Country and Americana, instrumental folk and a pulse-raising Ceilidh are all on offer from Lichfield Arts in March 2018.The Americana music of The Grahams, and their band will feature of March 3rd. Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Their first song-crafting expedition, along the Mississippi’s Great River Road, became their 2013 debut, Riverman’s Daughter. For its follow-up, they rode the rails – and wound up recording not only a studio album, but a documentary and live album on the move and in venues from Sun Studio to Amtrak’s famed City of New Orleans train.
Tickets for this show are £12.00, £10.80 for Friends of Lichfield Arts and £6.00 for under 16’s.
Two leading instrumental bands will play Lichfield Guildhall when both Leveret and Spiro perform as part of their Eccentric Orbits Tour.Leveret, described by The Guardian as “the finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement” rely on their mutual trust and intuition to create their music entirely in the moment – there are no arrangements and the focus shifts constantly and compellingly between three masters of their instruments.
Spiro draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music to “create ecstatic, interlocking, intricate musical patterns that are as hypnotising and beguiling as the most complex Fibonacci sequences” (Songlines). Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on an exhilarating journey far away from their roots in English folk.
Tickets are £17.00, £15.30 for Friends of Lichfield Arts and £8.50 for under 16’s.
Someone once said that taking part in a ceilidh was the most fun you could have with your clothes on! Well just get ready for the time of your life at our special Ceilidh on Friday March 30th.What better way to put a big smile on your face than by coming along to the lung busting, smile inducing, foot stomping, lip-smacking, law-breaking night led by Lichfield’s own Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers with caller Peter Cole. The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers play fun and lively barn dance and ceilidh music, just what you need for a good dance.
Tickets for the Ceilidh are £7.00, with under 16’s being £3.50.
All events start at Lichfield Guildhall at 8.00pm, with doors opened from 7.15pm. For tickets and further information, visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk phone (01543) 262223, or call into the Lichfield Arts Office in Donegal House on Bore Street. To keep up to date with our exciting news, follow us on Twitter @lichfieldarts or find us on Facebook.