Toffee Music & Mithril

Thursday 2nd May 2019 Retuning to the House by popular demand, Toffee Music is Mike Lydiat and Dave Markham. TOFFEE is an acronym for “Two Old Fellas For Evening Entertainment”! Dave has been ‘entertaining the troops’ for more than 40 years and Mike first ‘trod the boards’ in 1962. Between them they have a century […]

Mother Of Vinegar / Emily J Electric

Friday 8th February 2019 Mother of Vinegar is a collaborative spontaneous arrangement of sound featuring a core of three performers (Mark Hadman, Lyn Hodnet and Ashley Tuck) each with contrasting approaches to the practice of music. Mother of Vinegar is the loss of control on the margins of expectation. Mother of Vinegar is giddy heights […]

Ancient Armenian Music Fusion – Arsen Petrosyan and Jenny Bliss

Sunday January 13th Armenian duduk master Arsen Petrosyan joins singer and multi instrumentalist Jenny Bliss (‘fantastic’ Sean Rafferty, Radio 3) for a unique collaboration. The plaintive voice of the duduk is the iconic sound of Armenian music. Elizabethan lute songs, haunting Armenian melodies, virtuosic baroque sonatas for violin, evocative settings of Rumi poetry by Jenny […]

Antique Doll + Frank Birtwistle

Saturday, 9th February Local ‘slightlydelic’ folk duo Antique Doll describe their music as ‘moth like nursery rhymes created in our front room’. They went down particularly well last Autumn and we are delighted to have them back.Rarely playing live but featured on BBC6 Music’s Stuart Maconie (Freakzone) Gideon Coe and selected by Tom Ravenscroft for […]

Bell Lungs / Antique Doll

Friday September 28th 2018 Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start Bell Lungs, aka Ceyan Hay, is a one woman band, who uses layered electric guitar and violin, tuned percussion, field recordings and effects to create shifting atmospheric soundscapes with elements of psychedelia, folk, improvisation and dream pop. Weaving through is a remarkable and disarming voice described […]

Åyusp / Freelake

Friday October12th 2018 7.30pm Another excellent double-header of electronic music. Åyusp A new collaboration between Graham McElearney and Paul Mills, born out of a common love for our favourite German electronic music, influenced in particular by all the usual suspects – the mighty Tangerine Dream of course (especially the golden line up with Peter Baumann) […]

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