Second festival supports hospice

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5:40am Friday 18th April 2014

TOP local bandsFight the Bear, Adam Olds, The Chiefs, The Lone Wolves, The Rhythm Thieves will be headlining the second Lionstock festival, a mini festival held in the gardens of the Lion in Leintwardine on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

Classic blues at nightclub

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5:12am Friday 18th April 2014

THIS Easter weekend sees the return of The Troy Redfern Band to the Jailhouse, this time as the headline act at the venue's first dedicated blues night.

Recital in cathedral

6:28am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE launch of organ concerts at Hereford Cathedral begins on 21 April with a special Easter Monday concert at 1.15pm. Hereford Cathedral’s Assistant Director of Music Peter Dyke will be playing a selection of popular and colourful music showing off the fabulous cathedral organ to full effect. Easter Monday is one of the busiest times of the year for cathedral visitors to the Cathedral and Peter hopes to be playing to quite a crowd, with large screen video projection from the organ loft.

Annual Bach for Holy Week

4:46am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Choir of Hereford Cathedral will be joined on Tuesday at 7.30 pm by Marches Baroque and a host of international soloists for its annual performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

Requiem for Holy Week

6:45am Friday 11th April 2014

THE choir of St Nicholas Church will be performing Philip Ledger's Requiem on Sunday as part of a service to mark the start of Holy Week.

Spring strings concert

Hereford Times: Spring strings concert

7:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Hereford String Orchestra will be giving its Spring Concert on Saturday at 7.30pm in the Shire Hall.

Steeleye's Maddy continues to innovate

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3:47pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TRADITIONAL singer Maddy Prior has become a tradition in herself, a major player in the 'modernisation' of folk music in the early 70s when she helped found Steeleye Span and electrified both the genre and the folk world.

Easter concert

Hereford Times: Charles MacCarthy, 81 X 61, oil on canvas, “The One.”

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn will be performed by the Dragonfly Ensemble at St Michael's Church in Discoed on Wednesday.

Rail Choir welcomes visitors from over the border

9:38am Thursday 10th April 2014

HEREFORD Rail Male Voice Choir will be hosting the first visit of the Gwent Police Choir for many years, at their 19th annual concert in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday (12).

Relive the sixties with Gerry

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9:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

A MUSICAL journey though the life and times of one of the icons of the 60s, Gerry Marsden, who with Gerry and the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s.

Brazilian Baroque workshop

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

BORDER Marches Early Music Forum will present a workshop for singers on Saturday, April 12 at Grange Court, Leominster.

Relive the eighties with Hazel

8:58am Monday 7th April 2014

STRIDING into the spotlight with cult movie Breaking Glass, award-winning singer-songwriter, Hazel O’Connor immediately became an iconic figure.


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6:51am Saturday 5th April 2014

NOZSTOCK is looking to make 2014 the best year yet as brassy rockers The Heavy, funky renaissance man Craig Charles and gypstep pioneers Molotov Jukebox join DnB heavyweight Friction (ft. Linguistics) on the Nozstock bill.

Journey into the unknown

5:52am Friday 4th April 2014

DELVING deep into the unknown, Mana will take you on a journey at The Courtyard next week.

Ed Solo to headline final Monumental night

Hereford Times: DJ Dex (right) and Monumental's final headline act Ed Solo.

4:56am Friday 4th April 2014

HE has helped Hereford party for 15 years, bringing dance music heavyweights such as Pendulum and Sub Focus to the city before they were famous.

Stellar string quartet play Prussian programme

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3:03pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THE Astaria String Quartet will play works which all have associations with Prussia when they give a recital at the Lion Ballroom in Leominster.

A weekend of Hazel

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12:56pm Sunday 30th March 2014

HAZEL O' Connor returns to Goodrich next weekend, three years after her sell-out appearance in the village.

Do you feel like dancing?

5:54pm Friday 28th March 2014

BIG Dance is the UK’s biggest celebration of all types of dance, for all ages and all levels of ability, and Dancefest, the dance development organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. is delighted to be the lead organisation for Big Dance in the West Midlands this year.

Percussion duo in concert

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3:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

HEREFORD Concert Society present O Duo, whose repertoire spans more than 300 years and is an invigorating mix of popular classics and accessible contemporary music played on two marimbas, vibraphone and a huge array of percussion.

Martine back on stage to celebrate Don Black's 50 years in the business

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11:05am Friday 28th March 2014

MARTINE McCutcheon has been announced as a special guest for a series of concerts celebrating the life and work of legendary British lyricist Don Black, which comes to Malvern Theatres tomorrow.

Award-winning pianist gives recital in cathedral

10:05am Friday 28th March 2014

MANU Hasan, second prize winner in the European Piano Teacher’s Association competition at the Steinway Hall in London and winner of the Hereford Police Choir’s Young Musicians Award for 2013 will perform the Grieg Piano Concerto with Hereford Sixth Form College’s Scholars’ orchestra, conducted by John Frith, in a concert of orchestral and choral music at 7.30pm tomorrow in Hereford Cathedral.

Blues rock band aims for Europe

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7:59am Sunday 23rd March 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE band Crowsaw, who will play the Hard Rock Hell Blues Festival in Hafan Y Mor, North Wales this weekend, formed in 2010, and count Hendrix, Gallagher and Bonamassa among their influences.

Quirky take on Americana from Ghost of a Dog

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1:01pm Friday 21st March 2014

GHOST of a Dog, a band from the borders and Wales's new Americana/roots discovery, will be bringing their quirky mix of roots influenced soulful alt-country/folk rock to Garway Live! on Saturday.

Rare opportunity to hear Dyson composition

6:36am Saturday 15th March 2014

HEREFORD Choral Society will be performing Sir George Dyson's The Canterbury Pilgrims, marking the 50th anniversary of the composer's death with a rarely heard work.

Iconic sixties band on the road again

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9:39pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IN the early sixties, Gerry and the Pacemakers, who will be at The Courtyard next month, worked the same Liverpool/Hamburg circuit as the Beatles and many other groups before being signed in 1962 by manager Brian Epstein, his second group after the Beatles.

The authentic sound of country

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1:38pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BIRMINGHAM-based country music band, Knoxville Highway present a brilliantly entertaining journey through country music, ranging from the sound of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, through to modern country artists.

A chorus of cellos, from classical to jazz

7:58pm Friday 28th February 2014

THE CBSO Cello Ensemble was set up by members of the CBSO Cello Section to enjoy the gorgeous sound of the instrument which, when brought together in a group, has the full range of sounds and notes of any orchestra. Led by cellist David Russell’s brilliant arrangements, the ensemble's repertoire ranges fro Vivaldi to Dave Brubeck, including opera and cello standards along the way.

Schubert starts year of celebrations in Craswall

9:02am Friday 28th February 2014

TWENTY years of concerts for Craswall will be marked by the summer orchestral performance in Dore Abbey in July, but to start off this year of celebratory concerts five superb chamber musicians will perform the String Quintet in C by Schubert.

The sound of Columbia

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10:07am Thursday 27th February 2014

FOLLOWING a sell-out show with By the Rivers last month, Shenanigans is back in action at The Globe in Hay-on-Wye tomorrow with Baila La Cumbia, Bristol’s premiere purveyors of Latin and Columbian influenced music.

Brahms and Britten at Presteigne Assembly Rooms' afternoon recital featuring John Hymas and Jeremy Fisher

Hereford Times: John Hymas and Jeremy Fisher.

1:48pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THERE will be an afternoon recital by John Hymas and Jeremy Fisher on Sunday afternoon in the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne, presented by Mid Border Arts.

Organ recital in Bromyard

1:33pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

AN organ recital will be given by Dr Roy Massey on the newly refurbished organ at St Peter's Church in Bromyard.

Reading the runes with Whalebone

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5:53am Friday 21st February 2014

Critically acclaimed acoustic trio Whalebone will be in Breinton Village Hall with their 2014 show and music from their new albumon Friday, February 28.

Music - and dance - of the past

Hereford Times: Dancers Robin Benie and Martin Baines square up in an item from Passamezzo’s new production.

7:23am Monday 17th February 2014

LEOMINSTER's much-acclaimed Passamezzo Early Dance Company presents a new production, A Time-Traveller's Guide to Renaissance Music and Dance on Saturday, February 22.

Chethams music school in debut visit

6:58am Sunday 16th February 2014

A CONCERT on Thursday, February 27 marks the first visit by Chetham’s School of Music to Hereford and is given at the conclusion of two days of collaborative workshops with local schools promoted by Chetham’s, The Courtyard and Herefordshire Music Education Hub and made possible through the generosity of Claridge Nursing Homes and The Friends of Herefordshire Museum and Arts.

From east to west

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4:50am Sunday 16th February 2014

TRIO Gitan will take you on a journey like no other: from the mist covered and heavily wooded mountain slopes of rural Eastern Europe, through the buzzing and upbeat Parisian café scene, through the classical music of Brahms and Paganini, to the poignant yearning and wild abandon of Jewish wedding music, this show, which comes to Lyde Court on Friday, February 28, has it all - sizzling violin duets and blistering guitar solos that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing.

A passion for performance

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8:56am Saturday 15th February 2014

OYSTERBAND emerge from their hugely successful collaboration with June Tabor, the multi-award-winning Ragged Kingdom, with a brand new album of original songs full of big, open melodies and uplifting, insightful lyrics and take to the road, having rediscovered their song-writing roots and, following a superb run of festivals in 2013, their passion for live performances.

Applications invited from young musicians

7:25am Sunday 9th February 2014

THERE is a cheque for £850 awaiting one budding young musician in the county to help fund a career in music.


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6:21am Saturday 8th February 2014

REGGAE Pie are returning with two bands for a lively evening of ska and reggae at The Jailhouse next weekend.

Mid Border Arts spring programme

6:03am Friday 7th February 2014

A VARIED programme of events is presented by Mid Border Arts at the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne this spring, starting on Saturday, February 8 with a double bill featuring The Brass Funkeys, a performing monkey troupe that escaped the New Orleans circus; hitchhiked East on a hot-air ballon; landed in the Atlantic and swam ashore in England. Having raided the store of a colliery band for pristine trombones, trumpets and sousaphones they are now on the loose……. (that's what they say). The other act is the Showhawk Duo, who play an eclectic selection of music on two guitars - from 70′s rock hits, to gypsy jazz, to operatic overtures.


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5:20am Friday 7th February 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for a summer night of boogie woogie music at Eastnor Castle as Jools Holland returns to the Deer Park on Saturday, July 26 with his outstanding Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Enchanting romance from ancient mythology

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3:25pm Thursday 6th February 2014

MID Wales Opera return to The Courtyard on Saturday with their production of Acis and Galatea, a musical masterpiece from one of the greatest composers of all time – George Frideric Handel - with words by poet John Gay, best known for The Beggar’s Opera.

The passion of flamenco

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4:59am Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE passion and colour of Spanish flamenco dance comes to Glasbury with a stunning performance by Alejandra Velasco with her dance and music friends.

European Union Chamber Orchestra present Mozart, Haydn and Vivalid

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10:53am Tuesday 4th February 2014

ORCHESTRA Live presents the European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Courtyard on Thursday, February 13.

Spectacular mix of song and dance on tap

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12:02pm Monday 3rd February 2014

HUGELY visual and highly exciting Tap Factory, which comes to The Courtyard on Wednesday, February 12, features renowned dancers and musicians from all over the world who blend the art of percussion with dance and acrobatics, an eclectic mix of performances uniting to form one powerful identity.

Schubert song cycle at Lion Ballroom

5:55am Monday 3rd February 2014

SCHUBERT'S song-cycle Winterreise will be performed at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm.

First festival names announced

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8:52pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

MUSIC, Comedy and the outdoor life take centre stage as the first shows go on sale for this year's Ludlow Arts Festival, which runs from June 28 to July 6, following the Ludlow Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It from June 14 to 22.

From frying pans to hub cabs - musical invention from folk band

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5:01am Saturday 1st February 2014

THE Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. Bass guitars made out of frying pans and hubcaps. Heart wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw and foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infections funk-rock banjo, and traditional melodies reinvigorated with mesemerising rock rhythms.

Hilarity and high energy

Hereford Times: Expect anything from the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra - even a cabbage playing a watering can.

5:58pm Friday 31st January 2014

FROM Finland, Denmark, Norway and Germany to the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man, the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra have been wowing audiences with their hilarious high energy roots music, and they're now heading to Hereford, with breakneck fiddle and banjo, a homesick saw, a cabbage playing a watering can and a pet’s polka.

From Hay to the Cameroon rain forest

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4:02pm Thursday 30th January 2014

HAY-on-Wye musician Clyde Kramer is currently coordinating a tour in Cameroon to take Orchéstre Baka Gbiné, talented pygmies from the Cameroon rain forest, on a musical journey around their country.

Thought-provoking recital at Lion Ballroom

11:05am Thursday 30th January 2014

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