"The air is like a butterfly With frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings."

-  Joyce Kilmer, Spring

The Anglo-Saxons called March Hlyd monath which means Stormy month. It seems fitting then that we have recently taken to naming our storms. So far we have not had anything too bad to contend with and the daffodils are coming up to brighten our gardens and verges.

We have an evening of great music and humor from John Watterson, also known as Fake Thackray. As the name suggests John plays the music of this much loved and missed TV and Folk performer. John is truly expert in all things Jake and an accomplished performer of his material.  In the course of his research, John has uncovered 15 songs written by Jake but not released, some being banned from broadcast by the BBC (Braden's Week anyone?).

Our opening act for this concert will be the Americana trio "Dogwood Rose" from Sheffield. Strong harmonies, a varied set and a lot of fun! 

 

At a glance

March 2017
Friday 10th

The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, by John Watterson

April 2017
Friday 7th

Hicks and Goulbourn plus Stanley Accrington

May 2017
Friday 12th

The Dovetail Trio

Supported by ThunderRoadz

 


Friday 10th March 2017

The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, by John Watterson

Tickets £12

John Watterson presents his new show about the late Jake Thackray.

In the course of his research, John has uncovered 15 songs written by Jake but not released, some being banned from broadcast by the BBC.

 

These fabulous songs – hilarious, serious, bitingly satirical - along with never-before told stories from the biography research, plus some much loved Jake classics, feature in John's brand new show for 2017 'The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray'.

Our opening act for this concert will be the Americana trio "Dogwood Rose" from Sheffield. Strong harmonies, a varied set and a lot of fun! 



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!

 

 

At The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe - Next sessions:  Monday 6th March, 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.