Guest artists booked for 2011

All events start at 8.00pm

21 January Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley

18 February Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer

One of the best instrumental & vocal duos on the folk scene. See

18 March Jim Causley

Warm, rich & mature singing voice from Devon with a wry and cheeky stage presence. See

15 April Anthony John Clarke

Talented singer-songwriter; funny, challenging and popular performer. See

20 May Barry and Ingrid Temple

Close harmony Geordie singers of mainly traditional material with guitar / concertina. See

17 June Jeff Warner

Foremost performer of traditional US songs & music on concertina, banjo & guitar. See
15 July Trio Thelfall

Beautiful interpretations of traditional English folk songs & tunes, multi-instrumentalists . See

16 September Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop

A real craftsman who sings from the heart with guitar and concertina accompaniment. See
21 October Damien Barber & Mike Wilson
Nominated Best Duo - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010
Mike and Damien have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.
"Under The Influence' is chock full of nothing but great songs brilliantly sung".
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
18 November Chris Coe, John Adams, Annie Dearman, Steve Harrison
JACS Alive - Johnny Adams, Annie Dearman, Chris Coe, Steve Harrison are a new line-up of talented multi-instrumentalists & gifted singers from around the Ryburn area of West Yorkshire. Chris and Annie take the lead on most of the vocals. Chris Coe is also an experienced hammer dulcimer and concertina player whilst Johnny Adams is a talented fiddler who has played in many of the top UK folk bands. Steve Harrison adds another dimension to the band playing melodeon, mouth organ and banjo. It promises to be an exciting night with creative and enjoyable presentation of quality material.
16 December Bella Hardy, Chris Sherburn & Anna Massie
"Bright Morning Star" tour
This winter Bella Hardy will perform her new festive tour, Bright Morning Star, with special guests Anna Massie and Chris Sherburn. In Bella's north Derbyshire home, Christmas songs have long been the local speciality. People flock from far and wide to sing the Peak District's local carols, and in these dark months, the villages are lit up with song to celebrate the time of hope and community.

Bella Hardy is one of the very best English fiddle players, the quality of her singing and playing is consistently amazing. Having such a deep affection for the carol traditions of her native Derbyshire it seems only natural that she should do a Christmas tour. The Bright Morning Star tour features a repertoire of seasonal treats, from her local Castleton carols 'Down In Yon Forest' and 'All in the Morning', to well known favourites 'O, Come All Ye Faithfull' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'! She will also be singing her arrangement of 'The Coventry Carol', which was shown on BBC Two on Christmas day 2008 as part of Howard Goodall's show The Truth about Carols.

For tickets, please phone 01204 852217