A unique and intimate concert with the legendary American singer songwriter Judy Collins at St Mary In the Castle, Hastings. This is a truly exceptional opportunity to experience and hear one of music’s female icons in a rare close up and personal atmosphere. Tickets will be in high demand and there is limited availability so make sure you book early!
For more information and tickets… https://ryejazz.com/programme/tickets/judy-collins/
Mick O’Dowd… Now look at this from both sides now.
Hastings International Piano Festival will feature global musical talent performing on Hastings biggest stages, including very special events;
An Evening with Guy Chambers
Ruben James & Band plus support from Marie White
Rufus Wainwright with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Concert with Martin James Bartlett
For more information and tickets... https://www.hastingsinternationalpiano.org
A top class and authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motörhead. Not only have they captured the authentic sound of Motörhead, you would swear you were watching the great man himself. A show full of the pure energy, performing all the Motörhead classic songs. Plus local support to be confirmed.
For more information and tickets… http://stmaryinthecastle.co.uk/events/event/…
photo: Sarah Harvey
It was always going to be difficult job for me doing an objective review of Steeleye Span’s concert at Hastings during their 2017 tour. Having one of my dearest and longest friends from childhood days playing bass and me being responsible for dragging him over to the Eastbourne Congress Theatre in 1974 to see them for the first time, it was indeed a incredible thrill for me to see him play with them on a tour. I could have never ever imagined all those years ago that I would be sitting in the audience watching him playing with them.
So with my warning of bias well and truly out in the open, I will have a go at objectivity.
I saw Steeleye Span a year ago when Rik Kemp was playing bass. That concert was very much based around the new album ‘Dodgy Bastards’, which at that time was yet to be released. I am not a mad fan of folk music but have always been a fan of Steeleye Span since they have always managed to create a such a rich blend of folk and my first love of Progressive Rock. Dodgy Bastards was very much towards the latter and clearly showed a big influence of the newer and relatively younger members of the band.
Thursday 14th December 2017 – St Mary In The Castle Hastings. Ticket info… http://www.spyboy.co.uk
Steeleye Span will be returning for their Winter Tour 2017 this November/December! Tour dates… http://steeleyespan.org.uk/tour/
With their fiftieth anniversary approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, Steeleye Span (featuring their new seven-piece line up) return to the road for an extensive UK autumn tour in support of last year’s Dodgy Bastards album, their eighth album in twelve years. The show will also see them revisit their iconic debut album Hark! The Village Wait, one of the key records in folk rock history, and performed in full for the first time ever.
Lindisfarne Saturday 24 March 2018 7.30pm St Mary in the Castle, Hastings.
The original Lindisfarne band finally called it a day in 2003, but are now back with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm. With a repertoire of much-loved songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindifarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get you on your feet at St Mary in the Castle.
Lindisfarne 2017 is Rod Clements (1969-present) Vocals, mandolin, fiddle, guitars. Dave Hull-Denholme (1994-present) Vocals, guitars. Steve Daggett (1986-present) Vocals, keyboards, guitars. Charlie Harcourt (1973-present) Guitar, vocals. Ian Thomson (1995-present) Bass : Paul Thompson (ex-Roxy Music) Drums. more details… http://www.spyboy.co.uk
Alan Esdaile… MY favourite track is still Lady Eleanor
Joe Knight… Great band and time for Music! !!
Judith Hayward… Liam Loftus we need to go!
Paul Morfey… Dont miss this, just seen them at the New Day festival. Well worth revisting
Gavin Martin… Meet Me On The Corner, down near Pelham Square/ Bring Lady Eleanor and I will be there/We can swing together, all night long/Itll always be the season to sing Alun’s Winter song/
The Right to Love Album Launch with Big Band and Strings Saturday 22nd July 2017 St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. Liane’s stunning new album ‘The Right To Love’ will be released later this year, and St Mary in the Castle has been chosen to host one of her three launch evenings!
Tickets and info… https://www.musicglue.com/…/2017-07-22-liane-carroll-the-ri…