Friday Live

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Poetry: Kate Noakes and QUIRK

Kate will be providing her Writing on Skin Workshop in the afternoon followed by a reading in the evening. 

She will be joined by local literary production QUIRK.

This event is in partnership with The Poetry Bookshop and QUIRK.

Community event 8.00pm
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Friday Night Comedy!

The return of Friday Night Comedy!

We bring you more stand up comedy with a twist!

‘Warmth, wit and musical genius. One to look out for." - Torquay Comedy Club

Headliner: JEFF JAPERS

Jeff Japers performs comedy songs accompanied by a slideshow and a stuffed sheep resulting in  an entertaining performance of inoffensive daftness. 

"A musical comedy genius / idiot" - Neath Comedy Festival

"like John Shuttleworth on pro plus" - Chortle

"The audience loved the daftness of it" - Chortle

Plus performances from: Dylan Jones, Paul Hilleard & Alex Perkes. 

Tickets are £8 -CASH ONLY!  

Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 6 Sep 2019

Closed for a Private Event

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

See more information on private hire options at the venue here
Community event 5.00pm
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Friday Live: The Songs of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert - The Songs of Nick Drake by Keith James

This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake.

Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch.

Nick Drake is the most revered of all this country’s songwriters. He recorded three Albums 1969 - 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his death in 1974, aged 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. 

A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. Keith was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result has been over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to thousands of shows in venues in the UK and across Europe including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘Meticulous dissection of Nick Drake’ idiosyncratic guitar techniques handled with surgical precision’ Northern Sky

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times 

Keith James’ website    

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Fri 27 Sep 2019

Bright Field

A new quarterly night celebrating the start of each season in music and spoken word from the borders and beyond, curated by Guardian/Observer/Radio 3 journalist and broadcaster Jude Rogers. The inaugural Autumn edition presents Sam Lee ("Britain's most inventive folk singer" - Songlines), in advance of his new Bernard Butler-produced third album, Emma Daman of Powys psychedelic trio Islet with her new solo project, and Radnorshire's Richard King, author of the critically-acclaimed book about landscape and music, The Lark Ascending (Faber & Faber). DJs come from the fantastic local Weirdshire Collective. 

More info here:

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Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 11 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Megan Dixon-Hood

 A sound of ethereal alternative art rock/folk, a fairytale world that hints at Florence + the Machine and AURORA; this is Megan Dixon-Hood.

The cheshire born singer songwriter has begun to make waves on the music scene and the end of 2018 saw her release her new EP ‘Tales From The North’. A set of songs inspired by folk tales, stories and nature including ‘Sea of Ice' and 'Drown’ both accompanied by enchanting music videos. Over the past couple of years, Megan has carried out a busy festival schedule including Rock the Farm, Great Escape Festival, Cornbury, Glass Butter Beach, Middlewich Folk Festival, Sidmouth Fringe Festival and supported Rag’N’Bone Man.

She recently collaborated with Manchester’s The Untold Orchestra to bring her songs to life in another way with the help of the 18 piece orchestra and her band for her latest release.

“Megan Dixon Hood is well beyond her years in terms of lyrical prowess, song depth, and musicality and she weaves a mesmerising web of alternative folk warmth” - Atwood Magazine

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 18 Oct 2019

The Spirit Wizard Show - Journey Beyond Imagination

Mario Morris has entertained audiences for over two and half decades in 27 countries. He is the winner of numerous first place awards. He is an expert Magician and is the founder of the School of Busking in the UK and a teacher at the Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas.

This show is a journey of mindful mind reading, psychic experiments and bizarre wonders of mysterious possibilities. The show promisess to be inspiring, entertaining and breathtaking. From laughter to sheer astonishment.  The show will empower you and your friends or party of guests to the wonders of your mind, dreams, goals, aims and the magical possibilities that life presents us.

Bizarre entertainment of a Paranormal kind. You will question your senses, whilst having fun!

“Mario Morris’s mastery of both indoor and outdoor Magic is really wonderful. I love his Work.” -Eugene Burger, Dean - Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas.

"Don't miss this show" - Magic Bar Live *****

"My favourite thing about The Magic Tales was hearing the gasps of amazement from the audience (children and adults!)" - Nick Jarvis, Booths 

Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Fri 25 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Mark Harrison Band

MARK HARRISON (National + 12-string guitars/vocals) with Charles Benfield (double bass) AND Ben Welburn (drums/percussion). 

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK.  His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him and his band (consisting of some of the UK’s top roots musicians) to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s Pick Of The Week show, 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.

‘really excellent … he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them’ (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)

‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ (Classic Rock Magazine)

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

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Fri 25 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Ailsa Tully + support from Gillie

Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa Tully is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing.

As a cellist Ailsa has an unusual approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has recently turned to the electric bass to explore a different tone. Ailsa has an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, from modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines. Ailsa has been featured on BBC radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman and Ronnie Scotts.

Support comes from Gillie. Her music centers around an alt - pop sound with an undercurrent of folk influenced narrative.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 8 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Son of John & John Parker

After a little antipodean hiatus Son Of John (Jacob Johnson) is back performing with renowned double bassist John Parker. Last year the duo released their debut E.P “Live at Fieldgate Studio”. The duo takes Jacob’s own material as well as traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, to create intimate yet vibrant gigs. With the mix of Jacob’s “husky drawl...and.. effortless picking” (Fatea) mixed with John’s ability “teasing the most amazing sounds, bowing, plucking, sawing and downright thrashing to remarkable effect” out of his instrument, the duo wander from old timey foot stompers to slower more ambient songwriter ballads.

“..a series of intricately and sometimes delicately orchestrated, vignettes and ballads that switch in a heartbeat from reference points as diverse as Appalachian Bluegrass to the arid string patterns of the Maghreb.” – Slap Magazine

“....enthused by a deep vocal style amidst a swathe of emotive strings.” -

“The pairing worked well, with Jacob’s husky vocals, and acoustic guitar, being poked and cajoled by the warm bass line stirred by JP.”

“As with his debut album, the playing is faultless, the original songs outstanding and, if anything, the intervening 2 years have rendered Jacob's voice even more distinctive.” – Paul Jackson(Fatea)

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm