Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – Enchante

With a sizable and appreciative audience, a set-list of fine original material, and some choice covers, impeccable musicianship, and a hugely sympathetic acoustic room in the Guildhall, Enchante retired with some style during their last ever performance on Friday 20th January.
The four piece of singer, songwriter and guitarist Jocelyne Thompson, classical guitarist Ron Thomas, double bassist Nick Thompson and Accordionist Paul Strach bought to the Guildhall the atmosphere of Montmartre café society, with their romantic, accomplished musicianship, and Jocelyne’s easy on stage rapport with both the band and their audience.

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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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Blast Off at The Bowling Green

Blast Off at The Bowling Green

Lichfields funkiest, grooviest community band Blast Off led by Nick Dewhurst will be Playing an explosive mix of funky riffs, catchy tunes and groovy beats on Sunday 4th December – 2.00pm At The Bowling Green Friary Road, Lichfield, WS13 6QJ. Admission is FREE

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Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 was heralded a great success and local photographer Matt Whittock was on hand over the festival weekend to capture the atmosphere with some great shots.

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Lichfield Garrick Family Day – Jenny Rose

Lichfield Garrick Family Day - Jenny Rose

We’re looking forward to the second Lichfield Garrick Family Day on 20th February and welcoming Jenny Rose. Jen will be doing a slot on Saturday 20th at the Garrick, from 1pm.

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Lichfield Garrick Family Days

Lichfield Garrick Family Days

As part of the Garrick’s programme of ‘Family Days’, Lichfield Arts are introducing music acts to the family audiences. Our first act is Ellie Galvin. Ellie has been singing and performing around Lichfield and Birmingham for the past few years, not only as a solo artist but acting and singing in theatre productions.

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Concert Review – St Agnes Fountain

15 years into their career, St Agnes Fountain are now on their fifteenth Festive tour, with a number of sold out shows, of which this appearance in Lichfield was one. The quartet of David Hughes on vocals, guitar and ukulele, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie on vocals, violin, mandolin, American Indian flute, oud and ukulele, Singer …

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Concert Review – Sarah McQuaid

With little more than an acoustic guitar, a fine voice, some tasteful audio tricks, and a repertoire of originals, and some covers, the singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid kept the audience spellbound when she appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on November 14th. Following an extensive tour around America, and smaller venues around the country, her well honed …

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Concert Review – L2F 2015 Closing Night – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan/ Black Beard’s Tea Party

Concert Review - L2F 2015 Closing Night - Nancy Kerr and James Fagan/ Black Beard's Tea Party

A near sell out audience turned out to see the final two concerts during a very busy, hectic and musically diverse L2F 2015 Festival. Following Friday Night, all day Saturday and Sunday, something special needed to be pulled out of the bag, and the three hours of entertainment provided by Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, and Blackbeard’s Tea Party made for a night to remember.

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Fuse 2016 – Meet the team

Fuse 2016 - Meet the team

If you’re interested in meeting some of the Fuse team, offering comment or signing up as a volunteer come and say hello on Saturday, we can’t wait to meet you! Location to be confirmed very shortly – Hope to see you there.

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