Upcoming Gigs :

 

IN THE TRADITION CONCERT GRANNY'S ATTIC, BENAMMI SWIFT, ABBIE RECHERT

May, 13 Sat 8:00pm


A big hit at the Derby Folk Festival last year!  Some of the best up-and-coming musicians and singers on the National folk scene.  


GRANNYs ATTIC - music and songs from their new highly acclaimed album Off the Land,  BENAMMI SWIFT - melodeon wizard and finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and ABBIE RECHERT an up and coming singer songwriter of traditional and contemporary songs.  


A great night out!  Well worth seeing and well worth your support! Hope to see you there.


 


Venue:

The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA 


Price Information:

Tickets at the special price of £10 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival 6-7-8 October - Nottingham Riverside Festival 5&6 August Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations, Market Place, Nottingham 


 

SAM SWEENEY’S FIDDLE - MADE IN THE GREAT WAR

June, 9 Fri 7:30pm


Sam Sweeney - Fiddle & Viola / Paul Sartin - Oboe & Fiddle / Robert Harbron - Concertina & Harmonium / Hugh Lupton - Writer & Storyteller


Eight years ago SAM SWEENEY fiddle player with folk big band Bellowhead, bought a violin with a label inside showing the date 1915, the name Richard S Howard and the words Violin No. 6, Made in the Great War.  Research revealed that the violin had been started, but never finished, by a music hall performer from Leeds named Richard Spencer Howard who was conscripted in 1915 at the age of 35, and killed two years later at the battle of Messines year Ypres.  The fiddle inspired Sam to develop a unique show to retell the story of Richard S Howard.  The pieces of the fiddle had lay in a manila envelope for nine decades and it was over ninety years after Richard S Howard began working on the fiddle that it was finally finished and placed in the shop of Roger Claridge.  This is where Sam found it!  


To mark the ongoing 100th anniversary of World War 1, Sam Sweeney, winner of Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, has collaborated with award-winning storyteller Hugh Lupton, fellow Bellowhead band mate Paul Sartin, and concertina player Rob Harbron, to create a music and spoken word performance based on this story, featuring on stage the actual fiddle made by Richard S Howard.  This show will also feature an exquisite set with projections devised by Bellowhead lighting designer Emma Thompson.


A heartfelt true story told in words and music.  Made in the Great War has received standing ovations wherever it has played.


 


 


Venue:

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peters Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF is the Theatre Door address.


Doors open 6.30pm Show starts 7.30pm


The underground Car Park is DE1 2PL


 


 


Price Information:

Tickets £19.50, concessions £18.50 (inc booking fee) available from Derby Theatre Box Office 01332 593939 or the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428.  Early booking advised.  Remember tickets ordered through the PR Ticket Hotline should be collected from our PR Promotions desk just inside the foyer.


We look forward to seeing you there! 


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival 6-7-8 October - Nottingham Riverside Festival 5&6 August Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club, Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations, Market Place, Nottingham 23 April


 

DERBY BEER FESTIVAL GRAND CHARITY NIGHT

July, 5 Wed


Celebrating English music, beer and dance.  Merry England re-visited with the DERBYSHIRE VOLUNTEERS BIG BAND and RIPLEY MORRIS, plus special guests. All proceeds to Derbyshire charities.


 


Venue:

Come and join us in the Beer Festival Marquee on the Market Place, Derby.


Price Information:

Tickets £4 on the door


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival 6-7-8 October - Nottingham Riverside Festival 5&6 August Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club, Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations, Market Place, Nottingham 23 April


 

FRI SAT SUN 6-7-8 OCTOBER - DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

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 


 


 


Venue:

In the Cathedral Quarter right in the centre of Derby featuring top names from the folk scene!


Price Information:

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


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival, Nottingham Riverside Festival Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club, Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations Nottingham.


 

MELROSE QUARTET

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


Venue:

The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA


Price Information:

Tickets £15.50 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival 6-7-8 October - Nottingham Riverside Festival 5&6 August Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations, Market Place, Nottingham 


 

THE YOUNG'UNS CHRISTMAS SHOW - WE THREE SINGS

December, 7 Thu 8:00pm



Venue:

Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA


Price Information:

Tickets £16.50, u16s  £10 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking


 


PR ongoing Promotions:-  Derby Folk Festival 6-7-8 October - Nottingham Riverside Festival 5&6 August Big Top Folk Stage.  Concerts:-  Guildhall Theatre Derby - Nailers Football Club Belper - Christ Church Belper - The Winding Wheel Chesterfield - Palace Theatre Mansfield - St George‘s Day Celebrations, Market Place, Nottingham 



 

More information and booking details

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)