Jan
25
Sat
Burns Night Ceilidh 2020 @ Otley Parish Church
Jan 25 @ 6:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Otley Parish Church is hosting a great Burns Night bash on January 25

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. Music will be provided by the Village Hop Ceilidh Band.

Call 07703 192 907 to book, or email OtleyBellsFund@gmail.com

Martyn Joseph @ Otley Courthouse
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Martyn Joseph @ Otley Courthouse

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”

In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.

He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”

Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

Jan
30
Thu
Lunchtime Classical Recital: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students) 30/1/20 @ Otley Courthouse
Jan 30 @ 1:05 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunchtime Classical Recitals
Continued by popular demand, these are held once a month on a Thursday lunchtime at 1.05pm and last for 45mins. Tickets are £5 and include a free tea/coffee and biscuit.

30-Jan: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)

Coming up …
13-Feb: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)
27-Feb: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)

Spring Harvest Local @ Otley Parish Church
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spring Harvest Local @ Otley Parish Church

Gather for an evening of worship, inspiring teaching and an opportunity to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts tells the story of a small group of apprehensive disciples who found themselves unleashed by the Spirit to go global and lead the new church of Jesus followers. Featuring Lisa Holmes, Gavin Calver and Lou Fellingham (pictured).

Jan
31
Fri
The Sandy Denny Project @ Otley Courthouse
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Sandy Denny Project @ Otley Courthouse

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, Eva Cassidy,& Nina Simone.

Fotheringay MkII members Sally Barker (The Poozies, BBCTV’s “The Voice”) and guitarist PJ Wright (TradArrr, The Dylan Project) are joined by frequent Fairport Convention guest Anna Ryder, fast rising star Marion Fleetwood (voice, fiddle, guitars) and the rhythm section of bassist Mat Davies and drummer Mark Stevens from now-defunct folk-rock legends Little Johnny England to form The Sandy Denny Project.

With every year Sandy’s reputation continues to grow in stature as a songwriter and interpreter of traditional material (and that of Bob Dylan!), and the six musicians in the band who share an impressive folk-rock pedigree are each at the very top of their musical game, provide a sublime night’s evening of music at its very best paying tribute to Sandy Denny herself.

Feb
1
Sat
Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World @ Otley Courthouse

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 laughs in equal measure. Join the “country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions.

Feb
8
Sat
Killer Rhapsody – The QUEEN Experience @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Killer Rhapsody - The QUEEN Experience @ Otley Courthouse

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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… Any major or casual QUEEN fan is in for an amazing time you will not forget.

A performance synonymous with the energy and passion of one of the world’s biggest bands, Killer Rhapsody use their years of experience in live music to produce one of the most genuine and authentic Queen and Freddie Mercury experiences.

Feb
13
Thu
Lunchtime Classical Recital: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students) 13/2/20 @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 13 @ 1:05 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunchtime Classical Recitals
Continued by popular demand, these are held once a month on a Thursday lunchtime at 1.05pm and last for 45mins. Tickets are £5 and include a free tea/coffee and biscuit.

30-Jan: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)

Coming up …
13-Feb: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)
27-Feb: Leeds College of Music (Final Year Students)

Feb
16
Sun
Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly @ Otley Courthouse

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 writing talents would of gone on to match any songwriter in the world, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!
Darren Page’s vocal abilities have brought a reputation that always delivers a quality to entertain, but his secret love in music is Roy Orbison.
Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world and all-over Great Britain; he performed in ‘Buddy ‘The Musical and numerous other shows.
Darren Page joined Marc Robinson, and together they both have dedicated their careers to Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly. This two-hour uplifting Rock n Roll Show is full of pure nostalgia with all their Hits and a few earlier ones too!
Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!

Feb
21
Fri
Fara @ Otley Courthouse
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fara @ Otley Courthouse

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 Music Awards in 2015, the success of their debut album Cross The Line in 2016, lead to a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award.
The four contrasting personalities and individual musical voices in Fara, make for a colourful melting pot – each member brings a different musical pallet to the table. But the strong Orkney fiddle tradition that the four women grew up on together, is the glue that binds them, and is at the heart of each of their musical characters.
Fara’s second album was released in October 2018 and have played a sell-out gig in Otley in 2017, this second visit is sure to be the same so grab your tickets quick.