Clive Gregson


Thursday 28th November 2020 8pm

Clive Gregson

Tickets: £10 from the Globe or www.wegottickets.com


Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer from cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at
the end of 1984. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric band approach. Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence.

Website: clivegregson.com

Martin Carthy


Thursday 20th February 2020 8pm

Martin Carthy

Support: Sam BaxterTickets: £12 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com
Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Website: https://alanbearmanmusic.co.uk/artists/martin-carthy/

John Kirkpatrick


Thursday 12th March 2020 8pm

John Kirkpatrick

Support: TBC
Tickets: £12 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

Website: www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

Les Barker


Thursday 26th March 2020 8pm

Les Barker

Tickets: £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.

Les began his career as assistant to Mrs Ackroyd, a small hairy mongrel who lay around in folk clubs, bit people and became famous. Mrs Ackroyd was the only dog ever to own her own record label. Since her sad demise, Les is mainly a solo performer, though he has taken to working with humans from time to time. The Mrs Ackroyd Band gradually evolved from an ever-changing who's who of the folk scene into a tightly knit, well-rehearsed group. The band are now playing as a trio, without Mr Barker, and will be far more tightly knit and well-rehearsed. Mr Barker's Welsh songs are occasionally performed by a trio of Welsh musicians who have had the good sense to keep him out of the band.

Les has several solo albums to his credit: 'Dogologues', An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables', 'A Cardi and Bloke', 'Up the creek without a poodle', 'Arovertherapy', 'The War on Terrier' and 'Daydream Retriever'. He has travelled the length, breadth and height of Great Britain, as well as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and - both solo and with the band - the United States and Canada, and has more recently won prizes for his Welsh poetry, including 5 small chairs, a  big one and a stool, and has now completed a DVD of his Welsh poetry with photos and musical accompaniment.


Website: www.mrsackroyd.com

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band


Thursday 11th June 2020 8pm

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Support: TBC

Tickets: £7 available from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com


Describing the band as “a cross between The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Session Band – with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure”, Leeds Music Scene said the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band left them “spellbound and desperate for more!” Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the Year, and a published songwriter with Sony.

Website: http://www.jonpalmeracousticband.com/about/

The Hayes Sisters


Thursday 9th July 2020 8pm

The Hayes Sisters

Support: Ali and the Als

Tickets from www.wegottickets.com or The Globe

Take three girls. Name them Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer. Bring them up in a home where someone is always singing. Listen to them start to sing in harmony from a very young age. Realise that nature has blessed them with rather beautiful voices. Give them a guitar. Discover that they have a natural musical ability. Mix together; and you have a promising musical trio – “The Hayes Sisters”.

Website: https://www.thehayessisters.com/

Lucy Ward



Thursday 19th November 2020 8pm

Lucy Ward

Support: TBC

Tickets £10 from the Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage.

Having come up through the folk tradition, Ward’s music has a sense of rooted belonging. She is BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the prestigious BBC Folk Singer of the Year.

Named ‘Brit-folks most forthright new young talent’ by MOJO and ‘inspiring’ by Billy Bragg, it’s easy to see why this young singer songwriter is in such demand.

Website: www.lucywardsings.com