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Aidan O'Rourke and Kit Downes with James Robertson - 365 Tour
Friday April 3rd, 2020 in aid of Trees for Life
The Grand, Clitheroe
Tickets 15
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus booking fee of 0.95)
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling. Bringing together two of the UK’s leading folk and jazz musicians with one of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, 365 is a sparse, evocative and bravely original collaboration. It began with the words. James Robertson wrote a short story each day for a year, each story containing exactly 365 words. At first it was just a personal project, a daily routine to test his own self-discipline and rigour, but it grew into a collection of sharp, lyrical and finely observed vignettes which were published as '365: Stories'. Intrigued by the ritual and inspired by the potent atmosphere of the writing, Aidan O’Rourke – one of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians, best known as the fiddle player in Lau – decided to follow suit. He composed a tune every day for a year, each tune a response to one of Robertson’s stories. Now teamed up with award winning jazz musician, Kit Downes, they perform a bespoke piece weaving together words and music. The evening will be about old myths, folk legends, everyday lives, hard truths, tender tales, the alchemic power of words and music. Come down to The Grand and enjoy these magical moments.


Chatham County Line
Thursday May 7th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 16/18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
As we land in 2020, Chatham County Line celebrate being a staple of the North Carolina music scene for two decades. Embracing an all acoustic instrumentation and the modern songwriting of leader Dave Wilson, the band has graced stages all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. With seven studio albums of original material to pull from, CCL has a sound all their own and a stage show to match. Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Dave Wilson pulls tunes out of an ether that is inspired by a shelf bending collection of vinyl records from the 1920's to the 2020's. One listen to their all covers release 'Sharing the Covers' will give you an idea of those inspirations, with songs from the likes of Wilco and Beck shared with those of John Lennon, Tom Petty and John Hartford.
With the upcoming 2020 release on Yep Roc Records of 'Strange Fascination', the band decided to push their sound a little bit more into the modern world and embrace the use of drums both in studio and onstage. "We've had drums on several albums, most notably Wildwood, and our audience always responded well to those tunes" says Dave Wilson. John Teer who rotates from Mandolin to Fiddle all while singing soaring harmony adds "We've done an Electric Holiday Tour for the past 12 years that features an expanded group of musicians on the stage so we're no stranger to a backbeat." With 20 years behind and clear skies ahead, look out for Dave Wilson, John Teer, and Greg Readling as well as a rotating cadre of drummers to keep travelling the highways, byways and airways to share their special canon of songs with the world. Catch them at The Met as they come through the UK.



Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday May 16th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 17/19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
In 1995, Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While, acclaimed and appreciated for their individual talents as folk, blues, rock and soul singers, found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together ... magic happened and Daphne's Flight took off with their first, self-titled album. In 2017, after a 21 year hiatus, Daphne’s Flight re-emerged with their second critically acclaimed studio album 'Knows Time, Knows Change'. 2020 sees the release of their third and most ambitious studio album to date. Combining five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together. 


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
Support TBC
Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in three years. Chuck is currently getting ready to release his 14th studio album this Spring on Yeproc Records. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake, call it alt-country or Americana, alongside the Long Ryders they were the first.
Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake and Jonathan Richman. In addition to that Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Expect to hear some of the best guitar work you have ever heard in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty. Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and he has played sold out gigs all across the UK.
Wednesday May 27th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 20 (Advance)/22 (Door)
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 20 (Advance)/22 (Door)
Tickets available online via the venue outlets (plus usual booking fees) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 and online here (plus booking fee) or visiting Crash Records, calling 0113-243-6743 and online here (plus booking fee)


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Friday May 29th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 20 (Standing)/22 (Seated)
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)


The Secret Sisters
Thursday June 11th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 17/19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, will arrive with their fourth album 'Saturn Return' which grapples with love and loss. Produced by Brandi Carlile with Phil and Tim Hanseroth, 'Saturn Return' represents a new era of The Secret Sisters. For the first time in their ten-year recording career, the Grammy-nominated duo composed all of the songs without any co-writers and sang as individuals in the studio instead of relying solely on close harmony singing. Songs range from 'Cabin', a powerful anthem written in the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the US Supreme Court to 'Hold You Dear', a tender ballad about new motherhood. Join us to welcome them back to The Met.


Robyn Hitchcock
Tuesday September 22nd
, 2020 in aid of.......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets 17
Tickets available online via the venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 10%), visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.70)
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’, an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as "paintings you can listen to".
"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone
"Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM." - Hot Press

Fred Eaglesmith
2016 in aid of Operation Smile

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The Met, Bury
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Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
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Tickets available online via the venue outlets (plus usual booking fees) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 and online here (plus booking fee) or visiting Crash Records, calling 0113-243-6743 and online here (plus booking fee)

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available from the See Tickets Box Office on 0871-220-0260 or online at See Tickets, Music Glue, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)  and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60 and delivery charge)

The Lowry, Salford Quays
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Tickets available from the Box Office on 0843-208-6000
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2.00)

Manchester Academy
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Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at
Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.75)

Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available by phone on 0161-761-2216
and online at The Met, Bury (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50) or by phone on 0871-220-0260 and online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)

Burnley Mechanics
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Tickets available from the Box Office on
01282-664400
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2)

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 17
Tickets available online via the venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 10%), visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.70)

The Grand, Clitheroe

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Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus booking fee of 0.95)

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