The return of the Ale Marys

James Ellis

When: December 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Woolpack, 14 Bondgate LS21 3AB

Otley rock ‘n’ roll royalty, the Ale Marys return to where it all began on December 22. The band made their first performance 20 years ago, back when the Woolpack was still a pub. Support comes from O’Donnell and Bird, and there’ll be a fully licensed bar. See https://www.facebook.com/events/946245409081717/

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Recorded Screening

James Ellis

When: February 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense. The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy …

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

James Ellis

When: February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

‘Comedy gold’ – Guardian The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly …

Fideri Fidera Theatre present: Ogg ‘n’ Ugg And The World’s First Dogg

James Ellis

When: February 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Can you imagine life without dogs? No? Well, no worries, because Ogg ‘n’ Ugg are here to save us from a life of doglessness.  Join our two intrepid Yorkshire hunter gatherer heroes as they pal up with their mortal enemies the wolves and – despite flying meat bones, time-travelling sticks, and sabre-toothed tigers – finally get to pat the world’s …

Fara

James Ellis

When: February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano – to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Following a nomination for Up And Coming Act of the Year at the Scots Trad …

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

James Ellis

When: February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’, and Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his …

Eduardo Niebla live

James Ellis

When: December 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

In a career spanning four decades, guitar virtuoso and composer Eduardo Niebla has been acclaimed as one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion. And his highly lyrical style, with explorations into Indian, Arabic and classical music, has resulted in the most electrifying, brilliant and poignantly poetic guitar playing on the world circuit: Eduardo’s concert appearances have included …

Killer Rhapsody – The QUEEN Experience

James Ellis

When: February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE The hottest and most riveting tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Publicly endorsed and featured on none other then Dr Brian Mays Guitars – www.brianmayguitars.co.uk Performing a spectacular show, running for over 2 hours long; featuring both the mega hits and deeper cuts such as: Last Horizon, I’m In Love With My Car, Brighton Rock and more… …

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

James Ellis

When: February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Back by popular demand, English comedian, author and musician Mitch Benn is best known for his comedy rock songs performed on BBC radio. A regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s satirical programme The Now Show, Benn has performed at several music festivals, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has also released seven studio albums. In his latest stand-up show, award-winning Benn, spreads insight and …

The Sandy Denny Project

James Ellis

When: January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street LS21 3AN

Sandy Denny was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as “the pre-eminent British folk rock singer” and Britain’s finest female singer-songwriter.   After briefly working with the Strawbs, Denny released four solo albums.  Her composition “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” has been recorded by Judy Collins, …