://www.myspace.com/thetroubadoursmusic
May-08 Blind Dead McJones http://www.myspace.com/therealblinddeadmcjones  
May-13  The Mexanines + St Somebody http://www.myspace.com/themexanines
May-15 Roger Davies http://www.myspace.com/rogerdaviesmusic
May-20  State of Error http://www.myspace.com/stateoferror  
May-22 JAZZ SUNDAY The Jazz Dawgs http://www.jazzdawgs.co.uk/
May-27  BLUE FRIDAY Jed Thomas http://www.jedthomas.com/
May29 BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY
June-03 Gaia http://www.myspace.com/gaiauk
June-05 Eric The Viaduct https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-The-Viaduct/120003154707787   
June-10 In Echoes http://www.inechoes.com/
June-12 Ken Senior's Prog Rock Sunday
June-16, 17, 18, 19 Midsummer Beer Festival
June 24 The Kitschen - The Tritones
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kitschen/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tritones/422876825376
July 1 Cross Cut Saw http://www.crosscutsaw.co.uk/

Our thanks to Black Sheep Brewery for sponsoring this years music season



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Friday, 18 March 2011

Crown of Lights St Patricks Day Special- Review

A lovely night at the Crown of Lights in Heckmondwike, great music from four diverse bands.
Thingamejig a five piece from Dewsbury and Holmfirth, playing some traditional Irish jigs and songs with rhythmic drumming cat weasel, a lovely twangy pink acoustic bass guitar, twinkly mandolin and acoustic guitar and expressive fiddle setting the audiences toes a tapping, lovely voice harmonies in the songs.
Then came the inimical folk singer Bruce Baillie from Cleckheaton who sang in a clear Yorkshire voice rich and resonant with harmonics underpinning and subtle dynamics reflecting the mood of his songs accompanying himself on guitar with harmonica solos clear and rich in tone.
Followed by 6 piece  Leeds and York band Mahoganey Monkey, with flute, whistles, and mandolin etching sweet melodies against African drum, guitar and bass rhythms and harmonies, accompanied by vocal harmonies.
Jade Helliwell stole the show with her beautiful powerful vocal performance accompanied on keyboard, drums and Bass guitar by the versatile Peter Earnshaw and Dalton Wright. Her love of song and expression overcame any shyness or nerves and her own song 'Save Me' was deliciously upbeat and uplifting. Her performance drew loud and excited applause from the Crown of Light audience.
Excellent compeering from host Donal and attentive sound, stage and lighting from engineers Peter Earnshaw and Dalton Wright kept all the difficult acoustic instruments singing sweetly.
Good hand pulled beer and a friendly attentive audience shared a fun, musical St Patrick's night together.

Andrew Sugden
YorkshireGigGuide

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Northern Torch to Play Charity Gig to Help Team "Attila the Nun" Raise Money For The Mongo Rally!


Northern Torch to Play Charity Gig to Help Team "Attila the Nun" Raise Money For The Mongo Rally!

Mong Aid 2011 - Milo Bar - 07/04/2011
"Mong Aid 2011" charity gig to raise funds for the purchase of an ambulance for the Mongol Rally team "Attila the Nun" to drive and donate to a hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
http://www.attilathenun.co.uk/
The Mongol Rally is an annual event organised by The Adventurists. It is a mad dash across Europe and central Asia, all in the aid of charity. This truly is one of the most exciting and dangerous ways of making the world a better place."


Charitys involved in this Great Event
CHRISTINA NOBEL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
http://www.cncf.org/en/home/index.php
THE BRITISH RED CORSS
http://www.redcross.org.uk/


The night features two of Leeds best up and coming bands,

Northern Torch
http://www.facebook.com/northerntorch
" They have a real gift for writing a catchy chorus. There are hooks galore here and pretty accomplished song writing . there is definitely a lot to like here" -leeds music scene
El Cartel
http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Cartel/30895691894
Likened to The Bluetones / Shed Seven / Travis / Embrace and One night only, they have a well rounded 'feel good' Indie sound to their three and a half minute creations, which they describe as: "summer pop with funky rock 'n' roll undertones".


Show your support for this Great Cause, these two Great Bands
and have an awesome night in the process!


Ticket Prices - £5 in Advance
£6 On Door

The Comrades Club Regent Street Heckmondwike Friday 18th March Doors open 7:30pm Free Entry!


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Hi YGG
The RudimentsThe March BAND NIGHT is almost here, and will be a bit special because, although they are all well established, seasoned giggers, all three bands will be stepping onto the BAND NIGHT stage for the very first time!! Oh yes! This makes us very moist with anticipation here at Crown of Lights HQ cos we love having new bands on almost as much as we love pie. And we frickin' LOVE pie. And the bands we've secured for your aural pleasure are some of the very best the region has to offer:
The Bradford 4-pce The Rudiments, renowned for their outstanding, energetic live shows, will bring us indie with a rock'nroll edge.
GeekOne of the most popluar bands in the Yorkshire music scene, Ashes are an indie/rock force to be reckoned with. Receiving rave reviews wherever they play, we are very excited to have these talented guys playing for us.
Finishing the night off in lively style will be the irrepressible Geek. Currently recording an album with Alex Eden at the wonderful Factory Street Studios in Bradford, this highly original rock band are not to be missed.
All of this testosterone fuelled rock n such will be interspersed with the slight frame, yet MASSIVE talent of Miss Jade Helliwell. Making a name for herself on the local acoustic circuit, anyone who has seen Jade perform knows that she is bound for very big things. Jade will play both covers and her own fantastic songs between bands.
Jade HelliwellWe've got the goods, you've got the legs, so use em to get down to this fantastic event. As usual, entry is free, yes, FREE I tells yer! Beer is cheap (including real ale) and the venue magnificent.
Be there, or be somewhere rubbish instead!
Pete x
The Comrades Club
Regent Street
Heckmondwike
West Yorks WF16 0HD - 01924 403672 
Friday 18th March
Doors open 7:30pm   Free Entry!