JOHN TAMS, one of the UK’s leading singer songwriters, with his colleague for many years, the widely respected singer and musician BARRY COOPE, in a duo that has proved a winning combination - winning Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. John, actor, director and musician, is also known for his work at the National Theatre, and as Rifleman, Daniel Hagman in the TV series SHARPE, and Barry is a member of Britains leading a cappella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson. Guaranteed a great night of songs, both traditional and contemporary, will make this a very special evening. Early booking advised. Utterly compelling. It simply doesnt get any better that this ... Colin Hall, Whats On in London
Century Theatre, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN
Free parking adjacent to the theatre
Tickets £16.50 (inc booking fee) from the Century Theatre Box Office 01530 278 444 or 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 stage production of “WAR HORSE”, which has taken him abroad and will be on a National UK Tour soon.
Without a doubt he 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.
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!
Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets £14 from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - FREE parking
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. A great night out! Well worth seeing and well worth your support!
The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BA
Tickets at the special price of £10 available from the PR Ticket Hotline 01773 853428 - Free Parking
June, 9 Fri
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.
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peters Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF
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.
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.
Come and join us in the Beer Festival Marquee on the Market Place, Derby.
Tickets £4 on the door
October, 6 Fri
Fri Sat Sun 6-7-8 October are the dates for DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL 2017
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
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)