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C o n c e r t s - 2024

June 19th 2024 - Katie Doherty and the Navigators
Wrea Green Institute, Station Road,
Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PH

Katie Doherty & The Navigators is a collaboration with fellow North East based musicians Dave Gray and Grace Smith .

Best known nowadays for her work with theatre, Katie has composed music for countless shows for companies like the RSC, Northern Stage and most recently the award winning rural touring musical 'beyond the end of the road' produced by November Club. As a performer Katie has toured with and supported artists such as Kathryn Tickell, Karine Polwart, Ray Davies and Nitin Sawhney. Her songs are food for the soul, prepare for them to stay with you...


Katie's album Flow is "one of the best albums of 2022" - Bright Young Folk

Support by Andy Ray

Entrance £12 Doors 7:15 pm, start 8 pm

Summer Break

September 18th 2024 - Dan Walsh
Wrea Green Institute, Station Road,
Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PH

BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee Dan Walsh combines ‘virtuoso playing and winning songwriting’ (MORNING STAR).

 

Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

"A real world class banjo player" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
"Staggering virtuoso picking, an excellent voice and finely crafted lyrics" - Rock Society

Entrance £12 Doors 7:15 pm, start 8 pm

October 2nd 2024 - We Mavericks
Wrea Green Institute, Station Road,
Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PH

Lindsay Martin’s masterful strings and vocal meets songstress Victoria Vigenser’s magnificent voice and driving rhythms in a connection that is hard to describe. Originally from the New South Wales Riverina and New Zealand respectively, they're travelling troubadours with uniquely gritty, evocative songs and echoes of their love for Americana and Celtic traditional music amongst the harmonies.
Masters in the art of connection, Lindsay and Victoria interweave effortless strings, soulful vocals and driving rhythms to form a singular, intense musical voice. The couple have been called contemporary folk, alt-country and acoustic pop, but words don’t capture their unbelievable musical kinship, or the deeply heartfelt way they relate to their audiences.
“… the glorious harmonies and touching melodies of We Mavericks…Together they craft exquisite folk music, evoking spirits originating from Appalachia to Alba” - Ambient Light, New Zealand

Entrance £12 Doors 7:15 pm, start 8 pm

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