Snake Davis Band
One of the most in demand saxophone players in the world, Snake Davis, is bringing his 4 piece band, with guitar, bass guitar, drums and, of course, saxophone to Threlkeld. Something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘Night Train’. Tickets £17, (£8.50 under 18) from village PO, Coffee Shop and on-line here.
Gertrude Lawrence – A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
A theatrical cabaret performed by Lucy Stevens with pianist Elizabeth Marcus which tells the story of the 1930’s star of musical comedy Gertrude Lawrence. Using text drawn from Gertrude Lawrence’s memoirs and letters woven with songs from her repertoire, it tells the Gertrude Lawrence story, a feisty, strong woman from Clapham who transcended the class ceiling, forging her stage and screen career. It's funny and revealing with over 20 songs from London variety to hits by Noel Coward and Kurt Weill. Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 18) from village PO, Coffee Shop and on-line here.
Disappearing Swifts – Illustrated Talk by Tanya & Edmund Hoare
Hear about the incredible lifestyle and life on the wing of these iconic and much-loved masters of the summer skies, with video clips from nest sites. The talk includes swifts’ remarkable migration, the threats they face, why they are in serious decline and what we can do about it. Entry £2 on the door. Bar and Box Office from 7pm.
Ally Harron and Marian Curry
Ally Harron and Marian Curry are a duo who perform Irish and Country music and have been touring with their music since getting together back in 1997. They grew up in the countryside of Co. Fermanagh in the 1960’s, in a time when there was music sessions in the family home, whether it be traditional Irish music or Country music, with local musicians getting together, exchanging tunes, stories and songs. Tickets £12 (£6 under 18)
Trio Vent de Lorraine
A talented trio of professional musicians from France. Their unlikely trio, combining instruments from different eras (recorders, flutes and accordion) offers a journey from European Early music (Purcell, Bach, Pergolesi) to South American popular music (Piazzolla, Palmeri, Malaquias, Abreu), giving prominence to dance music and songs. Tickets £14 (£7 under 18) from village PO, Coffee Shop and on-line here.
North Sea Gas
North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson and Ronnie MacDonald. Over thirty-nine years and stronger than ever! “North Sea Gas” is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world! Tickets £12 (£6 under 18)
From Threlkeld to 3 Dads Walking- Illustrated Talk by Andy Airey
A poignant talk by Andy Airey, born in Threlkeld, of how he achieved something positive after the unexpected suicide of his daughter, Sophie, in 2018. When looking for a charity to support at Sophie’s funeral he found Papyrus and has fund-raised for them since. In 2021 he formed “3 Dads Walking” with 2 other bereaved fathers, Tim Owen and Mike Palmer. They walked over 300miles raising funds for Papyrus, a suicide prevention charity, and encouraged people to talk about suicide prevention. A second and third walk followed. Entry £2 on the door. Bar and Box Office from 7pm.