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The Shire Hall

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11 Market Place, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7BJ
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An Afternoon Of Entertainment With Mike Smith And Guests

Guests to be confirmed. Tickets available in advance from Touchwood Homecare tel 01430 431535 or on the door. Entry price includes refreshments.

Fri 30 Mar

£4 inc refreshments

The Animals & Friends

Featuring from the original Animals John Steel and Micky Gallagher(The Blockheads, The Clash, Paul McCartney) plus Danny Handley andRoberto Ruiz . Following their critically-acclaimed and hugely successful tours together in 2008, 2011 and 2012 this legendary combination of musicians will once again be performing on the same stage together. With over 20 global top ten hits, The Animals remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still command great respect. Expect a fantastic concert of pure classics including House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home and more. After over 50 years the legend still grows.

As The Independent noted recently

Though the band has changed, the songs remain eternal alongside covers of Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker classics, they ensure that the nostalgic element comes with an enjoyably abrasive edge.

Featuring from the original Animals John Steel & Mick Gallagher (The Blockheads) Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz. In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the North East's offering; a brand of rhythm n blues that the whole world seemed to grasp greedily. The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot in various parts of the world. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries. The Animals were the first British band to tour Poland and Japan.

Sat 24 Nov


Antiques, Vintage and Handmade Home Fair

Antiques, Vintage and Handmade Home Fair

French and English country interiors event, offering furniture, textiles, gifts and more. There's also a vintage tearoom offering light refreshments.

Sat 13 Oct


Badapple Theatre Company: Amy Johnson

Kate Bramley's show based on Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia.

Thu 24 May


The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican

The Barnsley outfit perform a selection of amusing covers and songs about life in The North.

Sat 14 Apr


Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley With Emily Saunders.

Chris and Denny have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and the USA since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music's most enduring partnerships. They are joined by Emily Sanders, formerly of Isambarde. Emily's fiddle playing and singing brings a new depth that compliments Chris on concertina and Denny's guitar and stirring voice. The fast flowing craic means that no two concerts are ever the same!!

During 2017 they have toured around the UK and played at many festivals. Great feedback!

Sat 29 Sep


Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood

Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.

Sat 22 Dec


Heart Of Glass

The American band has its hits covered by the outfit fronted by Denise Danielle.

Sat 31 Mar



There's a good reason we keep inviting Live/Wire backThey are simply.Awesome!! The unique six man tribute to rock's greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. Forty One years into the AC/DC story and the band cover both eras as always with both 'Gary' Bon Scott and 'Pete' Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. The rhythm section keep it all meticulously together giving Ashgus the freedom to mesmerise the audience with his sublime playing and infinite energy. Those who have seen the show on the 'For Those About To Rock', 'Ready to Bite' and 'Shake your Foundations' tours are already witness to the talent and dedication gives on stage with the portrayal of the Live/Wire Angus Young delivering a truly amazing two hours of duck-walking, bedevilled Rock and Roll.The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and for the aficionados !There's always something special as well. Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell, the songs go on and on until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing..we salute you !!

Sat 1 Sep


Martin Carty & John Kirkpatrick

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour next autumn. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey.

Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree!

For more than 50 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, 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 Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. A ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material, Martin 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.

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 (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), 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.

As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine

'Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.' The Telegraph

Praise for John: English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge 2003

(Awarded for his outstanding contribution to English Folk Music)

Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than everColin Irwin fRoots 2009

Sat 27 Oct


Northen Showtime Orchestra: The Glen Miller Legacy

The ensemble plays a selection of numbers made famous by Glenn Miller, including Moonlight Serenade, The Saint Louis Blues March, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Chattanooga Choo Choo and more.

Sat 28 Apr


The Revolutionaires!

The quartet from the North East bring their mixture of rock'n'roll, rhythm'n'blues and jump jive to the UK's stages.

Sat 1 Dec


The Sex Pissed Dolls

All-female, all-action rock band The Sex Pissed Dolls exploded onto the scene late 2014 and have been wowing audiences and festivals with their edgy, high octane performance of classic rock and punk mixed in with their own original material.

The girls have been in much demand and have played main stage Isle Of Wight Festival 2017, accepted an invitation to perform at The Formula One British Grand Prix, headlined many other festivals appearing with such names as Texas, Rod Stewart, Razorlight, James, The Buzzcocks, Adam Ant, The Pretenders, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Damned to name but a few.

They have recently been invited to feature on Paul Young's new TV show Rocktales with Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Erasure and The Buzzcocks.

Following their 2017 critically acclaimed 'Daughters Of Anarchy' Tour the quintet will embark on a number of UK dates in early 2018 before appearing at summer festivals throughout the U.K. And Europe.

The girls also plan to shoot a video for their single 'Maniac' which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's famous Real World Studios and was produced by Steve Brown (Manic Street Preachers, The Cult, George Michael).

The SPD are currently the subject of a movie which is currently being scripted about the rise and impact felt in the male dominated music world of five girls fronted by the Hypnotic Nancy. The movie is scheduled to be shot at various locations throughout 2018 with a release date later the same year.

One of the most photographed, most talked about and certainly one of the most entertaining live bands to emerge in the last twenty years.

Sat 13 Oct


Sister Act: Stagedoor Academy

The ensemble present the musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken about a wannabe diva who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime.

Wed 21 Mar


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Fri 23 Mar


Sat 24 Mar


Snake Davis & The Burdon Of Paradise

The 20th Anniversary concert for The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal. Help us pop £50k!

Sat 26 May


The Snake Davis Band

The Snake Davis Band

Mainstream jazz, soul, funk and pop by the well-travelled saxophonist and band.

Sat 26 May


Stephen Dale Petit

Stephen Dale Petit is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and pioneer in New Blues music. He is widely recognised as a major architect of the New Blues Revolution. Currently recording his new album in Nashville Tennessee with Vance Powell at Blackbird studios, Petit's 1st & 2nd releases ("Guitararama" and "The Crave") saw both commercial success & critical acclaim.

Petit's benefit show for the iconic & legendary London venue The 100 Club on Dec 1st 2010 included special guests current Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, former Stones Mick Taylor & Dick Taylor and godfather of modern British music Chris Barber amongst others. The Times review of the show called Petit an "Axe Maestro" and the show "worthy of 100 club folklore'.

December 2011 saw the release of "Stephen Dale Petit The BBC Sessions".

Dogfinger Steve: Self penned, stompin' cigar box guitar toons performed with passion and their very own brand of originality. Five years ago Dogfinger was born, stomping out a boutique brand of dirty swamp slide blues music on 3 and 4 string homegrown cigar box guitars and stompboxes. Three CDs and hundreds of gigs down the line, supports with the likes of Chris Helme, Skerryvore, Paul Liddell, many many festival appearances including Freedom, Beverley Blues, Beverley Folk The Dogfinger army grows and gigs are always seat of the pants swamp fun.

Sat 10 Nov


Too Rex

In an effort to bridge the gap between £43k and £50 for the 20th Anniversay of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre shows (formerly Cookridge) we have two shows for your delectation this weekend. With sell out shows, and a Glam revival in full swing, there's never been a better time to relive the legend of Marc Bolan and T-REX Featuring the incredible Bobby T as Marc Bolan, Too REX bring back the Glam Rock era of the seventies to enthusiastic audiences across the land. With a magical spell binding show that covers most of Marc Bolan's career, from the early hippy period of Tyrannosaurus REX to the megastar, chart topping days of T-REX, complete with real vintage equpiment, full costume changes, glitter, and more than a dash of star quality, Too REX, the band, come incredibly close to the real thing.

The two hour show usually includes some early singles such as Deborah, and One Inch Rock and Ride A White Swan to the huge hits like Get It On, Telegram Sam, Hot Love, Jeepster and Children of the Revolution, to some of the fondly remembered album material, including tracks from the acclaimed Billy Elliot movie soundtrack and even recent blockbuster movie School of Rock with Jack Black who is an avid T.REX fan!

Too Rex have done the Yorks Cancer Appeal show twice before so it is a tremendous pleasure to invite them back for this landmark event.

Registered Charity Number 107530

Fri 25 May




Don your platform heels and go back to the glory days of glam rock with T-Rex tribute act TooREX.

Fri 25 May


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