Littleborough Unplugged

by | 11 September 2018 | Music

Littleborough Unplugged are acoustic music concerts featuring the best of national and international performers. These are held, from April to September, in the tiny Norman Church of St. Nicholas, Littleborough (DN22 0HD); an acoustically and aesthetically excellent intimate venue. The concert proceeds support Britain’s historic architectural heritage, via the Churches Conservation Trust. There’s a stupendous end to the 2018 season — appearing at Littleborough Unplugged at 8.00pm on Saturday 15th September are Katie Spencer with support Joe Clark (email for info); take a look at ‘Katie Spencer — You Came Like A Hurricane’ and ‘Joe Clark — Jessica’s Song’ on YouTube.

Every once in a while, we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Based in the UK, Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Spencer has gigged extensively in the past three years both headlining and supporting established artists — most recently opening shows for Ralph McTell, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and Martin Stephenson & The Daintees. She has also received radio play from the likes of Iain Anderson — BBC Radio Scotland, and BBC Introducing.
“I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival.” — FATEA Magazine

With a background in both folk and classical guitar, Joe has played both solo and in bands, most notably Joe’s Café and Red Herring. Following a break of several years, Joe’s return to performing has been welcomed by fans and new audiences alike.
“A talented guitarist who plays elaborate classical, folk and popular tunes… accompanied by his deep, gruff voice.” — Tuesday Night at The Abbey.

Help preserve beautiful historic churches by spending an evening listening to great music.