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Local music promoter turns the grass blue (again)

Village musician and music promoter Nick Bott brings The Sunday Saloon back to the area for a Christmas Special on December 6th.

The music event inspired by similar clubs in London showcases some of the finest roots music in the UK. The first event was held in Quorn Village Hall in September and attracted an audience of over 150 people.

The headline act was The Water Tower Bucket Boys, a superb young Bluegrass band on tour from America. Their presence demonstrated the unique opportunity the event provides in bringing international music acts to the local community. Respected music resource Americana-UK reviewed the event as ‘the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon’.

The Christmas Special on December 6th will host ‘the world’s first alt-bluegrass band’ - The Coal Porters fronted by Sid Griffin. Born in Kentucky, Sid is something of a Renaissance man within the music scene, being a respected author and broadcaster as well as an acclaimed musician and songwriter. He has written one of the best received books to be published on Bob Dylan and is a regular contributor to the music press and BBC Radio.

In support will be two superb acts from London who will be making their first appearances in the Midlands. Among them are Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, a husband and wife duo that have just finished recording their debut album for the fashionable Loose Music label. Many figures in the music press see its release as the defining moment in the ‘new folk revival’ - a music scene currently thriving in the capital.

Once again The Sunday Saloon runs from 3pm until 8pm at Quorn Village Hall. Entrance is just £5 with under 12’s listening for free.

For more information or to make a reservation please contact or telephone 07947 358 993.

The Charnwood Orchestra - “Magic of Vienna”

Now that Charnwood Orchestra has its rehearsal home in Barrow, we thought we’d give Barrow an extra ‘treat’.

On Saturday January 16th we will be converting the hall at Humphrey Perkins into the Grand Ballroom at the Schonbrunn Palace (well, not really) and inviting you to an evening of ‘The Magic of Vienna’.
This will be a concert for all the family in the style of those magical Christmas concerts for which Vienna is so famous. You will be transported to the festive ballroom with such favourites from the Strauss family as the Blue Danube, Pizzicato Polka and Radetzky March as well as popular classics from other Viennese masters such as the Skater’s Waltz and many more.
Tickets cost £8.00 and £6.00 (concessions) but children of 16 and under will only pay £2.00. Tickets will be available from The Paper Shop and from Judith Rodgers on 07718 153117 or

The concert will start at 7.00pm in the hall at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road. There will be a bar selling wine, ale and fruit juice.

If you want to find out more about the event or would like to make a group booking, phone Judith.

A selection of pictures from the production of Wizard of Oz performed on Fri 20th and Sat 21st November by Barrow Youth Theatre at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre.