Live music @ Ropery Hall

  • Charlie Dore

    3rd September 2021 8pm   £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    Multi-award winner Charlie Dore brings a genre-defying evening of ‘intriguingly other’ eclectic, contemporary, rootsy, folk – bursting with earworms and crunchy lyrics. Charlie and her long-time...More info

  • Keith Christmas

    9th September 2021 8pm £12/£14  | Buy Tickets

    In a career spanning over 50 years Keith has recorded multiple albums, played acoustic guitar on Bowie’s Space Oddity album, appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and gigged solo all ov...More info

  • Chris Helme

    10th September 2021 8pm £12/£14  | Buy Tickets

    Rising to fame in the 1990s as frontman of indie band The Seahorses singer-songwriter Chris Helme is now producing acclaimed folk-infused tracks as a solo artist, including a new album readying for re...More info

  • Edwina Hayes

    18th September 2021 8pm   £12/£14 | Buy Tickets

    Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence, and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jool...More info

  • Steve Tilston: Semicentennial

    25th September 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    One of our most celebrated song-smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. Afte...More info

  • Patti Boulaye: Aretha and Me 

    1st October 2021 8pm £18/£20  | Buy Tickets

    Following the last two years of sell-outs of her show “Billie & Me” the award-winning singer and musical theatre star returns to the stage, with her brand new one-woman show “Aretha and Me...More info

  • Chris While and Julie Matthews

    3rd October 2021 7.30pm £15/£17  | Buy Tickets

    A Mad Dog Folk presentation With more than 25 years of un-rivalled musical partnership and gathering numerous nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, highly respected by their fans ...More info

  • Lil’ Jimmy Reed & the ‘A’ Team

    9th October 2021 8pm £15/£17  | Buy Tickets

    From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river. One of the last surviving performers of c...More info

  • John Reilly

    16th October 2021 8pm £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    John Reilly concert is almost a spiritual event. It’s an evening where every emotion is touched and unleashed in a uniquely intimate atmosphere created by his intensely profound lyrics and stunning ...More info

  • Paul Lamb & the King Snakes

    21st October 2021 8pm  £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    Paul Lamb is known by aficionados and music press around the world as a foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. Cou...More info

  • Clive Gregson: Farewell

    22nd October 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    A Mad Dog Folk presentation Born and raised in Manchester, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer of world-renown. Mary Chapin Carpenter named him as one of her favou...More info

  • Ben Poole

    23rd October 2021 8pm  £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    When you hear comments such as those below from some of the greatest guitar players of the last century, some of the most respected blues/rock/soul artists in the world today, and some of the leading ...More info

  • Salt House

    30th October 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Salt House is Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their album Undersong has been praised by folk bible fRoots for bringing “startling freshness” to the British song tradition. S...More info

  • Sax on Sunday – Snake Davis & Robin A Smith

    31st October 2021 7.30pm £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    An award-winning arranger and composer, one of the most versatile musicians in the industry, Snake and Robin have been sparring partners for decades. Robin’s credits include Andrea Bocelli, Luciano ...More info

  • John Otway    

    6th November 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    John had to wait until 1977 and the rise of punk before his dream of fame and fortune would finally become a reality. Having caught the eye of the producers of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test,  his p...More info

  • Ezio

    13th November 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Recorded in the company of house-trained rabbits on an industrial estate in Cambridge, Daylight Moon, Ezio’s ninth studio album is their most personal yet. The visceral honesty of frontman Ezio Lune...More info

  • The Devil’s Violin: The Beast In Me

    19th November 2021 7.30pm £13/£15 | Buy Tickets

    The Devil’s Violin return!   Since their inception in 2006, they have developed a huge following for their gripping and powerful storytelling.   Their new show, The Beast in Me, features their t...More info

  • Sarah Gillespie Trio

    20th November 2021 8pm 14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing elements of jazz, folk and blues with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Having released four critically acclaimed albums in the last 10 y...More info

  • Nine Below Zero

    21st November 2021 7.30pm £17.50 | Buy Tickets

    Since their formation in 1977 NINE BELOW ZERO have developed a reputation as one of the best blues bands in the country. Their high energy live act was already well established by the time they signed...More info

  • Gigspanner   

    27th November 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of th...More info

  • Sax on Sunday: Burden of Paradise Trio

    28th November 2021 7.30pm £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    One of the great forces in ‘90s pop culture is bringing music to the people —saxophonist Snake Davis put the icing on the cake for Take That’s A Million Love Songs, M People’s Search For T...More info

  • Belshazzar’s Feast 

    3rd December 2021 8pm  £15/£17 | Buy Tickets

    On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of...More info

  • Ma Bessie & Her Pig Foot Band

    4th December 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Building on her passion for the "Empress of the Blues", Julia Titus formed her Pig Foot Band in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries, with a new generation of listeners. ...More info

  • Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess

    10th December 2021 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Prolific roots musician Benji Kirkpatrick is well known for being a founder member of big-band folk trailblazers, Bellowhead, a current member of Faustus and Steeleye Span and sometime Seth Lake...More info

  • The Albion Christmas Band  

    11th December 2021 8pm   £20/£22 | Buy Tickets

    An Albion Christmas, which has been touring for nearly 20 years,  is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed many people say that their Ch...More info

  • St Agnes Fountain 

    22nd December 2021 7.30pm £22/£24 | Buy Tickets

    Each December St Agnes Fountain comes together for a Christmas Tour. Performing “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word. Founder member, David Hughe...More info

  • Martyn Joseph  

    5th February 2022 8pm  £18/£20 | Buy Tickets

    Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a hug...More info

  • Chantel McGregor

    18th February 2022 8pm £16/£18  | Buy Tickets

    A female guitar prodigy, at 14 years Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!"  Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds Col...More info

  • Toyah Willcox

    4th March 2022 8pm £24/£26 | Buy Tickets

    Toyah / Posh Pop Tour This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal with a show that has a lively cinematic sound using Toyah's vocals/ keyboards/ stand up bass and story tellin...More info

  • Peggy Seeger

    6th March 2022 7.30pm £18 | Buy Tickets

    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, f...More info

  • Harley, Kimbro & Lewis

    16th March 2022 8pm £16/£18.50  | Buy Tickets

    Since their chance meeting in Nashville 2011 the three have collaborated with one another in different formats. Individually each has travelled the world pursing their own musical endeavours and now f...More info

  • Rachael McShane & The Cartographers

    26th March 2022 8pm £14/£16 | Buy Tickets

    Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as ...More info

  • Sam Kelly’s Station House

    2nd April 2022 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years in the business.  His “Station House” band has been featuring on the U.K./Worldwide music scene for many years.  Originating from ...More info

  • Daphne’s Flight

    28th May 2022 8pm   £15/£17 | Buy Tickets

    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 ...More info

  • Midnight Skyracer

    3rd June 2022 8pm £14/£16  | Buy Tickets

    Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured re...More info

  • Nell Bryden

    23rd June 2022 8pm £20 | Buy Tickets

    With this tour, New Yorker Nell has gone back to her roots and followed the traditional sonic footsteps of her idols Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Carole King. Having recorded an album (to ta...More info