Monthly Archives: May 2017

Daphne’s Flight lands at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singers of their generation found themselves at the Cambridge Festival, decided to sing some songs together, magic happened and Daphne’s Flight took off. “At the time Daphne’s Flight was seen as marking a turning point in the role of women within the English folk […]

Snake Davis returns to his roots for Sax Sunday

By janetuplin |

Sax virtuoso Snake Davis returns to his roots for the next two Sax Sundays at Ropery Hall as he invites on stage two musicians who have both collaborated  with him on his musical journey. On Sunday, May 7, Snake is joined by Chris Parkinson, one of his favourite collaborators. “Chris is an incredibly gifted multi-instrumentalist, […]

Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year to play at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

The end of the month Folk Night on April 29 at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall features singer and harpist Rachel Newton who earlier this month won BBC Radio 2’s Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017 award. Rachel has performed all over the world and at major festivals including the Tonder Festival in Denmark, […]

John Reilly and Lewis Nitikman to appear at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Sheffield singer-songwriter John Reilly and Canadian pianist Lewis Nitikman are playing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on Saturday, April 8. Liverpool born John, the front man for  Boy On A Dolphin and Acoustic Angels will be appearing alongside his Canadian writing partner Lewis Nitikman on piano who he has been collaborating with for 10 […]

From Down Under to Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

A duo from the southern hemisphere, The James Brothers, will be bringing their own brand of folk, blues and bluegrass to Barton upon Humber when they appear at Ropery Hall. The duo comes from Australia and New Zealand, countries in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique […]

A Taste of Nashville at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Talented guitarist Martin Harley and bassist Daniel Kimbro will be appearing on Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall stage to give the audience a taste of Nashville. The duo will be at the Maltkiln Road venue on Saturday, March 4, with a sound that has been described by Guitar Magazine as “staggeringly good, no one is […]

Dominic Kelly weaves a story at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Performance storyteller Dominic Kelly will be weaving his magical story-telling when he appears at Ropery Hall on Wednesday, March 1. Dominic Kelly has an international reputation for dynamic, powerful, and entertaining work and has played venues such as The Barbican, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, York Theatre Royal, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The British Museum, […]

Alasdair Roberts appears at Ropery Hall day after latest album released

By janetuplin |

Just a day after his latest album, Pangs, is released Alasdair Roberts appears at Ropery Hall in the company of bassist Stevie Jones and drummer Alex Neilson. Playing at the Maltkiln Road venue as part of Mad Dog Folk’s monthly folk nights, Alasdair is based in Glasgow Scotland. He has worked with Drag City Records […]

Scarborough Writers Move Down The Coast

By janetuplin |

Three talented Scarborough writers who make up Poetry on Fire will be making their way down the east coast to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall with their brand new show, Rebirth. “Poets Jane Sudworth and Felix Hodcroft and poet/musician Sarah Dew believe that performance poetry can be moving and mesmerising in a way few other […]

Mark Nevin of Fairground Attraction to play at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Appearing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in mid-February is Mark Nevin who came to prominence in the late 80s as the founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Fairground Attraction, with whom he enjoyed the Number One single, Perfect, and multi-platinum album,  First of a Million Kisses with both receiving a Brit award. Mark will […]

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