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Archive for August 2011

Steve on Mike Harding Show Wed 24 August…

August 20th 2011

On Wednesday night’s Mike Harding programme, Steve Knightley talks about his role in the Cecil Sharp Project, in which songwriters from both sides of the Atlantic celebrated the life and work of Victorian song collector Cecil Sharp.

Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Patsy Reid, Leonard Podolak (The Duhks), Caroline Herring, Kathryn Roberts and Andy Cutting all took part in the project, which was commissioned by the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The new works can be heard on a new album and live on stage in a forthcoming UK tour.

Steve tells Mike Harding how the project came together, as Mike plays a selection of songs that came out of the house.

Royal Albert Hall 2012 – Ticket update

August 11th 2011

Tickets are selling well for Saturday 7th April 2012 and some seating areas have proved very popular and are just about sold out.
To give a bit more choice in the tickets currently available, seats in the ‘Choir’ areas have now been released for sale. Tickets are only available from the RAH Box Office 0845 401 5034
and online here
See you there!

Canary Wharf concert still on…

August 10th 2011

Tonight’s Canary Wharf London concert will still go ahead. It’s a free entry, open air event with music starting at 7pm with Walsh & Pound followed by Phil Henry & Hannah Martin and then a final set by SOH running to 9.30pm. More info click here

Gawsworth Hall ticket winners…

August 3rd 2011

The two pairs of tickets and copy of Covers2 CD for the concert this Thursday 04 August at Gawsworth Hall Open Air Theatre were won by Ray Thorley and Denise Dobbins. Congratulations to them and thanks to all who entered.
Tickets still available from Box Office 01260 223456 and online here

Phil on the radio…..

August 3rd 2011

To hear Phil’s interview last night with John Barnes late show (BBC Radio Lancs and BBC Radio Manchester) on Listen Now about 22mins in – click here



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