midweek, we CLOSE THE CURTAINS
outside of the weekends, we close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended. Doors at 8.30pm, show starting at 9pm.
weekends mean LATE NIGHT LIVE
Late Night Live comes at the weekends, where the music gets a bit louder, the drinks flow a bit faster and things go on a bit later. A band plus DJ continues to be the format of these nights, often with one of the band themselves spinning for the night, offering an insight into the musical influences that go into the bands own sets, but more importantly keeping you dancing either side of the band being on stage. Entry to all Late Night Live gigs remains free, with things kicking off about 10pm.
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Wed 22nd July
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne JINSKI are two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. JINSKI have a wealth of great original songs that draw upon acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern. JINSKI play songs that tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing. Intricate, soulful, beautiful songs, foot stomping, sing-a-long, raucous songs; music for the head and the heart, full of passion and originality. performing on their own or with a flexible line up that includes double bass player Neil Harland their 'live' work is a kaleidoscope of musical and lyrical imagery.
Steve Wegrzynski performed solo as singer songwriter Steve Jinski playing live throughout Britain, Europe and Scandinavia in all kinds of venues and places; city streets, subways, record shops, intimate folk clubs, sweaty bars, student unions, concert halls, folk festivals and rock festivals. Notable appearances have been at The Reading Festival, Hackney Empire and London's Mean Fiddler. He has also played live on television and radio.
His songs come from everywhere and are inspired by the trials and tribulations of everyday life. His music speaks from the heart.
Dave Kennedy is an innovative and original guitar player who has been working with Steve over the last couple of years slowly forging a musical partnership that continues to grow. Dave has been highly influential in shaping the sound and feel of the new album 'Hurry Home'. He has played with a whole variety of musicians during his career and was signed to Charisma Records with the band 21 Strangers, managed by the late Chas Chandler (The Animals and Jimi Hendrix fame). More recently he has been heard with the tortured fender thrashers STAN. Whilst the guitar is Dave's first love he is also a multi instrumentalist and an accomplished producer/ arranger
|Thurs 23rd July|| |
Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail
The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail, now in its ninth year, offers training and performance opportunities to musicians aged 16 to 22yrs.
|Sunday 26th July|| |
SORRY, NOW CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. Peter Liddle (Dry The river) & Feivel. SORRY, NOW CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS.
|Thursday 30th July||Megan Linford|
Friday 31st July Jamie Joseph, plus DJs (2am license pending)
RnB, Soul Singer/Songwriter from Derby
Saturday 1st August Little Mammoths, plus DJs (2am license pending)
A proper rock'n'roll band for the modern age. Raw and raucous, they peddle their own brew of intoxicated fun. www.soundcloud.com/littlemammoths
|Thursday 6th August|| |
The Red Dirt Skinners
Nominated Instrumentalist of the Year (for the third time running) at the British Blues Awards and just reached the final as Act of the Year at the UK Country Radio Awards for 2014.
"Home bred male/ female duos don’t come any more impassioned or impressive" 4/5 The Daily Mirror
“One of Britain’s most engaging duos of the moment of any genre” Hebden Bridge Blues Festival.
"The Red Dirt Skinners prove that the UK can rival points in Deep South America when it comes to Rootsy Country." Maverick Magazine. 4/5
"Outstanding harmonies" R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine 4/5
“Everything about this album shouts ‘quality’. Just file it under ‘excellent’” Music News 4/5
“The tightest of warm harmonies and some quite brilliant instrumentals and solo vocals” Blues in Britain
|Tuesday 11th August|| |
Highly regarded Canterbury singer-guitarist Luke Jackson has followed up last year’s well-received second album, Fumes and Faith, with an absolute belter of a mini album (long EP?) This Family Tree is harder, sharper, brighter, bluesier and perhaps more mainstream than before. Now part of a trio with college friends Andy Sharps on bass and Connor Downs on Percussion, like all the best three pieces they are +ght as Elvis’s Vegas jumpsuit.
Yes, comparisons with Richard Thompson are as valid, but the slight move to the middle means that he perhaps has more in common with musicians who have flirted with folk, such as Blair Dunlop, Jake Bugg and Teddy Thompson. The changes are clear from the off. Opening track Ain’t No Trouble’ is rockier than anything Luke has done before, with his Godin semi-acoustic guitar to the fore. The next track is a quieter affair altogether. ‘Caitlin’ is a touching song about a troubled young girl who ’drinks to kill her + me / lt makes her heart feel numb’ Equally beautiful and moving is ’These Winter Winds’ about a stepfather finding it difficult to let his daughter go. Perhaps the revela+on is ‘ls lt Me? which has all the hallmarks of a lost Motown song, but with a groove that belies the tale of a’twisted and deranged’ man from a broken home. ‘Misspent Youth’ is a close cousin to Ain’t No Trouble with chunky guitar and a tale of bravado. The album ends on a note of rela+ve calm, featuring just Luke and his guitar on ‘Hometown Stories: his Family Tree may be just seven tracks long, but it packs a lot into those seven tracks.
lt’s an album of huge power and emotion, superb guitar playing topped off with that voice.
|Tues 18th August|| |
Ali McCUlloch trio
Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for almost twenty years.
"This collection confirms him as one of the finest fiddlers and composers of his generation" Living Tradition
"a second collection that showcases a master of his instrument taking its capabilities to the edge of the envelope" Scots Magazine
"a tremendous first album from an outstanding musician" Folk Roots
|Friday 21st August|| |
Insider Strathspey Safari Launch Party, with Hector Bizerk & Spring Break
Hector Bizerk is an experimental hip-hop group from Glasgow, Scotland, featuring drummer Audrey Tait and rapper Louie. Formed in 2011, they were initially a duo. However later recordings saw them add Jennifer Muir (Synth, Percussion, Vocals) and Fraser Sneddon (Bass). They have released five EPs and three albums, and their 2014 EP The Bird That Never Flew features guest vocals from Scotland's Makar Liz Lochhead.
2015 LP The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry was written as a soundtrack to Birds of Paradise Theatre Company's periodic play about the life of Jane Avril. Both. The play and album have recovered widespread critical acclaim.
They have been a regular feature of the UK's festival circuit since 2012. That summer saw the newly expanded quartet play the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Parkand The Solus Tent at The Wickerman Festival. They would later be asked to return to T in the Park to play the T Break stage in 2013. Coverage of their first performance at T In The Park was broadcast on BBC television's festival highlights of 2012. The band have also played the Insider Festival, Go North, Eden, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Audio Soup, Live at Troon, Knockengorroch, and Glasgow's West End Festival.
In 2015 they toured United States, particularly gaining plaudits at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Tait and Louie were appointed musical director for Birds of Paradise Theatre Company production Crazy Jane. Subsequently releasing concept album The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry.
In January 2015 the band were listed as one of The Sun 's Six Of The Best - a round-up of acts being tipped for success in the next 12 months. Also featured were The Moon Kids, Model Aeroplanes, Baby Strange, Gerry Cinnamon and Vukovi.
|Sunday 22nd August|| |
Insider Recovery Party
Bloody marys, dark glasses, wistful smiles, Negronis and some tunes, from some people, in some way.
|Thursday 27th August|
Maeve O’Boyle (25) is a singer and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland with a flair for penning intelligent, captivating songs topped off with a voice that can melt your heart or tempt you to arms.
Maeve’s debut album ‘All My Sins’ was released in 2009 to mass critical acclaim and documented Maeve’s teenage years as a singer and songwriter vying for a place within the ever-evolving music industry.
Having taken a self-imposed break from music, and some three years on, Maeve is gearing up for the release of her second studio album, ‘Being Patient’.
“I’m really excited about this record. It’s clear that I needed the break to experience new things. My enthusiasm for music is back and I feel re-energised and motivated again…”
|Thursday 17th September|
The String Contingent
|Thursday 24th September||Nieves|
|Saturday 26th September|| |
|Thursday 1st October||RURA|
|Sunday 11th October||Scott Wood Band|
|Thursday 15th October||Rachel Hair Trio|
|Thursday 22nd October|| |
Saturday 31st OCtober Halloween party!
Thursday 12th November Tony McManus
Sunday 20th December Special Christmas Party, with guest to be announced in November. £15