THE LEGEND OF EXCALIBOW

Bowjangles' legend of excalibow

BOWJANGLES present
THE LEGEND OF EXCALIBOW

Friday 14 December 2018 at 7.30pm

Bowjangles' legend of excalibowIntrepid string quartet Bowjangles presents its most magical show so far - The Legend of Excalibow. A theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all - a magical violin bow known as Excalibow.

You can expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine.

Excalibow is Bowjangles latest Edinburgh Fringe Festival offering marks the troupe’s 10th year together.  Described as a

...................."pastiche of fairy tales, with characters who are fun and fantastical, and the ever –changing mood created by the performers and their instruments is nothing short of masterful. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a more talented group …….’  Steve Griffin reviewer, Edinburgh 49.

We are very fortunate to have them here in December and thank Arts Alive for their support.

The show is suitable for all ages. May contain traces of Abba!

Tickets £12 adult Child (18 and under) £8 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist or C.S. Town Council Office or on line

For more information please contact Mike Walker here.


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A CELEBRATION OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

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Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7.30 pm

We are pleased to welcome back singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey. They will be presenting “A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel” billed by the BBC “as the UK’s leading non tribute show currently dazzling live music lovers throughout the UK.”

Tim chu and ian bailey who perform simon and garfunkel music
We have had many requests both from those saw the show and those who missed the exceptional performance by Tim and Ian, last year.

These two talented professional musicians, from the North West of England, have grown up listening to the music of Simon and Garfunkel. Both the composition and vocal blend has a strong influence on their respective careers. They deliver the music in their own unique way that honouring the original recordings, without falling into the regular tribute act category. So no costumes, wigs, or make up! Just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of Simon &Garfunkel’s much loved hits.
“Everyone loves the music of Simon & Garfunkel and for me no one has created it better than Tim and Ian. The concert simply blew me away” Phil Cool, TV comedian, impressionist, and musician.

Tickets Adult £12 Child £6 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S.Town Council Office or on-line here


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CASABLANCA STEPS

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Friday 19th October 2018 at 7.30 pm

One of the most experienced and established 1920s / 30s musical acts in Europe, The Casablanca Steps are four individual and talented performers unequalled in their field who recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s and 30s when the “Charleston” was all the rage and the swells were “Putting On The Ritz”. Pictures of the four musicians

Their performance is world class with over 40 TV shows throughout the UK and Europe to their credit. They have entertained at festivals, theatres, cruise lines and private parties globally with great acclaim. They have rubbed shoulders with celebrities and Royalty, being personal favourite of Prince Philip after their performance for him at St James Palace, London.

Unique Sound and Harmonies

Their totally unique sound and authentic three part vocal harmonies, combined with a quintessentially English visual element of serious “tongue in cheek” humour make their show a unique experience for all ages.

This is a good opportunity to see this talented entertaining and popular band, whom I have known for a long while. So indulge in an evening with Wooten, Clarke, Edwardo and Pico – Four great performers who really know how to entertain.

Wooten Boetard

Wooten Boetard

Trombone, vocals and eyebrows. Following a narrow escape on the Titanic where he was working as a scullery maid, Wotten vowed to give up his former profession (though not the silk stockings) and formed The Casablanca Steps.

Clark Deville

Clarke Deville

Guitar Vocals and Psychiatric counselling. He’s got rhythm. And music And my gal too. Who can ask for anything more? Well just in case you could he’s also got several small islands in the Pacific.

Edwardo

Edwardo

Piano, vocals & limitless talents. Former page 4 model and diet water addict, the charming raconteur joined The Casablanc Steps because of his love of the finer things in life. Perhaps his public school experiences explain his eccentric behaviour, and perhaps they don’t.

Pico Boon lll

Pico Boon lll

Double Bass & centre parting. Pico has had a distinguished career as a War correspondent, chef and billiard player. Following The “Steps” recently being stranded on the Cape Verde islands they have at last found a use for the Double Bass and case, both of which make ideal canoes.


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The Poobahs

The Poobahs

Friday 21st September 2018 at 7.30 pm

The PoobahsWe are all set for a good start for our Autumn Programme of Friday Night at the Horne and launch with The Poobahs.

This is nothing to do with Poo-Bah, the haughty and inflated character in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, although the band tell us they chose the name with their collective tongue firmly in their cheek!

The Poobahs don't want to change the world, they just want to play music they love in a variety of genres, ranging from Western Swing to Celtic fiddle tunes; from Tex-Mex to Dartford Delta Blues.

The members of the band are certainly qualified to cover all those bases with John Hymas's rich violin and lively accordion weaving between Dave Luke's warm vocals and understated guitar, all underpinned by Clovis Phillips's dextrous but tasteful bass-playing and George Jackson's solid, subtle percussion.

The Poobahs' toe-tapping, soul-soothing music and great versatility bring undeniable class to an evening in the Silvester Horne.

We will be pleased to welcome you back with a glass of wine or beer or soft drink which is included in your ticket.

Tickets £10 available from John Thomas Florist, Burway Books, or C.S.Town Council office or on line here....

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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

TROPIKAL VIZIONS STEEL BAND

Friday 16th March 2018 at 7.30 pm

Tropikal Vizions Band

“Tropikal Vizions have been sharing their unique sounds of the Caribbean around the world for many years… enjoyed by anyone and everyone even if they are not musically minded....It is the youngest instrument in the world……originated in Trinidad ….

.... we have shared our unique sound with passengers on P&O CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINERS for many years and we would love to share our authentic music with you”  - Evers Powell.

The steel drum is an idiophone traditionally made from an old oil drum, but today from high quality steel. The bottom of the oil drum was first pounded into a bowl, then shaped with hammers to form distinct resonating surfaces.

It did originate from Trinidad in the 1930s and locally the drums are called pans, and the players, pannists.  Winston ‘Spree’ Simon of the John Steel Band is credited with making the first Pan, and in 1946 had an audience with the Governor and performed Ave Maria and God save the King!

Tropikal Vizions steel band

The band play a range of styles from traditional island songs, to recent pop songs, as well as reggae, bringing a real taste of the Caribbean to the evening.  You might like to find a colourful shirt or top with bright Caribbean colours to wear, or perhaps you have a straw or sun hat and we will come up with some cocktails so that you can sit back, relax, and dream that you are on cruise ship.

As Evers said to me “we like to make people feel happy and enjoy themselves”.

Don’t think I can add to that! But look forward to seeing you on our Caribbean Evening.

Tickets £12 Adults/£6 children available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Town Council or on line here.


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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

Buffalo Gals Miraculous Medicine Show

Band members line up for the Miraculous Medicine Show

Friday 2nd February 2018 at 7:30pm

Band members line up for the Miraculous Medicine Show

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Step right up and see the Show!

Styled after the old medicine shows that rolled into town and attracted and held their audiences with a combination of music and far-fetched spectacle while selling seemingly miraculous elixirs.

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Kate Lissauer, (who hails from West Maryland, USA,) and her Buffalo Gals create the atmosphere of fun, excitement and frivolity that surrounds the medicine show, all wrapped around the great old-time music and amazing percussive step-dance of the American country tradition performed by Sibylle Riesen who describes herself as the foot musician as her dance provides the “drum“rhythm in the band.

“Their intoxicating mix of Appalachian, Cajun, Blues and Bluegrass, delivered in a very authentic string band style, sets them apart from many of the UK and US based string band acts around today” - Maverick Magazine.

So come along folks, and expect to hear some of your favourite music from the likes of The Carter Family, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams led by champion fiddler and banjo player Kate mixed with good humour!

Tickets £12 Adults/£6 children available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Town Council or on line here.


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For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132

Mike Walker (In conjunction with Arts Alive) 

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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

LITTLE RUMBA IN CONCERT with JESS HALL

Little Rmba band in Cafe Perido
Jess Hall and Little Rumba at Silvester Horne
Jess Hall
Jess Hall and Little Rumba at Silvester Horne

Friday 27th April 2018 at 7:30pm

Little Rmba band in Cafe Perido

Little Rumba, one of the most popular bands of the Marches, is well known for not only their originality but also their humour and a unique blend of styles.

John Hymas, (violin, viola and accordion) founder member of Hoover the Dog, Pete Mustill (singer and Guitarist) led formation of the Tango Band, and also joined with Hugh Colvin to gain top third album in the Czech charts! Hugh is the bands saxophonist producing exciting material, and Jacqui Savage stimulating bass player who has worked with a series of border bands.

jess hall with her guitar

For this concert they will be joined by fabulous Welsh singer and song writer Jess Hall who also features on their latest album “Café Perido” as well as performing with the band “Poisson Rouge” on their video.

The band write all their own music and over the years have developed a recognizable house style owing debts to East European to South America as well as jazz and blues. In fact when I heard Poisson Rouge being played, I could hear shades of Sidney Bechet playing the haunting Petit Fleur, which was being played all over Paris in the Summer of ‘58, where I stayed for a few days when hitch-hiking through France.

So we are really looking to this our final gig for this Spring but we hope to see you all again in September when we launch our Autumn Programme.

Tickets £10 available from John Thomas Florist, Burway Books, or C.S. Town Council Office or online at bit.ly/shi-events.

For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132.
Mike Walker

 

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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

New Year Gala Concert

gala concert

Saturday 13th 2017 at 7:30pm

cartoon image orchestraThis is the perfect start to the 2018 New Year.

With the 30 piece Bishops Castle Orchestra and their conductor John Phillips.

This Gala Concert will have a warm Italian theme to it, for in the first half you will be able to enjoy the music of Gabrieli, Verdi, Rossini, Poncielli, as well as Nino Rota and Morricone.

 Then during the interval enjoy a glass of Italian wine (or soft drink) and a slice Panettone with Limoncello, both included in your ticket.

This will then be followed by an engaging and varied selection of music from Delibes, Coates, Sir Henry Wood and Duke Ellington!

Felice Anno Nuovo!

all included in your ticket price £10!

 

Tickets

£10  available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or CSTC Office or ON LINE from bit.ly/shi-events.

For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132

Mike Walker

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Burway Books 01694 723388,
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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

Carnival of Carols with the Carnival Band

The Carnival Band with an exciting array of unusual instruments
Carnival Band lineup
Carnival Band away in a manger

Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:30pm

christmas image of the carnival band

This is the perfect start to the Christmas Season.

The Carnival Band with an exciting array of unusual instruments

‘Those classy exponents of early English music, the Carnival Band.’ (The Guardian)

‘The Carnival Band – aka Henry VIII’s Rock ‘n Roll band – created glorious chaos at the Courtyard, delighting a full house in the process. (Hereford Times)

Come and enjoy an evening of seasonal music from one of our best-loved early music folk bands.

With their unique approach, medieval and folk carols played on ancient and modern instruments plus “a cappella” harmony and new songs add a contemporary take on Christmas. They are hugely popular with audiences.

From Medieval England to ‘le jazz cool’ via Latin rhythms and Cajun beats, these five musicians move effortlessly from one musical genre to another adding a sprinkling of rock, world music and theatricality for extra flavour.

They have over twenty different musical instruments ranging from the vibrant blare of the Shawms, Bagpipes and Electric Guitar to the seductive tones of the Turkish Clarinet and fiddle to the enchanting delicacy of the renaissance Cittern.

“Full of vivacity, originality and wit” ........     BBC Stoke and Staffs

“The band is terrific” ........ Lancashire Evening Post

 

Tickets Adults £12.50   Children £ 6.00 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or CSTC Office or ON LINE from bit.ly/shi-events.

For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132

Mike Walker

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The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

Richard Stark and Friends

Richard Stark
Andrew Hubbard, Jill Neenan, Richard Stark
Richard Stark, Jill Neenan singing from Phantom of the Opera
Jill Neenan (Chicago)
Andrew Hubbard, Jill Neenan

Friday 10th November 2017 at 7.30 pm

Richard Stark and Andrew Hubbard

“Classical Singer Richard Stark and friends bring you an eclectic mix of Opera, Musical Theatre, Classical Rock, Greek Cypriot Folk and Jazz. Settle down for a lively evening combining sublime music with witty banter and a few surprises”

One Saturday morning a couple of years ago, I was walking across the Square in Shrewsbury, and I became aware of a superb voice around which a crowd had gathered to listen. The voice belonged to Richard Stark. I knew then we needed to hear this man at the Silvester Horne!

Richard is a classically trained singer from Trinity College of Music and Morley Opera in London, and sings regularly in Opera and concerts throughout the Country having performed in such diverse venues such as the Orient Express to Glastonbury Festival.

Jill NeenanJill Neenan singer, gained a BA honours degree in Music and Drama from the University of Warwick, and has performed as a Principal Soloist at the London Palladium as well leading rolls in Musical Theatre and Operetta. She is an accomplished Choir Master and head of Music at a Private school.

Andrew Hubbard, pianist/violinist trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and is an accomplished performer and accompanist whose West End credits include 1st keyboards on Phantom, as well as many Concerts and Recitals here and in Europe.

“Even the onset of rain at the end of the Concert failed to dampen the crowds’ spirit as Richard’s magnificent voice echoed across Bridlington Bay”. - Myles Bacon, East Riding Council.

Tickets Adult £12 Child £6 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S.Town Council Office or on line from bit.ly/shi-events

For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132
Mike Walker

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Night Out at the Horne music and entertainment


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Also from:

Burway Books 01694 723388,
John Thomas Florist 01694 722194
Town Council Office 01694 722113

The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.