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.

Village hall concerts (see also Special Events below)

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

PLEASE NOTE the Jon Allen concert on Saturday 29 July (a revised date) is now SOLD OUT.  A waiting list is in place, in case of cancellations – call 01335 310322 if required.

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. (The church also sometimes hosts classical music events or visiting choirs – see below.)

All concerts start at 8pm unless stated (doors 7.30). Buy online at WeGotTickets, call 01335 310322 or email hopedalemusic@btinternet.com.

There is a licensed bar at all village hall events.

Reviews of selected previous concerts can be found here.
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NEXT EVENT  – Saturday 10 June, 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
CHARLIE DORE with Julian Littman – The Dark Matter tour

“A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original”  Guardian ★★★★

Best known for her 1990s hit Pilot of the Airwaves (the last track ever played on Radio Caroline), the Ivor Novello nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has a multi-faceted career that includes, acting in film, TV and radio, comedy-improvisation and composition for film – as well as performing live with her band.

Her songs have been covered by artists including George Harrison (‘Fear of Flying’), Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfied, Ricky Ross, Sheena Easton, Celine Dion, Black, UB40, Status Quo, Paul Carrack and Jimmy Nail (with the UK No 1, ‘Ain’t No Doubt’).

The new Dark Matter collection promises a fast-moving show as Dore, with her long-time musical partner Julian Littman, swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp. They’ll also dip into favourites from her past 6 albums, as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others..

Buy tickets online at WeGotTickets or call 01335 310322 (email: hopedalemusic@btinternet.com)

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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

Concert in St Peter’s church – Saturday 24 June (7.30pm)

FORDANTE present “From Puccini to the Movies and more…”

Fordante return with a spectacular new concert “From Puccini to the Movies and more…” of some of the most beautiful light classics, opera arias and movie music ever written – from composers such as Strauss, Puccini and Ravel.  Tickets £12 including wine and nibbles – telephone 01335 310253.

More details of Fordante’s music can be found here (a PDF file).

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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