EVENT NEWS: The latest events news from Pocklington Arts Centre, York


Further information about all of their forthcoming events and tickets is available at http://www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

Primrose Wood Acoustics: Martin Simpson & Katie Spencer – Thursday 1 July, 7pm. Tickets £15.00.
Experience an evening of acoustic music, open air, in the atmospheric setting of Primrose Wood, in Pocklington. Featuring virtuoso guitarist and singer-songwriter Martin Simpson, with support from Yorkshire’s very own singer-songwriter Katie Spencer. Tickets £15.00

Primrose Wood Acoustics: The Dunwells & Rachel Croft – Thursday 8 July, 7pm. Tickets £12.50.
Experience live acoustic music at twilight within the beautiful woodland setting at Primrose Wood, in Pocklington. Featuring Leeds based indie-folk/Americana band The Dunwells with support by York based singer-songwriter Rachel Croft. Tickets £12.50.

Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche – Friday 24 September, 7.30pm. Tickets £44.
A song-writing legend loved by generations of music fans for his uniquely joyful songs.
He is one of music’s eternal survivors, alarmingly prolific and always revered for the way humour and dignity shine through his work in a recording career which has produced 23 albums. Joined by family members Suzzy and Lucy, they will be performing their own songs plus the work of songwriters they admire including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and Baker Knight.

Holy Moly & The Crackers – Saturday 16 October, 8pm. Tickets £20.00.
Holy Moly & The Crackers are the innovative and fiery folk-rockers from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, who bombastically mash together unique flavours of soul, rock, indie and Balkan folk. However you describe them, one thing is sure – Holy Moly & The Crackers put on a raucous and feel good party, where everyone is invited, and have become renowned for their blazing live shows.

Mary Coughlan – Tuesday 19 October, 8pm. Tickets £18.
One of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday’” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. Her seminal first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and 15 albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song & her audience remains undiminished.

Spiers & Boden (plus special guest) – Wednesday 20 October, 8pm. Tickets £20.
We all could do with a bit of good news right now, and here it is.  After years of speculation, English folk’s best-loved duo are back together and working on new material. Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, the founding members of Bellowhead will be back on stage in 2021 in their acclaimed duo Spiers & Boden.

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Saturday 23 October, 8pm. Tickets £30.
Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released 13 solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s mega-hit This Kiss, ASCAP’S 1999 Song of The Year. Autumn 2021 will bring the release of Beth’s 15th solo album and a world tour starting in the UK.

Women In Rock – Friday 29 October, 8pm. Tickets £20.
Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with their high-energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world-class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around. Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more. Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner & many more. Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet. Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!

Ben Caplan – Thursday 11 November, 8pm. Tickets £12 advance, £14 on the door.
Combining timeless melodies with a contemporary folk-rock twist, singer-songwriter Ben Caplan is both the roar of the hurricane and the eye of the storm. He has an uncanny ability to channel both wild abandon and quiet introspection. For the ten-year anniversary of his first release, he has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, ‘Recollection’, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour. Support by the award-winning Gabrielle Papillon.

Martyn Joseph – Thursday 2 December, 8pm. Tickets £18.
Hailed as “The Welsh Springsteen” singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph was awarded a “Wales Folk Award” in April 2019 for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, and in 2018 was honoured with a “Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer.

Jesse Malin – Tuesday 7 December, 8pm. Tickets £17.50
Jesse Malin made his name as a thoughtful and introspective singer/songwriter but also played raucous, over-the-top rock & roll with the band D Generation. Malin has recorded with Bruce Springsteen and Green Day, performed on The Tonight Show and Letterman, and shared stages with everyone from The Hold Steady to Bob Weir and The Gaslight Anthem. A prolific writer and relentless road warrior, he continues to circle the globe with his band and in 2019 released his seventh studio album, produced by American roots icon Lucinda Williams.

Teddy Thompson – Saturday 22 January, 8pm. Tickets £20.00
Called ‘one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation’ by The New York Times, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is famously the son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson. As a kid, he listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country music exclusively, resulting in a unique voice that is at once rock and country, then pop and folk. He has released five albums to critical acclaim, contributed to the soundtrack of Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning film Brokeback Mountain, has collaborated with Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and recorded two songs for the soundtrack to the Leonard Cohen tribute I’m Your Man. Support from Roseanne Reid – the daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid.

The Delines – Tuesday 15 February, 7pm. Tickets £20.00.
Country-soul outfit, The Delines come to PAC as part of a European tour in February 2022 with support from Jerry Joseph. The Delines sold out their last UK tour and will be returning with new material for this special date with the full line up. The band hails from Portland, Oregon where they have been working on new material over the past months before the lockdown, which is set to be finished shortly. Look forward to new songs and older classics from their previous albums.

Steeleye Span – Thursday 5 May, 8pm. Tickets £35.
For Steeleye Span 1970 would mark a major milestone. The band released their debut album Hark The Village Wait, a record that would not only launch one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond but also come to influence further generations of artists. Five decades on and the band, led by the iconic vocals of Maddy Prior, and with a seven-piece line-up featuring some of the most skilled musicians on the UK folk scene, their 50th anniversary tour will be a celebration of the key tracks from that famous album as well as favourites and gems from their long and famous career.

Catrin Finch & Seckou keita – Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm. Tickets £22.
This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians – Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita – delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Following the success of their debut release Clychau Dibonback in 2013, their long-awaited second album SOAR launched in April 2018, followed by major UK tours in spring and autumn of 2018. Entrancing, mesmerising, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.

The Felice Brothers – Thursday 23 June, 8pm. Tickets £20.00.
The Felice Brothers’ distinct brand of song-writing and lawless sound has earned them comparisons to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and James Brown. Self-taught musicians Ian and James Felice began playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC, in 2006, and have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. Following the release of Life in the Dark, they served as the backing band for Conor Oberst’s 2017 release Salutations and subsequent tour. Their album ‘Undress’ was released last year to critical acclaim and they will be performing songs from this and their extensive back catalogue accompanied by Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass).

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