John Kirkpatrick


Thursday 12th March 2020 8pm

John Kirkpatrick

Support: Dark Peak Trio
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

Sean Taylor



Thursday 3rd October 2019 8pm

Sean Taylor

Support: GJ Armstrong

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

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/

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

Andy Irvine - SOLD OUT


Thursday 7th November 2019 8pm

Andy Irvine

Support: TBC

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

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Website: www.andyirvine.com

The Black Edds


Thursday 11th April 2019 8pm

The Black Edds

Support: Jon Palmer & Wendy Ross

Tickets: www.wegottickets.com

The fabulous Black Edds featuring Clive Gregson...  Playing a select few local gigs while Clive Gregson is back in the area. Featuring Bonz Barnes: Vocals, Banjo, Dobro, Guitar Clive Gregson: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Accordion Jim Schofield: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin



Rosie Arnfield


Thursday 19th September 2019

Rosie Arnfield

Support: Lou Clarke Trio

Advance tickets £7 from: www.wegottickets.com

Rosie Arnfield is a songstress from Glossop, Derbyshire. With her piano she composes moody, melodic & heartfelt songs in a cinematic style that will transport you into her atmospheric dream world. Her songs are inspired by the beautiful Peak District that she so often strolls in, the passing of the seasons, as well as her travels around the world. Her influences include Judee Sill, Joni Mitchell, Lana Del Ray, Karen Carpenter & Goldfrapp.

For the first time Rosie hopes to be joined by double bassist Gavin Barras and Cellist Claire Babbington for this performance!


Website: https://www.rosiearnfield.co.uk/

Mikey Kenney


Thursday 20th June 2019 8pm

Mikey Kenney

Support: Michael Burns

Tickets £8 from The Globe or wegottickets.com

Fiddle, Vocals, Concertina, described by Bearded Magazine as “A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney’s music...is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind.... Once heard, never forgotten.”  Mikey Kenney is a fiddle player and balladeer from Liverpool, whose playing is steeped in both English and Irish traditional music.

Well known as a constant traveller and collaborator, Mikey is a member of the acclaimed Robert Burns' celebration Band of Burns and works regularly with Italian legend Vinicio Capossela.  Mikey’s new solo album, The Reverie Road, allows the listener a dreamy, intriguing journey to quell the world-weary soul and transport it to another time and place. Inspired by his home city of Liverpool’s haunts, his time travelling and working in Italy, traditional fiddle music, poetry and lands farther afield, this album is at the forefront of creative and imaginative music-making through melody and rhyme.


Website: www.mikeykenney.co.uk

Daria Kulesh with Marina Osman


Thursday 4th July 2019 8pm

Daria Kulesh with Marina Osman

Support: TBC

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

Marina Osman is Folking.com Musician of the Year (2019)

Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites (commissioned by Pushkin House). Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.

Website: www.daria-kulesh.co.uk/with-marina-osman

Trio Durand Millet Railard


Thursday 5th September 2019 8pm

Trio Durand Millet Railard

Support: TBC

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

The Trio Durand Millet Raillard is a French traditional group of young musicians from Morvan.

Gregoire Durand: violin
Quentin Millet: bagpipes
Alex Raillard: guitar

They mainly explore a repertoire of traditional Morvan music from which they create modern, dynamic and original arrangements for an energetic performance.

Website: http://www.triodmr.com/