December 20th 2018 ~ Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

THOR’D OUT! It’s Christmas Day in the Long House! Join Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, as they shelter from a Viking winter, huddled around the roaring fire beneath the rafters of the Great Hall. Jez’s annual Christmas tour has become quite a tradition in recent years, striking out from their native North East England…

1st January ~ New Years Survivors Session

Happy New Year! The traditional survivors session will return, where all are welcome to share any type of music, dance or party piece. Anything goes in this informal afternoon of fun! Free entry and free sandwiches for all attending in our usual home of the Bird in Hand pub, Stafford. From lunchtime onwards.  

24th January 2019 ~ Martyn Wyndham-Read

Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the…

21st February 2019 ~ Phil Beer

Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues…

28th March ~ Pete Morton

Pete Morton is a folk singer-songwriter with a wealth of great songs and a remarkable singing voice. A compelling and energetic performer whose songs have been described as an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment wrapping their way around the folk tradition. Songs like ‘Another Train’ and ‘When we sing together’ have…