What's On




MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Terry Page, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.


9 The Furrow Collective – Awarded ‘Best Group’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards they are an English/Scottish band consisting of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, vocals & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle & vocals), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina & vocals) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars & vocals). The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song of England, Scotland and beyond, plus an open, intuitive approach to collaboration.

16 Johnny Coppin & Phil Beer – Gloucestershire singer/songwriter/musician Johnny Coppin joins Phil Beer from ‘Show of Hands’ to re-form their old live partnership again for us after the superb reunion show they gave us three years ago. Johnny and Phil performed many gigs together in the late 70’s and 80’s including Glastonbury and tours of Italy, Germany and Holland. Johnny has recorded over twelve albums – and Phil Beer is playing on 10 of them!!. Vocals, piano, guitars, fiddle & mandolin.

23 Dervish – Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China!

They are renowned for their live performances which match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. They have also just released their new album ‘The Great Irish Songbook”

30 Home Service with John Tams – They’re back for special show and the major news is that John Tams has re-enlisted alongside John Kirkpatrick as joint front man & lead vocalist. This is very exciting with rumours of new material and a new album. So don’t miss this rare opportunity to be blown away by the sheer might, grace and grandeur of the one and only Home Service.



7 Leveret – A unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. They are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.

14 Chris While & Julie Matthews – Both are members of St Agnes Fountain & Daphne’s Flight and are award winning singer/songwriters & musicians in their own right. Powerful harmony vocals with guitar & piano.

21 The Pitmen Poets Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham & Jez Lowe – A night of songs & stories laced with North East humour and humanity. Whoever’s idea it was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a gold medal for services to music!! You’re advised to get your tickets early before this show sells out.

28 Faustus – Benji Kirkpatrick the fretboard wizard from Steeleye Span & Paul Sartin the violinist/oboe player from Bellowhead plus melodeon maestro & vocalist Saul Rose from Eliza Carthy’s Band. A fresh impetus to the surge of traditional song.

A distinct blend of subtlety & attack – The Guardian.



4 Andy Irvine – As a musician, singer, songwriter, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Andy has had an amazing musical career. At the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island, Andy is both a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. He is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.

11 Frigg Hot Fiddles From Finland – After their amazing show at the club last year we just had to ask them back. This seven piece outfit are possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching & hip-twitching band in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t miss Finland’s version of Feast of Fiddles playing a swirling blizzard of jigs, reels, polskas & bluegrass inventions.

18 The Ladies of Nettlebed – A special night showcasing our four great lady performers, Charlie Dore, Rowan Godel, Megan Henwood and of course, Jackie Oates. They will be performing not just individually but in various combinations during the evening. This is a unique show so don’t miss this one.

25 Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band with Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Edgelarks) and John Spiers –Their appearances together are rare but highly sought after, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship, great singing and arresting chemistry. Now a 6 piece with John Spiers joining.



2 The Trials of Cato – The remarkable rise of this energetic trio is the subject of massive attention. They pay clear homage to the tradition with stomping tunes and captivating songs. ‘One of the real discoveries in recent times’ Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2.

9 Belshazzar’s Feast – Paul Hutchinson’s & Paul Sartin’s much-loved Seasonal Show. Christmas definitely starts here!

16 St Agnes Fountain – Chris While, Julie Matthews, Chris Leslie & Dave Hughes return with their acclaimed Christmas Show. You’re advised to get your tickets early for this evening.



20 January Bully Wee Band

27 January Jackie Oates’s Invitation Night