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The Furrow Collective
Date: 16th June 2017
Details:  Smaller Rooms presents: The Furrow Collective

Nominated ‘Best Traditional Track’ with The Unquiet Grave and Emily was nominated for ‘Folk Singer Of The Year’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016.

Nominated ‘Best Group’ & ‘Best Traditional Track’

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015

Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts

Voices, guitar, harp, viola, concertina, saw and banjo.

Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed debut At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions. Hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, they have released an outstanding five track EP Blow out the Moon last autumn, coinciding with touring, offering a tempting taster of their next album.

Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads. Blow Out the Moon culminates with the beautiful title track, a lullaby in spine-tingling four-part harmony. Strikingly unaffected vocals are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. Blow Out the Moon reflects the breadth of the Furrow Collective’s diversity whilst showing a crystallisation of their unique sound.

‘A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band’ Guardian

‘The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new’. R2


'A mouth-watering collaboration' **** 4 Stars Mojo


'One of the finest collaborative albums of the past few years'
Folk Radio UK


www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk

www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £14

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

The Prince Experience
Date: 17th June 2017
Details:  Last year we lost Prince, one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time, it seems there's nothing this man couldn't do, and because there was only one PRINCE, there's only one Prince tribute band, The Prince Experience.

The nine piece Prince Experience is made up of some amazing musicians who all have one thing in common - they are huge fans of the music. This love is clear to see, and of course heard when the band perform. Fast becoming known as 'the tightest live band out there, they play with a passion that is undeniable, you won't believe your ears once the music starts. Jaw breaking high notes, screams and high heels, wailing guitar solos, linn drums, loops, funky funky bass, live horns, and that famous 'purple' sense of humour. Only The Prince Experience have the audacity, and the musicianship to do justice to the music of the purple genius, it all comes together in an incredible onstage explosion of hits, from the floor shaking 1999, through the era defining soundtrack from the movie Purple Rain, right through the hits of the 90s, and beyond. One thing is for sure, you better bring your comfortable shoes, because you WILL be dancing. Celebrate the music of Prince with The Prince Experience.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £14 ADV/£17 OTD

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Desperado - The History of the Eagles
Date: 24th June 2017
Details:  The Eagles - the highest selling band in US history released their two part History of the Eagles DVD in 2013. The DVD went platinum and the band followed it up with a two year tour of most of the world.

Desperado, now in their 9th year present for 2017 a new show featuring the hits and highlights from this DVD/tour in a two hour+ journey through your favourite Eagles songs that changed popular music forever.

Desperado, renowned for their accurate and authentic recreation of Eagles music will Peacefully take you from the corner in Wilmslow Arizona through the Dark Desert Highway to the Long Road out of Eden. Close your eyes, go back in time to the sweet dream and believe the Eagles themselves are on stage.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £15

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Vintage Transport Show
Date: 24th June 2017
Details:  Saturday 24th June, 11am - 10.30pm

• TRACTORS AND STEAM ENGINES
• CLASSIC CARS FROM THE 50s/60s
• HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE
• VINTAGE WEDDING CARS
• PIE MOBILE
• FIRE ENGINE
• AND MANY MORE!

Includes:
• LIVE MUSIC
• REAL ALE TENT
• CLOG DANCING
• FAIRGROUND RIDES
• PHOTO EXHIBITION
• CRAFT STALLS
• STRAWBERRY FAYRE
• TEA ROOM
• DANCING TO THE SOUNDS OF THE 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s
• MODEL RAILWAY
• HOT AND COLD FOOD
• SURPRISE GUESTS

Free entrance, donations on the gate.

Enquiries: info@my-life.org.uk or 01257 472900
Venue:  Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish WN6 0PP
Website:  Click to visit

The Smiths Ltd
Date: 16th September 2017
Details:  The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.

After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK.

If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again.

Committed to getting the same energy that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce had onstage together, the band are also obsessed about getting that live sound just right.

With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat, The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute to one of Manchester’s greatest ever bands.

The Smiths meant everything to a generation; to The Smiths Ltd, they still do.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £10

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Handmade Fair
Date: 17th September 2017
Details:  Vibrant Vintage are hosting 5 handmade fairs at the Mercure Georgian House, Blackrod, Bolton. This is a brand new venue for 2017. The fairs have a wide selection of stalls selling handmade cushions, cakes, chocolate, crafts, paper craft, jewellery, knitted items, pens, wood craft, button craft, jams, cards and much more.

All items sold are made by the stall holder meaning that this is a true handmade fair with lots of talented people. Plus there will be craft demonstrations, such as rag rug or spinning guild. Finally, you can take a break from shopping by sitting back and relaxing with a cup of tea and cake at the venues café.
10am to 4pm
Venue:  Mercure Georgian House
Manchester Road
Blackrod
BL6 5RU

Stevie Nimmo
Date: 22nd September 2017
Details:  Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades.

Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty of people who sang or played some kind of instrument to learn from.

After a diagnosis of cancer in 2009 and subsequent surgery resulting in the loss of his voice for over 2 months, Stevie, now living in France, was forced to ease back on his touring schedule with The Nimmo Brothers spending some months in recovery following this major operation. During this period, focusing on the style of music Stevie listens to ’off the park’, he wrote the songs that now make up The Wynds of Life. For Stevie song writing isn’t something that you plan, it’s something that you need to do. As Stevie says; “When you have that something inside you, that feeling be it happy or sad, you just have to let it out. It’s an extremely emotional process and my only way to do that is through song”.

In January 2010 Stevie recorded his first solo album The Wynds of Life at The Zone recording Studios outside Austin, Texas with an A-list of Austin’s finest musicians. Michael Ramos – Keys, George Reiff – Bass, Lloyd Maines – Steel Guitars, Pat Manske – Drums, and as a special guest guitarist David Lee Holt from Storyville. George, Lloyd and Pat are also featured on the current Courtyard Hounds release.

Fleshed out with pedal steel, banjo, accordion, B3 and Wurlitzer, amongst other instruments, The Wynds of Life falls just as easily under the Americana banner with its roots, country and gospel influences as it does in Stevie’s more familiar blues setting.

Stevie’s second album was released on Manhaton Records on 4th March 2016 and has gone on to garner reviews including ‘Blues album of the Year’

In 2016 Stevie was also nominated at the British Blues Awards for ‘Best Male Vocalist’, ‘Best Guitarist’ and ‘Best Songwriter’ with The Nimmo Brothers nominated in ‘Best Blues Band’

‘Man that guy can sing!’ David Grissom (storyville)

‘Stevie’s voice is at times gritty, other times emotional but all times perfection!’ Maverick magazine

‘Stevie possesses a great depth to his work. He has come through with an album befitting those lending support and that pretty much says it all.’

‘Muscle Shoals at its peak would be proud of having recorded this track!’ Flyinshoes review

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £12 ADV/£14 OTD

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Martin Stephenson
Date: 23rd September 2017
Details:  MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK’s best-loved musicians for 30 years.

New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he’s intermittently fronted through a string of albums – and hundreds of gigs – since his teens in the North East.

Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson’s “must see” live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

The Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson’s songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth – so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s.

Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country.

CALIFORNIA STAR continues his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, and is the perfect middle-age bookend on a discography now amounting to 40 albums.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £14/£12

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
Date: 24th September 2017
Details:  Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas...Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.

Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy.

The show is an ideal and imaginative introduction to making music, and has a positive message about being kind to the world.

Goblin are a children’s theatre company known for their innovative use of original music and wild creativity with a dose of anarchy.

See www.goblintheatre.co.uk for more details. Illustrations © OK David Supported

using public funding by Arts Council England

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors: 2pm

On Stage: 2:30pm

Tickets: £7/£5

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Riff Raff
Date: 30th September 2017
Details:  RIFF RAFF
A four piece Rock covers band from the North-West with over a decade of gigging experience covering the likes of AC/DC, Sabbath and Rainbow as well as more obscure bands such as Cinderella and Foreigner, you wont be disappointed.

Event starts at 9pm - Free Entry
Venue:  Brown Cow
The Green
Eccleston
Chorley
PR7 5TP
Website:  Click to visit

 
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