"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."  -  William Shakespeare

April corresponds to the Anglo-Saxon Eostremonath, which took its name from a mysterious pagan deity named Eostre. She is thought to have been a goddess of the dawn who was honored with a festival around the time of the spring equinox, which, according to some accounts, eventually became our festival of Easter. I think it's wonderful to have a goddess of chocolate eggs!

We have an equally wonderful evening of great music at the Library Theatre on Friday 7th; a fabulous double-header concert featuring two contrasting and highly entertaining acts - comic singer/songwriter Stanley Accrington and popular duo Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn.

 

At a glance

April 2017
Friday 7th

Hicks and Goulbourn plus Stanley Accrington

May 2017
Friday 12th

The Dovetail Trio

Supported by ThunderRoadz

June 2017
Friday 9th

Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher plus Marie Little

 


Friday 7th April 2017

Hicks and Goulbourn plus Stanley Accrington

Tickets £12

A fabulous double-header concert featuring two contrasting and highly entertaining acts!

Genius comic songwriter Stanley,  who can produce humorous and topical songs at the drop of a hat, will have you in stitches at the sharpness of his wit and the originality of his songs.   He also sings some serious and poignant compositions as well, making him an all-round entertainer.

Hicks and Goulbourn have become an established act on the folk and acoustic music scene in the UK and abroad due to their easy manner on stage, a huge variety of musical styles, Lynn’s pure vocals and of course Steve’s breathtaking guitar playing.

 

An evening not to be missed!


Friday 12th May 2017

The Dovetail Trio

Tickets £12

The Dovetail Trio is an invigorating new grouping of three proven talents.

This new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. 

The very popular local ukulele band ThunderRoadz will be our opening act to get you singing along and your feet tapping!


Friday 9th June 2017

Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher

plus

Marie Little

Tickets £12

Artists from Lincolnshire and Lancashire meet in a double-header concert to end our current season.

Well known throughout their native county of Lincolnshire and beyond, both for their high quality performances as a duo and as members of the Higgledy Piggledy band, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher present a fine blend of voices mellowed by nearly thirty years of singing together. Their selection of songs encompasses both ancient and modern accompanied in traditional style on English, duet and anglo-concertina, harmonium, and melodeon.

 

Marie Little, originally from Salford but now living in the North East, is an acclaimed performer, drawing her extensive repertoire from many genres, including Folk, Country and Music Hall. Her songs can be sad or thought-provoking one minute, and have you howling with laughter the next. She has a natural ability for knowing when to 'lift' her audience, and her warm personality and natural Northern wit add to her charm. This, combined with a tremendous talent, makes her an entertainer of the highest order, held in great affection by her fans.


 

 

At The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe - Next session:  Monday 3rd April 2017

Folk and acoustic session on the first Monday of each month in the back room, starting at 8pm.  There's a rumor (not started by us!) that this is getting to be one of the best sessions in Chesterfield.  Don't miss out.  Sing, play, tell stories, read poems, share jokes and anecdotes or just sit and listen.  Free entry.