Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap and special guest Nick Hooper

Huntingdon Hall

Crowngate
Worcester WR1 3LD

phone: 01905 611427

PRICE: £16.50

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?offset=50&eid=453061218

Gordon will be joined this evening by special guest Nicholas Hooper, guitarist and award-winning film composer. Nicholas will open the concert with a half hour solo set and in the second half will join Gordon on stage to perform some of his tunes in a duo format.


The Countess of Huntingdon's Hall was built as a chapel in 1773 by the very formidable Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. She was the Founder of the Calvinistic/Methodist group known as the Countess of Huntingdon' Connexion. The Chapel prospered until the second half of this century when congregations declined. The last service was held here in 1976.

By this time the building was in a deplorable state of repair, and there was a move to demolish it. However, a determined group of Worcester people fought to prevent this happening and, after ten years during which nearly £1 million was raised, the unique features of the chapel were repaired and restored to what you see today.

Many of the original pews have been retained with the addition of cushion, a number of which have needlework covers made by Worcestershire W.I. members. The pulpit was the centrepoint of the Chapel, and it's occupant was visible from all seats in the building. Nowadays the focus is on the stage, several feet lower, which is why there are seats in the gallery known to us as "listening seats". Graceful curved staircases lead up to the pulpit, which is flanked by two splendid eagle lecterns. The original communion rail is still in place beneath the stage. The organ is a very fine one, built by John Nicholson of Worcester in 1840.

Our beautiful Hall, the only one of its kind in the country, is a Grade II listed building. The poet John Betjeman visited it, and described it as being "unique and irreplaceable...a Georgian gem






Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, February 8th, 2019 7.30pm

Chesterfield Folk Club

Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell St.
Chesterfield S40 1QN

PRICE: £15.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.chesterfieldfolkclub.org/

Photo © Malc Welch



Our venue is the Library Theatre in the town centre behind the Library main entrance on New Beetwell Street. Entrance is through Cafe Browser.

There is ample car parking around the town centre and local residents can park for free at concert times.

Please note our concerts now begin at 7.30pm with doors open from 7.00pm. This will allow us to finish in time for those using public transport to catch the late buses from New Beetwell Street, just a short walk away.

We are able to provide a selection of light drinks, beers and wines which will be on sale in the foyer as you enter the Theatre. There is limited space for wheelchair users and disabled access through the library. Library staff will be on hand to assist you if needed. If you have any concerns in this respect please feel free to contact us. We will do all we can to help your visit go smoothly.




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, March 16th, 2019 10.00am

Sharing Day

The Scout Hut

Mere Green Rd
Sutton Coldfield B75 5BW

PRICE: £100.00

Gordon has booked the Scout Hut in Mere Green on Sat 16th March 2019 for the next Sharing Day.

Gordon writes:

I'm delighted to be inviting Ken Nicol as my special sharing day guest on March 16th at the usual Scout Hall venue in Mere Green Sutton Coldfield.

Ken is a great guitar and banjo player, a singer song writer whose pedigree encompasses his long history in Steeleye Span along with session work and stints with the Albion Band and Magna Carta.

Ken is great performer, who has his own signature FYLDE guitar which many of you who know of these great guitars is something very special. Ken is also a brilliant golfer so my pal Clive Carroll tells me! Oh, and he also plays a Uke!

We are very honoured to have him join us. https://kennicol.com/

The chosen piece for the day is a personal favourite - Fiona's Smile.

The format for the day with be a brief selection of tunes from yours truly followed by a detailed look at our chosen piece for the day, Fiona's Smile. There will be the usual Q&A on any related guitar subject be it technique, performance, composition, what have you. Also throughout the afternoon there will the chance to "share" YOUR playing with us.

Ken will join in the afternoon to play for us and answer any of your questions, but the main thrust will be his playing. I hope he brings his banjo with him as well as his FYLDE!

During the remainder of the day I shall be on hand to ask any questions about technique, equipment, composition, performance, you name it!

Please do feel free to bring any recording facility or filming, (usually via phones these days) so you can get up close to what I'm doing and things can be recorded SLOWLY so there will be no doubt as to what is happening on the fingerboard. You will of course need your guitar(s) and a music stand may be useful if you have one but not essential.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and our local Sainsbury's is just opposite for your luncheon needs.

Cost for the day is £100


Do contact Sue Holton for details and to secure your place.

Email: ggiltrap+sharingday@gmail.com

I'm SO looking forward to meeting all you pickers out there and sharing all I know and have learnt over my many years in this crazy music business

I look forward to hearing from you.

G.


Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 Doors 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Please note change of location

The Wurzel Bush Folk Club

Rugby West Indian Club, Railway Terrace
Rugby CV21 3HE

website: http://www.wurzelbush.co.uk/

We have had to move The Wurzel Bush Folk Club to Rugby West Indian Club, Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HE.

There is plenty of parking in the street and at a nearby Free Council Car park

The West Indian Club is also a short walk from Rugby Railway Station and there are late night trains back to Coventry, Birmingham & Milton Keynes etc.

All future events will be at this new venue which will hold about 200 so there is no need to book just come early for a good seat

Doors Open at 7pm.

We aim to start at 7-30pm & finish no later than 10-30pm.

The Club is Crowd Funded Which means we depend on having a collection of bank notes at each event.

Drinks are also a lot cheaper at the new venue as they charge Club prices ie Best Bitter £2.90 Tea & Coffee 50 Pence.




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, May 3rd, 2019 7.30pm

Charity concert

The Fleece Inn

Bretforton
nr Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 7JE

website: https://thefleeceinn.co.uk/



For many years now, Gordon has given annual fundraising concerts on behalf of the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

Book early, tickets for these events always sell out well in advance.

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The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (01386) 831173


‘All proceeds to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust’







Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, May 11th, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap With Special Guest Carrie Martin

The Greystones

Greystone Road
Sheffield S11 7BS

phone: 0114 266 5599

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.mygreystones.co.uk/

Gordon is delighted to have the wonderful Carrie Martin as his special guest for this show.

For more information about Carrie, please visit her website http://www.carriemartin.co.uk


The Greystones
, a welcoming, traditional community pub where people of all ages can enjoy a great range of drinks in comfortable surroundings.

Beer, music, Arts, Community.

Our staff offer excellent customermservice and product knowledge.

Cask ales from Thornbridge’s award winning range are on tap, alongside quality lagers and an extensive variety of bottled beers specially selected by our brewers.

Wines by John Mitchells, Sheffield’s premier wine shop and Coffee by Sheffield roaster Pollards are also available.


Please check the venue website for more information on tickets.


Friday, May 17th, 2019 7.30pm

Gordon Giltrap

Roses Theatre

Sun Street
Tewkesbury GL20 5NX

phone: 01684 295074

website: www.rosestheatre.org

FULL DETAILS TO BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE

Theatre facts:
The Roses Theatre Trust was formed in 1995 and re-opened the theatre in 1996 after a nine-month long closed period when the theatre might have been lost.

The Roses is a busy and popular arts centre in Tewkesbury with an eclectic programme of live events, take part activities, exhibitions and festivals. In addition to the 370 seat auditorium, The Roses boasts a relaxing bar and coffee shop where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drinks as well as live entertainment including jazz and folk music and stand up comedy. Complete with an exciting film programme of world, independent and UK film, The Roses is a diverse and exciting arts venue.

The Roses is in the centre of Tewkesbury and is served by a large car park less than a minute's walk away (Unlimited free evening parking) Tewkesbury is easily accessible from Cheltenham, Gloucester and Worcester via the M5 (Junction 9) or the A38.

Tickets:
TBC

Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Sunday, June 9th, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap

Acapela Studios

Capel Horeb, Heol Y Pentre
Pentyrch Cardiff CF15 9QD

phone: 029 2089 0862

PRICE: £16.50

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://acapela.co.uk/

Acapela Studios is a unique music venue and recording studio based in Pentyrch, Cardiff and is set in a converted Welsh chapel. It’s real timber flooring and high ceiling gives our musicians and artists the space to perform naturally. Acapela offers a beautiful and peaceful environment to inspire creative minds. Originally constructed in 1835, the building houses a traditional concert hall featuring the original pews, wrap around gallery and pulpit!

Audiences experience an intimate performance in a beautiful setting, relaxing with refreshments from the licensed bar and pizzas from our wood burning oven. See the very best musicians up close and personal in the very best small music venue in Wales.






Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Saturday, June 29th, 2019

West Fest - Gordon Giltrap, Nick Hooper and Carrie Martin

West Malvern Playing Field

Malvern WR14 4BY

website: http://www.west-fest.org.uk/


West Fest is a one day event hosted entirely by volunteers with the aim of raising money for local worthy causes.

Music is the main focus but there are also stalls and activities for children.

Visitor numbers are typically around 4000 to 5000 depending on the weather.

West Fest 2019 will be held in West Malvern on the 29th June and will feature live music on three stages from 12:30 until late evening with the two main stages alternating so that everybody remains focussed. As before all profits go to local charities and worthy causes and all the work involved in setting up the festival is undertaken by volunteers. In addition to the music there will be craft and clothing stalls, children’s activities and numerous food outlets.



More details to be added when available


Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/WestFestMalvern/


Sunday, September 8th, 2019 8.00pm

Gordon Giltrap

The Stables, Jim Marshall Auditorium

Stockwell Lane, Wavendon
Milton Keynes MK17 8LU

phone: 01908 280800

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.stables.org/Home



The Stables
is situated in a beautiful rural setting in Wavendon, just to the south east of Milton Keynes and a short drive from central Milton Keynes.

Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd (WAP), a registered charity, was founded in 1969 by the world-renowned jazz musicians Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, with an aim to provide a centre of musical activity which would break down barriers between music genres and introduce music to as many people as possible regardless of age or social background.

The vision was realised with the development of The Stables Theatre, in some outbuildings at their home, as a venue for concerts and education activities. In October 2000, the new Stables Theatre opened its doors on a 398 seat auditorium which now presents over 200 concerts and over 200 education sessions each year.

More details will be added when available.


Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.


Friday, October 18th, 2019

Astor Community Theatre

Stanhope Road
Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

phone: 01304 370220

website: https://theastor.org

FULL DETAILS WILL BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE



The Astor Theatre is located in Stanhope Road, just off the High Street in Deal. There is plenty of parking nearby.





Tickets: TBC




Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.