The Lonesome Ace Stringband

These masters of their trade have been described as three of the most accomplished old-time musicians playing on this planet, and that is not overstating the case.

John Showman is rightly recognised as one of the most talented of the new old-time-style composers having spent a lifetime tapping into the source, Chris Coole is a well-established banjo player and songwriter with a considerable pedigree around the world, and bass man Max Heineman has earned himself the kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who are much longer in the tooth.

You’ll feel the energy of three passionate musicians playing the bejesus out of those instruments and loving every minute.

In their native Canada, they are recognised as the best, and the band triumphed at 2018’s MerleFest where the discerning audience knows “stand-out” from more-of-the-same. They ventured across the Atlantic earlier this year and took Celtic Connections by storm with three sold-out shows. The event’s musical director uttered just one word after catching them in action – “wow!”


“A rip roaring hoedown” – Maverick magazine

“Three of the most accomplished old-time musicians on the planet” – WAMU, Washington DC

Show Details

Date of event:

14th September 2019

Event details:

8pm   £14/£16

How to book

In person at The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.

By telephone 01652 660380

Please pay by credit or debit card. An additional charge of £2 is applied to cover customer not present transaction cost and postage.

Please note: No advance tickets are on sale for Film Nights. If you want to make sure of a seat, please come early.