Alstonefield Events

We welcome all visitors to our events:
– at the Village Hall (Memorial Hall) – DE6 2FR
– at St Peter’s church – DE6 2FX

Click here for car parking  information and here for maps and directions.

Ann Green Festival – April to September

Alstonefield churchyard contains the grave of Ann Green who died in 1518 – reputedly the oldest legible gravestone in the country. The Ann Green Festival is series of events open to all ages and interests to learn about, share and celebrate the history and heritage of St Peter’s Church and Churchyard. Click here for more information.

AVH Concerts

Regular high quality concerts take place in the hall, usually on Saturday evenings. We like to feature a range of musical styles, such as folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz, Americana/, etc. There is a licensed bar and all concerts start at 8pm unless stated (doors 7.30).

Tickets are best (and cheapest) if bought online at Click the logo to the left to see a full list of concerts currently available to book, and buy now! 

OR pay in advance by cheque/cash – call 01335 310322 or email

A listing of all concerts in the hall for this year and the first few months of 2019 can be found as a PDF file here. Please note that as at 27 July, three of the listed concerts have already sold out (Gordon Giltrap on 18 July; Amy Wadge on 20 October; and John Tams on 8 December). To avoid disappointment, please book early for any concert as the venue capacity is only 100, so we often sell out.

Video clips and reviews of selected previous concerts can be found here.

Saturday 29 September 
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Ruth Notman first came to prominence in 2007 when, aged just seventeen, she was a finalist in the BBC Young Folk Awards. Her clear and unique vocals, with echoes of a young Sandy Denny, charmed audiences.

A period of intensive solo touring followed, and her acclaimed recording ‘Threads’ was released in the same year. Accompanied by a selection of accomplished fellow young musicians (Bella Hardy, Saul Rose and Hannah Edmonds), the album presented well-received interpretations of several folk classics including Richard Thompson’s ‘Farewell, Farewell’ and Dougie MacLean’s ‘Caledonia’, alongside impressive original material.

Her touring activity took second place while she returned to her academic studies, but she produced the album ‘Life of Lilly’ in 2009.

Now returning to her musical career, Ruth’s current instrumental repertoire consists of piano, guitar, harp and melodeon. Her style suggests a variety of influences including Eliza Carthy, John Renbourn, Marilyn Manson and Seth Lakeman – all combining to create a truly fresh and unique brand of acoustic folk, but still remaining rooted in the tradition.

“…a thoughtful, brooding quality that echoes Sandy Denny ” The Guardian

Life of Lilly continues to push the boundaries of folk as Ruth takes listeners on a musical journey through epic film-score-like arrangements and simple stripped-down ballads.” Nottingham Playhouse

Special guests to open the evening are Dan Britton and Chris Conway, who had a wonderful reception last time they played in the hall in 2017. Dan has played guitar for artists including Jackie Leven, Bob Cheevers and Cathy Lesurf (“the best guitarist I’ve worked with since Simon Nicol”) and has released several nationally acclaimed solo albums. Chris has worked with many top musicians – he’s played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention and toured with Peter Tork (Monkees). He’s also played with composer Gavin Bryars, tabla man Talvin Singh, violin virtuoso Dr L Subramanium, and UK folk singer Martin Carthy.y.

Licensed bar

Tickets £11 (plus booking fee) via or £12.50 advance cash/chequecall 01335 310322/email


 ENTS24:  Alstonefield Village Hall Upcoming Events & Tickets

The North Staffs Folk Diary.

 Alstonefield Village Hall sound is produced by Mixonthehill Studio

A specification of the equipment used for hall concerts can be found on this  link.

“I created my dream, a small studio to record what’s in my head. A work in slow progress! Add my masochistic pleasure in P.A. work and desire to produce pure sound and you have Mixonthehill.

Contact Alan if you have something you want to record (or need PA!) at very reasonable rates. or 07733 004458

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