2024 Programme   (7:30 pm, door & bar from about 7pm)

Sat 3rd Feb     Tom McConville   with   Michael Biggins     -     website

BBC Musicians of the Year in both Scotland and England,Tom and Michael are virtuoso musicians who play piano and fiddle, accompanied by great singing. They are amongst the very best traditional musicians around today. They play and sing with great skill and passion and have a rare sense of on stage connection. Their sell out concerts are highly entertaining and always a great event. They love their audience!

Sat 2nd Mar     Gaynor Sutcliffe   and the Western Valley Swing     -     youtube

We again have the very popular Gaynor Sutcliffe with the even bigger and better Western Valley Swing complete with Andrew Wilson on Guitar, Horace Dogson on Double Bass and Tony Dolman on Drums to add to the swinging virtuosity and high energy entertainment.

Combining a wide range of sounds and instruments, rock and roll, swing, cowboy jazz and singalongs WVHC promise a night to remember for all ages.

Watch in admiration, there is something for everyone and a 'feel good factor' you will want to repeat. They tailor the set to meet the needs of the occasion. This is not to be missed.

Sat 6th Apr     The Zimmermen     -     website

The Zirnmermen have been playing Bob Dylan's songs and music for twenty five years.

Formed and led by Tom O'Gorman, the band cover classic songs from Dylan's key musical eras, from early 1960s to the present day. including lesser known material that has tempted even the most avid Dylanologists to their gigs.

The band contain several north west musicians, with the skills and components to capture the rich variety of Dylan's music and its roots and influences, from folk, blues, country, jazz and gospel to reggae, rock and beyond.

Whatever your taste in Dylan, The Zimmermen serve up the Dylan songs that count.

Sat 4th May     LICI     -     website

From the South East of Essex now based in Greater Manchester, Lici is a soulful solo function singer with a vast repertoire spanning all through the Golden Age right to the modern-day. She flawlessly mixes a pure, classic sound alongside contemporary chart hits with a special, vintage twist.

Lici grew up with the record player always spinning. When it wasn't singing along to Shakin' Stevens and Dean Martin at home, it was listening to Buddy Holly and Peggy Lee in the car. Lici quickly fell into love with the sound of the past and as a young child performer was often chosen to play roles to suit her old-soul, blues-infused voice, such as the tap-dancing Fizzy in Bugsy Malone! As she grew, she grew into a love of all things vintage.

Alongside vocals, Lici is a multi-instrumentalist, playing Jazz saxophone, guitar, piano, ukulele, and many more! But the voice is her true passion. When she's not on stage, Lici can be found placing the microphone and instruments into other people's hands as a popular vocal coach and music teacher. She adores vocal science and aiding others to find confidence in their own voice and creativity.

Sat 1st Jun     Red Hot Drop     -     website

The Lancashire and West Yorkshire based Red Hot Drop are an established six piece uptempo rock/soul/funk/band fronted by the excellent vocals of Claire Louise and backed by accomplished musicians on Guitar, Bass, Sax, Keyboards and Drums. The band cover classic songs from the 1970s through to the present day which includes songs by Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Hazel O’Connor, Tina Turner through to Janis Joplin, The Doobie Bros, Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac and Amy Winehouse.

With a repertoire to please most tastes, this versatile band has the ingredients to make the evening one to remember. They provide high class entertainment which is sure to get you up dancing!

Tickets for the next event, at the very reasonable price of £8
can be obtained at Hallworth's the Butchers opposite the Hall,
from Whalley Post Office or at the door - subject to availability.
For more information call David Balfour on 01254 822350.