2017 - 2018 Concert Programme

Ketton Showtime Concerts 2017-2018

Mainly first or second Friday of the month from October to June

Northwick Arms Hall, High Street, Ketton PE9 3TA

8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm
£10 on the door or tickets in advance from Adam Cade 01780 720521
£20 Pre-show Meal Deal 017870 720 238

Friday October 6th 2017
Paspatou – World Music

Paspatou create a unique and eclectic world music mix on a dazzling array of instruments, including fiddle, bouzouki, flutes, keyboards, whistles, saxes, drums and weird pieces of kitchen plumbing. They fuse traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, and Ireland ranging from the eccentric beats of Balkan dance music to sinuous Irish airs and Indian ragas. The 4-piece band are festival regulars and have played at Glastonbury and Stamford's Riverside Festival.
Graham Dale on flutes, sax, keyboards, homemade blowing things,Graham Starkie on mandola, bass, Miriam Forbes on violin, and Jay Goldmark on guitar, bass and drums.

Friday November 3rd 2017
The Stringlers – Pop, rock and jazz covers

The Stringlers are a string quartet based in Peterborough playing classical, popular, rock and jazz covers with real panache and swing. They play an eclectic mix, from your favourite classics to chart toppers. Expect to hear string quartet arrangements of pop, disco, new wave, rock, soul and more! They been described as “brilliant”, “spectacular”, “edgy” and “amazingly versatile”! Playing refreshing versions of music from the 1970’s to current chart toppers, expect to hear classics by Queen, Guns and Roses, Coldplay, Beatles..........and The Stranglers. The group are Diane Llewellyn (1st violin), Helen Britton (2nd violin), Kat Moore (viola) and Emily Smith (cello), all established musicians in the Peterborough area, from classical, folk and jazz backgrounds but all with a passion for rock music.

Friday December 8th 2017
The Down County Boys - Bluegrass

A great evening of fantastic musicianship and warm wit is guaranteed with this string band of internationally respected and experienced musicians. This is American country music and bluegrass at its best on the classic line-up of fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass. Think of the Scruggs style banjo playing, the soulful sound of Tammy Wynette or the growl of Johnny Cash.First formed in 1964, the Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band. During that time there have been many musicians pass through the ranks but all with great talent.
The band includes Peter Parker on the fiddle, Mick Cooper as lead singer and bass player, Chris Cooper on banjo and Ray Duffy who with his brother were voted “Top British Country Duo” in the International Country Music awards no less than 7 years running.

Friday March 2nd 2018
Son Yambu – Cuban son and salsa

Son Yambu are a five-piece band of some of the best younger Cuban musicians. They play the red hot rhythms of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map about twenty years ago. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival and The Cheltenham Music Festival - to name but a few!
The UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.