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Concerts & other events

The Charlie Carr Quartet

Date: June 18, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Charlie Carr: vocals
Dave Nelson: piano
Teal Bain-Roben: drums
Remo Ciofani: bass

Charlie Carr and jazz pianist Dave Nelson have worked as a duo since 2014 and as well as writing several songs together, have also produced some unusual and fascinating arrangements of tunes not normally found in the jazz repertoire. These include songs originally sung by REM, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and many more.

Earlier this year Dave and Charlie expanded the line up to include the excellent Hebden Bridge-based rhythm section of Teal Bain-Roben and Remo Ciofani.

Frances M Lynch sings spectacular stories, highlighting outstanding achievements by pioneering UK female scientists. An Edinburgh Fringe 2016 award-winning show, with music ancient and modern, specially commissioned from some of the UK’s leading female composers.

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

To Love Somebody Melancholy

Date: June 25, 2017

Time: 7.30 for 8pm

Tickets: £10/£5

Join an artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles. Folktronic singer-songwriter Minute Taker and animation artist Ana Stefaniak have created a haunting, modern fable told through projected film and live piano songs, brimming with ethereal harmonies, fizzing synthesisers and orchestral twists.

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Vessels @ Wainsgate

Start date: July 1, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Time: Open 11-5 Saturdays & Sundays only

Tickets: Free

Komal Lad and Amanda Allan present Vessels. Artist talk, bird-making workshop and refreshments.

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Meet the Maker
Arts Fair

Start date: July 8, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests

Date: July 16, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests are a three piece band from Ulverston and Lancaster, featuring songwriter Paddy on guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonium and piano; Ben McCabe on drums, french horn and backing vocals: and Darren Leadsom on bass and backing vocals.

The band’s music is best described as alt-folk/rock. Story songs with great melodies, occasional wig outs and pleasant squawks. Sea monsters, James Joyce, the afterlife, Dad’s Army, the stoned freaks in the town centre and the universe blues are just some of what awaits the listener, set to a deftly musical soundtrack of runaway grunge, barreling (or barrelhousing) rock’n’roll, mandolin dub, melodious folk and epic guitar heroics.

Paddy Garrigan – Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin
Darren Leadsom – Bass/Backing Vocals
Ben McCabe – Drums/Backing Vocals

REVIEWS OF DEBUT ALBUM ‘I JUMPED SHIP’

“Absolutely awesome record, been singing it for days.” – Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) on ‘Sea Monsters’, played on his BBC6 Introducing and Saturday night show

“Bonkers but amiable three piece from the far north of England take two years plus to produce a debut which has some trouser-bursting brass and lots of chutzpah. Mandolin ska folk psychedelia doesnt even make a halfway decent description. Off the wall and up the alley.” fRoots Magazine

Fawcett Bi-centenary event

Date: July 23, 2017

Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird
Performance poetry event

Date: September 2, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Award-winning poets Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird, both acclaimed poets in their own right, are teaming up for a double headliner spoken word show, touring venues in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland reading poems from their most recent collections.

Rachel McCrum

Rachel McCrum – The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate
The eagerly anticipated debut collection from the award-winning Rachel McCrum. Recognised as one of Scotland’s highest profile poets and performers, her first collection asks questions of displacement and of the elasticity of space; of human defensiveness and of animal aggression; of inertia and movement: of threat and of resistance. What happens when we raise our voices? What happens when we are no longer heard?


 

Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird – In These Days of Prohibition
In her fifth collection of poetry Caroline Bird surrenders her poetic weaponry and goes on a quest to write the ‘simple truth’. The surreal imagery of her early work is re-deployed to venture into the badlands of the human psyche. Her poems hold their subjects in an unflinching grip, addressing faces behind the veneer, asking what it is that keeps us living. In These Days of Prohibition are days of intoxication and inebriation, rehab in a desert and adultery for atheists, until finally Bird edges us out of danger, ‘revving on a wish’.

The Breath

Date: September 30, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Ríoghnach (pron. REE uh nah) Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly’s soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive soundworld. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.

Drawing on the influences of traditional Irish folk song, Connolly’s original lyrics pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning. She sings songs of birth and death, woman’s rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs. All delivered with compelling emotional honesty and a raw urgency as McCallum, Ellis and Flowers delve deeply into the spaces between rock, ambient, folk and jazz to deliver a powerfully hypnotic accompaniment that moves from chilled soundscapes to rocking anthems. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath’s debut album ‘Carry Your Kin’ is released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in July 2016.

Jemima Foxtrot: Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Date: October 7, 2017

Time: 3pm

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Poet/Spoken Word Artist Jemima Foxtrot’s new show follows her stunning debut Edinburgh Fringe show Melody which she performed to a spell-bound audience at Wainsgate in 2015.