Bluegrass and Beyond 2011 is Halton’s annual festival of bluegrass and more. It takes place over the weened of 7th to 9th October at The Brindley in Runcorn and promises to be bigger and better than ever. It all kicks off on Friday with a pre-concert White Book jam session in the Studio. The Friday evening concert features Jaywalkers, Peter Price, and Sidney Bailey’s No Good Punchin’ Clowns. Over 100 young people will appear in the Young Musicians Concert on Saturday afternoon, with plenty of workshops taking place too. Saturday evening’s concert features four-piece Helsby favourites Cousin Pearl, former Baker’s Fabulous Boys members Pete and Lorraine, and multi-instrumentalist twins Laura and Charlotte – the Carrivick Sisters. Also appearing are Chill Until Blue and MC Tom Travis. Sunday sees fiddle, mandolin, Irish dance, and steel guitar workshops and an evening concert with The Rip Roaring Success.
Tickets are on sale now priced as follows: Weekend: £30 Fri. & Sat. Evening: £9, Sat. & Sun. Workshops (Inc. Sunday Concert): £6 Saturday Afternoon Concert Only: £5 You can book tickets from The Brindley Box Office on 0151 907 8360 or online at thebrindley.org.uk
The Brindley has lots more on offer with a varied programme of film, comedy, music, and more.
One particular highlight for lovers of acoustic music comes up on Saturday 15th October with the visit of Heidi Talbot.
Heidi, former lead singer with Irish American all-female outfit Cherish The Ladies, will be joined by guitarist Boo Hewerdine and multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson
Tickets are £14 available from The Brindley Box Office on 0151 907 8360 or online at thebrindley.org.uk
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