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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Friday 10th June: James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
It is the first of our shows in June and summer is slowly approaching! We have a fantastic pair lined up to kick us off.
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are a transatlantic folk and roots duo. Dan Cassidy (USA), an exciting and virtuosic fiddler, provides the tunes and harmony singing while James Nathan Hickman (UK), brings driving guitar playing and wonderfully unique vocals to their mixture of new and old folk music.
James' and Dan's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James’ hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album ‘Severn Street’, featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions.
Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.
Saturday 18th June: Shooglenifty
June is bringing us some wonderful acts and no more so than Shooglenifty! We were unfortunate enough to have to cancel them back in December; however they are here again on solid ground to bring us some electrifying music!
Shooglenifty’s sound springs from traditional Scottish dance music, energised by the beats and bass line of something altogether more contemporary. It is not a sit-down kind of music, it’s a join-in, and get on your feet kind of vibe. Attempts to describe this almost uncategorisable band include: ‘dub-diddly',‘hypno-folkadelic-ambient-trad’ and ‘Acid-Croft’. Whatever it is, it has endured, evolved and, above all, entertained for quarter of a century.
Formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, Shooglenifty began life with a residency at the La Belle Angele pub and quickly drew a strong fanbase for their energised, contemporary roots material which soon became one of Scotland's most unique musical exports.
Thursday 23rd June: Daimh, support from Leo Stannard
Daimh are a Gaelic super group who are based in the West Highlands of Scotland. They shall be bringing some beautiful folk music to The Old Bridge Inn with jigs, reels and ballads for an absolute delight to the ears.
Daimh were formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.
With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by “new guy” Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up.
Daimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmaments most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals. Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.
Support will come from Leo Stannard who is a 20 year old singer from Leicester. His influences include Damien Rice, Neil Young, Bon Iver and John Martyn which can be heard through his incredible voice.
Wednesday 29th June: The Rubber Wellies
The Rubber Wellies will be bringing a wonderful and happy vibe for everyone to enjoy on a relaxed summer evening. In January 2016, the band shortened their name from Harry Bird and The Rubber Wellies to The Rubber Wellies.
The Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk band, who over the last seven years has cheered audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. It all started in 2008 with an initial line-up of Harry Bird, Christophe Capewell and Maria Blackwell (wellies, get it?!).
After the success of “Long Way to Be Free” (2009) and “The Bones on Black” (2012), their third studio album, “Bricks and Feathers”, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of far flung welly misfits. Their shifting line-up now sees them perform as an intimate duo, a stomping seven-piece or anything in between. Regulars on tour in recent years include: Ian “Dodge” Paterson (all kinds of bass), Jamie Bird (banjo, mandolin), Heather St John (vocals), Adam Downey (percussion) and Kate Theodore (fiddle).
Thursday 30th June: Andrew Duhon
July is nearly upon us and what better way to end June than with the wonderful voice of Andrew Duhon. Andrew Duhon is a songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. Duhon would claim writing as his focal medium, but the listener will hear a singer with something to say, tunes rooted in the American songwriting tradition, tinged with that New Orleans feeling without having to say so.
Andrew has released 3 recordings, the latest of which, ‘The Moorings’, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Engineered Album’. He tours as The Andrew Duhon Trio with Myles Weeks on upright bass and Maxwell Zemanovic on drums, and tours solo in the UK for a portion of the Summer. He has played Bonnarroo, Austin City Limits, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, and has opened for Chris Stapleton, George Ezra, Patti Griffin, Martin Sexton, Donovan Frankenreiter, Carbon Leaf.. His next record is due to be released at the end of '16.
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