Live Music in Ulpha - Duddon Valley Music EveningsThis is a regular musical event generally at two monthly intervals.
Organised for local people and people visiting the area and will only succeed if we get local support so please do come along and encourage others to do so.
Roger Davies is a West Yorkshire songsmith with a delicate touch. You are more than likely to be instantly taken by his cool delivery and easy going relaxed stage presence. This is because there's a certain unpatronising warmth about a performer who refers to his audience as his 'gang', and consequently, you seem to enfold yourself within his circle, not kicking, not screaming.
25th May 2013
25th May 2013
Roger takes his birthright seriously, and there is an abundance of affectionate songs centered around his hometown of Brighouse and surrounding area. Roger's Huddersfield Town captures this essence in the same manner but manages to avoid it being just a pastiche of that particular style of writing. Northern Trash despite its confrontational title (to a Donny lad that is), still maintains the 'affectionate' aspect of his writing about home.
There's nothing long and drawn out or with any excessive multi chorus's in Roger Davies' songs, they're all pretty short and sweet and to the point. During his two club length sets at Bob Chiswick's Monday Music Club at The Regent, he managed to pack in a total of twenty-three songs of which there were only two covers, Bernard Wrigley's tribute to Dame Nellie Melba (no, not Kate Rusby Mr Harding) in Knocking Nellie and a Hugh Moffat song made popular by the late Johnny Cash, Rose of My Heart. The rest were all his.
Harvey Andrews apparently said of Davies "The best thing I've seen in 20 years. That lad has everything" pretty much my opinion really it has to be said. I suspect Roger has a wry sense of humour, evident in songs such as Beer Belly Blues where he name checks literally dozens of pubs, possibly a Guinness Book of World Records amount of pubs, and all in one song, as he tells of how he gained his beer belly, even though he is a tall slender slip of a lad with hardly 'owt on him.
Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky
Tickets are priced at £8 in advance (£9 on the door if there are any left!)
ArtistsOur line up during 2012/13 has consisted of some nationally recognised artists including Joe Topping, Flossie Malavialle, Phil Beer, Jez Lowe, Bram Taylor and Eilidh Grant
27th July 2013 ~ ~ ~ Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
28th September ~ ~ ~ Local Musicians raising funds for the Browfoot Room
8th November (note this is a Friday event) ~ ~ ~ Chris Wood
We strive to book artists who are entertainers, in the wider context, who are able to fill the gaps between songs with their own stories and anecdotes and generally make the evening a great experience from beginning to end.
Location of the Browfoot Roomfor sat navs key in postcode LA20 6DX
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