Music & Entertainment

 

All events can be booked at the Town Hall or through Ticket Source 

 Advance booking is recommended to prevent events being cancelled due to low ticket sales

www.ticketsource.co.uk/bcth

9th February 2024

B.L.A.S.T Storytelling with Cindylou Turner-Taylor
Seagulls and Sawdust

Door open 7.30pm for 8pm start

Tickets £8 per person or £28 per group ticket of 4

book at the Town Hall or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

15th February – Trugs, Tiaras and Tea

As part of the Arts Festival

The story of three women gardeners
Performed by Polly Bolton, Jillian Bradley, Sue Harris, Scarlett Penn and Lucy Wells.
Featuring folk songs and compositions by Sue Harris and Polly Bolton, the stories of three remarkable women are woven, with narration and poems by women poets. GERTRUDE JEKYLL was a garden designer and prolific garden writer. Her collabo-ration with architect, Edward Lutyens resulted in some of the most famous Arts and Crafts properties in the country. ELLEN WILLMOTT was a wealthy woman who lived at Warley Place in Surrey, where she gardened for most of her life, aided by up to 100 gardeners ! HILDA MURRELL was born in Shrewsbury and joined the family rose growing business in Shrewsbury after attending Cambridge University. She was a natural-ist and conservationist and a vocal opponent of nuclear weapons and nuclear
Admission – Adults £10 – 7.30 for 8pm  –  Book at the Town Hall or online

 

16th February – The Quartet

Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival are delighted to bring you, high-quality jazz from South-West Shropshire. The Quartet are four top musicians who have played with some of the UK’s top jazz bands: Mike Blakesley Trombone, Chris Bolton Double Bass, Stuart Goodhew Keyboard and Dick Pearce Trumpet

Admission – Adults £10 – 7.30 for 8pm  –  Book at the Town Hall or online

 

 

17th February – Rapsquillion and friends….

Festival favourites Rapsquillion will once again re-emerge from their winter hibernation, blinking, coughing and very possibly spluttering, to breath the cool, clear air of a February evening in Bishops Castle.
With their joyous harmonies, Rapsquillion, purveyors of concerts, workshops, sessions and even the odd CD, continue to giggle their way through life with a highly contagious sense of fun whilst avoiding at all costs any semblance of knowing their place.
Rapsquillion will be joined by local musicians George Byatt and Dave Reynolds for an excellent evening of songs, tunes and generally jolly good stuff!
Admission – Adults £10 Book at the Town Hall or online

 

18th February

more details on the website – www.bishopscastleartsfestival.com

24th February   Pete Morton Concert

Pete Morton sings an unruly mix of humanism, politics, love and humour.

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.    Bar available

Tickets £12 can be purchased at The Town Hall or on line www.ticketsource.co.uk/bcth

 

8th March 2024

B.L.A.S.T Storytelling with Sal Tonge

Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise

Door open 7.30pm for 8pm start

Tickets £8 per person or £28 per group ticket of 4

book at the Town Hall or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

16th March concert James Delarre and Saul Rose – Touring with their second studio album Kith and Kin

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.     Bar available.

Tickets £15 available at The Town Hall or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

Fine musicians and old friends James Delarre & Saul Rose can promise audiences a warm, joyful and very personal evening of exquisitely played traditional folk tunes & songs.
Their new album title, Kith & Kin, is a nod towards their enduring friendship and expanding families and is a collection of 9 favourite tunes and songs from their live set. With a deep mutual understanding that comes from many years of making music together, their friendship began almost 20 years ago at Sidmouth Folk Festival. The duo intertwine seamlessly, dancing around the tunes between the notes, finding space and air, and breathing fresh life and energy into the music. Their debut album, Cabin Fever, came out in 2014 (‘Outstanding musicianship’ Songlines) and after some touring, there followed a hiatus whilst Delarre & Rose raised their young families and worked on other musical collaborations. An unplanned extension to the break came in the form of a global pandemic, meaning that by 2022 the pair were raring to get back out playing music together!
‘Kith and Kin is good news for every folk music fan’ says Bright Young Folk
‘The fact these two musicians are not only partners in art, but also friends, is evident throughout their work; the mutual understanding displayed on all these tracks can only come with a crystal clear talent and a great number of hours spent playing together. The music they make is not only about excitement, it’s about communication and craft. Both contribute equally to every single track, alternating in taking the lead, but always providing a free-flowing dialogue with each other.’

23rd March  John Kirkpatrick in Concert

Join John, one of the most prolific figures on the English Folk scene for a lively night of music. John is so well known around here, what more can we say! You know that you will have a great evening.

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.     Bar available.

Tickets £14 available at The Town Hall or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

 

 

12th April 2024 Jon Doran Concert

Jon Doran & The Northern Assembly are a ground-breaking new collaboration that
seek to capture the excitement that lies within traditional song and breathe new life
into old stories from the British Isles. The trio formed with a desire to introduce these
songs to new audiences by injecting the energy they feel these narratives deserve.
Consciously moving away from the conventional folk song performance style, the trio
rely upon their vastly dissimilar musical upbringings and experiences to conjure
emotions and communicate a story far deeper than the words of the song. With
striking vocals from Jon Doran (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist 2019)
combined with the virtuosic playing of instrumentalists Heather Ferrier (Balter) and
Jordan Aikin (Pons Aelius), Jon Doran & The Northern Assembly never fail to take
their audience on a journey that explores the full spectrum of human experience.
Links
Website: www.jondoranmusic.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonDoranMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx21tZH-9trCeX3ztSgMP2A

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

Tickets £10.00 can be purchased at The Town Hall or online www.ticetsource.co.uk/BCTH
or £12 on the door.

 

22nd June Three Leg’d Mare Concert

This Aberystwyth based band are back by popular demand. They were brought together by a common interest in the traditional songs and tunes of Wales, Englans and far beyond. Their lively interpretations of old songs of madness, love, death, adventure and everyday life with close vocal harmonies make a great evening out.

Doors open 7.30pm Start 8.00pm

Tickets £10.00 can be purchased at The Town Hall or online www.ticetsource.co.uk/BCTH