The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate.
Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard songs like A Most Peculiar Man, and A Poem on the Underground Wall. Paul Simon is a wonderful songwriter and this is your chance to hear these songs as they were originally performed. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians.
Join duo Keystone Acoustic for this night of great tunes at the monthly Upstairs at the Labour Rooms gig.
Peter and Pam have just completed a busy year playing Americana, folk, jazz and blues across Yorkshire and beyond and are set to continue the theme in 2019.
For the night, they will be joined by another duo Hazjak (who interestingly use the Greek bouzouki in their tunes) and Simon Redwood
In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.
124 mins, 12A
Starring: Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay
(Summary from Google.com)
Come to Otley Parish Church on January 25, 2019 for this great Burns Night bash.
With proceeds going to the Church Bells Maintenance Fund, the event will include a haggis ceremony, haggis supper, complementary nip of whisky, a raffle and an open bar. The last dance from the ceilidh band will take place at 11.15pm.
Call 01943 467 848 to book, or email OtleyBellsFund@gmail.com
A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand-new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes with Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They’ll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely…
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
Do you feel like Dancing in The Street? Do you like Sweet Soul Music? Was the only boy who could ever reach you the Son of a Preacher Man? Do you demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T, or plead for Mercy? Do you want a ride with Mustang Sally?
Based near Skipton, North Yorkshire, this local band covers classic songs from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner through to Martha and The Vandellas, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers. Bring your dancing shoes for this standing room gig. Some limited seating will be available.
A recorded screening from Teatro Alla Scala, acclaimed American filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino Garavani have teamed up for a stunning revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.
Coppola breathes new life into Verdi’s 1853 opera, that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous. However, she’s suffering from a serious illness and her survival relies on the kindness and generosity of her male patrons. Her life seems empty, until she meets and falls in love with the young and eligible Alfredo Germont. But it’s not long before tragic circumstances tear them apart…