July, 5 Wed
Celebrating English music, beer and dance. Merry England re-visited with the DERBYSHIRE VOLUNTEERS BIG BAND who boast being the biggest Ceilidh Band in England, made up of the whos who of the Derbyshire folk scene, plus special guests.
The good times of old England celebrating English Beer, Music and Dance with a Drinking Song or two, toe tapping jigs and reels intersperced with traditional dances from RIPLEY MORRIS, STONEMONKEY SWORD DANCERS and MAKENEY MORRIS.
A night of great beer and good company! All proceeds to Derbyshire charities.
Come and join us at this great annual event in the Beer Festival Marquee, Market Place, Derby.
Tickets just £3 on the door
October, 6 Fri
Click on the DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL tab above
to see the latest information on the Festival from Fri-Sat-Sun 6-7-8 October
In the Cathedral Quarter right in the centre of Derby featuring top names from the folk scene!
www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk. General information ‘phone PR Promotions 01773 853428
Tickets available from www.derbylive.co.uk or Derby LIVE booking office 01332 255800
November, 24 Fri 8:00pm
Nominated for Best Group, 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a cappella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians NANCY KERR (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), JAMES FAGAN, JESS & RICHARD ARROWSMITH with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. The band present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes, with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world. They reliably delight and tantalise their audiences with the infectious warmth and sparkle these four seasoned musicians feel when they unite. In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire, featuring music from their acclaimed debut album ‘50 Verses’ alongside new works destined for their new CD due for release early in 2017. There are carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody. Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect.
“...all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy” Martin Simpson
The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets £15.50 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking
December, 7 Thu 8:00pm
Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets £16.50, u16s £10 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking
For more details and bookings please phone the Ticket Hotline: 01773 853428
Payments for all concerts to PR Promotions may only be made by cheque.
Please make cheque payable to "PR Promotions" and post to:
PR Promotions, PO Box 200, BELPER, Derbys DE56 2ZL
For concerts held at the Assembly Rooms and The Guildhall Theatre payments, including credit card,
may also be made through their Box Office (01332 255800)