Aug
24
Sat
Sing in the Solstice @ Clifton Village Hall
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sing in the Solstice @ Clifton Village Hall

Join Otley Singers to celebrate summer, learning songs from varying traditions including folk, jazz and world, led by our Musical Director Lorraine Cowburn. No experience necessary. Just bring your voice and your heart. Refreshments provided.

Tickets: £8 (cash only) from: Brown’s Gallery, Otley

This workshop is open to anyone over the age of 14

Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors @ The Junction
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors @ The Junction

Authentic and energetic beat combo with great harmonies playing rock n roll and pop hits and obscurities from the 1950s and 60s, Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors are playing at The Junction in Otley.

For more information and for other gig dates see: http://www.eddieearthquakeandthetremors.com/

Sep
7
Sat
Slim Chance @ Otley Courthouse
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Slim Chance @ Otley Courthouse

When Ronnie Lane embarked on the last stage of his career – which had already included the Small Faces and The Faces – he wrote some of his strongest songs and recorded several remarkable albums with his own band,  Slim Chance.

Slim Chance is still very much in action, and boasts a great line-up consisting of three original members, Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson,  joined by three top class musicians: Brendan O’Neill on drums, Billy Nicholls (ex Who) acoustic guitar and vocals, and Bob Dylan’s favourite, the renowned Geraint Watkins on keys and vocals.

40 years on from when Ronnie was at the height of his creative powers, the band is enjoying playing together in the spirit that Ronnie championed so magnificently. As well as fine versions of songs such as ‘How Come’, ‘The Poacher’, ‘Ooh la la’ and ‘Debris’, the band is now performing  songs from its latest album, ‘New Cross Road’, which is now available on the band’s own label, Fishpool Records.

All in all the band delivers a barnstorming show  that ‘digs deep into the roots of rock ‘n’ roll’’, appeals to all ages, and has aptly been described as  ‘balm for the soul and music from the heart’!  Catch it while you can!

Sep
8
Sun
Foreverly Show @ Otley Courthouse
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“FOREVERLY !” The Webstars remember Phil & Don Everly – featuring Terry Webster, the voice of Jive Bunny.

Sep
20
Fri
Otley Folk Festival 2019 @ Various venues
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 11:59 pm
Otley Folk Festival 2019 @ Various venues

The Otley Folk Festival takes place over a weekend in September at various venues throughout the town. It attracts a wide range of well-known folk artists and demand for the tickets is always high.

Otley has many pubs (all serving cask conditioned ale) most of which are used by the folk festival over the weekend. All of the folk festival venues have real-ale bars except for the Methodist Hall which serves excellent cakes, buns, tea, coffee, soft drinks and savoury snacks. There is a campsite available for the weekend for anyone wishing to stay in Otley for the duration of the festival.

Date: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September 2019

For further information please visit: www.otleyfolkfestival.com

Otley Folk Festival present: Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman @ Otley Courthouse
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Otley Folk Festival present: Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman @ Otley Courthouse

This celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY), has brought its special musical vision to venues large and small. Their performances are a breath taking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Kitty’s highly anticipated debut album Namer Of Clouds, gathers inspiration from the sky to the seabed. Carried by a voice ‘as clear as a mountain stream’ (FRUK), her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, and woman’s historical relationship with textiles and the land.

With support by Kitty MacFarlane.

Otley Courthouse Bar opens 45 minutes before the event start time.

Sep
28
Sat
Sing-a-long Calamity Jane @ Otley Courthouse
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sing-a-long Calamity Jane @ Otley Courthouse

ing-a-long version of the classic musical starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.
Join us (in good voice) for a sing-a-long version of the 1953 classic western musical, Calamity Jane. Doris Day is spectacular as the eponymous hero. We follow Jane’s life in the Wild West, her saloon and her romance with Wild Bill Hickock.
Frontiers woman Calamity Jane would rather hit targets than chase men – until she falls for Wild Bill Hickock (Keel), who would rather shoot Indians than chase after a tomboy like Calamity Jane. The film features the Oscar-winning song Secret Love.

Ticket price includes tea / coffee and biscuits.

Fire & Rain – performing the music of James Taylor & Carole King @ Otley Courthouse
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fire & Rain - performing the music of James Taylor & Carole King @ Otley Courthouse

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act.  It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love.  Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.  Incredibly in-demand musicians in their own right, Tom Townsend (The Tom Townsend Blues Band) Rich Adams & Mark Gordon (Stony), Paul Tilley and Bob Walker abandon their usual bands and projects for this one-off tour to bring the joy of Taylor & King’s music to you in what they call a ‘magical musical holiday’.
‘Fire and Rain’ hope that you will join them to celebrate the music of two timeless singer songwriters and performers in what will be a memorable evening of first class entertainment.