There are two great events this weekend that didn’t make it into December’s newsletter.
The first is the launch event for next February’s Under The Influence Festival. It’s taking place on Saturday 11th December on the 5th floor of the Novas CUC on Parliament Street, starting at 2pm and finishing late.
On the bill for what is the warm-up for the main event next year are (amongst others) Ste Hedley (who’ll be playing at January’s Liverpool Acoustic Live), Dave O’Grady (who played at October’s Liverpool Acoustic Live), Megan Thomas (who played at November’s Liverpool Acoustic Live) and a host of other talented musical folks.
The festival itself is an ambitious attempt to showcase the breadth of Liverpool’s creative and performance talent in one building over one weekend. Add February 11th to 13th 2011 to your diary now, as it’s set to be an event the likes of which has never before been seen in Liverpool.
Also on Saturday 11th December is the final Almanac of the year, featuring one of the longest posters around.
The theme is “Devil Get Behind Me: Wayward songs of mischief and dark deeds” and the night will feature original material and creative covers from Mike Badger and the Shady Trio, the Loose Moose String Band, Loved Ones, Joe Keelan (Random Family, solo set), and Scott and his folk disco. There are sure to be a few collaborations thrown in for good measure at the end of the night.
It’s taking place at Mello Mello. Entrance is £4 on the door, and the event starts at 7.30pm.
And if you’ve never been to an Almanac Folk night before then check out the review of March’s event on the News and Reviews page here.
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