Events — Gigs

Della Mae + Rachel Baiman

With their new album Headlight, this all-female, Grammy Award nominated band have boldly broken genre convention, pushing beyond their bluegrass roots to embrace the album’s potential as a platform for change. They’ve delivered a collection of songs at turns fearlessly personal and powerfully resonant.

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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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Eliza Carthy Restitute Live

Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy herself is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally a homely affair, recorded as it was at Eliza’s home in the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Rob Auton: The Time Show

The Time Show’ is the latest comedy/theatre/spoken word show by writer and performer of some of what he writes Rob Auton, “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide) now turns his attention to time. He will be asking questions such as “What time is it?” and “What is it time?”

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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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Twinnie – *SOLD OUT*

From York to Hollywood and back again, Twinnie has filled her time thoroughly. From acting in Hollyoaks, staring in major theatre productions, appearing in various US films and embarking on a singing career that’s seen repeat performances at Country2Country and seen her playlisted on Radio 2. This very short UK tour celebrates the release of her debut album ‘Hollywood Gypsy’.

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Graceland – A Celebration of Paul Simon’s Classic

The gang return with the sounds of Paul Simon’s classic album, as re-created by Gary Stewart (Hope & Social/Rosie Doonan) and his talented band. Expect the infectious South African rhythms and melodies of these timeless songs and a generous handful of other Simon classics for good measure!

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Richard Dawson – *SOLD OUT*

Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, will finally be coming back to York!
His 6th record, 2020, was an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study, a personal commentary for a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown. This is England today.

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