Our February Concert Our February Concert started with Michael Kristiansen playing a great selection of Scottish tunes, these were Loch Rannoch, Bonnie Galloway, Rowan Tree, Sailors Of The Sea, Dark Island, Loch Ruan, Love Lovett Lament and Meeting Of The Water. Our next player David Rigby started with Whispering Hope, then continued with Loveliest Night OF The Year, Beautiful Dreamer, Mountain Of Mourne, My Bonny, Wild Rover, Swannee River, Spinning Wheel, Highland Cathedral, The Good Old Summertime and to finish he played Irish Eyes. To take us up to the break we had Harvey Seager as our next player, Harvey played Maggie, Bunch Of Tyme, I Love You Because, D’ye Ken John Peel, Happy Wanderer, Daisy and Swannee River. After the break we started the second half with Bernard Bamber playing Loch Lomond, A wee Dochin Doris, My Wild Irish Rose, Fields Of Athenry, Goodnight Irene, Black Velvet Band, These Are My Mountains, Whiskey In The Jar and The Isle Of Innisfree. Bernard Belshaw was up next, he started his session with Wooden Heart and You Made Me Love You, he then went on to play Time After Time, Spanish Gypsy Dance, Stranger In Paradise, La Mer, La Vie En Rose, Love’s Roundabout, If You Love Me, Blaze Away, Moonlight Serenade, All the Things You Are, This Is My Song, How Beautiful You Are, La Cumbanchero, Ave Maria, Ecstasy, Nessun Dorma, A Certain Smile, Isle Of Capri and Aint She Sweet. Sara Daly was next to entertain us, she first played Rose Of Tralee, then went on to play Midnight Waltz, Rocking My Baby To Sleep, It’s All Right With Me, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, The Nightingale, and Let’s Misbehave. It was nearing the end of the night, and just time for two more players. Colin Ensor played Alexanders Ragtime Band, McNamaras Band, The Maigret Theme, Sailing By, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, Hear My Song, and Sweetheart of All My Dreams. I then finished the night playing Magic Roundabout, Pugwash and Now Is The Hour.
This Wednesday we have Julie Best and Jean Corrighan to play for us as guests, Julie and Jean have put together a new programme of music, so expect to hear quite a few new tunes you don’t normally associate with them. This promises to be a great night to look forward to, please tell your friends, drag neighbours along, and if you haven’t visited the club for a while please try and make it down to support Julie and Jean. We always have a great night of entertainment when they play at Leyland. If you are a player, please ensure you have your accordion and your music (if needed), so you can play your latest pieces for us (or old ones, we don’t mind) at the start of the night. The night will start at 8pm promptly but doors are always open for 7.30pm for a chat before the concert starts. I look forward to seeing you there.
Legends of Irish music and song, The Fureys are playing at
The Muni Theatre in Colne on the 17th May.
Renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’ and ‘Steal Away’, The Fureys will keep lovers of Irish music entertained all night long.
Tickets cost £21 and can be bought from https://www.themuni.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-at-the-muni/p-206-the-fureys/ or telephone 01282 661234
Seven Drunken Nights
Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production.
Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons ‘The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.
A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.
This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’.
This is show is on at Preston Guild Hall on the 16th May 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Tickets cost £24.50 and can be bought at https://prestonguildhall.co.uk/shows/seven-drunken-nights-2019/ or telephone 01772 804444
Manran are performing at The Platform in Morecambe on the 5th April.
Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, “Latha Math” heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe despite having only been in existence a few short months. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about living up to the hype surrounding their early release while establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement.
Variously tagged as “folk-rock”, “trad-rock”, “Celtic-rock” and even “grown-up folk-rock”, Mànran’s music has always defied easy labelling due to the eclectic mix of influences on the band and the alchemy that melds them. With a central ethos built around the band’s traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uillean and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around.
Now with three highly regarded studio albums under their belt and seven triumphant years of blowing audiences away with healthy amounts of passion, poise, virtuosity and vigour, Mànran are continuing to explore new musical and geographical territory.
Tickets cost £16 and can be bought from https://www.seetickets.com/event/m-nran/the-platform-morecambe/1288731
Dates for your diary
Here are some dates for your diary that may be of interest.
Chipping steam fair: 25th – 27th May 2019 http://www.chippingsteamfair.com/
Chester Folk Festival: 24th – 27th May 2019 http://www.chesterfolk.org.uk/
Wirral Folk Festival: 30th May – 2nd June 2019 http://www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com/
Coppull Folk Festival : 7th – 9th June 2019 https://coppullfolk.co.uk/index.php/festival-information/2019
Leyland Festival : 15th June 2019 Musical Theme http://www.leylandfestival.co.uk/
Royal Lancashire show: 19th – 21st July 2019 http://www.royallancashireshow.co.uk/