October, 2 Fri
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Venues around the Cathedral Quarter with the City Marquee on the Market Place, Guildhall Theatre, Old Bell Hotel, and Derby Cathedral
Early Bird tickets are now on sale through the Derby Live Box Office 01332 255800 and online www.derbylive.co.uk
Any queries please phone us here at PR Promotions on 01773 853428
ALY BAIN (Scotland), ALE MÖLLER (Sweden) & BRUCE MOLSKY (USA) - THE TRIO are back by popular demand!
Amazing, Amazing Amazing
Aly Bain received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique, driving, impassioned and pure, with a vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. His most recent collaboration with Swedish multi-instrumentalist, Ale Möller, created the album “Fully Rigged” a celebration of shared Nordic heritage. Completing the line-up is Bruce Molsky, who has also explored traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades.
Aly Bain, although his musical base is firmly in Scotland, his extensive travels have led to an appreciation and mastery of many kinds of fiddle music. He was awarded the MBE for services to folk music, has an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and is the Musical Director of the legendary TV series “Transatlantic Sessions”.
Ale Möller, found his roots in Swedish folk music by way of first falling in love with the sounds of Greece. En route he became a master of the bouzouki and a multi-instrumentalist with a lot of different flutes in his belt. Ale has been a front member of bands like Filarfolket, Enteli and Nordan and he still tours the world with the trio Frifot.
Bruce Molsky, is one of the most influential old-time fiddlers around. He is also a remarkable guitarist, banjoist and singer - with skill, a varied and deep repertoire, a reverence for the past, a healthy curiosity about music outside old-time, and a relaxed, conversational wit that draws listeners in as if they were sitting in his living room.
A rare treat for traditional music lovers.
The Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JD - free parking
Tickets £17.50 (plus £2 booking fee) from the Box Office 01332 255800, and www.derbylive.co.uk
on sale soon
November, 14 Sat 8:00pm
STEVE KNIGHTLY and PHIL BEER are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall four times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD. Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ( as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightleys acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. Acoustic roots music at its best! “Formidable operators in the roots arena - a class act” … The Independent
Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield, S41 7SA with ample parking close by.
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November, 17 Tue 7:30pm
PR Promotions are pleased to be promoting “Private Peaceful: The Concert” at Nottingham, featuring a reading by master-storyteller, and best selling author, MICHAEL MORPURGO, with songs from the outstanding English acappella trio, COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON in this rare performance of “Private Peaceful: The Concert”.
Based on his award winning book, “Private Peaceful” combines Michael Morpurgo’s evocative readings with songs written and arranged by Coope, Boyes & Simpson. The trio’s songs match and intensify Morpurgo’s inspired narration as the story of Tommo Peaceful moves between humour and tragedy - from childhood in a Devon village to the trenches of the Western Front in the First War. An innovative and atmospheric production that offers a unique and timely reminder of the human cost of the war to end all wars.
“They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won’t waste a single moment of it. I shan’t sleep it away. I won’t dream it away either. I mustn’t, because every moment of it will be far too precious.”
SOUTHWELL MINSTER, Nottinghamshire
Tuesday, 17 November 7.30pm
Tickets £22.50, concessions £20, Friends of Lowdham Book Festival and under 16s £15
Available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire NG14 7BE
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The Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary have quickly made them one of the most sought after acts on the English folk scene. They have a rare ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. In 2013 they gave up their jobs and took to the road to share their love of singing and laughter with whomever would listen.
Since then they have performed alongside Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, opened the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival, recorded a live session on BBC Radio 2, held a host of intimate rural singing weekends, visited dozens of schools and appeared at over 40 festivals at home and abroad.
The Young’uns have developed their craft, absorbed the musical heritage of their native North East, and 2015 sees the release of their 4th album “Another Man’s Ground” celebrating working class heroes, past and present, with powerful and poignant tales of struggle, poverty and peace - all mixed together with warmth and spicy humour. Brilliant!
“Great singers, and very, very funny” … Mark Ratcliffe BBC R2 “A superb live act” … Colin Irwin
The Nailers Football Club Concert Room, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA - free parking
Tickets £13 from our PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428
November, 24 Tue 8:00pm
After 12 amazing years, the UKs most successful folk band, BELLOWHEAD, are calling it a day!
The band plan to mark their departure in characteristically ambitious style and have announced a two-part farewell tour in November 2015 and April 2016.
From their first self-released EP, BELLOWHEAD have gone on to record 5 studio albums of which they have sold over 250,000 copies. Hedonism, their 3rd album is the highest selling independently released folk album of all time. They are proud recipients of 2 Silver Discs, have won 8 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, released a song book with Faber and spent 8 years as Artists in Residence at Londons Southbank Centre.
In 2014 the band signed to major label Island Records and released Revival, which entered the UK Album Charts at no.12 and led to three BBC Radio 2 play-listed singles and TV appearances.
BELLOWHEAD have performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people and their sheer joy of performing and infectious energy has earned them loyal and enthusiastic audiences who have made this big party juggernaut all worthwhile.
These two tours will be the last chance for people to see one of the most outstanding live bands ever.
Bellowhead - Roll The Woodpike Down (Official)
The Winding Wheel
Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA
Tuesday 24 November 2015
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