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Thu 14 Nov 2019

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophy Cafe is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simply have a new found interest in philosophical thought, come along! The club runs every other Thursday. For more info contact:


Community event 7.00pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Mark Harrison

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists in the UK. Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. He takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. 

‘He's kind of reinvented the blues in this country. What a glorious sound he makes’  - Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2

 His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as a guest with Cerys Matthews and Anneka Rice, have further added to his growing reputation. 

A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. Mark tours extensively. He has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, Bearded Theory, The Great British Folk Festival, Lakefest and Jazz FM Love Supreme and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US.

‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ - Classic Rock Magazine

'singular lyrics …an original take on song writing' - Blues in Britain


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'

Blackbeard’s Tea Partys bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - BBC Radio 2

 ‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ The Telegraph

Blackbeard's Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.

Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.

‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots 

‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ Roger Crow, Huffington Post

‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines


Book tickets £9.00 8.00pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Auction of Promises

Gather your gavels! Ready your bids! Save the date!

The Hay & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding an Auction of Promises on the evening of Thursday 21st November at the globe!
They will be auctioning off a range of ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences - perfect for Christmas presents or just to treat yourself and there will be a grand raffle (more details to follow!) 
Entry will be FREE so save the date and join us on the night for some auction fun. 

All the proceeds will be going to the Hay Christmas Lights fund. 
If you have an idea for a lot or would like to contribute a lot please feel free to email

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 22 Nov 2019

Friday Live: The Black Eyed Dogs feat. Ethan Johns + support from Jacob Johnson

Join The Black Eyed Dogs for an intimate trio show helmed by one of the fathers of Americana, Ethan Johns.

Dedicated supporters of the independent music scene, The Dogs' latest record “Revelator” is a live album, currently only available on vinyl and made specifically for Record Store Day. The band, including members Nick Pini (bass), Georgina Leach (fiddle), Zero Quixote (guitar), Dan See (drums) and Chris Hillman (pedal steel) are always on the road. 

“The other big performance on Friday was Black Eyed Dogs. You won't see a tighter band... their live version of 'Revelator' is possibly the most epic song currently being performed today. It ebbs and flows, hits breakneck jamming before slowing to a roll, quite honestly it's the song of the weekend.” - Digital Fix

“Providing one of the festival’s highlights... the band challenged each other with swift musicianship, electric energy and a euphoric air of joy which was nothing short of intoxicating." - Line of best fit - Black Deer Festival

“A trip through space and time via the folk roots of new world music.. the songs are incredible..”  - Shindig

Support: Jacob Johnson from Son Of John: “....enthused by a deep vocal style amidst a swathe of emotive strings.” -

Tickets are £10 - cash only!Available from the globe prior to the event and on the door. 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 23 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Kizzy Crawford

"A star in the making. Not only a great songwriter but also an experienced, polished performer." - Stereoboard

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 23 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Kizzy has played as support artist for Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and has performed alongside Cerys Matthews at the House of Commons, Westminster. 

"Wonderful" - Reverend Richard Coles, BBC Radio 4.

Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC One and the Six Nations advert campaign. Kizzy won the 'Brwydr Y Bandiau' at the National Eisteddfod 2013. She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP 'Temporary Zone'  with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran 'Thinking Out Loud' co-writer).

"She's overflowing with a comfortable self-confidence and has every right to be"  - Big Issue

Kizzy has played many gigs including shows at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, Glastonbury, London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Hay Festival, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Blissfields, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival (where she performed her single Golden Brown live on BBC Radio 4) and the Prince Edward Island Festival, Canada. 

Kizzy is thrilled to be releasing her debut album in 2019. 

"So good"  Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2.
"Real talent" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1.



Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
Kizzy Crawford
Sun 24 Nov 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Fri 29 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Maz O'Connor

'There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here…she plays and sings beautifully *****'.  - Songlines

‘folk album of the year thus far- The Guardian

Maz O'Connor spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, and in 2014 was the recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship (Adele was a previous recipient) which paired her as an emerging artist in residence with The English Folk Dance and Song Society. During this year she wrote, recorded and released her album ‘This Willowed Light’, which earned her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award and appearances at high profile festivals such as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and WOMAD. Maz began to explore her own songwriting further, addressing themes of millennial angst in her second album ‘The Longing Kind’.  She toured the U.K. and Europe, including opening for such artists as David Gray, Thomas Dybdahl and Rosanne Cash.

Her background in folk continues to inform her storytelling and feminist themes are a constant in her work: from the song ‘Derby Day’, which she was commissioned to write about Emily Wilding Davison and the feminist re-telling of the creation myth ‘Mississippi Woman’ (both on her first album ‘This Willowed Light’), to the songs giving voice to women in portraits who have been silenced as muses (on her second album ‘The Longing Kind’).

She considers new album ‘Chosen Daughter’ - a collection of darker, story songs - a bigger, more concentrated feminist statement. It is not protest music, but a very personal album which explores, and celebrates, the feminine.


Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Sun 1 Dec 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email


Community event 7.00pm
Fri 6 Dec 2019



Tinc y Tannau 

Sianed Jones and Ailsa Mair Hughes sing and play the Bass Viola da Gamba at the same time. Together they conjure up rich four part harmonies and rhythms that are intoxicating on these ancient resonant instruments that can be bowed or strummed like a guitar. Tinc y Tannau perform playful improvisations, original songs, 16th century voice and viol pieces and unusual settings of ancient Welsh poetry. The ancient influencing the now whilst careering joyfully into the future. 

Jo Thomas 

Jo Thomas is a composer of electronic music, based in London. Her music has been released by Holiday Records (Mermaids 2013) the left field label Entr’acte and the contemporary music label NMC, as well as studio productions she performs live and site- specific works. Jo Thomas’s work has been performed at Tate Modern, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Prix Ars, Linz, Salon de Messian, Radio France, Paris, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Jo Thomas has a post at the University of East London teaching sound design, composition and music technology. She lives in North London and has her own studio in Highbury. 


Larch are an experimental electronic duo from Cardiff. 

Truly Kaput 

Described as "the best songwriter you've never heard of" and "an ear-splitting, nerve- shredding experience," transgender vocal-terror from Townhill Truly Kaput started making music as part of the queercore and feminist DIY punk scenes of London in the early 00's. After playing with bands such as The Battys and Gender Fascist, Truly has since gone solo with their own brand of banjo-ukulele driven anti-folk. They are currently working on a new release titled Council House Classics.

- Doors open 7pm / Performances start 7:30pm

Tickets available - Cash only. 


Community event 7.30pm
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Sat 7 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Jack Mac's Funk Pack

Drawing influence from both New Orleans and traditional funk artists, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack is making a strong presence felt in the South Wales and South West England music scenes.  Featuring a line up of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, grooving rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the band’s abilities.  The Funk Pack is continuously looking to innovate and expand it’s repertoire and sound using both new and old sources of inspiration.
Every gig is a party, especially when the Funk Pack is out in full force! Their purpose is to bring the thunder to the dance floor with horn bells ringing, bass drums swinging, the building rocking from side to side and the people dancing with it. Be sure not to miss out on the spectacular entertainment produced by the Funk Pack.
Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
Sun 8 Dec 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophy Cafe is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simply have a new found interest in philosophical thought, come along! The club runs every other Thursday. For more info contact:


Community event 7.00pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Friday Live: Celtic Marches Present: The Kilpecks + Support from Emi McDade

The Kilpecks sing fresh upbeat folk, with songs full of love and loss, revenge and revelry. They have performed at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Wessex Folk, Folk on the Quay, Beer on the Wye and their songs have aired on BBC Introducing. 

“The Kilpecks are a fantastic modern folk band. Excellent musically and vocally. A brilliant mix of traditional and upbeat modern folk. Everything modern British folk should be and more. The audience absolutely loved them!” - Celtic Marches 

 Collectively, The Kilpecks are ready to explore the sound and stories of the folk and roots music that make up this beautiful land. 

Support comes from singer-songwriter Emi McDade.

“It's not very often you can say that you've been swept off your feet or left swooning from the sheer power and raw emotion from an artist's songwriting or vocal presence"  - The Flux Presents

"Beautiful voice" - Nina Nesbitt; Jamie Theakston (Heart FM)

Tickets are £5 advance - cash only, available from the box office. 

Community event 8.00pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019

Winter Wonderland

Come and walk into Hay's Winter Wonderland!

Saturday 14th December / 11AM til late

Local artisan stalls | Winter beverages | Perfect for gifts | Seasonal food | Live Music | Festive Games

Stalls include: Welsh Venison Centre Hog Roast, Pippa's Pantry Cakes, Wild Foragin Gin, Sarah's Sparkles, David Pope's Photographs, Usborne Childrens Books, Zero Waste Products, Edw Valley Flowers, Francesca Kay Prints, Brecon Chocolates and much much more!

If you are an artist/craftsperson/creative/supplier and are interested in becoming a stallholder at this year's event, do get in touch at

Community event 11.00am
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Sat 14 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Taynee Lord & The Crookes

Taynee Lord & The Crookes 

Among the clang of electric guitars Taynee Lord sits upon her vocal throne, producing a heady mix of anthemic hooks and commanding lyrics. Taynee claims to be “No queen bee” but prepare yourself for high octane country twang, walking bass and songs that tuck themselves into a bed of twisted pop. At age 10 Taynee watched Dolly Parton live in Cardiff- this performance changed everything! It catapulted Taynee in to the world of Country music where she has firmly put down roots. In more recent times, Taynee has performed at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant and sang at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup. The band’s single ‘Blue Jeans’ made its first radio debut on BBC Radio Bristol on the Steve Yabsley show March 14th 2019. They are currently nominated for British Country AirPlay Artiste of the year 2019. Taynee Lord & The Crookes give you music for sunsets and highways from Bristol to Nashville.

The gig will follow on from our Winter Wonderland so be sure to make a night of it!

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
Full Band SamJam
Sun 15 Dec 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Thu 19 Dec 2019

Not Your Office Christmas Do

Independent Business Owners' Festive Feast!

Do you work for yourself or for a small business and haven't thought about a Christmas Do this year? Coaching by Helen and the globe at hay present:

'Not Your Office Christmas Do'
7:30PM for 8PM start

An opportunity to dance, drink and dine surrounded in like-minded company from Hay-on-Wye and its surrounding areas. Invite your pals who work for themselves, freelancers, independents and their partners and close friends!

£25 per head includes Dinner, Dessert and Dancing with DJ Marva Jackson Lord

Pre-book via or at the globe at hay and let us know any allergies or dietary requirements.


Community event 7.30pm
Fri 20 Dec 2019

Friday Live: Christmas Village Quire

Lanterns Across the Snow with The Village Quire

Snow always fell on Christmas Eve, fat and soft as goose feathers, to lie like a quilt upon the ground all winter. That is what Frances remembers, now that she is old, at another Christmas time. A happy childhood is like a magic circle. Lit from within it throws a beam forwards into the present.

“Last night, the snow fell. And I began to remember. I remembered all the things that I had forgotten. Or so it seemed. But not forgotten after all. They were all there, stored away like treasures.”

Susan Hill’s mesmerising novel adapted for performance and interlaced with lovely old carols, rousing West Gallery anthems and delicate seasonal harmonies to melt the heart on even the coldest December night.

Book tickets £10.00 7.30pm
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Sat 21 Dec 2019

Festive Groove with DJ No Edge

Dovetailing his set with special guests including the smooth acoustic sounds of melodic duo Fable, local DJ No Edge gets Christmas into full swing with funk filled Drum’n’Bass grooves.  Expect a dance-filled treat!

Doors open 8PM / Music starts 8:30PM

Buy tickets early bird here OR £5 on the door - CASH ONLY

Community event 8.00pm
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Sun 22 Dec 2019

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Tue 24 Dec 2019

Open Mic: Christmas Eve Special!

What better way to enjoy the Christmas spirit then with a local night of Open Mic talent? 

Play, listen and enjoy the festive atmosphere with friends, family and loved ones. 


Community event 8.00pm
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Tue 31 Dec 2019

New Year's Eve

Enter the new decade with this killer line up!

DJ Max Galactic returns for his floor filling tunes of soul, funk, disco classics and house anthems.

DJ Max Galactic has played alongside Craig Charles, Rob da Bank, Sister Bliss and Norman Jay amongst many others as well as appearances at late night festival slots at Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Camp Bestival and Big Love. 

Joining Max are local band Young Garbo who were swiftly picked up by Alan McGee (Creation23) and no wonder! With addictive, fuzzed up tunes and a stage presence people are talking about, these funk-punk mad geniuses are on track to becoming the next Welsh breakthrough.

Alan McGee has struck gold (again) with Young Garbo’ - Mikey Jonns from This Feeling: "the best club in The UK for future Rock and Roll stars" - Noel Gallagher

Limited early bird Phase 1 tickets on sale now at only £10
Phase 2 tickets £13
On the door (if any left) £15


Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Fri 3 Jan 2020

Let's Get Quizzical

The return of Let's Get Quizzical!

We are kicking of the New Year by testing your brains!

£2 entry per person. Winner takes the pot! 

Free chips at half time!

Community event 8.00pm
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Sun 5 Jan 2020

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!

Community event 11.00am
Sat 11 Jan 2020

Closed for a Private Event

The globe at hay is closed to the public this evening due to a private party.

See more information on private hire options at the venue here
Community event 5.00pm
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Friday Live: Mud On The Tyres

Mud On The Tyres, are a group of experienced musicians who were drawn together by a love of upbeat, fun, country style music.

So far they have had some great times at festivals, played some excellent venues and have been fortunate enough to win 2 days recording time at the amazing Rockfield Studios by winning the, “Battle of the Bands,” at the Rockfield Country Music Festival. They have focused on creating an atmosphere of fun with their music and performances to ensure they appeal to music lovers of all generations. It’s clear to see that making people tap their feet, dance and laugh at some of their lyrics makes for a slightly different night out than people expect. This, of course, doesn’t stop them writing more touching and melodic songs that clearly show the versatility of the band.

Their self produced 4 track E.P. “Going Home” tries to cover the main focus of the band, from fun light hearted songs to touching heartfelt love songs and ballads. They have focused on creating an atmosphere of fun with their music and performances to ensure they appeal to music lovers of all generations. It’s clear to see that making people tap their feet, dance and laugh at some of their lyrics makes for a slightly different night out than people expect. This, of course, doesn’t stop them writing more touching and melodic songs that clearly show the versatility of the band.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 25 Jan 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Barebacks

The Barebacks, 3 piece rock and rollers comprised of cajon, bass and guitars with a sound like no other! Charismatic and contagious, expect big tunes with plenty of crowd control...
Regularly appear on BBC Introducing and widely regarded as one of the top live bands on the circuit.
Support comes from Bekki Cameron is a singer songwriter guitarist based in Herefordshire. Her music is catchy with vibes that appeal to everyone her set always puts smile on people faces and has their feet tapping. 
She has had plentiful plays on BBC Introducing and has a great reputation for honest songwriting and live performance.
Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020

Friday Live: Nuadha Quartet

"World jazz with an endearing Scots lilt, featuring strong themes, passionate sax and Jaco-style electric bass." Phil Johnson - The Independent on Sunday.

Through playing together over the past three years Nuadha Quartet have established a wide-ranging approach to music yet still produce a distinctive ‘Nuadha’ sound. While the emphasis is on memorable tunes the band also draws influence from Brazilian, Moroccan and Gaelic cultures.

Based in the Welsh Borders, Nuadha Quartet was put together in 2016 by Colin Tully composer of cult classic film, Gregory’s Girl and ex-John Martyn sideman, on Fender Rhodes with Chris Egan on tenor and soprano sax, Carles Riba on electric bass and Pedro Brown on drums and percussion. Brazilian rhythms, a shamelessly melodic approach with a dash of Celtic seasoning are blended to create an appetizing jazz stew.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Fri 7 Feb 2020

Friday Live: Luke De-Sciscio

Luke De-Sciscio is a UK singer-songwriter whose music sounds like it was transported from a different era of songwriting. Poetically intense and sonically intimate, his releases are recorded almost exclusively live. 

Luke's thirst for authenticity draws from the age old adage; 'the truth will set you free.' This mantra which underpins the entirety of his catalogue takes no fuller flight than on 2019's critically acclaimed 'Good Bye Folk Boy'. This 11 track journey was recorded sequentially over the space of 2 months, with each song being recorded on the day it was written.  Shortly after the digital release of 'Good Bye Folk Boy’, a collaboration between Vinyl Moon and Luke De-Sciscio was announced that will finally bring Luke De-Sciscio's music to vinyl.   

 ‘Good Bye Folk Boy” has received critical acclaim.  The Indie Folx awarded the album 4.3/5 stars describing 'Good Bye Folk Boy' as the epitome of the genre. We All Want Someone To Shout For championed the record claiming 'this is why we do what we do.' 

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 8 Feb 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Chameleon

Chameleon are an amalgamation of various influences - the earthiness of blues and soul with the experimental elements of jazz funk to create a hybrid Avant Rock genre. 
Underpinned by the tight rhythm section of Osian Owens (Bass) and Noel Woods (Drums), and topped with the guitar of Dafydd Owens, keys from Andy Challinor and Natalie Phelps on vocals an sax, they take you through their looking glass giving you an insight into music the way they see it – as a cultured electric band pumping out get ‘em up good times.
Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Flats and Sharps

Flats and Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

2020 is a new album year for Flats and Sharps – a wonderful collection of songs that is sure to only increase their popularity as a highly skilled Bluegrass outfit.

"I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund" -.Mark Ellen, R2 Magazine 

"The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire" -. Fred Deller, Mojo

"One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands". -

flats and sharps
Fri 21 Feb 2020

Friday Live: Langkamer

The last true heroes of the old South West, Langkamer make good ol’ fashioned guitar music to get your toe nails twitching and your heart strings itching. With feel-good pop hits about things like mortality, anxiety and climate change, if you don’t dig Langkamer you’re probably a square or a narc or both

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 22 Feb 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Alden Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs
and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Their stunning live performances have engaged and impressed audiences across the UK and Europe and have included an extensive support tour with folk legends Show Of Hands and main stage shows at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals.

★★★★★ fRoots – Editors Choice Album Of The Year
★★★★ Songlines – ‘Something of enormous promise’
★★★★★ R2 – ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’
‘It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 28 Feb 2020

Friday Live: Ji & The Rainbirds

“Feel-good folk meets sun-kissed soul.“

Showcasing the songs of singer-songwriter Claire Ji, Ji and the Rainbirds combine the summer sound of soul with jazz-inflected guitar, skiffle drums, soaring strings and up-beat catchy melodies.

With a heartfelt sincerity and an ability to both draw and crowd in and get them dancing, Claire Ji’s songs tell tales from the open road with positive stories of human connection and the reasons we keep living.

After a busy summer of festivals in 2019, they have recently released their debut single Old Eyes, with an EP release set for autumn 2019.

“Up-beat singer-songwriter with a soulful twist...her joyous stage presence will lift your spirits.”— FESTIVAL DI PALADINI, ITALY


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
ji and the rain birds
Sat 29 Feb 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Mighty Vipers

The Mighty Vipers is an eight-piece party machine from the north of England. A composite of brass band culture mixed with the protest activism of punk rock, driven forward with a reggae-inspired groove. 

Just like the black, sooty stuff that fuelled the industrial revolution, the Vipers are miners of kinetic frenzy, both onstage and off, creating a unified sea of sweat, smiles and celebration. Set your brain into defragmentation mode and let the soul man your human.

“Mighty Vipers are a new ska band from Shrewsbury and their album Elemental is a great take on all the bits of the ska story from Rocksteady and Calypso to Punk Ska. Also great lyrics and melodies – It’s hard to disagree with that having heard Chasing the Sun” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Like a steamroller of sound; smashing you round the face with a wet kipper while you make your best sex face” – Express and Star

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 7 Mar 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Schmoozenbergs

Sam Stennett – Guitar, Tom Brydon Smith – Guitar, Ron Phelan – Double Bass, Gina Griffin - Violin.

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. With roots in Gypsy Jazz, and influences beyond, their two guitars, violin and double bass bring you irresistible rhythms, evocative melodies and playful improvisation to create an upbeat and heart-warming sound.

Based in Bristol, the band formed in 2012, and have had a busy seven years of live shows, including festivals (Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Green Man), international dance events and national venue tours.

In 2019, the band wrote and recorded an album of original music, with the support of funding from Arts Council England. On this tour, their live show will contain a mixture of new music from this album (entitled “Awaken”), alongside imaginative interpretations of classic jazz and swing tunes by the likes of Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.

Expect an energetic and engaging live show, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!

“Upbeat good time music” (Songlines)

“a voyage of delight, a foot tapping whirl of expressive energy” (Liverpool Sound and Vision)

“The musicianship is excellent, laidback and accomplished...played with love and abandon” (

Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
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Fri 13 Mar 2020

Friday Live: Katy Hurt

“One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene” - Paul Sexton: BBC Radio 2

“incredible vocals, slick guitar work, excellent rhythm and – most importantly - superb songs” with “raw talent seeping through each track” - Maverick Magazine

Katy Hurt has rapidly become a leading light on the UK Country-Americana scene. 2018 saw her receive a nomination for “Best Country/Folk Act” at the Unsigned Music Awards as well as performing festival slots at Country 2 Country, BlackDeer, Rhythmtree, Cornbury and many more. Katy Hurt is one of those rare talents that can write and perform with equal impact. 

“Hurt’s voice combines Dolly Parton’s twang and Beth Ditto’s soul” - Roland Monger

Katy spent 2017 and 2018 performing at 100+ shows each year around the country since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me” and highly praised singles from her recently released EP “Unfinished Business, with songs impressing fans by combining the honest lyrical content of country with riffs and haunting vocals.

Katy’s performance at The Pilton Party, highly praised by Michael Eavis, introduced crowds to her latest singles displaying great crossover potential into the rock, pop and blues genres.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 20 Mar 2020

The Harcourt Players

The Harcourt Players are a duo that play live music whilst you watch classic movies from the silent movie era.
They use an array of instruments to bring films to life, usually performing along side of the screen when possible.
In 2020 The Harcourt Players are going to be touring with the cult classic film NOSFERATU, F.W Murnaw's 1922  much loved movie.
They will be once again using an array of instruments and playing their own self composed  music live while audiences enjoy this wonderful movie.
Instruments used - electric and acoustic guitars, harmonicas, sampler and numerous percussion instruments.
The duo will be bringing a very modern approach to this 1922 film, creating eerie, joyous or scary soundscapes where ever needed.
This is the duos 3rd film show having started in 2018 with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin films and then 2019 with Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton films,
These where also the duos own brand new original scores this time using acoustic instruments only, guitar,banjo,harmonicas and percussion.
Doors open 7pm / Film starts 8pm.
Tickets are £6 advance and £8 on the door - CASH ONLY!
Community event 7.00pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: True Strays

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ.

Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles

“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” – The List

“A hip-shaking barrage of blues rock n roll.”  Clunk Magazine

“Their creations have vitality, it’s more than just words and music, they pack a real punch and make you sit up and take notice…” – Blues & Roots Radio

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Sat 11 Apr 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Crinkle Cuts

Crinkle Cuts bring a world of heavy grooves, tantric funk and soulful skanks. From Bristol, the 7-piece have brought their electric live show to stages across the UK and Europe and have built up a reputation for getting crowds dancing through the night, whilst they dance through the stage.

They have recently released their debut 13-track album, produced by Kris Burton and recorded at Monnow Valley Studios and Music APE Studios and mastered by Chris Wright at Abbey Road.

"The Pleasure is All Yours" is perhaps best imagined by thinking of a mix of early Chili's, and the Cat Empire by way of the Black Seeds. Album artwork designed by legendary urban artist Sweettoof.

The new singles "Whiskey Smile" and "Pick Up the Junk" are out NOW to stream or download on all platforms; watch this space as the only way is up for the UK's only self-proclaimed Tantric Funk band.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based couple Alyssa and Doug Graham. Growing up as kids in the Jersey suburbs the two would sneak into New York City to hear their favorite bands play, they have been performing together ever since. The band burst onto the scene with their 2013 debut, Riverman’s Daughter, featuring songs written while traveling the Mississippi. The album was a worldwide smash in a booming Americana scene, spending 11 weeks in the Top 40 at radio.

The 2015 follow-up, Glory Bound, influenced by the couple’s train adventure all over America, was declared, “easily one of the best Americana albums of the year” [No Depression]. Rattle the Hocks, a film directed by North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson, chronicled the journey and became an international film-festival favorite.

With their new album, comes a new sound. Kids Like Us, is a love letter to timeless pop albums, harkening back to when Brian Wilson & Dusty Springfield ruled the airwaves. Written during a wild motorcycle ride along Route 66, at the height of the 2016 election season, the chaotic stimulus they witnessed was channeled into bold, aching melodies that grew out of motel-room whispers and studio experimentation. “Everything about Route 66 – the neon signs, motels, cars, the menus – are stuck in a different time,” Alyssa says. As a result, the music has moments of fantasy & the supernatural. It’s big, lush, ambitious & profoundly satisfying with its own unique alt pop sensibility.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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