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  • Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Tues 11th April 2017

    Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Tues 11th April 2017

    £16.00 + bkg fee | Unreserved Seating | Licensed Bar & Hot Food  |  Doors 7pm Show 8pm

    Genre: Folk

    Tickets for this show are also available over the counter at the village shop in St Madoes, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee.

     

    BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013

    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale.

    Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ‘Hidden People’ & ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’, fans of acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.

    With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

     “An absolute masterclass in how to do it right.”  FESTIVALSFORALL.COM

    “Kathryn Roberts smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.” BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

    "As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk" MOJO

     

    Disabled access:  if you are planning to come the show and require disabled access and/or seating, please contact us in advance by email.

    Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

  • And Then Come The Nightjars - 19th/20th April 2017

    And Then Come The Nightjars - 19th/20th April 2017

    £10.00 + bkg fee  |  Unreserved Seating  |  Hot Food & Licensed Bar  |  Doors 7pm Show 8pm

    Please note: a limited number of tickets for this show will be available over the counter in St Madoes Village Store but NOT in Bandwagon or Groucho's

     

     

    South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter. 

    But when Foot and Mouth sweeps through the British countryside, communities are thrown into chaos. Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun. 

    By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come the Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life. 

     

    'A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy' The Guardian 

    'Intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch' The Daily Telegraph. 

    Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award. 

    Fourteen ★★★★ reviews including: ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★The Evening Standard, ★★★★The Guardian, ★★★★The Telegraph, ★★★★Time Out and six Off West End 

    nominations - including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design. 

     

    Image: Jack Sain

     

     

  • The Simply Amazing Earl Okin - Weds 3rd May 2017

    The Simply Amazing Earl Okin - Weds 3rd May 2017

    £16.50 + bkg fee | Cabaret Seating |  18+ only |  Licensed Bar & Hot Food

    Genre: Comedy/Cabaret

    Tickets for this show are also available over the counter at the village shop in St Madoes, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee.

     

    He's a joy! He is classic! He is a must!"  RUSSELL HUNTER

    For years, Earl Okin has headlined under the byline ‘Musical Genius & Sex Symbol’ (also the name of his SONY CD). He first learnt his stagecraft in folk clubs. When they were replaced by comedy clubs, Earl moved effortlessly from one to the other and has been a headline act on the unforgiving UK alternative comedy circuit for decades, highly respected by all his fellow performers, young and old.

    He began, however, at the Comic Strip, alongside, Rik Mayall, French & Saunders, Nigel Planer et al. Among his admirers are such names as Billy Connolly (who likewise began his career in folk-clubs), Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Izzard (at whose clubs Earl headlined when they were both starting out).

    Among his American admirers are such established names as Emo Philips and Rick Overton. Earl has probably performed more ‘encores’ than just about anyone around and his blend of comedy and music (Tom Lehrer was one of his influences) is in demand literally around the world.  Earl has performed at such festivals as Juste Pour Rire in Montreal, the Adelaide Fringe in Australia and Humorologie in Belgium with equal success.  He regularly performs in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Holland…and at such famous US clubs as The Comedy Store, Caroline’s, The Improv. and The Ice House.

    For 18 years straight, Earl performed at the internationally famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe,consistently coming away in profit…a major achievement, as any Edinburgh performer will agree!

    Last but not least, Earl is in high demand for both corporate and private parties, having entertained not only Queen Elizabeth II but the king and queen of Sweden, too.

    As with everything else he does, Earl Okin’s comedy is unique!
     

    "The Festival is really under way. Earl Okin is back for his 11th consecutive year. He is, if anything, funnier than ever, just as amazing on both guitar and piano, and his 'trumpet' style is still mind blowing. To a most appreciative audience he exercised his magic again. Age does not matter for he appeals to all from 17 to senility. This year's show is 'Nothing To Do With Sex Whatsoever' and if you believe that you'll believe anything.  For much of the time you think he's only ad-libbing, but slowly realise that you are in the presence of a master of the art of cabaret. The man is unmissable as singer, songwriter, Jazz musician, comedian and, possibly my favourite this year, as a dance-track singer. He's a joy! He is classic! He is a must!
    Russell Hunter, reviewing Earl Okin at the Edinburgh Fringe

     


    Check out other reviews of Earls shows here - this man really does have to be seen to be believed!

     

    Disabled access:  if you are planning to come the show and require disabled access and/or seating, please contact us in advance by email.

    Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

  • Hunter & The Bear - Sun 14th May 2017

    Hunter & The Bear - Sun 14th May 2017

    £15.00 + bkg fee | Standing only | Licensed Bar & Hot Food  |  Doors 7pm Show 8pm

    Genre: Rock/Folk

    Tickets for this show are also available over the counter at the village shop in St Madoes, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee.

    As anyone who saw this band at Inchyra in 2014 will know, Hunter & The Bear are one of the UK’s most exciting new bands and pioneers of a long anticipated resurgence of rock & roll. Their combination of melodic sensibility with riff-laden tunes represents the very best of guitar-driven music today. From quality airtime on BBC and national commercial radio, to an unbeatable slot supporting Eric Clapton on his recent arena tour, the band’s deft employment of hard rock riffs and melodic song-craft has seen them championed by some of the biggest names of the rock and roll canon. 

    Consistently on the road, this magnetic four piece generate a momentous buzz wherever they are touring, performing at increasingly bigger venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. This extensive tour of Scotland will follow their hotly anticipated debut album, due for release on May 12th. Come and see why this band have been tipped as the ultimate 'ones to watch'!

     

    Disabled access:  if you are planning to come the show and require disabled access and/or seating, please contact us in advance by email.

    Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

  • Martin Stephenson & The Daintees - Weds 17th May 2017

    Martin Stephenson & The Daintees - Weds 17th May 2017

    £20 + bkg fee | Unreserved Seating | Licensed Bar & Hot Food  |  Doors 7pm Show 8pm

    Genre: Rock/Pop

    Tickets for this show will also available over the counter at the village shop in St Madoes, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee.

    Martin Stephenson has been one of the UK’s best-loved musicians for 30 years. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson’s “must see” live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

    The Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut Boat to Bolivia opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson’s songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth – so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s. (A celebratory tour of the 30 year anniversary of this phenomenally successful album toured the UK at the end of last year). Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country.

    The NME said of Martin’s song craft that he “builds bridges between love and hate, cradle and grave, folk and pop, past and present.”

    Stephenson’s restless troubadour spirit has amassed an extraordinary catalogue of some 40 albums and he is a gifted, entertaining and much-loved performer.

     

    Disabled access:  if you are planning to come the show and require disabled access and/or seating, please contact us in advance by email.

    Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

  • Barbara Dickson w/support Anthony Toner - Wednesday 14th June 2017

    Barbara Dickson w/support Anthony Toner - Wednesday 14th June 2017

    £28.00 + bkg fee | Unreserved Seating | Licensed Bar & Hot Food  |  Doors 7pm Show 8pm

    Tickets for this show go on general release on Friday 10th March at 9.00am and are only available online.

     

    In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take centre stage as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

    Emerging from the Scottish folk scene of the late 1960’s Barbara had enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘Caravan’ and the million-selling number one single, ‘I Know Him So Well’.  As Scotland’s best-selling female album artist she has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums and cemented her status as one of the UK’s best-loved performers . Her stage career has included the roles of the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical, ‘Blood Brothers’ and as Viv Nicholson in ‘Spend Spend Spend,’ both of which have won her an Olivier award for ‘Best Actress’. Barbara was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2002 New Year’s Honours for her services to music and drama and she continues to record and to play to sold-out audiences.

    Nick Holland joined Barbara’s touring band in the mid 2000’s playing keyboards and adding vocals on her ‘Full Circle’ album, the first to feature the style of music she now performs. Barbara and Nick recently started working as a duo with Barbara on guitar and piano and Nick on keyboards – adding harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. They have performed this way in numerous venues including cathedrals, festivals and theatres and developed an intimate rapport with each other and the audience. “It’s a different experience to working with the bigger band” says Barbara, “but just as enjoyable and gives the music breathing space”

     

    And supporting Barbara on this very special night will be Northern Ireland's Anthony Toner.  Anthony is one of Belfast’s most revered songwriters – an artist acclaimed as much for his insightful and poetic lyrics as for his mastery of finger-style guitar and engaging onstage patter. His first single ‘Sailortown’ – released in 2008 - has become one of Northern Ireland’s most requested radio songs, and he has followed it with a string of heart-filled songs just as memorable, including ‘East of Louise’, ‘Well Well Well’, ‘The Road to Fivemiletown’ and most recently ‘Great Big World’. Six albums into his career, he was shortlisted for the inaugural 2014 Northern Ireland Music Prize and has captivated audiences from Belfast to Toronto, by way of Nashville and Austin, sharing the stage along the way with everyone from Barbara to country music heroes Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith and blues/jazz superstar Van Morrison.

    REVIEWS:

    'Make sure you take some time and get to know Anthony Toner. I have a feeling that Belfast isn't big enough to hold him for much longer. ' Wildy's World

    'Anthony Toner is Ireland's Best Kept Secret; but with albums the quality of this, it won't be long before the mainstream catches on'  No Depression

    'This is a musician who knows his trade. His storytelling songs are wry and lyrical... it's no wonder Toner's reputation is growing' - Daily Telegraph Music, Best Folk Albums of 2015.