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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

He has won multiple awards including an incredible seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau Midnight and Closedown was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

'Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order...a breath of fresh air' Songlines

'Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Siobhan Miller

One of Scotland’s foremost folk singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent.

She is renowned for her unique vocal style paired with evocative song-writing, and a fusion of indie and alternative music with her strong folk roots. She is backed by three musicians on guitar, bass and fiddle.

WHY? Alongside a 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, she is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards

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Siobhan Miller's Website

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Rosemary Clooney: A Life in Song

Natasha Seale fronts an all-star band to celebrate the life and music of the iconic vocalist Rosemary Clooney.

She presents her heartfelt tribute through a blend of narrative and a repertoire drawn from the delights of the 1950’s popular song book. Expect sensational swing, Latin grooves and familiar favourites steeped in the jazz tradition.

Natasha’s infectious energy and superb vocal performance take audiences on a journey through Rosemary’s rich and diverse career spanning 50 years. With classic favourites such as Come on-a My House to the Concord years featuring songs by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. She weaves charming anecdotes around the glitterati and close company Clooney kept with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, The Gershwins, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland.

WHY? ‘Natasha brings her own blend of pizzazz and musicality, breathing new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed’ Claire Martin OBE

‘A delight to listen to’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

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Natasha Seale's website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO Again really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday. The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. Expect the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals.

WHY? With all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven and more

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Halloween Barn Dance

A spooky Halloween Barn Dance featuring live music from Norden Farm favourites Cut a Shine.

Dance your socks off in wigs, hats and costumes while raising the rafters of the 18th century Long Barn.

Zombies, Ghosts and Witches all welcome …

Long Barn
£15

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John Lennon Tribute UK

Visualise a young Lennon and you have Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band and from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget.

The Lennon Retrospective is a two hour show that promises to take you on a journey through John Lennon’s popular back catalogue, serving up classic solos and Lennon penned early Beatles classics.

Fronted by Gaz Keenan, the band of professional musicians have played theatres countywide with the show, designed to offer an authentic Lennon experience.

A look alike and sound alike, Gaz featured in the ITV show The Big Audition which he went on to win. His ability to recreate John's soulful vocals alongside passionate guitar and piano work, is clear to see on stage. The show is stitched together with costume changes, uncanny mannerisms and caustic wit.

WHY? 'No-one can top Gaz who looks like Lennon in his early years' The Daily Express

Courtyard Theatre
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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic era line-ups reunite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music. Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe, gaining a reputation as one of the UK most captivating bands, both musically and visually.

Highlights of the band’s career include regular sold-out tours and appearances at major festivals.

The line up includes:

Mark Stanway (keyboards) (Magnum 1980-2016, Grand Slam)
Micky Barker (drums) (Magnum 1985-95)
Richard Bailey (keyboards, flute) (Magnum 1975-80, Whitesnake)
Mo Birch (vocals, percussion) (Magnum, Go West, UB40)

For their 2020/21 tour dates Kingdom of Madness are joined by acclaimed vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade as lead vocalist of Black Sabbath.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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