Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – Laurence Jones Band

Concert Review by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones Two young bands from two disparate genres showcased their talents for an appreciative audience when Heidi Browne and the award-winning blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on Sunday April 23rd. First on the bill was singer-songwriter Heidi Browne, who’s melodic, keening …

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Concert Review – Martin Carthy

Concert Review by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones Lichfield folk fans were shown a master-class of traditional music making when the legendry folk singer and musician Martin Carthy appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. In a career that has lasted more than fifty years, Carthy’s much storied career has seen him go from being a …

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Concert Review – Fret and Fiddle

Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones With a repertoire that ranged across jazz, an engaging stage presence, and energetic musicianship the five-piece ensemble Fret and Fiddle played to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. Popular and regular performers at the Guildhall, the quintet of violinist and vocalist Sally Minchin, …

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Concert Photos – Gigspanner

An appreciative audience enjoyed Peter Knight’s Gigspanner when they appeared at the Guildhall on March 26th. Photographer Dave Jones was there to catch the action.

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Concert Photos – The Stumble

Blues favourites The Stumble rocked Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 9th April. Our intrepid photographer Dave Jones was there to catch all of the excitement.

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Concert Review – Craobh Rua

Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones A Lichfield Guildhall packed to capacity, and a leading Irish group had an early St Patrick’s Day celebration when Craobh Rua performed at Lichfield Guildhall. After years as a performing unit, and six critically well received albums into the their career the four piece of violinist …

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Concert Review – Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton and the 44’s

Concert Review - Steve 'Big Man' Clayton and the 44's

The popular boogie woogie and blues pianist Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton bought his talented quartet to play at Lichfield Guildhall as part of his tour.

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Roy Wood & Councilor David Smith become patrons of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Roy Wood & Councilor David Smith become patrons of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned musician and songwriter Roy Wood has joined Lichfield Councillor David Smith in accepting an invitation from Lichfield Arts to become Patrons of this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival which takes place in and around this historic city June 2nd – 4th.

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival proves popular

Lichfield Winter Beer Festival proves popular

The Lichfield Arts Winter Beer festival returned to The Guildhall again this weekend (27th – 28th January) and proved to once again be a great success.

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Concert Review – Enchante

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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