Billed as Birmingham’s most popular four piece multi-instrumental acoustic Irish Folk band. A mix of ceildh dancing and roisterous choruses, with gentle ballads, haunting airs and traditional Irish songs and music.
Advance tickets are also available from Jean – 01746 780500 and Londis Foodstore Alveley.
Tickets £10 available from Rosalie’s or tel: 07484 140500
Light refreshments and high tea available
Whalebone’s Totally Plucked tour features high energy acoustic music alongside haunting atmospheric tunes, played on guitars, baritone guitars, bouzouki and mandolin by duo Steve Downs and Char Watson.
The show includes material from their latest album ‘Mirabilia’, inventive interpretations of traditional music, rock classics and original material from their award-winning albums along with tall tales, folklore and myths which inspired the music.
With artistic sensitivity always at the fore coupled with their charismatic rapport at live shows Whalebone promise a feast of 6 and 8 string fireworks!
‘Whalebone’s Totally Plucked set is live performance at its most scintillating. Their art is to craft a dynamic, rhythmic, melodic wall of sound and deliver their clever arrangements with virtuosity. Close your eyes and you could believe there are twice as many musicians on stage.’ Mick – concert organiser
Dare to take a thrilling ride in the dark to our haunted stations!
Are you brave enough to climb abord the Ghost Train? Arrive early at Kidderminster Station for face-painting and a spooky disco with Disco Daddy, before making your way along the dark platform to find your seats.
Once aboard the train, hold on tight as the train roars away, passing through haunted stations on the way to Arley – the home of the living dead that only come out at night! But beware, those things that go bump in the night are not just outside the windows…
Kidderminster departures: 6.20pm, 7.10pm & 8.00pm.
Tickets are £14pp, which includes: access to facepainting and Halloween disco with Disco Daddy at Kidderminster Station before your departure. Guaranteed seat on the Ghost Train to Arley and return. Spooky goody bag for all fare-paying children.
Annual Family Pass NOT VALID. Pre-booking essential. Please note that the child age range is 2 – 15 years. Under 2s may travel free, but must not take up a seat.
Broseley’s amateur dramatics group brings us another hysterically funny comedy from the Farndale Avenue suite, penned by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
BroADS presented us with the ladies’ version of Macbeth a year or two back.
This one orbits around the efforts of the Townswomen’s Guild’s efforts to mount a sci-fi thriller: in their usual hopeless and hilariously funny fashion of course.
“They came from Mars and landed outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s coffee morning”
The comedy itself is not a long one, but what a title!
Laugh yourselves silly at Broseley’s Birchmeadow. Tickets available from October 1st at Downes’s in Broseley High Street or via our website.
We can hardly wait until the BroADS crew heads out to the launch pad and the Red Planet. The countdown’s begun, and the excitement’s building.
Broseley’s amateur dramatics group, Directed by Kate Harris, brings us a hysterical Farndale Avenue comedy … another ACE by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr.
“They came from Mars and landed outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s coffee morning” is the title … nearly as long as the first act !
One wonders just how the Guild is going to make out this time – hilariously incompetently, no doubt.
With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented trio
A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett’s dry and very off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers. Well known for his partnership with John Otway, Willy has had a long and varied career. He has toured with artists as diverse as Madness and Steeleye Span, and his wonderful acoustic guitar playing is featured on ‘The Contemporary Folk Guitar’ album alongside Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap & Ralph McTell. Willy is joined by cellist Mary Holland, and singer Ejay Williams, who has not long finished recording with Van Morrison for his latest album.
******* between 10:00am and 5:00pm each day.
Maggie Humphry is one of three Broseley & Jackfield artists taking part in the Mid-Shropshire Artists’ second 2019 open studios weekend. Eight diverse professional artists based in mid-Shropshire are involved, giving people an opportunity to visit their studio spaces to see them working and discover what inspires their creative journeys.
Also an ideal opportunity to buy original artwork direct from the artists. Maggie will have an endless supply Christmas cards based on her book illustrations to hand, as well as an array of unique Christmas coasters.
Colleagues less than a mile away are Pip Jones (Broseley Wood) and Jan Park (Jackfield).
The Band From County Hell are an original Celtic Folk Rock fusion band with six critically acclaimed albums, and over 2000 live performances as part of their history.
Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have been tour support to Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and New Model Army.
There is no getting away from the fact that The Pogues are a heavy influence on this band along with a dash of Horslips and The Undertones. Their performances are high on energy sincerity and humour. Get on your dancing shoes! A great night out awaits you!
Life in the impoverished slum of Katwe is a constant struggle.
When young Phiona meets Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches children chess, she is captivated. Recognising her natural aptitude and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her … and she advances steadilly through the ranks in competitions & tournaments.
Her mother isn’t too happy initially, but she comes to realise that Phiona has a chance to excel. So she teams up with Katende to help Phiona fulfil her potential, to escape a life of poverty, and to save her family.
Cert PG – 124 mins
Márie is ‘the doyenne of Irish Harpers’, and Chris ‘one of our greatest musicians’. Together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music. Their Christmas show features a breath-taking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz, bluegrass, and some festive favourites, in arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful. A spellbinding treat for mid-winter.
Born in France Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. He has performed and studied all over the world. Sharing shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morrison) and many more.
He weaves his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolving into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch him in Broseley before he tours the USA.