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Nine Below Zero’s Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham go back to their roots

By janetuplin |

Nine Below Zero’s founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham have gone back to their blues roots and are performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo including Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall.

“We’re delighted that Dennis and Mark are playing one of their first “old style” blues shows the pair have performed in the 35 years they have been working together here”, said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk. “Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly, they will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material.” Continue reading »

Modern day Fairport group, Mawkin, to appear at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

One of Brit-folks brightest new guns Mawkin,  a blistering five-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock, fills February’s folk night slot at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall.

Touring ahead of their latest album, Down Among the Dead Men, Mawkin are on the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene coupled with all the verve and mustique of ancient folk music traditions. Continue reading »

Steeleye Spans Maddy Prior to play at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Maddy Prior, perhaps best known as vocalist in folk rock band Steeleye Span, is appearing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in mid-April in the company of two more folk aficionados Hannah James and Giles Lewin.

Maddy who began singing in her early teens hasn’t stopped since. After forming a duo with Tim Hart in the mid-sixties, the pair were part of the debut line up of Steeleye Span and remained with the band until the early 1980s, when Hart was forced into semi-retirement. A brief sabbatical after the well received Time album aside, Prior has been the one of the band’s constants – her voice guiding them through a variety of styles, from her beloved traditional music to rock and pop. Continue reading »

Welcome return to Ropery Hall for Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys

By janetuplin |

One of the hits of last year at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, is returning later this month by popular demand.

Following the American group’s appearance 12 months ago The Ropewalk’s Liz Bennet was inundated with requests to bring her back – more so any other artists.

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Young Folk Showcase

By janetuplin |

Young Folk Showcase, the traditional start to Ropery Hall’s 2018 folk programme features three artists making their names in the world of folk.

Taking place on Saturday, January 27, this year’s showcase, put together by Mick Harding of Mad Dog Folk, features Jack Harris, Kelly Oliver and Paul Mosley, all of whom have received five star reviews for their music. Continue reading »

Christmas Theatre at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Christmas theatre for the young and not-so-young is coming to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall this December.

The Sunday before Christmas Eve the Little Blue Monster Company will be performing one of their latest productions, Lily and the Little Snow Bear. Continue reading »

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