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.

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 19 August, 8pm, doors 7.30pm

THE HALEY SISTERS

“The very best from the UK country music scene”  Alan Cackett, Editor, Maverick magazine

Well known to Peak District audiences, The Haley Sisters are Britain’s most awarded country music duo, who were joined in 1993 by guitarist Brian Smith – a superb guitarist who worked in Nashville for artists such as Crystal Gayle. With their sisterly harmonies, Jo-Ann and Becky have been referred to as the “female Everlys”.

With their magical blend of vocal harmonies, dazzling flat-picking and slide guitar, coupled with warm, funny stage banter that has delighted audiences for over two decades, the group have performed at clubs, theatres, festivals and events across the UK, Ireland and Europe. They are natural entertainers and their repertoire includes traditional country, pop hits and new-style alt-country.

In 1996 they won the Best UK Group/Duo award in the Great British Country Music Awards. The following year, they formed their own record label, Comet Records, and have three albums under their belt. Their first album ‘The Sweetest Gift’ received national airplay, including Bob Harris and Aled Jones on BBC Radio 2.

If you’re a fan of The Dixie Chicks, Eva Cassidy, Emmylou Harris etc., then this is a show not to be missed.” (Martin Snodin, Hall Committee)

Tickets £12 advance (£14 on the door). Licensed bar.

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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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