Star of Heritage Opera – North West England’s professional touring opera company- Sarah Helsby Hughes, will be joined by others singing your favourite operatic music in a brand new gala concert, taking you on a fabulous tour of the operatic world.
Arias and duets by Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini, and numbers from the lighter side of music, including Gilbert & Sullivan and Rogers and Hammerstein.
Regarded as Gypsy Jazz royalty, Paulus Schäfer is known globally as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation. The Dutch Sinti Gypsy is one of a small handful of contemporary world class musicians bringing the musical style first played by his forefather, the great Django Reinhardt to the international jazz stage. Paulus is in constant demand across the globe, often headlining jazz festivals or performing theatre tours with his various ground breaking projects. Last year he was invited to join Al Di Meola for a sell out show at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall, following the concert he was offered a return booking in 2018!
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Folk Show, ★★★★★ reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.
The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Hailed as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, their live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play” (FATEA Magazine). Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own club shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.