Time to drive those winter blues away at the annual DERBYSHIRE VOLUNTEERS BIG BAND TRADITIONAL MID-WINTER REVELS on Friday 23 January 2015 8pm-11.30pm. This year’s event will be a Ceilidh with the Volunteers and Guest Callers, plus a couple of exciting Traditional Dance Teams. Due to the Assembly Rooms being out of action, this charity event has been relocated this year to the Rolls Royce Pavilion where there is ample FREE Parking on site.
Whether you are a dancer or a listener, the Derbyshire Volunteers will have a warm welcome waiting for you on this fund raising night, when all the proceeds go to a worthy cause. So come along and join us for a good old-fashioned evening of fun, dance, and good company!
The Rolls Royce Social Club, The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY - FREE Parking
Tickets £12 (plus £2 booking fee), accompanied under 16s FREE, available from the Box Office 01332 255800 and over the counter.
Online there is no booking fee - www derbylive.co.uk
Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
Bob Fox makes a welcome return to the Nailers, Belper for one of his rare solo concerts away from his busy schedule as Songman in the highly successful West End hit “WAR HORSE”, which has taken him abroad and is currently on a National UK & Ireland Tour. Without a doubt Bob has one of the best voices on the British folk scene, with his velvet tones, amazing guitar work, and wonderful songs and stories. His vast repertoire of carefully chosen songs from his native North-East, traditional songs and contemporary classics puts him amongst the top names on the scene. This year sees Bob celebrating forty years as a professional singer, after spending five years as a resident at the famous Davy Lamp Folk Club, Washington, Tyne and Weir. It’s great to welcome Bob Fox back to Derbyshire. Don’t miss this highly respected time-served popular performer. A fantastic night of songs guaranteed!
Nailers Football Club Concert Room, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Ample FREE parking
Tickets £14, under 16s £8 from Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
April, 25 Sat 8:00pm
During the late 1960s and early 70s JAKE THACKRAYs satirical, witty sentimental, hilarious songs brought him fame and extensive television exposure as well as a string of top selling albums. He was a uniquely gifted songwriter and “The Ballad of Billy Kershaw” illustrated what a true craftsman of the English language he was. The life and songs of JAKE THACKRAY come to life when performed by JOHN WATTERSON - FAKE THACKRAY.
John’s tribute to Jake Thackray is full of the warmth and humour that you would expect from a life-long fan. His appreciation of Thackray’s music is obvious to the audience and his performance is a true celebration of the man and his genius. You will be delighted to hear live “Sister Josephine”, “The Bantam Cock” and “The Blacksmith” not to mention “The Gypsy”!
“It is marvellous that Jake’s treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands.” … Ralph McTell
“We can’t have Jake back, but this is the next best thing!” … Mike Harding
The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets £10 available from Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
One of Britain’s most popular comic writers, best selling author, radio and TV personality, GERVASE PHINN, makes a welcome return to Derby on Saturday 9 May with an afternoon and an evening show. Dubbed the “James Herriot of Schools”, Gervase will have you in stitches with more of his hilarious tales of life as an HMI Schools Inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. He has written a wide range of short stories and is nationally known for his three best selling novels, “The Other Side of the Dale”, “Over Hill and Dale”, and “Head over Heels in the Dales”. Gervase has appeared on numerous TV and Radio Shows, and Ester Rantzen describes him as “a real star with a wonderful gift of storytelling”. Gervase Phinn has a gentle and warm wry sense of humour, making his show of good clean humour - unmissable!
AN AUDIENCE WITH GERVASE PHINN
THE GUILDHALL THEATRE, MARKET PLACE, DERBY DE1 3AH
SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015
Two Shows - Afternoon 2.30pm and Evening 7.30pm
Box Office 01332 255800
online - www.derbylive.co.uk
£16, concessions £15
All ticket sales through the Box Office, or Derby Live.
After her sensational performance at the 2013 Derby Folk Festival, APRIL VERCH, internationally known fiddler, step dancer and singer from Canada, makes a welcome return to Derby to play at the Robert Ludlam Theatre on Saturday, 23 May. Fellow members are Cody Walters on bass and claw hammer banjo, and Hayes Griffin on guitar; both amazingly talented musicians with accompaniment techniques that would grace any stage. The three of them together bring out the best in old time and bluegrass music, inter-mixed with great songs and spectacular step dancing. Her ninth album “Bright Like Gold” captures a woman who is in full command of her musical and dance attributes. A rare musical treat upholding North American musical traditions for the future, straight out of the top drawer!
The Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JD - FREE Parking
Tickets £16.50 (plus £2 booking fee) from the Box Office 01332 255800.
No fee online - www.derbylive.co.uk
Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
Three of Britain’s finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes! Each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right, and they are no strangers to you all. NANCY KERR is a singer and magnificent fiddler with a deep commitment to the English traditional repertoire. She has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and is noted for her work with husband, James Fagan, and with the Melrose Quartet. ANDY CUTTING is an extraordinary musician, as master of the diatonic accordion as well as most other squeezeboxes! A highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer and winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for “Musician of the Year“. MARTIN SIMPSON is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. His interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. He is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter. Martin has often said that playing music with Andy and Nancy is always a pleasure, and in this top-ranking trio he will be playing guitar and banjo, singing, and grinning from ear to ear! After appearing together in various combinations over the years, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr decided to form this trio for the joy of playing, and exploring the possibilities of traditional music - and thoroughly enjoying it! We are delighted to welcome them again to Derby.
Early booking advised.
The Robert Ludlam Theatre. Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JD
Tickets £18.50 (plus £2 booking fee) from the Box Office 01332 255800
www.derbylive.co.uk and Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 (no booking fee)
October, 2 Fri
Just make a note, for now, of the dates 2 - 3 - 4 October in your diary and on your calendar!!!
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)