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An evening of proper good fun at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Come along to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall later this month and join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun.

With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with her new show, Raffle, about chance and luck. Continue reading »

West End actor James Hyland returns to Ropery Hall with the Magic Circle

By janetuplin |

Just months after the world premiere of Magic Circle was staged in Harrogate, Ropery Hall favourite James Hyland returns to Barton upon Humber with his theatre company, Brother Wolf.

West End actor James is no stranger to Ropery Hall and in this performance he plays alongside Michael Shon who performed with James last year at the Maltkiln Road venue in A Lesson from Auschwitz. Continue reading »

American Desert Music comes to Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

A new sound will be heard at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall this September when American band 3hattrio play American Desert Music.

With three superlative albums behind them and much written about the live performances to stimulate curiosity and interest, they were the band that everyone was talking about after their UK debut at Celtic Connections in February. Continue reading »

New season at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

The popular Sax on Sunday gets Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall programme underway on Sunday, September 3.

Premiered for the first time in February, Sax on Sunday sees world-renowned musician Snake Davis linking up with some of his favourite musicians. Continue reading »

Ukulele virtuoso Jacqui Wickes to lead six week course

By janetuplin |

Ukulele virtuoso Jacqui Wickes returns to Ropery Hall next month to lead a six-week course, Ukulele for beginners.

“If you or a family member has a ukulele and don’t know how to play it or you are you thinking about buying one then this is the course for you,” said West Yorkshire based Jacqui. Continue reading »

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 movement,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

The group will be appearing at Ropery Hall, Barton upon Humber, on Saturday, May 27.

Now, more than two decades after their impressive and much loved debut album Daphne’s Flight,  the remarkable ensemble of Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthew, Helen Watson and Chris While have once again got together again – older, wiser and twice as powerful!

Their second album (and the first in 21 years)    Knows Time, Knows Change was released at the beginning of May and according to Liz “’the repertoire crosses a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic songs – all woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.

“These live well-matched female artists have come up with an inspired offering,” Liz carried on.  “The music of Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of their five individual styles, completely captivating now as it was then – with the same magical blend of simplicity and sensitivity as on their debut recording, but now with a powerful new layer of weight and gravitas”

From the 1990s to the present day these women have woven their way in and out of each other’s lives working together on albums, tours and ultimately the collaboration at the Cambridge Festival that begun this unique collaboration, recording their first album and then going on to record and perform independently.

With as much energy and enthusiasm as they ever had, Daphne’s Flight is as excited to be reuniting again as we are to hear them play,” added Liz.

Tickets to see Daphne’s Flight cost £18 in advance or £20 on the door.  Advance tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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