Edwina Hayes

Thursday 30th November 8pm

Edwina Hayes

Support: Emma & The Professor with Luke Day

Tickets £8 from The Globe, www.wegottickets.com
Or to reserve, contact: Jamie Knowles
Phone: 07512 214 668
Email: jamiefknowles@googlemail.com

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.

Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.

Edwina is often invited to guest on studio albums and support major artists on tour and as well as touring with Jools Holland, Van Morrison and Nanci Griffith, Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters.

Website: www.edwinahayes.com

Gavin Barras & The Family Tree

Thursday 19th October 8pm

Gavin Barras & The Family Tree

Support: TBC

Gavin Barras is a professional double bass and electric bass player based in Glossop, who has an established presence on the Manchester jazz scene. He performs regularly throughout the UK and abroad in a variety of performing and recording projects. Gavin’s new album The Family Tree contains ten new compositions all written since becoming a father in 2016. The record also features Gavin playing a double bass built by his own father, a keen stringed instrument maker, who spent 15 years building the bass as a labour of love for his son. The other themes of the album include friendships, childhood memories, family connections and Gavin’s home in the Peak District. The band features Jeff Guntren on tenor saxophone, Jim Faulkner on guitar and Dave Walsh on drums. Recorded in one day at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, The Family Tree also has two tracks with Gavin on acoustic guitar (again built by his father – this one back in 1967), Rhiannon James on viola and Margit van der Zwan on cello.

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

Website: gavinbarras.co.uk

Walklate & Fuschi

Thursday 26th October 2017 8pm

Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi

Support: TBC

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

Mat and Paolo play a diverse, dynamic live set illustrating all shades of Blues and allowing each other’s instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine. Each performance is rock-solid, yet full of inspiration and spontaneity.

Mat and Paolo are an "Electric Blues Duo” from Manchester. They use old tube amplifiers creating a rich tone that brings the listeners back to the very early days of the 1950’s Chicago Blues. Think of Muddy Waters plugging in his red Telecaster for the first time into an old tube amplifier and Little Walter blowing his harmonica through an old Fender Champ amplifier. The result is a magical performance that stands out for its intensity and energy. Although there are two people on stage, they sound like a 10 piece Blues band.

Sean Taylor

Thursday 7th September 2017 8pm

Sean Taylor

Support: Rosie Arnfield

Tickets £8 from The Globe, www.wegottickets.com
Or reserve my contacting Jamie on 07512 214 668

Sean Taylor is a highly reviewed blues, folk and rock'n'roll  singer-songwriter from London who has performed around the world. Best known for his soft smoky voice, superb guitar playing and lyrical intensity, his music is effortlessly beguiling, classy & understated. He has released eight albums and toured all over the world. Sean's main influences are blues, folk and rock'n'roll. He has toured throughout the UK and played Glastonbury Festival four times, Cambridge Folk festival as well as hundreds of other shows in the UK & Europe.

Now that he’s a seasoned performer and recording artist of ten years standing, Sean Taylor has achieved a special maturity — stemming from experience, but also from the excitement in artistic freedom that experience can sometimes bring — with his new album Flood & Burn.

Website: www.seantaylorsongs.com

Sounds From The Cellar

Thursday 15th June 2017 8pm   and...

Thursday 6th July 2017 8pm

Sounds from the Cellar

Tickets £8 from The Globe orwww.wegottickets.com

Lee Bardsley, Amy Griffiths, Paul Higham & India Shan Merrett are a freshly formed, exciting collaboration of local musicians, coming together for special evenings of wonder, song, tunes and merriment. Expect enchanting original compositions, the odd specially selected cover for good measure and a spot of traditional fiddle-all awash with love, luscious harmonies and just the right amount of magic.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/soundsfromthecellar/

Kirk Mcelhinney

Thursday 27th July 2017

Kirk Mcelhinney

Tickets £8 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Support:Steve Roberts

Kirk McElhinney is a passionate singer/song writer  whose soulful voice and insightful lyrics which together with a rich and vibrant mosaic of acoustic guitar picking give him a sound that is both unique and enticing. His concerts are always something of a one-off, due to his free-spirited jamming style and raw energy which captivates audiences everywhere he performs.

Kirk has appeared alongside such luminaries as folk legend Bert Jansch, Tommy Emmanuel, Nick Harper, Katherine Williams, Wizz Jones and Nitin Sawhney who described Kirk's  sound as "…a melting pot of sonic bliss".

Merry Hell

Thursday 7th December 2017 8pm

Merry Hell

Support: TBC

Tickets £12

Festival favourites Merry Hell are a joyous folk-rock explosion of melody, commitment, energy and above all, songs that will stay with you long after listening. Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band. The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90's Folk/punk band, The Tansads. While Merry Hell retains a nucleus of five former Tansads members, brothers John, Bob and Andrew Kettle (guitar, mandolin and vocals respectively), along with keyboard player, Lee Goulding and drummer Andy Jones, the addition of vocalist, Virginia Kettle (wife of John), has helped create a new identity, purpose and spirit, in their music. Her prolific, ingenious and insightful song writing is one of the focal points of Merry Hell's recordings and live performances – her presence has perfectly complemented a group which has taken particular pride in penning original material. 2015 sees the release of their third album, The Ghost In Our House and other stories..., with national tours lined up for Spring and Autumn, the return of Merry Hell Acoustic and a summer filled with festivals.

Website: www.merryhell.co.uk

Pilgrims' Way

Thursday 18th May 2017 8pm

Pilgrims' Way

Support: Smokey Joe

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

Pilgrims' Way - Off the wall, colourful, energetic. With influences starting in early music, passing through Playford and the Morris traditions, picking up prog, soul, and pop, it's impossible to categorise the sound they make as folk music is fed through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine.

Formed by default under a Stockport pub table in early 2010 by Ed, Tom, and past member, Lucy Wright, Pilgrims' Way has grown to incorporate a dazzling array of instrumentation and millinery. With the extraordinarily omni-skilled musician Jon Loomes (22 instruments played on Red Diesel!), and champion Renaissance woodwind parper and oboe wrangler Jude Rees joining along the way, the prospect of an early night is slim.

Website: www.pilgrims-way.net