One of Europe's most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one-man show to Masham, a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano - the type Jools Holland can only dream about!
A man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and a panama hat, Dom conjures up technicolour images of New Orleans life love, sex and tragedy, barrelhouses and brothels, voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, and a full moon rising over the Mississippi.
Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with boogie-woogie legends Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, David Byrne, John Newman and Laura Mvula among many others and has dozens of radio and TV appearances to his credit.
Five minutes into this show, you'll forget the winter's night in Masham and be sipping bourbon in a speakeasy on the Delta.
I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2
Sat 13 Jan
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
Faramach Celtic Rock; Pride of Dunfermline
Faramach is a band of teenagers from Woodmill High School in Dunfermline. When the Scottish f ocus in the curriculum coupled with an undeniable wider social awareness of national identity, an environment was created an environment where Scottish arts could flourish.
The band was "born" in October 2014 after a teacher felt there was a passion in the school for Celtic music. Most of the band had never experienced traditional music before, but they took to it immediately and now having toured Scotland and Nova Scotia they are setting their sights on Yorkshire.
The band's name itself was suggested by a first year pupil at Woodmill High. From over 200 suggestions "Faramach" was decided as the best (it means "noise making" in Gaelic).
The band combine a genuine love and passion for Celtic music with their unique youthful energy; expect a joyful and uplifting evening showing how traditional music is dancing into a new generation.
Thu 14 Jun
One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.
A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for an almost unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this brand-new tour.
Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
"More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers…Quite brilliant" - The Scotsman
"A master craftsman" - The Times
Sat 9 Feb
Razor-sharp gags and intelligent one-liners from the double Sony Award-winning radio and TV writer.
Sat 9 Feb
Presenting " The Marley Experience ", the ultimate Bob Marley tribute live and direct from the UK's reggae capital Birmingham. Playing all the classic hits and singalongs including One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, I Shot the Sheriff, Get Up Stand Up and many many more.
With his amazing eight-piece band group "the Hailers", vocalist Lion-Art is a look-alike, sound-alike, vibe-alike tribute to the original and undisputed King of Reggae Music, BOB MARLEY.
Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8.30pm
Sat 15 Sep
Cover band performing Eagles material from the early days to the latest album.
Sat 10 Nov
"For God's sake, ask yourselves - this protest of yours… is it really worth losing your lives over?"
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. This highly original piece of storytelling uses verbatim testimonies, interacting with a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery.
The performance will be followed by a post-show talk with Michael Mears.
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 2 Jun
An evening of laughs for less-than-perfect parents
Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting and fish fingers. Expect songs, sketches, stand-up and very scummy stories!
This live scummy-mummy spectacular is based on the UK's number 1 kids and family podcast, as recommended by The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and BBC's Woman's Hour.
The Scummy Mummies book is out now Ellie and Helen will be selling and signing copies after the performance.
Very Funny - The Guardian Utterly Brilliant - Camp Bestival
Sat 24 Feb
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
This lively six-piece band plays well-known rock, pop and blues songs guaranteed to get any audience on the dance floor.
SummerHouse are fronted by Northern Ireland born Pam Ella who has travelled the world as a professional singer. She lived and worked for eight years in the Cayman Islands, where she led a rock band and released several records, working with many well-known musicians including reggae legends Sly & Robbie. Returning to the UK in 2013, Pam continued to record and release her original music on iTunes.
Eager to perform again on the stage, Pam joined the line-up of SummerHouse and brings a finely tuned vocal range and fantastic stage energy to the band.
Doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.30pm.
Sat 10 Feb
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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