Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Review written by Ben Macnair Photography by David Jones One of the leading voices of the contemporary folk and roots scene, Nancy Kerr led her band, The Sweet Visitors through a set that encompassed pure folk, light jazz, hoe-down, and their own songs when they played to an appreciative audience on Sunday May 7th. Accompanied …

Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by Dave Jones With a back-ground as a busker, and time spent supporting such bands as U2 and The Rolling Stones, the singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Helme bought his many years of experience on the foot-hills of live music when he appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on April 29th. His …

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 …

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, …

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.

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

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 …

Concert Review - Martin Taylor at Lichfield Guildhall

With little more than a guitar, a flawless musical technique and music from a range of sources, one of the world’s leading solo jazz guitarists, Martin Taylor gave a masterclass in authoritative music-making when he played at Lichfield Guildhall on Friday March 24th.

Concert Review - The Orange Circus Band

Two bands of widely divergent styles performed at Lichfield Guildhall when the original folk duo Wilson/Wright and the almost genre-free The Orange Circus Band played at Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 25th February.

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.