Power of dance

Hereford Times: Ballet Nimba present Bagatai

2:48pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE Market Theatre in Ledbury is the venue for Arts Alive’s latest foray into world music and dance, when Ballet Nimba bring their stunning show Bagatai to Herefordshire.


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9:04am Friday 31st October 2014

SINGERS and bands should be getting their act together as details of how to apply for next year's OMG Hereford will be announced soon.

Prodigiously talented

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7:27am Friday 31st October 2014

JESSICA Duchen's acclaimed novel Alicia’s Gift follows the piano prodigy Alicia Bradley and her embattled parents from the revelation of her talent, aged three, through to adulthood and her participation in the Leeds International Piano Competition. The process leaves none of them unchanged and ultimately forces Alicia to face harsh truths about herself, her guidance and her gift.

Feel the heat

Hereford Times: Gypsy Fire

6:39am Friday 31st October 2014

STILL hot from their Acoustic Spectacular tour, and a sell-out concert at The Courtyard, this talented quartet of musicians is igniting more local audiences with a stripped down version of their latest production, especially created with village halls and intimate venues in mind.

Choral society perform Handel in the priory

5:55am Friday 31st October 2014

THE 70-strong Leominster Choral Society is proud to announce its first Baroque presentation of one of the great choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah. Following two months of extensive rehearsal, the performance will take place at Leominster Priory on Saturday, November 15, with the Marches Baroque Band.

Singing in harmony

8:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

LOCAN choirmaster and musician Jon Weller has been inspired by the nation’s love of singing to launch a brand new singing group in Hereford.

A little bit country

4:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

PATSY Cline is remembered in an evening of song, laughter and legendary stories dedicated to her life and music.

Saints, sinners and musical masterclasses

2:37am Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Dean of Hereford Cathedral will be in St Peter’s Church Lugwardine on Saturday, November 1 at 7pm to talk about ‘Some of the More Notorious Saints of the Marches.’

Confusion among the canals of Venice

Hereford Times: David Hippard and Mark Beaton play The Gondoliers.

7:20am Friday 24th October 2014

KINGTON and District Operatic Society (KADOS) presents its latest Gilbert and Sullivan production, The Gondoliers, next week at Lady Hawkins Community Centre.

Music and food of Hungary

4:46am Friday 24th October 2014

IN the years before the first world war Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, two of Hungary’s greatest composers,set out to document the traditional folk songs and dances of their country, and later used many of these tunes and rhythms in their classical compositions.

Calling all drummers

3:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Progressive metal band The Phaze are on the look out for a new drummer. Being without a drummer has not stopped the band though as well known local drummer Jordan Payne has stepped in for them so they can play gigs as well as write new songs. The new drummer must have their own kit and be committed to taking the band forward, as they have big plans for the future.

Husband and wife in recital of Handel arias and duets

9:42am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DUE to unforeseen circumstances, Heroes and Heroines, a recital of Handel arias and duets with Sebastian and Vicki Field at College Hall, Hereford Cathedral, has been postponed until the new year, date to be confirmed.


5:37am Monday 20th October 2014

A CANDLELIGHT concert in St Michael's Church in Discoed sees the return of The Dragonfly Ensemble on Friday, October 24 at 7.30pm.

Award winning choir in concert

10:59am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Oriel Singers, former winners of the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition, return to Hereford for a concert celebrating 'All Saints, Souls and Nature'

They will rock you

5:18am Sunday 19th October 2014

RHAPSODY Queen, the international smash hit show bringing you all the biggest and greatest hits of Queen, comes to The Courtyard on Wednesday, October 29.


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1:53pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown present a celebration of those hectic days of hit songs, touring, TV shows and the behind-the-scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went.

Devilishly good music

Hereford Times: ON A MISSION: Award winning folk trio Faustus

12:21pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NOMINATED in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship, rooted deeply in the English tradition.

Rocky Mountain band

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10:18am Friday 17th October 2014

FURNACE Mountain Band, a popular four-piece band from Virginia USA will be returning to the UK after their recent success at Celtic Connections Festival and will be playing in Knighton Community Centre on Sunday, October 26 at 8pm.

Sixties revisited in smash hit sequel

Hereford Times: The cast of Dreamboats and Miniskirts, bringing the Sixties alive

6:04am Friday 17th October 2014

DREAMBOATS and Miniskirts, the sequel to the sellout Dreamboats and Petticoats, arrives at Malvern Theatres next week.

Punk and folk collide for unmissable club night

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1:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FOLLOWING a string of successful events since their launch last year, Hereford Live continues to grow and once again hosts a special event on our doorstep, when Anarchy in Hereford - an evening of folk and punk - comes to The Jailhouse on Saturday.

Final twang of the string band

Hereford Times: The New Rope String Band

5:08pm Saturday 11th October 2014

The inimitable New Rope String Band visit Herefordshire on their farewell tour, having come to the end of their tether.

Classic tale of lust, love and tragedy

Hereford Times: Carmen - Bizet - Mid Wales Opera - The Hafren Centre, Newton - 4th September

Director - Jonathan Miller
Translation - Rory Bremner
Conductor - Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestration - Stephen McNeff
Designer - Nicky Shaw
Lighting - Declan Randall

Carmen - Hele

6:31am Friday 10th October 2014

THE tale of the captivating Carmen is brought to The Courtyard next week by Mid Wales Opera.

Violinist is keeping the spirit of gypsy jazz greats alive

6:24am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Sarah Smith Quartet, who will be at Garway Village Hall on Saturday for Garway Live, plays gypsy jazz with authentic passion, fire and virtuosity, keeping the spirit of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli alive.

A dream of a dance spectacle

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12:36pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

MOSCOW Ballet will be in Hereford to perform the classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty, at The Courtyard.

Classic country

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1:17pm Monday 6th October 2014

ZOE Muth and the Lost High Rollers are playing Ledbury Market Theatre on Wednesday, October 22.

A very particular orchestra

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7:49am Saturday 4th October 2014

AFTER touring Europe for many years, The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra is heading to Malvern on their first ever tour, I Got Uke Babe, of the UK.

Here, there and everywhere

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6:19am Saturday 4th October 2014

AWARD-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood will be in Bridstow on Saturday, October 11, one of the dates on his tour of south-west England in support of his new album Everywhere To Go, released this month.

Poise and passion plus musical surprises

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2:14am Saturday 4th October 2014

GYPSY Fire push the boundaries of what can be achieved with four acoustic instruments – played with poise, virtuosity and great passion, and the award-winning quartet brings their latest show, which premiered at The Royal Albert Hall, to The Courtyard, featuring a feast of surprises: magic, a mystery fifth member, dynamic lighting, blended with astounding musical virtuosity.

Music of the mountains

8:16am Friday 3rd October 2014

FANS of Old Time Appalachian music and dance will be delighted to hear of the return of Beverly Smith and John Grimm.

Maps inspire unique collaboration

7:58am Friday 3rd October 2014

BIRMINGHAM Contemporary Music Group are heading for Hereford and Ledbury as part of the Field Notes tour, in partnership with Arts Alive and Craftspace.

Story of superstition, betrayal and love in words and music

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6:21am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE new season of Music in New Radnor starts on Saturday, October 11 with The Village Quire performing their setting of Precious Bane - an atmospheric setting of Mary Webb’s story of love, betrayal and ambition. Set in Shropshire at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of Prue Sarn, a gentle country girl cursed with a hare lip, and her love for Kester Woodseaves the weaver.

Paying tribute to the Big O

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6:09am Friday 3rd October 2014

ROY Orbison and Friends, which comes to The Courtyard on Saturday, October 11, is an all-live spectacular multi media tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60s through to the late 80s.

Piano man

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9:59am Sunday 28th September 2014

FOLLOWING the sell-out success of his one-man-show at The Courtyard in January, a show based on his research into the music written in the 1920s for West End shows by well-loved Broadway and Carnegie Hall composer George Gershwin, Alan Durman will be presenting a follow-up event at The Courtyard on Sunday October 12.

In the mood for a dance

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5:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

DANCING Queen: The Concert is an action-packed party show featuring all the greatest hits from Abba, Grease and the biggest hits from the 70s.

New live night at city club

6:13am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE second of a new monthly night, Hereford Live Presents, at The Jailhouse arrives at the venue on Saturday.

String duo in afternoon concert

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10:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ON Sunday afternoon, violinist and fiddler Kirsten Hellier and Almeley-based cellist Joris Boon, the Schulhoff Duo, will give a concert in the Friends Meeting House in Almeley.

Album inspired by Elizabethan age

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9:39am Sunday 21st September 2014

A NEW CD, The Elizabethan Session, showcases the multi artist commission from Folk by the Oak, an annual festival presented by JSL Productions, based in Allensmore, and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), composed at Monnington House earlier this year.

Singers in harmony

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6:34am Sunday 21st September 2014

ARTS Alive celebrates a welcome return to Herefordshire and Shropshire for Northern Harmony, an American/ international choir, who sing a fantastic range of harmony songs from different cultures and centuries from all around the world. They sing with passion and introduce their songs with fascinating background information.

The organist returns

6:31pm Saturday 20th September 2014

JOHNChallenger, a former chorister at Hereford Cathedral, is returning to Hereford to give a recital at the city’s Belmont Abbey next week.

Original and innovative folk

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9:26am Saturday 20th September 2014

BLYTH Power, an original and innovative band, will play at The Great Barn at Hellens Manor on Saturday, October 4.

Melody makers

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6:33am Saturday 20th September 2014

WELSH group ALAW, featuring top folk musicians, Dylan Fowler, Jamie Smith and Oliver Wilson- Dickson, will be at Aymestrey Parish Hall on Saturday, September 27.

Harp recital in refurbished tithe barn

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5:35am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Sidney Nolan Trust is delighted to present a solo recital by the young French harpist Claire Iselin.

The splendour of Venice in song

9:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Unicorn Singers return to Dore Abbey for a sound spectacular, celebrating the musical splendours of Venice, with music by Monteverdi and Gabrieli.

Local rock band back on track

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8:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOCAL band Crowsaw have had a line up change with new drummer and Ten Years After producer Mark Pullin bringing his own style of versatility and prowess as he joins Rob Lomax and Glyn Mason. The band is now in the throes of writing album number two, following Smoke and Feathers (produced by Pullin), and, after a brief pause in the gigging schedule, the band is now back on track.

Acclaimed quartet in concert

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7:24am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Carducci Quartet, featuring Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming on violins, Eoin Schmidt-Martin on viola and Emma Denton on cello, will be performing at The Courtyard on Thursday, October 2.

Legendary warriors leaping back

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5:29am Friday 19th September 2014

FOLLOWING last year's successful visit, the totally authentic Osiligi Maasai Warriors return to Arts Alive to perform on Friday, October 3 at Lyde Court.

Take it to the limit one more time

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10:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOLLOWING a number of critically acclaimed UK and European Tours, The Illegal Eagles have established themselves as not only the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic theatrical experiences.

Gypsy jazz virtuoso in town

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Remi Harris Trio at Café Rouge.
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11:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

FROM Buckingham Palace to the Burton Hotel, a francophone gypsy jazz guitarist is bringing his exciting trio to Kington this month.

Pacific Curls are riding the wave of success

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5:28pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A TRIO of talented New Zealand-based women, Pacific Curls have travelled the world with the fusion sound of their indigenous roots from the Pacific and Scotland. Their show Pacific Roots to Celtic Soul combines Pacific ukulele rhythms, vivacious Scottish fiddle playing, evocative Maori instrumentation, guitar, cajons, percussion, kalimba, footstomp and gorgeous vocals.

Cafe presents autumn musical menu

12:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Saturday Café, the popular series of informal lunchtime music gigs at the Courtyard, is back this weekend after its summer break.

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