Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle and guitar duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Combining traditional music rooted in Argyll and Scotland's West Coast with their own compositions, Eilidh and Mark are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement and have toured extensively around Europe.
Since their delightful 2015 performance in Masham, Eilidh and Mark have played at Celtic Connections and to an audiencxe of 4,000 in Verona, supported Madness, and acted as Ewan MacGregor's backing band!
Eilidh Steel is from Argyllshire where she started playing fiddle at the age of six. Since graduating from Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has composed, played and toured as a full time musician, and she is Artistic Director of the Scots Fiddle Festival. Eilidh is a respected tunesmith with her compositions performed and recorded by many artists throughout the world.
Originally from East Kilbride, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Neal has played various instruments since the age of 5. He moved to Edinburgh to study a degree in physics then a PhD in Musical Acoustics, before turning to music as a full time career.
Sat 10 Mar
£11 some concessions
The Moondogs are a young, vibrant three-piece covers band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the '60s.
Based in Middlesbrough, they have performed all over the country to great acclaim, and are regulars at the World Famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.
The Moondogs will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation as they superbly recreate the sights, sounds and raw energy that swept the teenagers of the '60s along in its wake.
Expect highlights from the musical explosion that defined a generation, with hits from artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group, The Who, The Monkees, The Yardbirds and many more
Fri 20 Oct
Cover band performing Eagles material from the early days to the latest album.
Sat 10 Nov
The ever-popular North Country Theatre, now in their 21st year of rural touring, present a double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one straight down the line!
"Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You" is by M. R. James, and adapted by Nobby Dimon "The Signalman" is by Charles Dickens, and adapted by Simon Corble
Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon created the original hilarious adaptation of The 39 Steps which went on to be an international hit. Here they bring different approaches to the challenge of staging the supernatural.
Even the most sceptical, rational and scientific mind may have moments when something happens that seems to defy the laws of nature, when the wild landscapes of our dreams and nightmares seem to intrude on reality, when coincidence seems to be stretched to breaking point…
Directed by Vivienne Garnett.
Thu 30 Nov
A double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one… straight down the line!
Oh, whistle and I'll come to you by M. R. James. *Adapted by Nobby Dimon*
The Signalman by Charles Dickens. *Adapted by Simon Corble*
Directed by Vivienne Garnett
Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon created the original adaptation of*** ***the hilarious*** The 39 Steps ***which went on to be an international hit. Here they bring different approaches to the challenge of staging the supernatural.
Even the most sceptical, the most rational scientific mind, may have moments – when something happens that seems to defy the laws of nature, when the wild landscapes of our dreams and nightmares seem to intrude on reality, when coincidence seems to be stretched to breaking point.
Thu 30 Nov
This Evil Thingwritten and performed by
The Story of Bert Brocklesby, one of the 'Richmond 16'
January 1916. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. Bert Brocklesby is a young schoolteacher and Methodist preacher. When military conscription is brought in, their worlds are turned upside down.
THIS EVIL THING is the compelling and inspiring story of the men who said
no to war. From a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons, from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France, the questions raised here are as relevant and urgent as they were 100 years ago.
Michael Mears, ‘the award-winning master of the one-man show’ (The List) portrays conscientious objectors and a host of other characters with breath-taking physical and vocal dexterity, in this highly original piece of storytelling – partly using verbatim testimonies, while interacting with a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery.
Sat 17 Feb
We are delighted to welcome back Pocket Panto to the Town Hall with the most enchanting pantomine of them all, Cinderella.
Jeremy and the gang are back again to bring you all that you've come to expect from a Pocket Panto production. There will be thrills, spills, and bloomers with frills in this traditional family panto. A cast of three talented professional actors will delight young and old alike with corny jokes, sing-alongs and plenty of audience participation.
This show is suitable for all ages and is aimed very much at a family audience. Packed to the gills with fun, laughter, and happy ever after!
Please note that all tickets are £6 - we didn't want to charge adults any extra!
Sun 17 Dec
Classic northern soul tracks performed live by vocalist Sarah Collins.
Sat 11 Nov
Led by Chloe Foston's astonishing vocals, Solitaire pays homage to the unforgettable music of Karen and Richard Carpenter, with authenticity at the heart of the show.
Dedicated to recreating the original Carpenters live experience, this six-piece band recreate classic songs including Top of the World, Close to You, Only Yesterday, Goodbye to Love, Rainy Days and Mondays, Jambalaya, Pleae Mr Postman and many many more.
With a huge back catalogue of amazing music, and a live band sharing a collective passion for recreating the Carpenters sound, Solitaire has delighted audiences all over the country.
Tickets are £12 in advance / £15 on the door
Sat 14 Apr
Wingman by Richard Marsh is a bittersweet comedy exploring the relationship between a father and son, which was a sellout success at its premier on the Edinburgh Fringe.
Richard's life was blighted after his father dad walked out on him and Mum twenty years ago. When Mum dies, father and son are forced to carry out her last wishes - together.
Is reconciliation possible or will Richard stay stuck in his rut because he can't sort things out with his Dad?
The Trust Us Theatre Company was formed in 2010 by a group of NHS workers loosely associated with Harrogate hospital. The Company have raised over ten thousand pounds for charity and proceeds from this production will go to Wellspring, a local counselling charity.
Fri 27 Oct
The missing link between The Pogues and Edith Piaf, you won't find another band like Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. Within a single song you'll be taken from a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo, and over all that the v ersatile and heartrending vocals of French singer Aurora Colson.
Changing gear between almost every number, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes.
Multi-instrumentalist, erstwhile musical partner of John Otway, and Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett has had a long and varied career, recording with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap and Ralph McTell, as well as being considered as Brian Jones's replacement in the Rolling Stones!
The quartet is rounded out with cellist Mary Holland and Uilleann pipes maestro John Devine, with everyone taking a turn at percussion. Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour!
Fri 18 May
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