Welcome to our June Newsletter

"Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights; The mower's scythe makes music to my ear"

-  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Last month we had an excellent evening enjoying the superb musicianship of guitarist and songwriter Wizz Jones. We were surprised to learn how many well know songs have come from his pen.  There seemed to be a time when Wizz or Bob Dylan wrote almost everything of note!

This month we welcome back another ever-popular singer-songwriter and all round entertainer, Pete Morton, along with Vikki Clayton in what promises to be a fantastic double-header concert to finish this season.

As this is the end of another successful year at the Library Theatre we would like to take the opportunity to thank those who support the club and without which we would not be here.  Firstly, all of you who came to one or more of our concerts.  We hope you enjoyed your visit and we would love to hear from you, especially about those acts you would like to see appearing in the future.  Next, along with the committee there is a small army of helpers who work to make your evening go smoothly.  Particular thanks to Pauline who is our excellent bar keeper, Charley who has helped raise hundreds of pounds through the raffle which enables us to keep ticket prices down and Alan who has stayed on as part-time caretaker at the Library to continue with us.  Along with other Library Staff, Alan helps us in so many ways and he has become a good friend of the club. Quite often these folk don't get to hear much of the music as they work in our foyer, the Browser Cafe.  Thanks also to those who stood in, sometimes at short notice, when others were unable to make it.

We hope to see you all again next season when we open with Elbow Jane in September.

Have a great summer.


At a glance

June 2018
Friday 8th

Vikki Clayton & Pete Morton

September 2018
Friday 14th

Elbow Jane

October 2018
Friday 12th

Quicksilver with Judy Dunlop


Friday 8th June 2018

Vikki Clayton & Pete Morton

Tickets £12

A fabulous double-header to end our current season!

Vikki first came into folk music in the early 1980s with the folk/rock band Ragged Heroes. With a voice that sounded so much like the late Sandy Denny’s, Vikki was asked to join Fairport Convention; a liaison which lasted for a long period. English born but now living abroad, we are lucky to have been able to get Vikki to our club on her 2018 tour.

Pete is the ever-popular singer-songwriter from Leicester and his performances are always exciting to watch! We are delighted to invite him back to Chesterfield for what will be a superb double-header concert.

Friday 14th September 2018

Elbow Jane

Tickets £12

Our new season starts in great style with a return visit from this exciting 5-piece band.

Elbow Jane is one of the best live acts in the UK. Their unique blend of bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, keyboards and percussion is complemented by expressive vocals and stunning harmonies. They bring energy, excitement and enthusiasm to their music and delight audiences wherever they perform.


Friday 12th October 2018

Quicksilver with Judy Dunlop

Tickets £12

A double-header concert featuring the highly entertaining Quicksilver and our very own folk superstar Judy Dunlop.

Local singing star Judy has long been held in high regard by leading figures of the folk world. Her love of song, paired with her ability to sing a repertoire unfettered by strict genre limitations, means she brings a rich variety of story telling through her music. A fine writer, Judy also includes her own compositions in her performances. Known for her peerless renditions of tender ballads it has been said she can "turn any song into a classic".

Quicksilver is a pairing of guitar maestro Grant Baynham (of That's Life fame) and the amazingly powerful voice of Hilary Spencer, formerly of Artisan and currently with The Mrs Ackroyd Band. It is high quality entertainment and laughs all the way with this very talented duo.