Friday 9th October – Tones of Home 8.00pm @ Studio 2 at Parr Street
Ronan Boyle’s monthly night of alternative songwriting returns to Studio 2 and features Homestead, My Albatros, Anne Grete Helgheim, and Blind Dog Moon. Free entry.
Friday 9th October – Ragz 8.00pm @ The Victoria Hotel, Promenade, Southport
Those of you living in the Sefton neck of the woods might want to wander along the Promonade at Southport and pop into the Victoria Hotel to experience the wonder that is Ragz. myspace.com/ragzmusic
Saturday 10th October – Battle of the Bands 8.00pm @ The Pilgrim
Although the Liverpool Irish Festival doesn’t officially start until 16th, one of the mainstays of the festival kicks off tonight. Last year’s competition was a Battle of the Acoustic Bands, with local outfit Letters in Red being the deserving winners. This year anything goes – electric or acoustic, rock or roots. If you want to take part you need to ring 07804 286145 to book a slot.
Saturday 10th October – The Red Deltas 8.30pm to 12.00am @ Studio 2 at Parr Street
Top local band The Red Deltas – Mats, Will, Alex, and Ralph – perform a rare acoustic set at Studio 2 tonight, with support from 15 Storeys. myspace.com/thereddeltas
For up-to-date information join the Studio 2 facebook group
Sunday 11th October – Blues on the Rock 1.00pm – 4.00pm @ Fort Perch Rock
Monthly second-Sunday-of-the-month afternoon blues gig hosted by Liverpool blues duo Blue C, who will be starting and finishing the afternoon. Craftily sandwiched in between will be this month’s special guest, acoustic ragtime and blues picker Graham Robinson. There will be CDs to be won, a blues disco and Talkin’ Blues, where Graham will be quizzed about his own slice of blues history by Raphael Callaghan.
There is a cafe and bottle bar. Admission is £3, and all enquires should be directed to Raphael on 0151 709 5484 myspace.com/bluecblues
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