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The Shire Hall

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11 Market Place, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7BJ
  • Telephone 01430 432510
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  • Website www.howden-shirehall.com
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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

£22

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

Free

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

£11

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

£22

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

£16.50

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

£13.75

The Sex Pissed Dolls

Punk, ska and rock from the edgy foursome.

Sat 13 Oct

£19.25

Sherburn, Bartley & Sanders

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

£11

Stephen Dale Petit

Stephen Dale Petit

Nu-blues guitarist.

Sat 10 Nov

£13.75

Two Pianos

Two Pianos

Pianists David Barton and Al Kilvo take to the stage to perform some of the biggest rock'n'roll songs from the 1950s era, covering hits from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.

Sat 13 Oct

£13.75

A Very Country Lifestyle Christmas

A Very Country Lifestyle Christmas

Festive event with country and rustic interiors, decorative antiques, textiles, artisan gifts and decorations on offer.

Sat 24 Nov

Free

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