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Women In Rock (24)

Women In Rock (24)

The ultimate celebration of the world’s greatest female anthems.

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across Europe with their high energy performances of classic female rock.

 Performing to audiences of up to 120,000 and backed by a band of world class musicians, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock, leaving you cheering for more.

Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner & many more, Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!

Tickets: General Admission £22

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating can be booked via visiting/calling the box office on 01404 384050, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hor before the performance begins

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Friday 10 May 20247:30pm Book Now

Sweet Honi & Guests (24)

Sweet Honi & Guests (24)

Sweet Honi Choir plus support form Illuminations Exeter University A Capella Group

Running time 135 minutes

“Honiton’s original rocking choir”

Sweet Honi is a mixed female/male group singing in 4 parts led by Dan Nicholls covering a variety of material from Pink Floyd, Adele, Foo Fighters, Beatles and Guns and Roses, just to name a few! The choir is well established with over 50 members including their own in-house band.

Join Honiton's own Sweet Honi Choir and special guests for an evening of song.

Established in 2010, Sweet Honi Choir is a mixed community choir led by Dan Nicholls and accompanied by its own live band. Tonight, Sweet Honi will delight audiences with more than a dozen brilliant arrangements of familiar classics by artists ranging from the Everly Brothers and Fleetwood Mac to Adele and Lady Gaga. Warning, audiences may feel compelled to join in…


Illuminations - Exeter University's Premier Mixed A Cappella Group

Illuminations is a 15 piece A Capella Group founded in 2011 at the University of Exeter. They perform a wide variety of music and genres, covering songs by Stevie Wonder, Billie Joel, ABBA, Bruno Mars and many more. They recently competed in the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) where they were ranked 3rd nationally, with their beatboxer winning his 2nd consecutive award for Outstanding Vocal Percussion.

They sold out their Edinburgh Fringe show in 2023, have recorded 2 EP’s on Spotify and Apple Music and have featured on Sky. Their set list has something for everyone and they are really looking forward to making a big noise at The Beehive.

Tickets: Adults £12.50, Under 12's £5.50

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating can be booked by calling the box office, or visiting in person, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the show begins.

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Saturday 18 May 20247:30pm Book Now

The Darkside of Pink Floyd (24)

The Darkside of Pink Floyd (24)

The Dark Side of Pink Floyd (24)

The Darkside Of Pink Floyd proudly presents their 2024 UK tour consisting of

classic songs from Pink Floyd’s celebrated 1994 P.U.L.S.E. tour.

With sell-out theatre shows across the UK, The Darkside Of Pink Floyd is a

premier touring tribute band featuring the authentic sound of Pink Floyd

delivered by seasoned musicians with over 150 years of total experience.

 Each show includes a custom designed thematic light show, spectacular laser effects

and circular video screens delivering a visual feast, accumulating to give

audiences a dizzying, moving and memorable experience which is truly


With 5 Star reviews and thousands of fans across the UK, the

tribute band - on their 2024 PULSE & Division Bell tour - will highlight

the definitive live versions of Pink Floyd’s classic and best loved songs,

continuing a well-established tradition of attracting large audiences, old and

young, to their performances, wherever they play.

Tickets: General Admission £25.50, Carers £23

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office on 01404 384050

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Saturday 25 May 20247:30pm Book Now

"Voodoo Room a night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream" 24

 "Voodoo Room a night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream" 24

Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy ‘Power Trio’ featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians whose credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish,Thunder, Lulu etc.


Just like their forebears, Voodoo Room are a classic three piece.

First up is journey-man guitarist Peter Orr


He has been thrilling audiences throughout the UK and Europe for over 3

decades, mashing up classic riff based rock anthems, with the energy and

style evocative of their time.

His jaw dropping solos and epic vocal styling's, have wowed all those lucky

enough to experience this virtuoso inject new life into the classics!

The Engine Room of this power trio is the stunning rhythm section of Jevon Beaumont

& John Tonks.

Their superlative credentials include:

Massive Attack, Duran Duran, Sting, Thunder, Bryan Adams, Fish, Stevie Winwood, Arthur Brown etc etc. Not to mention Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and more!

Together they form the mighty, retro, rocking machine that is "Voodoo Room" - their mission:

To deliver the all time great Hendrix, Clapton & Cream numbers, with the true passion and energy worthy of these true master pieces! This show is beyond any tribute, its a celebration of Pure Power Trio Class!!

With standing ovations the norm don't miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of this musical ride as it was back then.

Experience the magic with "Voodoo Room."


- Neneh Cherry.


- Radio Caroline.


- Blues In The South Magazine.


- Time Out.

Tickets: General Admission £18

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The bar opens 1 hour before the performance begins

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Saturday 1 Jun 20248:00pm Book Now

Jacob & Drinkwater (U)

Jacob &  Drinkwater

Jacob & Drinkwater

Join Jacob & Drinkwater as they celebrate 10 years of the duo with a UK tour throughout May & June 2024.

They first began performing together back in 2014. They have since released an EP, a live album, and two studio albums, taken in plaudits from BBC6 and BBC Introducing, performed at Glastonbury and toured extensively in the UK and Europe. With a core sound built around acoustic guitar, double bass and vocal harmonies their live show has been described as “intense and spellbinding” by Folk Radio UK, all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity drawing comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson.

Their strongly folk influenced sound is full of vitality, dynamism and surprising musical departures. Jacob’s sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater’s nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.


With the duo now living 11,000 miles apart they only tour the UK once a year so catch them while you can!

‘they draw the audience into their world with a powerful mesmerising set.’ - FRUK

‘Exactly the kind of deep intense and brilliant thing we’ve come to expect from Jacob & Drinkwater’ -  BBC Music Introducing

‘more innovative explorations in songwriting’ - Fresh On The Net

“Inventive and thrilling” – R2: Rock n Reel

Tickets:General Admission £13

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office on 01404 384050, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Our bar will open 1 hour before the performance starts.

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Saturday 8 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now





Founded in Barnsley Rock City in 2006 by their outspoken and energetic ringleader, Scott Doonican, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission!

 Far from being your typical folk ensemble, this cult-like collective of like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive. Scott and his brothers-from-other-mothers, Alan, J.R., Mo-Jo and Dave, have quite the talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new satirical comedy lyrics, on folk instruments, and to complete their outrageously understated image, the Doonicans have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of sexy knitwear, and instantly memorable for their lairy, no-holds-barred, anarchic live shows.

A group that is both perpetually on the move, ever-evolving and joyously independent, they have played close to 1300 side- splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly- laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glastonbury to Glasgow. They continue to wow audiences with a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of “Jump Ararnd”, “The Lady In Greggs”, "How Deep Is Your Glove?", "Paint 'em Back", "Goat Yoga", and “If I Could Punch A Face... It’d Be Justin Bieber’s”.

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican can’t wait to bring their shindig to The Beehive for their 18th Birthday and they promise that they WILL rock you... but gently!!

They deserve the reputation they have earned as one of the festival scene's hottest bookings."

UK Festival Guides

General admission: £20

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee

The bar opens 1 hour prior to the performance

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Saturday 15 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

Albert Lee (24)

Albert Lee (24)

Albert Lee 2024

Running time 120 minutes

One of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, the Grammy Award-winning Albert Lee has worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers, The Crickets and Emmylou Harris over an illustrious career spanning 60 years. His unique picking style - performed at breakneck speeds that have to be seen to be believed - has earned him the title of “the guitarist’s guitarist”.

With his unique blend of rock ’n’ roll and country ballads - featuring his blistering signature hit “Country Boy” - this is your chance to see a true legendary guitarist in action.

“He’s the ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.”

- Eric Clapton

“A musical genius.”

- Ralph McTell

“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.”

- Emmylou Harris

“Great musicians make you want to dance, make you cry and make you fall in love, and Albert does that with his playing.”

- Jools Holland

More details on the artist website here

Tickets £26 (Allocated seating).

Ticket price includes £1 Booking Fee

Accessible seating available from the box office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the performance begins

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Friday 21 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

Forever Queen 24

Forever Queen 24

Forever Queen are a four piece Queen tribute band based on the South Coast. The band have been going for 10 years and have played some of the best venues in the UK and abroad.

 Queen has been one of THE most successful rock bands of all time and, as musicians, it is an honour to be able to recreate their music and image in our show. Playing Queen isn’t about singing their songs, its about the little things as well which we try to show through the music, props, and costumes.

We hope that our attention to detail highlights the lengths we go to in order to provide a true experience of Queen.

For more information visit the bands website here

Tickets £18.50 - Allocated Seating

All tickets include £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

Bar open 1 hour before event.

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Friday 28 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

Simon & Garfunkel :Through The Years (24)

Simon & Garfunkel :Through The Years (24)

Seventh Avenue Arts presents:

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel. “One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world”

Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster The show is a celebration of the unprecedented rise to fame of two boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, selling 38 million albums in the US alone, and receiving 10 Grammy Awards. In 1981, they performed to over half a million people in their hometown of New York, and in 1990 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Much like their idols, they became friends at school and could not resist singing together from a tender age.

Alongside stops in London’s West End, the show has toured extensively around the UK, Europe, United States and Australia, attracting packed houses night after night. With consecutive sell-out runs since 2014 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they are championed as "one of the best vocal groups touring today", whose sounds are ‘’simply breathtaking’’.

Featuring all the major hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the iconic Bridge Over Troubled, don’t miss out on this phenomenal show.

You can visit their website here 

“A real masterpiece”

BBC Radio

“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” - Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Ticket Prices: General Admission £22

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee.

Accessibility seating is available by calling or visiting the box office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Our bar opens 1 hour before the performance begins.

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Friday 5 Jul 20247:35pm Book Now




Running time: 1 Hour 10 minutes

Fritillaries is the original project of contemporary folk songwriter Hannah Pawson, a Bristol-based musician using guitar, banjo and harmonium. Taking her name from the Snake’s Head Fritillary, a flower of rebirth and hope, Hannah weaves worlds into her songs.

Whilst Hannah has been honing her songwriting and live performances since 2017, the arrival of her 2022 debut album resulted in her gaining much well earned attention and acclaim. Having performed as a duo for many years, Hannah’s future focus is as a solo artist. Her newer music - soon to be released - explores her relationship to grief, uncertainty and dealing with chronic illness. Living, loving and songwriting can all feel like gardening; bringing something beautiful into the world from the depths of the earth and through complicated root systems.

Fritillaries’ debut album was nominated for FATEA’s debut album of the year for 2022, was Folk Radio UK’s featured album of the month in August 2022, and received reviews from RNR magazine, Folk Radio UK, Folking and Americana UK among other publications. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 2, BBC Bristol, BBC Wales and BBC Devon.

Fritillaries have toured extensively in the UK in the last 5 years, headlining notable grassroots venues around the UK, such as Kitchen Garden Cafe (Birmingham), Green Note (London), Cafe #9 (Sheffield), Bristol Folk House, as well as performing at plenty of festivals, (Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Bristol Folk Festival, Gate to Southwell, Hyde Park Folk Festival) and occasionally doing some international touring.

Tickets: General Admission £12

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating can be booked by calling or visit the box office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the show

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Thursday 11 Jul 20247:30pm Book Now

Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Legacy

Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Legacy

Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Legacy

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

Europes only tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Experience the thrill of two iconic live bands together with the great Stevie Nicks who not only sang with Fleetwood Mac but also performed with Tom Petty many, many times and even had a hit single as a duet with Tom.

Hear and see all these artists classic songs along with The Traveling Wilburys and Stevie Nicks collaborations plus many more. Expect to hear all your favourite songs in an evening of wall to wall hits including Go your own way, Rhiannon, Freefalling, I wont back down , edge of Seventeen and many more.

A full two hour show from two titanic bands and one iconic female singer in one great evenings entertainment all performed by The Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty Legacy.


You can visit the bands website here

Tickets: General Admission £26

All ticket prices include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating can be booked by calling or visit the box office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the show

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Friday 13 Sep 20247:30pm Book Now

FOS Brothers

FOS Brothers

Introducing the FOS Brothers

The force behind the FOS Brothers has always been Dave and Sam McCrory. Brought up in Belfast during the height of the troubles their sensibilities derive from hard schooling on the streets and strict Northern Irish parents.

Dave left Ireland at the age of 19 and Sam came over 4 years later to form the band, they met Rom Dobbs and have collaborated with him for over 25 years.

Rom's fascination for world music can be attributed to his Dad's influence as head of the music department at Dartington College, however his first taste of gigging was as a drummer for numerous Punk bands.

Pete Bingham is best known for his band Waulk Elektrik who became very popular on the Roots music circuit in the 90’s.

The band move seamlessly from tear jerking Irish ballads to full on Floydian space rock. The FOS Brothers treat their audience to a shared experience and are equally suited to pin drop silence Arts Centres or packed Festival Marquees.


They will be performing as a 4 piece during 2024 with occasional guests - Martin Cradick (mandolin and percussion from Baka Beyond, Paul Sax (Violin player from Curved Air) and even Phil Beer (Show of Hands) has been known to join them on stage.

The line up is:

Sam McCrory - Vocals, Guitar

Dave McCrory - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals

Rom Dobbs - Drums, percussion, samples and loops

Pete Bingham – Bass, Vocals

Tickets: General Admission £15

All ticket prices include a £1 bookig fee

Accessible seating is available by calling/booking the box office on 01404 384050

The bar opens 1 hour before the performance begins

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Saturday 21 Sep 20248:00pm Book Now

Made in Tennessee (24)

Made in Tennessee (24)

Country fans are given a taste of Nashville with Soul Street Productions’ sell-out show Made in Tennessee - A Night of Country Music. 

With a band made up of some of UK’s finest country musicians, Made in Tennessee takes you through the decades of the nation's fastest growing music genre, from Country’s origin in the Southern States of America to modern day Country heard around the world.

Featuring classics from Johnny, June, Dolly and Hank, legends like Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood and modern country superstars such as Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton.

Book your tickets now to experience the best show east of Tennessee!

More details at artist website here

Tickets £26 - Allocated Seating

All tickets include £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

Bar open 1 hour before event.

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Thursday 3 Oct 20247:30pm Book Now

Sherburn.Bartly.Sanders and Phil Beer

Sherburn.Bartly.Sanders and Phil Beer

An evening with Sherburn.Bartley.Sanders & Phil Beer

Runnign Time: 135 minutes


Following a chance meeting at Whitby Folk Festival in 1993, Chris Sherburn (Concertina) and Denny Bartley (Vocals and Guitar) have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and America, creating one of folk music’s most enduring partnerships. Their obvious rapport made them one of the busiest acts on the folk scene, both as a duo and with their well-loved band, Last Night’s Fun. Their soul-stirring songs, exhilarating tunes and quick-witted banter ensures that no two concerts are ever the same.

In 2016, Chris and Denny joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle/viola and vocals) and have since become a well-established trio, for the first time blending vocal harmonies, and strings to underpin Chris and Denny’s unique sound, as well as providing a female vocal for some songs, and bringing a repertoire of English folk songs to complement the bands more Celtic roots.

Emily was a founder member of the acclaimed trio Isambarde. She has also toured with Merrymouth (Simon Fowler, Lead Singer of Ocean Colour Scene) and regularly appears with Pete Morton and Chris Parkinson.

Their latest album BEGUILE is the first to feature Chris, Denny and Emily together, and also some stellar guest performances from Martin Simpson and Andy Seward (Kate Rusby Band) and mastered by Phil Beer.

“Chris, Denny and Emily sound good, make you smile and are a great mix – a true chemistry lesson… Superb musicians of the highest order.” Alan Wood, The Barn at Baston

“Sherburn, Bartley and Sanders are a joy to watch… This is what music is meant to be about.” Ant Miles, Downend Folk Club

We are looking to record a new album in 2023 - we will update you as soon as we have more information about this .

Phil Beer

Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, he is equally in demand for his solo shows. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler but his skills don't stop there: he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing his rich and remarkable vocals.

Alongside some Show of Hands classics, Phil will deliver his signature interpretation of much-loved folk and rock songs alongside a wealth of brand-new material, and there’ll be the odd laugh thrown in for good measure.

“A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performerSpiral Earth.

'...where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' - The Guardian

Tickets: General Admission: £16

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available via the box office in person, or by calling 01404 384050, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the event begins.

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Friday 11 Oct 20247:30pm Book Now

A Head Full of Coldplay

A Head Full of Coldplay

A Head Full of Coldplay

Running time: 120 minutes

A Head Full Of Coldplay - A Celebration Of The Music

A Celebration Of The Music Of Coldplay; capturing the energy and sound of one of the biggest bands in the world.

 This immersive and fun driven show features Xylobands, lasers, back projection, confetti, and all the biggest hits from Yellow, Hymn For The Weekend, to Magic and Paradise. Don't miss this unique show for all fans of Coldplay.

You can visit the bands website here

“Brilliant musicians! Great Sound! Thank you so much.” - Sara Shipp

 “Great Evening Will certainly come again!” - Di Humber “You guys were IMMENSE.” - Raptorneet

“Great evening and well done for recreating the Coldplay sound.” - Mark Baber

 "We had a great night tonight , thanks so much, you were amazing!" - Victoria Lascelles Briggs

Tickets: General Admission £26

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating can be booked by visiting/calling the box office on  01404 384050, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The bar will open 1 hour before the  

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Saturday 12 Oct 20247:30pm Book Now

Gigspanner Big Band (24)

Gigspanner Big Band (24)

Gigspanner Big Band

New Album Preview Tour

The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music...

Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’

Beginning life as a trio - with legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards 'Best Duo') and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray.

While Peter Knight, as part of Steeleye Span’s classic 1970s line-up, helped invent a brand of folk rock that is still influential today, John Spiers, has had an equally profound impact on the landscape of traditional music over the last two decades.

Characterised by riotous inventiveness, technically gifted individual playing and subtle collaborative interaction, this coming together of several of the biggest names on the folk-roots scene, combines a deep knowledge of roots traditions with a ceaselessly boundary pushing approach.

Unsurprisingly, the superlatives have come thick and fast..


"Spectacular” 5***** R2 Magazine

“Utterly thrilling” Northern Soul

"Totally blown away by the spellbinding Gigspanner Big Band. Lost for words..." Folking. Com

Having spent much of the past two years touring alongside best-selling author Raynor Winn (The Salt Path) with their massively successful prose and music collaboration SALTLINES, the Gigspanner Big Band return to their six-piece format for a UK tour which sees them showcasing material from their new album, due for release in 2025

Tickets: General Admission: £27

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available by visiting the box office in person, or calling 01404 384050, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The bar will be open 1 hour before the box office starts

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Saturday 19 Oct 20247:30pm Book Now

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick & the Budapest Café Orchestra are:

CHRISTIAN GARRICK – violin, darbuka

EDDIE HESSION – accordion

KELLY CANTLON – double bass

ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN – guitar, saz, balalaika, domra

In 2009 Christian Garrick established the refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired Budapest Café Orchestra.  The intention to present a broad range of music from all over the world in the most entertaining and fun way.  One of BCO's prime directives is to take the music seriously but not so much themselves.  Part of the secret formula of the BCO's show presentation is performing all the music from memory and, combined their trademark wit and charm, audiences leave tingling with warmth and delight.

BCO are one of the very busiest acoustic groups for me today playing an average of 60 to 70 shows per annum.  Since their inception they have recorded one album every year and in January 2023 made their 14th Pavane (& the whole shebang-bang).  BCO are frequent guests to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and on Martin’s Handley’s weekend Breakfast programmes.

Each member of the orchestra is a freelance musician in their own right.  Both Eddie and Adrian teach prolifically for budding school-age musicians. Christian is a professor of jazz violin at Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and Royal College of Music in London.

Adrian is curator and director of the Imperial Balalaika Orchestra of Overton (IBOO) who sometimes appear with BCO at special gala concerts.  Both Eddie and Christian are busy session recording the sessions and have each played on a multitude of movies.  Eddie even had an on-screen role in the Nick Cage film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin!

From a musical family with jazz and classical learnings Christian Garrick is musical director of BCO and his influences run far and wide.  He first discovered Hungarian and Romanian folk and gypsy music listening to Sandor Lakatos and Taraf du Haidouks.  Christian’s arrangements for BCO of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Greig - the so called ‘squeezebox concertos’ - are rooted in BCO folklore.  His arrangements of traditional Gaelic tunes on the album The Gaelic Chronicles was met with critical acclaim with the likes of Cerys Matthews and Mark Radcliffe both championing the disc on their respective radio shows.  Christian is influenced by a range of fiddlers from Grappelli to Stuff Smith to Indian virtuosos L Shankar and L Subramaniam.  Nigel Kennedy, a sometimes collaborator with Christian on stage, described him as “one of my favourite violinists”.  Christian’s own unique hybrid playing style, sheer emotional passion and extraordinary improvisational abilities thrills audiences everywhere.  

You can find visit the Budapest Cafe Orchestera website here

“The music is magic in their hands” BBC Radio 3

“Acoustically Electrifying” NME

“Brain placebo” Times 

Tickets: General Admission £20

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

You can book accesible seating by calling (01404 384050) or visiting the box office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Our bar will open 1 hour before the show begins

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Thursday 7 Nov 20247:30pm Book Now

Soul Traders

Soul Traders


The Soul Traders story was begun by Den Hegarty in 1999 when he put a band together specifically to play at the grand opening of his local village hall.

Twenty-five years and many reincarnations later the twelve-piece band continues to work and thrive under the mentoring and leadership of Den Hegarty.

Celebrating upbeat Soul and Funk classics from the sixties and seventies, the band’s close four-part harmonies, fearless brass and ruthless back line make for a dance night to challenge your very best boots.

The thing that binds the Soul Traders together is our mutual love of music. We have a very diverse repertoire, showcasing the breadth of diversity within our ranks. At the core of our catalogue, some of the finest northern soul there is to be had (as hinted at in the name). Thrown in alongside, a touch of funk and just a tad of good ol' fashioned bebop, blues and rock 'n' roll.

You can expect a mixture of superbly executed piano riffs, a heaped helping of pumping bass licks, ear tinglingly grooving percussion, some smooth strumming of the ol' six string and some of the finest trumpet blowing and driving saxophones there is to be had. Weave into this supreme musical mix a cornucopia of the most supremely talented singers there is to be seen for miles around, tying a grand virtuosic bow around the package that is The Soul Traders.

To find out more about Soul Traders, please visit their website here

Tickets: General Admission £14

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

The bar will open 1 hour before the performance begins

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Friday 8 Nov 20247:45pm Book Now

Christine Collier

Christine Collier


‘..boundary breaking is routine for Collister and makes her one of the finest grown-up vocalists on the planet…’ – Q

Touring for the first time in four years, Christine will be performing songs from the

“Children of the Sea” project along with a selection of old favourites.

2024: Christine’s career now spans an incredible 40 years.  Over that bridge of time she has released 24 albums, a DVD celebrating 20 years in the business and an acclaimed single with the BBC: the theme tune for “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil” in 1987.

Throughout, she has mesmerized and astounded with her unique blend of soul, blues, pop, jazz, country and folk, and today she remains as powerful, subtle, effortless and relevant as ever.

Collister grew up on the Isle of Man, and her professional recording career began after she moved to the UK in the mid 1980’s, when she came to national attention singing the theme for the BBC Television series The Life and Loves Of A She Devil. A period of great critical and commercial success when working with Clive Gregson was followed by a fruitful and enduring association with Richard Thompson.

Christine is a magical live performer, with her gravity defying voice, assured and impressive live performances and great personal charm has become a familiar and popular name on the ‘live’ scene including major international festivals from Glastonbury to Cambridge, Winnipeg to Port Fairey.

“ … a voice personally delivered by God.” The Times

‘Christine Collister has a killer voice. As full as Dusty Springfield or as blue as Alison Moyet’ – Froots

To be released in 2024 - Children Of The Sea is a very special project of 9 original songs inspired by Manx Folklore and a magical sense of place. Part funded by the Isle Of Man Arts Council, Culture Vannin and Fledgling Records, The CD is accompanied by a beautiful book complete with lyrics, inspirations and stories with original illustrations by Manx artists. It promises to be Collister’s finest release and marks a turning point in her authentic artistic expression.

Christine has always enjoyed the collaborative process and has been an integral part of many and varied musical projects over the years. Her most recent collaboration with brilliant Australian guitarist Michael Fix has been a successful and delightful surprise for them both.  They released their second CD “North&South” in October of 2019 with a sell out tour of the UK followed by an equally successful tour of the Australian Festival scene in 2020.

‘Christine Collister’s singing was powerful and emotional, shifting effortlessly from soft and angelic to knock you out Janice Joplin style. Michael Fix’s guitar was equally superb. He provided tasteful support in the most charming way and would then explode into amazing virtuoso runs across the finger board, all impeccably tasteful and clean.’

– Troubadour (Woy Woy NSW) concert review, Michael Fine 

Christine’s natural warmth and intimate connection with audiences coupled with her stunning voice, make her concerts delightfully memorable events.

‘…one of the world’s finest..’ – Q

Christine also toured and recorded with the female super group Daphne’s

Flight. In 2017, 21 years after their first collaboration, they released a highly

acclaimed second album: "Knows Time, Knows Change" on Fled’gling Records.

To visit Christine's website click here

Tickets: General Admission: £17

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

Accessible seating is available by visiting the box office in person or by calling, 01404 384050, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The bar will open 1 hour before the performance

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Mad Dog MCrea 24 (18)

Mad Dog MCrea 24


Support act TBC

Standing Gig

Please note this is an over 18 years only event and you may be asked for ID. If you cannot present ID if asked you will not be admitted to the gig.

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shakeyour ass’ music. From self penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to

traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies

Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two bit, jibe arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the

word, a live, band.

Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal to the hilt", fan base

Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too.

December 2019 saw Mad Dog Mcrea released a 5 track EP titled 'It's a Sign'.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you jump aboard. This is music that transcends the run of the mill Irish Wannabes and leaves them standing.

Acoustic Magazine “It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes Acoustic Magazine

Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me” Mike Harding

“A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs Rock ‘n Reel Magazine

“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.”

“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party but alsoquality musicianship and the odd surprise” Talk Torbay

Tickets: 18 years and above £22 (Standing Gig)

All tickets include a £1 booking fee

The bar will open 1 hour befofe the performance begins

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Thursday 12 Dec 20247:30pm Book Now