CHASTITY BROWN IN CONCERT – Saturday 29 September 2018

“Brooding soul eloquence, alt-rock wiriness, atmospheric pop sweetening and folk-inflected naturalness”
— NPR Music

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/activist Ani Difranco.

Here’s the official video for Chastity’s song ‘Wake up’

Visit Chastity’s website

Support for the evening comes from Paul Handyside. Paul is a folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Chris Difford, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Martin Carthy.

He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! The jangle pop band had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records from 1982 to 1991 and toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware labelmate Martin Stephenson.

Visit Paul’s website here

Tickets are available from Skiddle

HALLOWEEN MAKERS MARKET – Saturday 28 October 2017

Our wonderful makers market returns on Saturday 20 October – this time with a Halloween theme. It promises to be a great family day out with shopping, pumpkin carvings and children’s fancy dress completion.

Variety of stalls including: body shop, jams & chutneys, cheese, sweets, cake, personalised items, homemade soaps, bath bombs, candles, melts and homewares.

There’s also a cafe providing hot food and drink to have a break from shopping.

The market opens at 1000 and will close at 1600.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

AN EVENING WITH JESTER B – Saturday 21 October

Jester B are Jeremy Woodhead and Bryan Thomson. Together they have a passion for acoustic music and harmony singing.

Their blend of finely honed vocals and accurate renditions of classic songs, an inclusion of self penned and collaborative songs and their stage presence form the keystone to a splendid live show.

Jester B are influenced by many famous artistes, including: Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young. The Everley Brothers, Crowded House and Bob Dylan. We are delighted to welcome Jester B to the mill for what promises to be a warm, engaging and entertaining evening from this highly accomplished and talented duo.

Tickets are £6 on the door.

Hot food and drinks will be on sale – bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ILmJjaalg

TONY MOORE IN CONCERT – Friday 20 October 2017

Award winning singer/songwriter and entertainer Tony Moore has had one of the most eclectic and diverse careers in music you could imagine. From being an early member of Iron Maiden, through playing keyboards with Cutting Crew (I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight) to helping in the early careers of artists like KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran, James Morrison, James Bay and hundreds more, Tony has experienced, created and achieved an enormous amount in his life.

His acclaimed one man show takes audiences on a journey of music and passion featuring songs from his past as well as brand new material and is liberally peppered with anecdotes and stories from his life and observations in the world of entertainment.

Admission is £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drink available, bring along a bottle (or two) if you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm!

Watch and listen to Tony here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQejVrX6n6w

CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK – Saturday 07 October

In 2015, thirty years on from the beginnings of Gregson & Collister, and with a deluxe re-reissue of their best-selling album Home and Away, Clive Gregson was keen to celebrate this hugely enjoyable part of his musical career. He invited singer Liz Simcock to join him to perform some songs that he hadn’t played for a very long time in what was intended to be a one-off tour.

Clive and Liz had such a great time and it proved to be a real treat for audiences too, they’ve decided to do more… Clive has also been inspired to write new songs for the duo, and the debut duo album Underwater Dancing is released in September.

We are delighted to welcome Clive and Liz back to the mill for what promises to be a very special evening.

“Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect…he does the lot.” – THE INDEPENDENT

“Gregson is a consummate songwriter.” –  Chicago Daily Herald

Website: http://www.clivegregson.com/   http://www.lizsimcock.com/ http://www.clivegregson.com/cliveandliz.htm
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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £11.00 (Advance) £12 (Door) (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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PLUMHALL – Saturday 30 September

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo with a rich catalogue of award winning self-penned songs. Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more.

“The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with….a real sense of passion and attack” – FATEA MAGAZINE

Website: http://www.plumhall.co.uk
YouTube Video Link

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HENRY PARKER
With a sound rooted in the haze of the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960’s and early 70’s. His open tuned acoustic creates a sound that would perhaps fit the ‘Folk-Baroque’ label, a term used to describe those musicians who followed the path laid down by the great originator Davy Graham. His songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon.

“Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style… it’s quite simply gorgeous.” – FATEA

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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £8.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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THE JAZZ DAWGS – Monday 25 September 2017

Led by the acclaimed guitarist Adrian Ingram The Jazz Dawgs make a welcome return to the mill. The Jazz Dawgs are Ian Wroe; Guitar, Pete Wraith; Guitar and vocals. They describe their music as “Melodic Jazz & Swing that won’t spook the horses.”

Ed Lomax, writing about their appearance at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, says, “What a trio! Adrian is clearly an international standard jazz guitarist, Ian Wroe pretty close by, and Pete Wraith maintaining the standard on acoustic guitar and vocals. From the first eight bars of their opening number I knew we were in for a treat.”

Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

WENDY KIRKLAND QUARTET – Monday 18 September 2017

Wendy’s musical career began at age 8, when she started taking piano lessons. She won a scholarship to have all her lessons paid for by Derbyshire Music, and continued to take her ABRSM piano grades.
Switching to jazz in her late teens, Wendy continued her playing career as a dance class pianist, accompanist to singers and as a keyboardist in club bands.
After being persuaded to sing by a great friend and guitarist, Bill McCreath, Wendy learned to reach people who are perhaps turned off by instrumental jazz, as she learnt to communicate with the audience through the songs.
Wendy’s voice has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall.
Her influences range from Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald through Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly to Chick Corea, Eliane Elias and Michel Petrucciani.

Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

NICKI ALLAN PROJECT feat ROD MASON – 11 September 2017

Once in a while along comes the ‘complete vocalist, that rare and talented individual who can take any style and turn it effortlessly into their own. Nicki Allan is that vocalist – whether it be Jazz, Soul, Gospel or Blues, Nicki’s rich timbre and superb vocal range enable her to move the hearts of the most hardened sceptic and draw in the listener to connect in a way rarely experienced nowadays.

Rod Mason is a Midland lad who moved North to study the Saxophone at the now Huddersfield University. He started playing the saxophone aged 12 during his 2nd year at secondary school and now is one of the leading players around.

 The Nicki Allan Project – featuring Rod Mason, Nicki Allan & Josh Cavanna-Brierly are live at the mill on Monday 11 September 2017.

 Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGRvD9nv4c

http://www.nickiallan.com/

 

CRAFT FAIR – Saturday 2 September

Craft Fair featuring stalls from local artists and makers.

Also an opportunity to join in and try your hand at fabric & yarn crafts, paper crafts and much more! All ages are welcome.

Saturday 2nd September.
10am – 3pm.

Free entry.