Chesterfield Canalside Concerts Coming Soon
15th February 2012
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The Chesterfield Canal Trust is to host two concerts at Hollingwood Hub in March.


Hérétique will appear on Wednesday March 7th. They are three talented young Englishmen with a passion for European traditional music. The band is an energetic mix of vocals, accordion, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, guitar and recorder. Their music is an exciting blend of Anglo-French traditional dance, with a smidgeon of jazz and contemporary classical, and a healthy dollop of pop culture, film and TV references on the side.

In performance they are determined that their audiences have a good time and they go all the way to help you enjoy this infectious music. There's plenty of chat, laughter and showmanship and their musicianship is excellent. There are lots of musical surprises too so don’t be astonished to hear the theme from the 'The A Team' popping up in the middle of a traditional French Bourée, or an elegant madrigal slipping into a Russian drinking song or a well-known bit of Bach!


Hoagy, Hornpipes, Handel and Hoedown presented by Hilary James & Simon Mayor will be the attraction on Wednesday 21st March. They have worked as presenters, songwriters and musical directors for BBC television. Simon is one of the world's leading mandolin virtuosos and composers, as well as a fine fiddle player and guitarist.

With Hilary's stunning voice and wonderful Mandobass (a giant mandolin) plus Simon's finger-flying talent on just about every string instrument going, this will be a fantastically varied evening.

Beethoven gets the mandolin treatment and rubs shoulders with Gershwin, a foot-stomping Texas fiddle tune and a song written for children gets the audience joining in on the action and their lovely laidback humour adds to the quality of a really great, musical night out.


Nona’s Coffee Shop will be open from 6.30 p.m., with the concerts starting at 7.30. There is onsite parking.

All tickets are £8. To purchase them, go to the Chesterfield Canal Trust website, email or ring 01246 477569.

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