Venue Info – Socially Distanced Live Concerts

Hi everyone! As we try to navigate our way through this rather tricky scenario please be kind to us. We’re learning too. We’re going to try and do some shows! We all, you guys included, have to adhere to the current local and national event guidance. We’re going to have to be much more organised (and potentially bossy) than we like to be here. Please read the information here before attending a show.

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Rachel Sermanni – *AT THE NCEM, YORK*

It’s a long time since Highlands singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni has been to York. She’s been away starting a family and writing a bunch of beautiful songs which we’re lucky enough to be presenting for you in the National Centre For Early Music across town.

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Herbert (Matthew Herbert DJ Set)

Matthew Herbert dons his HERBERT alias for a DJ set of pacey minimal house, techno and garage. Support comes from Freakin Legend & Earworm honcho Rich Clark , who returns to The Crescent for the first time since the final night of Freakin.

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Keith Christmas

Keith’s career traverses 50 years, from his Mighty Baby-backed 1969 debut ‘Stimulus’ to his appearances at the first Glastonbury a year later and on Bowie’s second eponymous album (aka Space Oddity). He’s dabbled in blues (Weatherman) and instrumentals (Acoustica) and here returns to the organic, emotional folk material in which he excels.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Jamali Maddix: King Crud

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour. With a brand new show for 2021 Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.

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S.D. SHOW – Katy J Pearson

A sneaky socially distanced opportunity to celebrate the release of ‘Return’, the debut record from Katy J Pearson on Bella Union.
It’s a jewel in the dirt by the side of the highway; ten songs which slide effortlessly between lovelorn country, lo-fi folk and glistening, unforgettable pop. It’s fabulous and we’re very pleased to be able to host this intimate show.

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The Trials Of Cato

The remarkable rise of award winning 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.

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The Magpies

Three accomplished musicians in their own right, Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winning guitarist, banjo-player and singer Bella Gaffney, clawhammer banjo player and singer Kate Griffin and acclaimed fiddle-player and tunesmith Holly Brandon draw on their wide-ranging influences to create a unique blend of transatlantic folk. This all-female trio is already establishing a fearsome reputation for their glittering live shows, onstage rapport and genre-busting original and traditional material.

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Willy Mason

Willy Mason returns to The Crescent in celebration of the release of his fourth album.
A great singer-songwriter, a lovely chap and likely with a cracking band too. Alternative leftfield-pop, folk and Americana done with character and fun.

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