Friday June 5th The Hut a People in Concert in Brigg

Just two days to go so don’t forget to join us at the next Brigg Live Arts event.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see live Folk Music in Brigg on June 5th , 7.30pm at The Angel Suite, Brigg, The Hut People will be taking the audience on a musical journey around the world ably supported by local singers Clarty Sough.
Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door – available from Brigg Tourist Information Centre or for more information and to reserve tickets tel: 01652 678771/658995/653217

Barton Arts- Doncaster Concert Band

July 5, 2015
12:00 am

Doncaster Concert band perform Summer Classics – a varied programme that includes music from the world of classical music through to modern day classics from film, swing and pop music.

Price: £8/£5 under 16s.

Time: 07:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Choral Evensong

July 5, 2015
12:00 am

Presented by members of St Mary’s Choir.

Price: free.

Time: 6pm.


Barton Arts- War Horse: Only Remembered

July 3, 2015
12:00 am

Author Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply-moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany him with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse.

Price: £16/£18 otd (under 16s £10)

Time: 7:00 pm.

Barton Arts- Richard Digance at Ropery Hall

July 2, 2015
12:00 am

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he is respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer and guitarist.  His loyal following includes the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many present-day performers to the super-loyal who have followed Richard’s  career since his early days.

Price: £12/£14 otd.

Time: 8pm.

Barton Arts- Songs and Scones

July 2, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Join professional musicians from the Live Music Now charity performing a selection of classical and popular songs.  Working alongside Age UK and Barton Rotary and volunteers they hope to bring together older people in the local community for a social musical session. Refreshments provided.

Admission: Free.

Barton Arts- The Graham Saunders Lecture: Soundings – Music Inspired by the Sea

June 30, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The annual music lecture from Graham Saunders this year will explore the music of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Bax, Britten and others together with traditional Sea Shanties.

Price: £4.

Barton Arts- Monday Night at the Movies at Ropery Hall

June 29, 2015
12:00 am

A throwback to an earlier age of cinema.  Pianist Kieran White will play his original piano score written to accompany Buster Keaton’s silent classic, Steamboat Jnr.  The score contains a vast array of references – from Wagner to Pachelbel to instantly recognizable popular melodies.

Price: £8.

Time: 7:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Amaryllis Consort: Food of Love

June 28, 2015
12:00 am

This vocal ensemble specialises in early secular music, particularly Tudor madrigals. They have performed on BBC Radio 3 and feature regularly at Hampton Court Palace, and other historical venues around London. The concert programme contains love songs of the period interspersed with poetry and prose from Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Price: £8 (under 16s £5)

Time: 7:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

June 27, 2015
12:00 am

The band was formed more than 125 years ago through public donations which continue to this day. Its amateur members traditionally pride themselves on being financially independent, never having been beholden to any commercial interest, yet they are still regarded as one of the ‘elite’ on the contest and concert platforms.

Time: 8pm

Price: £15/17 otd (under 16s £5)

Barton Arts- Acoustic Barnfest

June 27, 2015
3:00 pmto11:00 pm

Acoustic Barnfest is a free, outdoor showcase of acoustic musicians from around the area covering all styles of music.  There will be something for everyone!

Admission: Free.

Barton Arts- Vin Garbutt at Ropery Hall

June 26, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin’s performance.  This international, award winning, singer songwriter is completing his 44th year on the road.  He is for ever in demand and his shows are continually sell outs, so get your tickets early!

Price: £13/£15 otd.



Barton Arts- Ted Lewis Presentation

June 27, 2015
12:00 am

Celebrating Barton novelist, artist and musician Ted Lewis.  A presentation showing how Barton people and places materialize in Ted’s crime novels (including Get Carter) with a display of his sketches and artefacts.

Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Admission: Free.

New Rope String Band

June 21, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Winteringham Festival Committee are putting on The New Rope String Band, June 21st Winterton Pavilion, Newport Drive, 8pm Tickets £10 from Winteringham shops or Ticket info 01724 735076

Our Big Gig 2015

On Saturday 11th July 2015 we are presenting Our Big Gig the third annual charity event centered around the Bandstand in the Market Place in Brigg
It is a National Event for Charities to promote Live Arts at the centre of local communities (originally named the National Bandstand Marathon)
It is same format as in previous very successful years -that is non-stop Live Arts from all exponents of all ages and experiences- Singers Musicians Dancers -Soloists,Duets,Groups,Choirs-every genre of music from Folk,Pop,Rock to Gilbert and Sullivan
Everyone participating have the same time allocation (approximately 20 minutes) and everyone has equal has the same international web exposure/promotion
The Event will start around 9.30 am with workshops until early evening and later around the Bandstand in Brigg and throughout the town
A Family Live Art Event throughout the day and its totally FREE

Contact Ian Cuttell on 01652 653500 if you wish to participate or for further general details

Brigg Pump Blessing 2015 June 6th

Brigg Pump Blessing 2015 June 6th
On June 6th we are presenting the Annual Pump Blessing starting in the Market Pace and throughout Brigg involving Music and Morris Dancing provided by the Grimsby Morris Men and Tatterfoals Team followed by floral processions involving local Brownies to the Blessings of the Floral Dressed Pumps
The proceedings start around 10.00am until 2.00pm and everyone is invited to participate in this very colourful traditional family fun event
Contact Ian Cuttell for further details

The Big Smoke Band Livelincs Rural Touring

March 20, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
March 21, 2015
8:00 pm
March 22, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

The Big Smoke Band

Friday 20 March 8pm
Epworth Thurlow Pavilion 01427 872491

Saturday 21 March 8pm
Winteringham Village Hall 01724 735076

Sunday 22 March 7.30pm
Goxhill Memorial Hall 01469 530363


The Big Smoke Band present a musical extravaganza of gospel, booze, love and murder as they lead you down the vibrant streets of British and American folk music tradition: from gambling gold for souls with the devil, to running away with the gypsies, to meandering the Mississippi down to the Mecca of New Orleans, the band will play you songs, read you poetry and tell you stories that remain some of the most entertaining and culturally important tales of the Western World – Expect to dance, to drink, to shout and sing along with us.

The Big Smoke Band are a new act made up of hard working folk musicians: James Nicholls, Peter Seccombe, Kieran Thorpe and Conrad Bird are a group friends who met on the road over the last two years playing with their respective and successful acts – Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Bottlenecks. They will launch the band with an EP release in the New Year.

Suitable for all ages

This is a new show, with members made up of successful touring bands: Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Bottlenecks.

Below are reviews from our previous Rural Arts show If The River Was Whiskey, performed by Holy Moly and the Crackers:

“completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans” Narc
“stylistically dazzling and the ‘circus-folk’ flavour of the album means that the group really does stand out from the crowd” Bright Young Folk
“They deliver their punky, fiddle flying, Cajun dancing, raucous hoe down with a huge burst of energy” Supajam
“They remind me of the early days of the Waterboys, Pogues and The Men They Couldn’t Hang and they have all the qualities to be as big as all of them.” No Depression

Hilary James and Simon Mayor Tears of Laughter

March 11, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
March 12, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
March 14, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
March 15, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
March 20, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Friday 20 February 7.30pm
Scawby Village Hall 01652 655595

Wednesday 11 March 6pm
Althorpe and Keadby Primary School 01724 782344

Thursday 12 March 7.30pm
Worlaby Village Hall 01652 618507

Saturday 14 March 8pm
Winteringham Village Hall 01724 735076

Sunday 15 March 7.30pm
Luddington Village Hall 01724 798543

Friday 20 March 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 01652 648435

An evening of musical magic and merriment as mandolin wizard Simon Mayor and silver-voiced songstress Hilary James giggle their way through an eye-watering collection of ancient and modern ditties, from folk farces to gems from Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Jake Thackray and a few more modern surprises. The show also features some quirky instrumentals from the virtuosic duo, so fans of Simon Mayor’s world class mandolin mastery and Hilary’s monstrous mandobass won’t be disappointed either.
Bring your tissues – one way or another, you’ll definitely need them!

Suitable for ages 6-106

“Just fantastic to go and see live.”
 BBC Radio 3
“A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers”

The Guardian
“A whole stream of mirthful anecdotes, blurry-fingered precision and 
sung blues, standards and folk songs.” 
 The Glasgow Herald
“Virtuoso mandolin, elegant vocals, guitar and fiddle wizardry, and a stage show that ranges from witty to hilarious. Expect anything from a Vivaldi concerto, trad folk, jazz standards, Celtic, ragtime, blues, and of course, that song about the parrot!” Ents24
“Left you feelin lik you were floatin on a peerie cloud somewhar.” Shetland Times
“Sheer Musical Brilliance.” BBC World Service

“Britain’s leading hot fingered mandolin virtuoso” Cosmopolitan

“One of Britain’s finest voices” BBC Radio 4

Young Folk Showcase featuring NE3Folk at Ropery Hall

January 31, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

NE3Folk are a band on a mission.  Intricate rhythms and dissonance intertwine in subtle and detailed arrangements to sensitively deliver a wide array of traditional and original tunes.  Also featuring Hull’s own Emily Moulton


Bronwynne Brent at Ropery Hall

February 6, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Mississippi native Bronwynne Brent’s songs blend shades of country noir, Southern gothic and spaghetti Western soundtracks, dusted with blues and honky-tonk. With a tough yet tender voice that’s been likened to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse, she cemented her rising-star status with glowing reviews for her second album Stardust.


Marcus Bonfanti at Ropery Hall

February 13, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

After spending his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 12 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his first guitar, dropping out of a prestigious music college and touring the world with different artists for almost 10 years, Bonfanti has become the sum of all the great music he was exposed to growing up in North London.  In 2012 he received the British Blues Award for Best Songwriter and in 2013 and 2014 for Best Acoustic Performer as well as nominations in Guitarist, Vocalist and Album categories for the past four years.


Women Folk at Ropery Hall

February 14, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

‘Womenfolk’ returns with another triple bill featuring three of the UK’s outstanding female singer-songwriters.  Since her self financed debut in 2000 Kathryn Williams has released 10 critically acclaimed studio albums that have quietly established her as one the truly distinctive voices of UK music. She will be joined by two relative newcomers who’ve spent 2014 garnering critical acclaim and new fans – Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth described as ‘one of British folk’s discoveries of the year” by The Guardian  and Maz O’ Connor, whose second album ‘Willowed Light’ was described by The Observer as ‘Folk album of the year thus far’, mixes traditional and self penned songs combining gorgeous melodies and exquisite vocals.


Burden of Paradise at Ropery Hall

Legendary saxophonist Snake Davis returns to Ropery with his brilliant acoustic quartet, Burden of Paradise. As anyone who has already experienced a Burden of Paradise gig knows, you can expect breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter which are all features of Burden of Paradise.  Snake is joined by world class singer, Helen Watson along with talented musicians Dave Bowie on double bass and Mark Cresswell on guitar and is sure to delight the audience with a sublime mixture of soul, jazz, blues and folk.


Jim Moray at Ropery Hall

February 28, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today.  Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.  Moray’s career has been a continuous avowal of folk’s relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century.


Babajack at Ropery Hall

March 6, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Babajack is a band that is fast becoming one of the most sought after acts on the UK and European gig and festival circuits! Their unique blend of roots/blues/folk fusion described by Classic Rock magazine as “an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music” make for a scintillating show  combining great musicianship, passion and energy that is guaranteed to wow any audience.


Barb Jungr at Ropery Hall

March 13, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan’s work; Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements.


Mark Morriss at Ropery Hall

Can it really be twenty years since Mark Morriss first shimmied into our lives as singer with The Bluetones? Apparently so. But 13 hit singles, three Top 10 albums and a collaboration with a national treasure later his ability to sieve poetry from the colander of everyday life remains unique.  Mark says the album title refers to that moment when you’ve just turned off the light and everything remains semi-lit for a split second.  Whisper it, but Mark Morriss’ light bulb moment might just have resulted in his best album yet.


Stuart Maconie: The People’s Songs at Ropery Hall

March 21, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he tells the story of modern Britain through the records that we listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day.  The People’s Songs, a social history told through pop singles, is a project that Stuart is both proud of and passionate about.


The Jaywalkers at Ropery Hall

March 28, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

One of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene, BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009, The Jaywalkers has a deluge of festival appearances behind them.  Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass.  Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face


Kris Delmhorst at Ropery Hall

April 10, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Simply, one of the finest female singer songwriter in existence.  Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn New York, but her musical home is in Boston, Massachusetts where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds.  Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird.