Town Hall Live, Kirton (THL) has a great summer of live music lined up with three indoor concerts and an outdoor mini-festival featuring five acts.
On Friday 10th June, Canadian duo Madison Violet headline with support from Nashville singer songwriter Jess Jocoy. Madison Violet comprises Brenley McEachern and Lisa MacIsaac. With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies, the duo have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades. Tickets cost £14.00; see below for details on where to purchase.
On Friday 10th August, THL welcomes Sara Petite from San Diego, California, who really is a force of nature. Live and on CD she presents a full menu of highway anthems, heartland rockers, some classic country and gospel influenced tributes. Live she is dynamic and will be accompanied by her stellar band. Support will come from Rich Hardcastle and Evie Tapson. Tickets cost £14.00.
On Friday 9th September it’s The Brother Brothers from Peoria, Illinois. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism and harmonies so natural that they blend into one beautiful voice, identical twins Adam and David Moss evoke memories of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Support comes from Gregory S Davies from Sheffield. Tickets cost £15.00.
On Sunday 17th July THL stages its third Garden Fest at Klassic Park in the town. This year event is bigger and better with over five hours of quality live music from around the world. The music starts at 1.30pm with attendees encouraged to bring their own food, drink and chairs to relax and enjoy the music. Tickets cost just £22.50 for all of the following:
Local band 3rd and Church kick off the afternoon with a lively set of well-known American music, followed by Australian duo The Weeping Willows, Andy Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates.
A Town Hall Garden Fest wouldn’t be complete without the enigmatic Paul McClure, The Rutland Troubadour. He will make you smile with his between song banter and his wonderful self-penned songs. There might even be an appearance from the McClure Family Singers!
Sharing the headlining spots will be Hannah Aldridge from Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, from Melbourne, Australia.
Hannah will be accompanied by her partner Gus on lead guitar, with sounds ranging from blues to the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals and Nashville, where she now lives. She always puts on a stunning show with her strong clear and emotion packed vocals.
You can pin a multitude of labels on Lachlan Bryan’s music and not be far off the mark. Take a pick from rock’n’roll, folk and alternative country or any other contemporary roots cliché. More importantly Lachlan writes good songs and delivers them with sincerity, and a cynical wit.
Hannah and Lachlan will then round off the event by joining forces and playing with The Wildes performing songs from their recent collaboration together.