We welcome all visitors to our events that take place at the Village Hall (Memorial Hall), Alstonefield, Nr. Ashbourne, DE6 2FR, or at St. Peter’s Church, Alstonefield, Nr. Ashbourne, DE6 2FX. Click here for car parking information and here for maps and directions
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May 25th 2013 – Village Hall
“Powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies. Guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound” - (Audience Review)
The show features six young people from Durban, South Africa, in full traditional costume presenting songs and dances of their culture with rich African harmonies and traditional hand drums. The individual members of the group have previously performed in the UK as part of The Mighty Zulu Nation and on the West End in The Lion King. They have performed around the world for royalty and senior government alike, including the Queen, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
A Live & Local Presentation
June 22nd – Village Hall
His huge, charismatic presence, boundless energy, and “that voice” (once described on CBC as being ‘half way between melted chocolate and sex’) brought fans from across Canada, around the US and throughout the UK to shows by Tanglefoot (CFMA ‘Best Vocal Group’ 2007) for 17 years.
Now performing solo, Al’s repertoire includes new, original material, as well as some carefully chosen covers including a couple of trad songs and some Tanglefoot favourites. Al plays these songs on acoustic guitar, on his trademark double bass, or simply sings them a cappella.
July 27th – Village Hall
The Teeside Troubadour
“Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It’s a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health.” English Folk Dance & Song Society.
September 20 – 22 – Alstonefield Village
Manifold Folk Gathering.
Following a very successful first year The Manifold Folk Gathering returns. Artists booked include Alstonefield favourites Flossie, Peter Shirley and Festival Ceilidh Band. Tickets on sale now and reported to be going well. For full details please visit Manifold Folk Gathering.
UPDATE: The 2014 Folk Gathering is moving to Alstonefield. Planning is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.
October 19th – Village Hall
Harvey has now retired of course! So here’s his new one man show! Quote “I have a one man show I’m calling “Glad to be Grey”, an entertainment of self-written songs, monologues and stories for baby boomers and beyond – in other words, my own generation”.
November 9th – Village Hall
“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen.” – Olivia Haughton, Songlines
“I was absolutely slain by The UFQ.” – Emma Hartley, The Telegraph Blog
“Up there with the best of them… amazing playing.” – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
“It’s music to engage ears, hearts and feet simultaneously.” - Oz Hardwick, R2 Magazine
November 30th 2013 – St. Peter’s Church – by candlelight – 7.30 pm.
Ashbourne’s largest choir, The Ashbourne Singers, was formed following a singing workshop held by Linda Perry Smith as part of the 2007 Ashbourne Festival and started singing together in September 2007 under Linda’s musical direction. It is a community choir whose aim it is to encourage people of all abilities who would like to sing in a friendly and supportive group and to provide learning and performance opportunities.
The choir sing a diverse repertoire of music including classical, musical theatre, folk, pop and jazz, supported by Steve Duckworth, assistant musical director and pianist, Mel Gill, pianist and Michael Halls, organist. The candlelit performance at Alstonefield will be by candlelight to prepare us for Christmas.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £3 children, £20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), to include a glass of wine, hot or soft drink in the interval. Tel. 01335 310125
Saturday 10th May 2014 – St. Peter’s Church – 7.30 pm.
A 16 voice chamber choir based in Yoxall, Staffordshire, Beatus was formed in 2002, initially by a group of friends, from various walks of life, to sing a newly composed “Requiem” written by their Director.
Beatus perform both Sacred and Secular music, and their repertoire reflects a wide ranging choice of material reflecting both types, from the 16th century through to the 21st century.
Composers who have featured in their concerts include Bach, Hander, Purcell, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Stanford, Parry, Howells, Finzi, Elgar, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Taverner, Part, Messiaen, Rutter, Chilcott, Jenkins, Kern, Gershwin, George Shearing, Michael McGlynn, Howard Goodall and TR Bailey.
Tickets are £8.50 for adults, £3 children, £20 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children), to include a glass of wine, hot or soft drink in the interval, together with canapes provided by the choir. Tel. 01335 310125
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