Sat 7th Oct       TABUKA   -   with Jane Lawrence, Ben Farmer and Paul Beevers

A surprising blend of Klezmer and European grooves with a dash of English, Irish and Breton material. This dynamic trio comprises Jane Lawrence on fiddle, Ben Farmer on Accordions and Paul Beevers on guitar and bouzouki. They will inspire you with their driving rhythms and exciting sound.
Jane Lawrence has played and composed music for many years. Originally from Manchester, she studied Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths and learnt tabla in India with a master musician. She runs HoBow, a community fiddle group in Lancaster.
Ben Farmer plays the accordion and melodeon, which he studied at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Currently he teaches music in a school near Blackpool.
Paul Beevers has played guitar and bouzouki in a number of traditional bands at dance festivals throughout Europe. He has played in Tabuka for around a decade. He has a particular passion for Irish, Klezmer and Breton music. He makes guitars, mandolins and citterns and teaches instrument making at Manchester College of Arts and Technology.

Sat 4th Nov     the frankly SINATRA show  -  with JO KING     www.absolutelyfrank.com/

"You only live once ... and the way I live, once is enough!" - Frank Sinatra
Jo King creates an intimate musical atmosphere of laid back, ironic humour with the charismatic charm of a certain loud mouthed, romantic hedonist from Hoboken, New Jersey ... Frank Sinatra.
This is Old Blue Eyes at his creative ring-a-ding ding peak. The smooth talking, swinging Sinatra of the 1950's and early 1960's.
For you ... an unforgetable evening's entertainment in the lounge bar of a casino ... in downtown Las Vegas. A golden opportunity to take it nice 'n' easy as the luxuriant sounds of the Nelson Riddle orchestra caress the smoke laden voice of the Pack Master ... All the Way ... to ... The Wee Small Hours of the Morning.
Tonight, Frank will be frank about an extraordinary life fuelled by a passion for beautiful women, Jack Daniel's and of course ... music.
Live the highs and lows of his tempestuous life, as he croons some the best loved songs of an era ... 'The Lady is a Tramp', 'I Got You Under My Skin', 'New York New York', 'My Way', 'You Make Me Feel so Young' ... but look out fellas! ... the spell he casts as he sings 'Witchcraft' spares none of the female members of the audience.
There ain't no 'Strangers in the Night' when Frank 'flies them to the moon' ... So wadaya waitin' for ... 'Let's Fall in Love'.

Sat 2nd Dec     Music is Fun   -   with John & Judie Surridge

They play a wide range of acoustic instruments, mainly ones with strings, but also concertinas and recorders. Although the instruments span the centuries, John and Judie demonstrate how they can be blended in with modern music - mainly vocal.
The emphasis is on fun, so audience participation is encouraged - even demanded in some cases.
The range of songs includes standards like the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, songs from shows, Country music and a lot of their own. They have made two albums, 'Time & Distance' and 'The Rose of Yesterday' and played in venues from Skye to Tuscany.

Tickets for any of these events, at the very reasonable price of 5, can be
obtained at Whalley Post Office or from Eric Ronnan on 01254 822555