Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – The Magical Christmas Tree

Review and photography by Ben Macnair Lichfield Arts finished a successful 2016 with a show that packed humour, stirring musicianship, dance and movement and familiar songs performed in unfamiliar ways, when The Magical Christmas Tree closed its 2016 tour at the Guildhall. The three-piece ensemble of Pete Morton on guitar and vocals, Chris Parkinson on …

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Concert Review – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

Concert Review – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys – Lichfield Guildhall Review and photography by Ben Macnair There are few things that can be guaranteed in life, but a large audience at a King Pleasure concert is usually one of them, and the six piece ensemble played to a packed house when they appeared …

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Concert Review – The Ian Siegal Band

Concert Review - The Ian Siegal Band

After more than 25 years as a performing, touring and recording artist it was not surprising that the critically acclaimed blues singer and guitarist Ian Siegal was able to attract a healthy audience when he made his debut performance at Lichfield Guildhall, as the closing night of his most recent tour.

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Concert Review: The Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review: The Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

With a solid reputation as a singer, and plaudits from guitarists such as the late Gary Moore, and Jeff Beck the fast rising performer Ben Poole, and his talented four piece band delivered a set of high powered blues, rock and funk when they appeared in Lichfield, following a gig in Glasgow the evening before.

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Concert Review: Dervish

Concert Review: Dervish

Concert Review: Dervish – Lichfield Guildhall – October 9th 2016 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photos by David Jones The world famous traditional Irish band Dervish called into play for an appreciative Lichfield audience when they appeared at the Guildhall as part of their national tour. Having played at the Guildhall before, their driving, acoustic …

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Plug & Play event makes a great start to the Lichfield Arts Autumn season

Plug & Play event makes a great start to the Lichfield Arts Autumn season

The informal ‘Later with Jools Holland’ format worked perfectly for the Plug & Play event on Sat 24th Sept. All four musical acts performed their 2 sets effortlessly and the poetry interludes provided by Phill Knight and the newly crowned Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire, Isobel Horseley, entertained the enthusiastic audience whilst the stage crew sorted the next act.

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Concert Review – The Born Again Beatles – May 20th

Concert Review - The Born Again Beatles - May 20th

The popular local band The Born Again Beatles bought a sold out audience of music fans looking for a night of nostalgia, and some of the best known songs from the Pop cannon when they closed Lichfield Arts Spring 2016 season. The four piece of Steve Thompson (Paul) Roy Thompson (Ringo) Chris Newcombe (George) and …

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Stonnall Celebrates the Queens 90th Birthday

Stonnall Celebrates the Queens 90th Birthday

Stonnall Celebrates the “Queens 90th Birthday” Special Folk Evening Featuring Featuring Dragonhead and Mitre’s Well

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Concert Review The Climax Blues Band

Concert Review The Climax Blues Band

The popular Climax Blues Band drew a near capacity audience to Lichfield Guildhall, when they played there on April 22nd.

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Concert Review – Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Concert Review - Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

With little more than a violin, an accordion and some well honed repartee the critically acclaimed musicians Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham turned the grandeur of Lichfield Cathedral into an intimate folk gig.

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