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Peggy Seeger

By richardhatfield |

The First Farewell Tour – Peggy Seeger with Calum MacColl   Making a very welcome visit to Ropery Hall on her ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, […]

Wild Rose

By richardhatfield |

(15) 1hr 40mins  – A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Starring Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello


By richardhatfield |

(2019) 12 | 1h 58min Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Stars: Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

By richardhatfield |

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly Directed by Linda Marlowe Following his much-acclaimed performance of Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope at Ropery Hall last year, Mark Farrelly returns with his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, […]

Sax on Sunday: Album Launch

By richardhatfield |

For over a decade folks have been asking Snake for an album of gentle, relaxing pieces – music to chill out to, stretch to, fall asleep to.  Frog on a Lily Pad is that album and tonight Snake plays pieces from the album live and explains the history of their composition and recording. Featuring the […]

Snake Davis: Classic Sax Solos

By richardhatfield |

Behind every familiar name there are a group of brilliant musicians whose impeccable performance helped to make those familiar songs everlasting. Yet, it’s rare to know who those musicians are. One of these, namely our very own Mr Snake Davis, was the saxophonist was spotted by a young Lisa Stansfield when he was performing at […]

Oyster 3

By richardhatfield |

On a rare tour, the three original members of Oysterband open their treasure-chest of music and stories of life on the road as one of the most-travelled bands in the folk world. Expect great acoustic versions of classic and rare songs with John Jones’ characteristic passionate vocals, Alan Prosser’s sublime guitar skills and Ian Telfer’s […]

Crusoe’s Island 

By richardhatfield |

A Fell-Foss Theatre presentation Adapted for the stage by Mark Cronfield One man’s story of shipwreck, solitude and salvation. As told by himself. In a dynamic one-man performance Defoe’s classic novel is brought to the stage for its 300th anniversary by Mark Cronfield. Rediscover Crusoe’s Island and the strange, surprising story of Yorkshire’s world-famous castaway. Mark […]

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party   

By richardhatfield |

A Brother Wolf presentation based on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Adapted, Produced and Directed by James Hyland Costumes by A Child Of The Jago “What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?”  Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf’s 21st […]

Sax on Sunday: Simon Goulding

By richardhatfield |

Bassist Simon Goulding is many folks’ favourite member of the Snake Davis Band. He is a true virtuoso, playing fast, high, intricate and harmonically advanced riffs, seemingly effortlessly, yet always musical, lyrical, joyful and passionate. A long time resident of Cuba, we’ll hear evidence of his love for and skill in playing Latin music, plus […]

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