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Saturday 14th April 2018

MIRANDA SYKES : 8pm

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’, is returning to her roots. With a career spanning over 20 years (during which time she has played with many high-profile folk musicians and singers), she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.

‘Borrowed Places’ is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire, seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Sykes interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all.

Miranda says, “The themes of ‘Borrowed Places’ are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists, but most of all it lives and breathes. I’m really proud of the album and I can’t wait to showcase it on my upcoming solo tour.”

“Emotionally engaging, these clearly enunciated and beautifully expressed songs with their deftly executed musical accompaniment constitute a truly enchanting package.” The Living Tradition

Miranda will be bringing her unique brand of magic to a string of village halls, folk clubs and venues throughout the country in early 2018. Tickets for ‘Borrowed Places’ are on sale now.
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Saturday 28th April 2018

Keith James in concert - The Songs of Leonard Cohen : 8pm

His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine
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Saturday 9th June 2018

HEY BEATLES : 8pm

Relive the sounds and excitement of the 60's with Hey Beatles, the premier Beatles tribute act, showcasing the Fab Four’s biggest hits in a special show at Under the Edge Arts.

Hey Beatles perfectly capture the live feel and excitement of the band at their peak and their show promises to be an unmissable event!

Book early to avoid disappointment!
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Saturday 14th July 2018

Lewis Clark & The Essentials : 8pm

Lewis Clark & The Essentials are a Bristol based band occupying the realms of Vaudeville and the blues with unique harmonies and lyrical renderings across a range of artistic intentions.

The band released their first album Vinyl Love last year and were hosted on BBC Introducing with their first single ‘I Know It’s Over Now’. Their upcoming show ‘Vaudeville’ explores the musical concept of a renegade Harlequinn in a show that melds the kitsch vaudeville styles of by-gone days with wider stylistic innovations.

This show ties in with the 250th anniversary of circus in the UK and will be supplemented with original songs from the previous album.
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Saturday 3rd November 2018

SEAN TAYLOR : 8pm

''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror

''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine

''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine

''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the international roots and blues circuit. His new album 'Flood & Burn' was recorded in Austin, TX with legendary producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) ... Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie. Sean tours both solo and with his band ...

''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian

"Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb

''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10

''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson
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