JIGDOLL – HANNAH JAMES

Jigdoll

FRIDAY 11TH MAY 2018

at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way.

Jig Doll is the culmination of Hannah’s career thus far, allowing her to combine all of the disciplines for which she’s become known and take them to exciting new places. Much more than a concert, Jig Doll features newly-composed music in a magical setting woven around percussive dance.

Jig Doll is the perfect metaphor for the project: combining music, dance and percussion, wooden dancing dolls have been popular for at least two centuries throughout the UK and Ireland. Coming to the UK from Italy and France, they became part of British traditional culture. Often used to add visual interest to music gatherings, they were also incorporated regularly by travelling street musicians to attract children (and their parents) and to provide percussive accompaniment.

‘Hannah is an incredible musician – a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.’ Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

‘An elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song.’ fRoots Magazine

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:  Adults / Older Children 14+

 

The Sagas of NOGGIN THE NOG

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2018

   7.30pm  (Doors open at 7pm)

In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea,

in the dark night that is very long, the Men of Northlands sit by their great log fires

and they tell a tale . .  .

. . of  Noggin the Nog!

The classic stories by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, which became one of the

most iconic television series of the 1970s, are playfully retold using puppets, original

music, film – and a cast of silly Vikings.

Accompanied by the brave and mighty Thor Nogson and the great green bird Graculus, we go North on a journey of adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome

Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked uncle, Nogbad the Bad.

For children, families and fans.

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

The Wind In The Willows: A Folk Opera

Performed by  GreenMatthews

 

SUNDAY 4TH MARCH 2018

7.30pm  (Doors open at 7.00pm)

A folk music performance which tells a familiar and well-known story and is aimed at adults and anyone over 11 years. The idea of the show is similar to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds and here traditional English folk songs will be set with new lyrics to tell the tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad.

The four performers are all familiar and popular performers at our venues. This is the first time they have appeared on the same bill.

Both duos are in our current season of events: Chris Green and Sophie Matthews were formerly known as Blast From The Past and have touring themed traditional English music shows to introduce dozens of fascinating, little known musical instruments (A Brief History Of Music, The Canterbury Tales). Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer are part of company for The Whispering Road – and Vicki’s fascinating Swedish Nyckelharpa always gathers a crowd keen to get a closer look. She will be performing it in this show!

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

 

the froe

  Friday 12TH January 2018

  7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

A magical evening of folk music from this Birmingham based band. Beautiful vocals soar over delicate string arrangements of self-penned and traditional material. Mesmerising audiences from folk clubs to festivals, this quartet combine roots and classical.

Beautiful vocals soar over delicate string arrangements of self-penned and traditional material, combining roots and classical influences to create an intimate set.

Influenced by both traditional folk and classical music, The Froe combine weaving string arrangements with soaring vocals. Formed in Birmingham, they recently released their debut EP, Wolf and the Woodpecker, to great acclaim. Festival performances followed including a collaboration with Ashley Hutchings at Cromer Folk Festival. The Froe take you on a magical musical journey, exploring both old songs and self-penned melodies, with their unique intimate sound.

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £10 Adults   –  £5 Under 18’s.

Venue:             All Hallows Halls

                        Pierrepont Road,

                        Lady Bay, West Bridgford,

                        Nottingham.  NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:
Adults/Family(7+)  –  BRING A BOTTLE

CARPE JUGULUM

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novel
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

Proudly Presented by All Hallows Dramatic Society

To be performed on

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2015 AT 7.30PM
and
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2015 AT 7.30PM

at

All Hallows Halls,
Pierrepont Road,
Lady Bay,
West Bridgford.

Tickets are £5 Adults and £3 Children,
Available from Tony and Kathy Wykes, on (0115)9140689

AHDS – Poster – Carpe Jugulumv3

SYNERGY presents AIRE FLAMENCO

On SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2015 at 7.30pm

Juan Casals Mendoza (Granada): guitar, vocals David Shepherd (UK): guitar Glenn David Phillips (Alicante): vocals, Cajon, guitar

Synergy bring fiery, rapid-fire guitar flurries, passionate vocals and exotic driving percussion to an absolutely entrancing blend of dramatic traditional flamenco pieces and irresistible South American rumbas and tangos.

Presented with contagious energy, upbeat humour and anecdotal song introductions, this is a great live show, infused with the beauty of tradition and the spirit of the nuevo.

‘An evening in which sounds leap continents while a capacity audience looks on entranced. With talent around like this, we’re truly blessed.’ Leamington Courier

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com

Tickets are £9 Adults £5 Under 18’s.

Venue: All Hallows Halls
Pierrepont Road,
Lady Bay, West Bridgford,
Nottingham. NG2 5BP.

Suitable For: Adults/Older Children (14+)
Website: www.aireflamenco.co.uk

Aire Flamenco A5

BLAIR DUNLOP IN CONCERT

on SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2016 AT 7.30PM

The hugely talented Radio 2 Folk Award winner will perform an intimate set, featuring popular folk songs alongside his own critically acclaimed material. He’s a rising star so catch him while you can!
The Show
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013: Horizon Award Winner

Blair Dunlop is heir to an impressive British folk dynasty, son of Fairport Convention/ Steeleye Span/ Albion Band icon Ashley Hutchings. Here, he sets out to prove that he is not just a phenomenal young guitarist and singer but an increasingly adventurous songwriter, with an entertaining and impressively varied set ranging from thoughtful, drifting murder ballads to upbeat songs with a bluegrass edge, and a series of distinctive traditionals.

What marks Blair out from his peers is both his incredible talent and his ability to craft meaningful songs that connect with everyone who claps ears on them. His personable performance style creates an intimate atmosphere, like being in your cosy front room on a cold winter’s night.

‘An immensely talented singer, hugely accomplished guitarist, with a stage presence that is far beyond his years.’ Tudor Folk

‘An excellent young guitarist [and] increasingly adventurous songwriter.’ Guardian

‘Powerful lyrics and accomplished guitar work [confirm] his place as a leading figure in modern folk music.’ Telegraph

‘An exciting glimpse of where ‘tradition’ folk rock might go.’ Q Magazine

Tickets can be reserved at 01159 821710 or email: richard.farr1@ntlworld.com
Tickets are £10 Adults £5 Under 18’s.
Venue:
All Hallows Halls
Pierrepont Road,
Lady Bay, West Bridgford,
Nottingham. NG2 5BP.

Suitable For:
Adults/Older Children (12+)

Website:
www.blairdunlop.com