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).
Tickets are best (and cheapest) if bought online at wegottickets.com. 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 email@example.com
A listing of confirmed concerts in the hall through to June 2020 can be found as a PDF file here. 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.
Need somewhere to stay? There are several B&Bs and hotels nearby – the nearest are on this link. There are also many self-catering holiday cottages, although these will often require a minimum 2-night stay (link here). For more village options (caravan sites, youth hostels etc), click here.
Saturday 19 October – Christine Collister & Michael Fix
The amazing singer Christine Collister paid her dues on the British club scene before becoming vocalist in the Richard Thompson band (and becoming well-known for singing the theme tune to the cult BBC series Life & Loves of a She Devil). She joined Clive Gregson in a duo format, releasing five critically acclaimed albums, before following a solo career, releasing 12 of her own albums. She has graced numerous Thompson recordings and is still his “go to” vocalist for select engagements. Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The Bangles, Richard Thompson, Dave Kelly and Loudon Wainwright III.
Australian Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel. He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours throughout the world. His music is widely heard in TV shows and documentaries and he was named as one of top 20 ‘Best Australian Guitarists of all time’ by readers of Australian Guitar Magazine.
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, they create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform.
“Christine Collister can sing the birds down off the trees and send them back with a tiny flick of her vocal chords.” Mojo
Doors 7.30pm; licensed bar
Alstonefield Village Hall sound is produced by Mixonthehill Studio
A specification of the equipment used for hall concerts can be found on this link (this may be subject to change, so please check if needed). We also have available a full-size digital Yamaha Clavino piano keyboard (model CLP-411 – see technical specification here).
“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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07733 004458
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