What’s On

On this page we will bring you details of the artists we have booked and links to buy tickets.

Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30.

Please note that for gigs at The Great Northern Railway Tavern, this is an upstairs pub room and not wheelchair accessible.

Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow

9 August

The Blinkin’ Buzzards


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“Brooks Williams is one of those select few ‘how on earth does he do it?!’ artists.” (Fatea) 

Cambridge-based, US-born guitarist, singer and songwriter Brooks Williams has been a leading light on the acoustic music scene for three decades. “He was playing Americana before it had been given the name” (CMP). 

Brooks Williams’ guitar skills are evident as he effortlessly slides in and out of folk, blues and country. It comes as no surprise he is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Williams moved to Boston at the height of that city’s burgeoning singer-songwriter scene. In the early 1990s, he did his apprenticeship in the bars and clubs of New York and New England and cut his teeth supporting artists like Shawn Colvin, Chris Smither, Rory Block, Leo Kottke, Odetta, Billy Bragg and Taj Mahal. His first album, North From Statesboro, caught the attention of The Washington Post and National Public Radio and in subsequent years, he has released a staggering 31 recordings.

On this occasion he is joined by fiddler Aaron Catlow. With two albums under their belt (Ghost Owl, short-listed 2021 Instrumental Album Of The Year, and Ready For The Times) and a third on the way, AmericanaUK says the duo is “live music at its best.”

Brooks Williams is “quite simply one of the most unassuming, natural performers on the circuit, and his easy, relaxed manner conceals the greatest level of true expertise.” (Fatea)   

Robin and Bina Williamson   

13 September SOLD OUT

The Blinkin’ Buzzards


Additional date 14 September BUY HERE


Robin and Bina Williamson work together so well because they create a perfect balance of voices. They draw on a wide variety of original and traditional songs, stories and music from Celtic, English, Indian and Old Timey roots, celebrating the turning year and the mystery of being alive.

Robin is legendary worldwide as musician, storyteller and writer. He has forefronted many genres over his 50 year career. Bina is an inspired and gifted singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist in her own right with a hauntingly sweet, melodious voice. Their performances together feature their East West vocal harmonies with harp, bowed psaltery, dulcimer and diverse other instruments.

“An evening of enchanting entertainment.” Edi Stark, Radio Scotland, Celtic Connections.
“Enthralling musicianship.” Glasgow Herald
“Pure beauty through simplicity.” Robert Plant

Michael Messer and Chaz Jankel Trio   

11 October

The Blinkin’ Buzzards


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Slide guitar supremo Michael Messer with Blockheads legend and multi-instrumentalist  Chaz Jankel. It doesn’t get better than this!

The pair have known each for 40 years but it wasn’t until a phone chat four years ago and the suggestion of a jam that it all came together.  And how!  The result was the acclaimed  “Mostly We Drive” – “an exhilarating album of original songs with mesmerising grooves,” said Rough Trade. 

” A gem of an album,” said At The Barrier. “Copious servings of blues and a healthy chunk of Blockheads-like funk.”   The careers of these master musicians had gone down different paths after  they met in the days when the Blocks and Ian Dury were storming the land.   But the pair are beside themselves with excitement about the new project.

“There is a cross-over point where our different musical orientations chime and here it is,” says Chaz. “The songs are SO good to play.”

“A wonderful experience,” says Michael. “We were pulling each other in different directions and hopefully producing good music along the way.”

Buy a copy of The Blinkin’ Buzzards’ new CD featuring 12 tracks!

“The best house band in the country” Wizz Jones.