Alstonefield Events

“Community spirit isn’t about keeping the village clean to win the Best Kept Village competition. Community spirit is about socialising…”  Tim Eades, Alstonefield, Voices from the Edge

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.

Village hall concerts (see also Special Events below)

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/ alt.country, etc. There is a licensed bar and all concerts start at 8pm unless stated (doors 7.30). Buy online at WeGotTickets, call 01335 310322 or email hopedalemusic@btinternet.com.

A list of all 2017 events can be found here, as a PDF file (but check often for any updates).

Reviews of selected previous concerts can be found here.
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Saturday 29 July, 8pm, doors 7.30pm (previously 15 July)
JON ALLEN (support: Lesley Pike)

“When I heard this man’s fantastic voice on the radio, I had to zap it with my mobile to find out who it was”  Jools Holland, BBC2

Jon Allen has a voice you don’t forget. Just ask Jools Holland, who demanded Jon appear on ‘Later…’ after hearing him on the radio. Or Duffy, who heard his version of ‘Mercy’ and called him in to the studio – only to find that he wasn’t the black soul-man she had imagined. Or the millions of viewers of ‘Homeland’ transfixed by his track ‘Joanna’. Or the BBC producers repeatedly A-listing his songs. Or fans Guy Chambers, or Mark Knopfler, or Jo Whiley, all of whom have been entranced by his trademark mix of catchy tunes and and Sixties-inflected country blues.

Jon’s most recent  album, ‘Deep River’, contains some of his best work and immediately became Radio 2’s Album of the Week. To Jon, it’s simple. “I just try to write music that moves me. I’m trying to express some truthfulness. There’s no gimmicks, no beeps and whistles.”

Please note this show is sold out (for any cancellations, call 01335 310322/310121).

PLEASE NOTE  From 6pm – even for anyone without a ticket for the concert – authentic, handmade, wood-fired pizzas will be on sale, served from The Box & Hound converted vintage horsebox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdmJKzSUxgI

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We’re listed on The North Staffs Folk Diary.

Alstonefield Village Hall sound is produced by Mixonthehill Studio

“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.

alan@mixonthehill.co.uk or 07733 004458

Special events

This year’s annual Folk Gathering takes place from 15 – 19 September.  Tickets went on sale on 27 January, and over 90% of the limited availability of 170 have now sold (as at 21 February). For remaining tickets, visit the Folk Gathering website or call 0780 552 9492. More information on the event can be found on the event flyer Folk Gathering flyer (a PDF file).

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