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Jon Doran & The Northern Assembly

By Richard |

Jon Doran & The Northern Assembly are a ground-breaking new collaboration that seek to capture the excitement that lies within traditional song and breathe new life into old stories from the British Isles. The trio formed with a desire to introduce these songs to new audiences by injecting the energy they feel these narratives deserve.  […]

Barnstormers Comedy Club Feb 24

By Richard |

Amother fantastic night of comedy with 3 acts from the national circuit and our Barnstormers compere.

Looking for Me Friend

By Richard |

 The Music of Victoria Wood “The most feel-good show in town”⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (The Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughter throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria’s very own school-chums and colleagues. Featuring the star of BBC1’s ‘All Together Now’, Paulus The Cabaret Geek “King of Cabaret” (The Stage) […]


By Richard |

“There’s something of the proverbial elder statesman about Peter Knight, in terms of his place in music, which cannot be overstated. It’s not just in the quality of his playing…there’s a focus on the sheer inventiveness of Peter’s playing, in the adventurous arrangements he shares with his collaborators, and in his musical leadership” Northern Sky […]

Josienne Clarke 

By Richard |

Indie-folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Josienne Clarke is often said to draw on traditional British folk inspirations, but is a thoroughly modern, multifaceted artist who follows her own compass. Blessed with a voice of crystalline beauty and clarity that has been compared to Sandy Denny, her myriad talents translate effortlessly to the live space […]

Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN

By Richard |

Dyad Productions Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN by Jane Austen. Based on Jane Austen’s first full-length work from 1794, and created entirely from letters. Performed by Rebecca Vaughan, directed by Andrew Margerison from the award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One’s Own. Austen’s Women […]

Sax on Sunday with Gareth Moulton

By Richard |

Snake Davis and Gareth Moulton is an established act now, not just an occasional thing anymore.. The pair reckon Ropery Hall is the ideal venue for them. Mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz and soul. Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known […]

Nine Years

By Richard |

The Barton Film Premiere Nine Years is a coming of age story following a headstrong Bartonian teen pursuing her dreams of a career in music, set in the shadow of the building of the Humber Bridge. Based on real life stories with music by Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South. Built by Fox&Cox Productions and […]

The Often Herd

By Richard |

Bluegrass band The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of the genre. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. This unique approach won them […]

The Haar

By Richard |

The Haar introduces the formidable singing talent of All-Ireland Scór na nÓg winner Molly Donnery combined with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk and traditional music circuit: Cormac Byrne (BBC Folk Award/Show of Hands/Seth Lakeman), Adam Summerhayes, and Murray Grainger (both of the FATEA award-winning Ciderhouse Rebellion). This is music that is […]

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