Saving Grace: a co-operative featuring Robert Plant and Suzi Dian (vocals), Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars) and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro).
These five musicians work in glorious harmony from start to finish reworking a selection of diverse cover versions that have been collected from various places creating a musical journey in its truest form. Furthermore, this odyssey has been undertaken in the spirit of appreciation, musicianship, and exultation: they truly are a band of joy!
There will also be a support act.
“So much love in the room. One of the best gigs I’ve seen in years.” Bob Harris
“Even though there were thousands there, the band created an extraordinary level of emotional intensity and intimacy. ” Evening Standard
8 am to 8 pmThe Royal Cheshire County Show ground is situated at Tabley, near Knutsford on the A556, approximately 1.5 miles from Junction 19 of the M6. WA16 0JF
The Royal Cheshire County Show is a grand celebration of everything we know and love about farming and the countryside.
One of the most highly anticipated agricultural shows in the country, The Cheshire Agricultural Society has announced that after last year’s virtual show, the summer spectacular is set to return and will take place on Saturday 31st July 2021, for one day only – and tickets are now live and available to purchase!
An exciting line-up of attractions will be taking place at the one-day show including competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and performances. And rest assured, your old Royal Cheshire County Show favourites are set to be making an appearance!
The exhilarating Quad Bike Stunt Show will be making a welcome return, showcasing precision riding, nail-biting tricks and jumps and the unforgettable multiple-roll stunt. Also back for 2021 is the world-renowned Sheep Show, a fun and educational ‘Miss World of Sheep’ featuring the famous dancing beauties in the ‘Sheep Show Hustle.’
The Young Farmers will again be joining in with their traditional Tug-O-War competition and infamous float extravaganza and visitors will be able to enjoy an array of livestock exhibits and of course some retail therapy in the wonderful Cheshire Farmer’s Market.
As always, there’ll also be opportunities to celebrate local cuisine at the Roberts Bakery Food Village and the traditions of rural communities at The Village Green.
There’ll also be plenty of opportunities for competing on 31st July with competitions so far including Heavy Horses, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats and Honey.
After an uncertain year, the show promises ticketholders a great day out in the Cheshire countryside!
Due to restrictions, this will be a strictly members and ticketed event with limited tickets available for purchase.
For initial trade stand and sponsorship enquiries, please contact the show office on email@example.com or call 01565 650 200.
In addition to the public event, The Cheshire Agricultural Society is planning to hold the much-anticipated annual Light Horse and Dog competitions on June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, which will be held behind closed doors, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.
Both the Light Horse and Dog competition schedules are now live on the website!
This is the first year that the show is set to take place at the weekend, making the event far more accessible for many, which will be music to a lot of ears! The Cheshire Agricultural Society looks forward to welcoming competitors and visitors alike to this unique celebration of rural life in our beloved county.
For all initial competition enquiries, please contact Rob Davenport (Show Director) on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Show office on 01565 650 200
This year’s Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival will take place at Chester Racecourse from the 28-30th August and not in its usual Easter timeslot. It will be one of the first big events to take place in Cheshire, after release from lockdown and aims to be light at the end of the Covid tunnel. With messages of positivity and hope in mind, Taste Cheshire has chosen Claire House Children’s Hospice as its Charity for the 2021 event.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.
Tickets are priced at £30-£50 and discounts are not available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.
In 2018 and 2019, Fine Lines + Borowski, Hammill, Mora and Moylan, performed sellout concerts at the Scout Hut, to very appreciative audiences.
On September 11th, 2021 they’re back!
Local musicians Emily Doggett of Fine Lines and Nigel Hammill will perform alongside BBC`s Mark Radcliffe (drums for Fine Lines) and the legendary George Borowski.
Fine Lines perform mostly original material, written by lead singer, David Boardman and Mark Radcliffe, with sensational instrumental accompaniment and vocal harmonies from Zoe Blythe.
Fine Lines are currently recording their third studio album and will be performing several new songs from the album on the night.
George Borowski, who's been regarded as one of Manchester's leading singers and guitarists for several decades, will perform songs new and old. The band's contribution will feature powerful four-part vocal harmonies, on traditional folk songs, originals from both George and Galway singer and guitar player Martin Moylan.
Nigel Hammill will bring is usual Geordie flavour to proceedings, along with some humorous songs written by his friend Ed Pickford.
This event is sure to sell out quickly, so drop everything and get your tickets now from Nigel Hammill (07870 193131), Jo Hardy (01260 2538710 and the St Dunstan Inn, Langley.
Doors and bar open at 7pm, Concert from 8 to 11 pm
All profits from the fully licenced bar go to Sutton Scout and Guide fund
Note: this event was originally scheduled for May 2020 but had to be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown
Macclesfield has a huge history of music it was the home town of Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris of Joy Division, and Gillian Gilbert, who along with Stephen Morris was a member of New Order.
A memorial to Curtis is located in Macclesfield Crematorium. Other Macclesfield acts to have gained recognition include The Macc Lads and Marion. Silk Brass Band, the Macclesfield-based brass band, won the National Champions of Great Britain title in 2003.
The blues singer John Mayall was born here in 1933 and more recently, local band the Virginmarys has achieved national and international success. Chart-topping UK band The 1975 also partly come from Macclesfield.
Curiously, despite having a rich musical heritage, Macclesfield has few cultural amenities.
In 2004, research was published in The Times naming Macclesfield and its borough the most uncultured town in Britain, based on its lack of theatres, cinemas and other cultural facilities. This festival is part of an initiative to overcome this.
The location: Christ Church, a redundant Anglican church in Great King Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and was in use until 1981 with a stained glass window behind the stage that will take your breath away.
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