Burning Salt return to Hermon Chapel to launch their debut album: Automatic Lullaby
Burning Salt are Hannah Hull (vocals, guitar), Bobby Williams (electric guitar) and John Parker (double bass).
Their music is based round the startlingly honest songs of Hannah Hull, and her direct and distinctive voice. Fans have described her unusual vocal style as “scraped out of an ashtray somewhere in the early 90s,” and “Friday night meets Sunday morning.”
Poetic, raw and alive, their performances draw on folk, country and blues. A dark and haunting trio of voice, guitar and double bass. In the vein of PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Tom Waits
Shrewsbury writers’ collective, Secret Salon, will read from their new publication: SUPERSTITION SEX DEATH GOD
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase all five sessions (March to July) and save £5!
The Hermon welcomes back Kate Allan who offers an informal approach to singing in the comforting setting of the chapel space with its amazing acoustics. Come and join us for a joyful gathering of vocal fun and experimentation every second Saturday of the month from March to July!
‘Enjoy the freedom and satisfaction of creating music in the moment beyond ideas of right and wrongdoing. No experience needed. Everybody is musical and there are no wrong notes in music.’ – Kate Allan
Kate is a freelance singer songwriter who works in Arts and Health and established Wild Singing, a weekly, leaderless singing group that meets in wild places in and around Oswestry to share songs and stories.
Just bring your voice and an open mind – the rest will take care of itself!
PLEASE NOTE: Prior booking helps us with the planning, so please register and purchase tickets for this series of events as early as you can! Many thanks.
GIFT VOUCHERS: Gift vouchers are available only for the Five Session Ticket, not for individual sessions. Vouchers can only be purchased over the phone on 01691 662196 and can be picked up in person at the venue. For delivery by mail, postage & packaging costs of £1 apply.
All Spring/Summer 2019 Dates:
Saturday, 9th March 2019
Saturday, 13th April 2019
Saturday, 11th May 2019
Saturday, 8th June 2019
Saturday, 13th July 2019
Join us for a Evening Spectacular at the British Ironworks Centre in a Picnic Proms in the Park concert. The Orchestra are headling the evening with special guests. The delightful concert programme includes popular and favourite songs, classical masterpieces, music from blockbuster films and a finale of the traditional proms songs complete with fireworks.
Understories’ is a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire, featuring award-winning musicians and poet Whalebone and Jean Atkin. Here are urban – and rural – myths, and tales just out of living memory. They are the common uncommon.
Discover Shropshire’s last wolves and cloggers, its haunted roundabouts, pigs, railway lines and oak trees, not to mention the boy who burrowed under a church.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Cabaret Of Chaos!
A brand new show hosted by professional thespian, RANDOLPH TEMPEST and featuring the wonderful accompanying sounds of CAFE LOLA!
Back at The Hermon by popular demand, comedian Peter Slater ( Ideal , Steven Seagal’s Black Puddings and Where Are the Joneses?) slips once again into the shoes of his character Randolph Tempest presenting an evening of comedy and music alongside special guest Rod Shepherd – Slacktivist + more!
Prepare yourself for a jam packed evening of music! Comedy! Magic! Strange dancing! Poetry!
Prizes! Surprises! And …a raffle!
Please note that there will be an ‘Early Bird’ ticket offer for the first thirty tickets!
How to pay:
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👉3. 01691 662 196
👉4.Visit us on Chapel street SY11 1LF
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Festival, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019.Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music.
Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC for the night. James joins the festivities after recent tour dates with Gary Delaney (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) and Paul Sinha (The Chase). Hawkstone are thrilled to have Mitch Benn headlining the line-up. He is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit, and widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch is a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4, and It’s Been a Bad Week for BBC Radio 2. He also has the successful Radio 4 show Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music and presents The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7. As well as regularly appearing on television shows, including BBC1’s The One Show. Eddy Brimson completes the line-up. He has featured in several TV and radio shows, along with penning seven books. He has taken to the stage internationally from Norway to China, and was one of the first ever comics to perform in Myanmar. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and is one of the most in demand acts on the UK comedy circuit. Prepare to laugh the night away!
The Saturday show is a must for lovers of musicals, with three acts all boasting west end credentials, sure to transport you to the heart of theatre land. ‘A Night at the Musicals’ features four of the West End’s leading vocalists, recreating the magic of all your favourite musicals. They will be performing songs from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and many more. ‘The Spinettes’ are a trio of starlets set to bring some vintage glamour to the occasion. They will be sprinkling some retro sparkle on the event with their toe-tapping talent. ‘The West End Jerseys’ will be bringing the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s to life. Slick routines, tight harmonies and the unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli will fill the Follies, with all members of the group bringing their West End talent to the fore.
Sunday will a special day of family fun at the follies with standard admission prices applying. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows can be purchased from http://www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk/tickets/
N-Ex-T (New Experimental Tones)! For this collection of concerts we have drawn inspiration from the underground scene and publications such as The Wire. N-Ex-T explores the adventurous nature of live performance through the mediums of composition, improvisation, motion, sound manipulation as well as the abstract visual and avant-garde. This month we have…
‘Somersaults’ is an improvising trio made up of Olie Brice, Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders.
“This is European free improv at its best -****½“- The Free Jazz Blog
“a unique and rewarding listen” – Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record
“They still maintain their jazz roots in terms of language and roles, but stretch them as far as possible without breaking the mould – ****” – All About Jazz
Tobias Delius (tenor saxophone, clarinet) was born in Oxford, and grew
up in Durham and Germany before living in Mexico and Amsterdam. He is a member of the legendary Dutch improvising big band the Instant Composers Pool, and has also been part of bands led by Louis Moholo, Steve Lacy and Bill Frisell. His own quartet features Han Bennink, Joe Williamson and Tristan Honsinger. Now based in Berlin, where he is an active member of the improvised community performing regularly with Axel Dörner, Christian Lillinger, Clayton Thomas, Liz Albee and many others.
Olie Brice is a double bassist, improviser and composer. He leads the
Olie Brice Quintet, described by Richard Williams as “one of the most
interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene”. The Olie
Brice Quintet have released two albums, ‘Immune to Clockwork’ in 2014
and ‘Day After Day’ in 2017. Brice is also in demand as a collaborator
and band-member. He has appeared with musicians including Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock and Ken Vandermark, among many others, and is a member of bands led by Dee Byrne, Alex Ward and Loz Speyer.
Mark Sanders is one of Europe’s leading improvising drummers. He has
toured and recorded with a who’s who of improvised music, including
Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell and
Born in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is a folk-rock band with a history, pedigree and a seemingly bright future. In five short years, they have risen to become festival favourites and their four albums have found favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike, developing an enviable reputation for both their recorded work and live performances.
The band have gathered a number of awards and nominations for best band, best live band and best album from magazines, radio shows and venues throughout the folk world!