Friday, 16 December 2011

Free Reed Band and John Harper dates at Lancaster venues

Lancaster's ace folk group Free Reed Band will be performing a Christmas/New Year Ceilidh at the Gregson Centre (Moor Lane, Lancaster) on Thursday 29th December.

"We have secured the services of our good friend and superb Dance Caller, Fiona Rigg, for the evening," band spokesperson Tony Cooke tells us. "We start at 8.00pm and end at 11.00pm and it will only cost you £8 (£6 concessions) to get in and dance your socks off." You have been told...

John Harper

Kicking off the 2012 folk-wise, John Harper will be appearing at the John O’Gaunt, Lancaster on Thursday 5th January 2012. John is a regular Lancaster entertainer, who was playing at the Robert Gilow only l;ast week, and always dazzles everyone with his powerful renditions of British and American contemporary songs, his own compositions and traditional folksong. His gig at the Gillow completely zapped the audience with a wonderful, powerful performance.

While folk music has always been popular in Lancaster since the days of gigs at the Brown Cow in the 1970s, the number of live venues offering regular spots for the music has declined down the years. Sadly, there's no news as yet on whether or not the Gillow - still seeking a permanent landlord - will continue with live music in 2012, but hopefully we'll have some news on that front soon.

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