Saturday: Shenanigans

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Junior Bill + support from Jakey Boy Hughes

Junior Bill’s streetwise sound is both refreshingly youthful and politically mature. The young Cardiff five piece’s songs brim with witty playground limericks and latin melodies so catchy they distract you from the tragic subtexts of division, decline and gentrification.

The music is hugely danceable too. Dubby basslines and concrete grooves underpin a dub-soaked global-local collage of sound. It's a blend that makes them the natural torch-bearers of a vein of Jamaican-influenced British songwriting running from Jerry Dammers to Jamie T.

Since meeting in their local community centre at the tilt of their teenage years, they have grown from youth club loiterers into electric and brilliant showmen, delighting crowds up and down the country. After touring with Danny Goffey of Supergrass fame, gaining the support of BBC Radio Wales and winning a Cardiff Music Award, the Bill are ready to take their poignant, vital and honest music to the world.

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Sat 27 Jul 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Trials of Cato

The remarkable rise of energetic trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. Dubbed "The Sex Pistols of folk,” (J Davis) they pay clear homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

“One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Fascinating stuff”Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music

“Swaggering… glossy results”The Guardian

“One of the most impressive debut folk albums of the year ★★★★” – Songlines

“Full of verve… they delight festival audiences ★★★★” – RnR

“A band name on everyone’s lips… few debut albums have as much vitality and impact”fRoots

“The Trials of Cato are about to hit the earth’s atmosphere with a bang, so sit back and enjoy the fireworks”FRUK

“The Sex Pistols of folk”John Davis, Metropolis Studios (U2, Led Zeppelin, Gorillaz)

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sat 3 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Rainbreakers

Rainbreakers create tasty and soulful melodies within a garage-rock style. Clearly having a foothold within the sounds of their own generation, they are quickly building a reputation for being one of the freshest live bands to surface from the UK.

Crafting their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, Rainbreakers bridge the gap between blues, rock and soul. Showcasing their original material using gritty guitars and soulful vocals, their songs shift from heavy to delicate in an instant while remaining highly emotive and pulling everyone in around them.

Having toured across the UK and Mainland Europe, this tenacious four-piece from the West Midlands, have won over crowds with their unmistakable sound. Sharing stages with artists such as; The Kris Barras Band, Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, Wille and the Bandits, Ryan Mcgarvey, The London Souls, Bad Touch, Sly Digs and Laurence Jones.

Performances at festivals like The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and Wilderness Festival have seen the band receive accolades including nominations for the UK Blues Challenge and Best Emerging Artist in the British Blues Awards 2016. Cementing Rainbreakers status as one of the brightest acts to materialise in recent times.

“A breath of fresh air on the current UK blues scene” – Blues and Soul Magazine

“R n B with attitude, full of tasty riffs and delicious licks” – Bluesdoodles

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
Sat 17 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: FiddleBop

FiddleBop! Sparkling songs and tasty tunes... daily-bread jazz from the 1920s (when "jazz was king"), chilli-hot swing and bop from later decades, jazzy-flavoured sides of classic pop, and of songs written just yesterday. Rich with instrumental pizzazz, tangy vocal harmonies, and lightly seasoned with wit, repartee and banter.

Music which can be sweet and chilled. Their delicate instrumental explorations of John Coltrane's exquisite "Naima", or the tender and nostalgic close-harmony vocals of "Here, There, and Everywhere" for example. And music which, with its Gypsy jazz roots, can most definitely be hot unto cooking. FiddleBop will get those feet stomping and get that heart thumping (in a good way, of course) for the traditional Gypsy tune "Dark Eyes", when they're searing through Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia", and for their funky version of oldie-but-goodie "Sweet Georgia Brown". 

"And (please excuse us, we're about to blow our own trumpet) that's one reason why audiences love FiddleBop's "jazz with Gypsy zing", our unique beggars-in-velvet flavour of jazz music".

FREE ENTRY! Donations will be on taken for Hay Cat Rescue on the night.

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 24 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: New City Sound

New City Sound -  House Music Record Label, Production and DJ Collective.

For bank holiday this year the globe brings you this passionate and exciting record label to the floor. Their reputation has meant they've played alongside industry greats such as Fat Boy Slim, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson, Danny Rampling, Kklass, Soul Central, Jazzie B, Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, The Shapeshifters, Junior Jack, Kid Creme, Bushwaka!, Carl Cox and Pete Tong.

Come join us on the dance floor and send the last bank holiday of 2019 off in style!

Expect: Disco | Funk | House | Dub | Dance and good vibes only!

Tickets only £5 early bird get yours now! 


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 31 Aug 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Huw Eddy & The Carnival

Huw Eddy & The Carnival bring uncompromising passion and unrivaled revelry that has driven audiences all over the UK and Europe to throw down their drinks and inhibitions to enter into the moment like never before.

Collecting the carnival together from each corner of the British Isles, Huw and his band bring influences of indie rock and folk with northern soul overtones.

Songs of joy and heartache combine in a triumphant, non stop, electric show.
2018 is the bands busiest year yet, with a huge festival season including shows at Boomtown, Beautiful days, Car Fest and Watchet Festival – to name a few! Following this, the band will be heading out as support for Natalia Tena’s ‘Molotov Jukebox ‘ in September, with their very own UK headline tour in October.

They have received international airplay across the world for their singles In 2017, and BBC Scotland granting them track of the week for their single ‘Fading’. The band are now set to release their debut EP in November 2018 – Huw Eddy & The Carnival are relentlessly building momentum to bring their pulsating parade to the masses.

"Great Tracks!' Alan Raw (BBC Introducing)

"Gripping folk flair" Carpe Carmina 

“They’ll make you want to dance with your lover and feel on top of the world” – Ryan Cassata


Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
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Sat 7 Sep 2019

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 10.00am
Sat 14 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Reggae Pie

 Long running Hereford club night REGGAE PIE were formed in 2011 by married DJ’s Nico Demus and Ally Baba.

 As well as founding and playing for Reggae Pie, the DJs have performed at venues all over the country including at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium and in support of illustrious acts such as Craig Charles, the Blockheads and the late DJ Derek.

 Reggae Pie now as a residency at Babar Café in Hereford where the night is the exciting new venue’s biggest pull. Pie revellers always know that the music and atmosphere will be foot stompingly good quality fun.

The night pulls in a wide range of age groups, being loved by everyone from the faithful ska and reggae fans of the 70’s and 80’s as well as finding new younger reggae heads.

Nico Demus is particularly well known for finishing off the nights with a climactic ska set, although he also loves dancehall, Calypso and dub. His tastes lie in the old school side of reggae although there are many new bands creating music whose music he celebrates.

 Ally Baba arrived at Reggae through the tunes from the Jamaican songstresses of the 70’s. Now her set includes genius tracks by new artists who songs can’t help but rip into your boots, as well as fabulous reggae mash ups and remixes.

 Reggae Pie also has a stable of other DJs and bands, where no one Reggae Pie is like any other. For this third gig at the Globe in Hay however, it will be the founders themselves who will came to play for your ultimate enjoyment!

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 21 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Dessie Magee

Brighton based folk/rock singer-songwriter Dessie Magee, hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

With a diverse musical background, Dessie’s music has recently taken a softer approach drawing influences from the likes of Hozier, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff and Fink, though not leaving his heavy roots behind. Since then Dessie has gone on to sell out headline shows in Brighton, London and Northern Ireland, appeared at festivals such as Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival and had great success touring America the summer of 2017. His debut single ‘Maze’ was picked as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’, The Unsigned Guide’s ‘Track Of The Month’, which spent over a month in the top five of the French charts and racked up over 100,000 video views. His next release ‘Castle’ gained over 105k video views. 

“Dessie Magee’s vocals were most outstanding on ‘Maze'” – BBC Radio 1

“Amazing and powerful vocals” – Wolf in Suit

“…an energetic and powerful folk music that takes us from the first seconds of the song.” – Music For Your Heart

“We’ve discovered the next big Singer songwriting talent from Brighton for you, DESSIE MAGEE.” – We Love That Sound


Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Butcher's Dog Show!


The Sundown Jazz Society, Jakey Boy Hughes and your hosts The Butcher’s Dogs!

‘The Butcher’s Dog Show’ is a semi-regular occurrence organised by the quirky ol’ Butcher’s Dogs band personnel - for the purposes of - reasons to be cheerful in the dreary Shires, - the dance floor jumpin’ about committee - and by order of the singalong. Giving opportunities to aspiring song-and-dance people, open mic sensations and the occasional bona fide legend the whole of the Herefordshire & Powys county over!

An alternative to the local open mic homogeny. Tickets are £3 advance and £5 on the door - CASH ONLY! 

Community event 8.00pm
Sat 9 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Washboard Resonators

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, hokum, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. 
An evening of great fun for people all ages and musical tastes this one is not to be missed!

Doors open 8pm / Starts at 8:30pm.

Buy your tickets here

Community event 8.30pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019

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

Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s 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.

The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.

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.

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2

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

‘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

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

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


Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm