Darren Page - The Voice of Roy Orbison. In 2 x one hour sets, Darren combines Roy Orbison hits with an hour of Rock n Roll. Put on your dancing shoes or sit back and enjoy!
Sat 27 Mar
£14.30 (Children £7.15)
Making a very welcome return to Reeth Memorial Hall on her 'First Farewell Tour', the charismatic Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl's partner and muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl (an exceptional musician in his own right) for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl's most loved songs, readings from Peggy's award-winning memoir 'The First Time Ever', plenty of audience participation and lots of relaxed family banter.
'Peggy may be folk royalty, but there's nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance' The Guardian
'Glorious - Peggy is a commanding presence' The Times
'An effortlessly intimate affair' The Scotsman
'A memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace.' Irish World
Fri 14 May
£19.80 (Children £9.90)
We are delighted to welcome The Fourmost to Reeth Memorial Hall for their Swaledale debut.
The Fourmost were part of the 1960s Mersey Beat boom and came out of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and others.
The band has evolved from enjoying 60's chart hits such as A Little Loving (no.6), Hello Little Girl (no.9), I'm In Love (17), Baby I Need Your Lovin (24) and Girls Girls Girls (33).
Since the mid 80s The Fourmost has enjoyed a golden era as part of the wider 60s revival scene and now appear throughout the UK and Europe playing at theatres, clubs and 60s festivals to a diverse fan base.
The Fourmost have been continually active since forming as the Four Jays in 1959. The personnel may have changed over the years but the sound and look of the band have remained the same. They are one of the most authentic 60s bands on the circuit today, from their Vox amps, Rickenbacker guitars and Ludwig drums down to their Italian-made slim-fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
Put on your dancing shoes or sit back and enjoy.
Fri 18 Jun
Lancastrian trio Harp & a Monkey are Martin Purdy (vocals, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonica and keyboards), Simon Jones (harp, guitar, viola) and Andy Smith (banjo, melodica, guitar and programming).
Their latest album, The Victorians, was released in November 2019 and features a collection of street, parlour, work, popular and rural songs from the Victorian era that the trio reworked for contemporary ears. It includes tales of naked life-savers, bare-knuckle boxers, evolutionary moths and wife auctions and was mixed by Darren Jones - the go-to studio engineer for the likes of Stormzy.
Fri 9 Jul
£15.40 (Children £7.70)
After last year's sell-out concert, we are delighted to welcome Kiki and Carmelo back to Reeth
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2019 marked Kiki's 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK's finest and most revered vocalists. The duo's latest critically acclaimed album 'A Place Where I Can Go' features 11 tracks including the haunting duet 'Horses' with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.
Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki's own hits 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', 'I Got The Music In Me', 'Loving & Free' and the stunning 'Amoureuse'.
Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start. Seats unnumbered.
Sat 25 Sep
£22 (Children £11)
Making their Reeth debut:-
Leveret - a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project.
Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry.
Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others.
'Three of England's finest traditional players weaving exquisite tapestries out of old and new tunes. Just sublime. I can't recommend seeing them live enough.' (Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3)
'Classy players … their intuitive way with tunes is glorious" (Mojo).
'You won't find English folk music played better than this.' (R2)
Fri 8 Oct
£16.50 (Children £8.25)
We are delighted to welcome Maddy Prior back to Reeth.
While she made her name as the iconic singer in Steeleye Span, from her earliest days Maddy Prior has enjoyed great success as a solo artist. Her latest tour will see her revisit this incredible body of work, alongside highlights of her collaborations with musicians such as Giles Lewin, Benji Kirkpatrick, Hannah James and Tim Hart - rounding up both the traditional and contemporary aspects of her career.
Joined by Steeleye guitarist Spud Sinclair and Ian Matthews, a multi-instrumentalist from Maddy's beloved Borders religion, the show includes songs from her acclaimed Ravenchild, Arthur the King and Lionhearts albums as well as other favourites from across the decades.
A celebration of a unique and hugely respected name in British music.
Fri 16 Apr
£21.45 (Children £10.73)
Gigspanner are making their Reeth debut.
In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write "Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer"
They have been described by Folk Radio UK as one of the ?most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond?, and by Songlines as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool".
Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements ?with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator? Spiral Earth
Thu 25 Nov
£17.60 (Children £8.80)
Four of Scotland's finest fiddle players (Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie) come together for a night of vibrant, evocative folk.
Fri 17 Sep
£16.50 (Children £8.25)
We are delighted to welcome UFQ back to Reeth.
Galician born fiddler, Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan and Spain's biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez.
Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) is long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ, Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh.
Dan Walsh (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) is touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist.
Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer completes the line-up.
'A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn't naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen.' (Olivia Haughton, Songlines)
"UFQ are impossibly wonderful" (fRoots)
"Seriously exceptional musicians" - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel)
"Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians." (BBC Radio 2 Folk Show)
Fri 19 Mar
£15.40 (Children £7.70)
The Memorial Hall is situated a few minutes walk from the centre of the village along the Arkengarthdale Road, signposted to Barnard Castle. It is used regularly by many local groups and organisations and is available for private hire for functions, children’s parties, fund raising events etc. It is used as a base by annual events such as the Swaledale Marathon and can be hired for weekend conferences and day courses or for craft fairs.
The Memorial Hall is a Registered Charity No:523402
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