Music Moot – Christmas 2015

Dogfinger Steve

Hi and welcome to Music Moot. 2015 has been a brilliant year for music in this area. We are lucky to have great venues both in the town and within easy reach for nights out. Bridlington, Pocklington, Beverley, York and Hull all have top music events happening.

Hull especially with it’s upcoming City of Culture status in 2017 will see more funding for music and arts in the city. The existing festivals such as Freedom Festival, the Humber Street Sesh, Hull Folk Festival, Cottingham Springboard are all amazing events and either free or inexpensive to attend so watch out in the coming year… it’s going to be fun.

We are blessed to live in a very beautiful part of the world and have some amazing festivals in both town and country, Filey Folk Festival kicks off the outdoor season in fine style on the 29th of April and the fabulous Cornucopia, a great family orientated festival, closing it on the 23rd to the 25th of September. In between there are so many great weekends such as Moonbeams at Wold Top Brewery – yes, a festival at a brewery and Beverley Folk Festival, Staxtonbury, Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues… the list goes on.

Great affordable events whether you camp or visit for the day and enjoy great music in a great part of the world. So what is going on over the festive period?

In Beverley on Thursday 17th there is The Tiger’s open mic’ from 8pm hosted by the brilliant Derek Waudby, if you go ask him to play the facebook song! Also on Thursday Dogs D’Amour fans put your hands in the air as former Dog Tyla J Pallas plays a full electric show at the Fulford Arms in York from 7pm with support from Boss Caine and Matty James. Tickets are £11 available from www.thefulfordarms.co.uk. For me £11 would be good just to see the support without Tyla rocking the end of the night.

Thursday night is Bridlington acoustic club at the Ship Inn, Sewerby hosted by Pete Bolton. Pete plays great old school Americana music with his band The Whiskey Dogs who will be playing on the street in Beverley on Sunday at the junction of Toll Gavel and Old Walkergate from 11am until 1.30pm on Sunday 20th, so if you are Christmas shopping why not stop by and have a listen. Talking of Boss Caine on Friday 18th it is The Annual Allstar Big Boss Caine Festive Fibbers Fundraiser which has become a York institution and rightly so. Many many great folks playing it and all profit going to Doctors without Borders. Tickets are £5 and available from the Fibbers website and venue.

Beautiful South fans who missed out seeing the band live can see the brilliant Beautiful Couch at in Hull on Friday 18th. Featuring Ed Faulkner, the man behind Tribfest on vocals they are just as good as the original. Tickets are £13.20 from eventbrite.co.uk or contact Fruit.

Driffield Silver Band are playing Christmas carols at Bainton village hall 7pm Friday and on Saturday are at Tesco in Hornsea, have a look on www.driffieldband.com for details.

Have you heard of the NHS Choir? No? Well neither had I; well, on Friday the 18th they are releasing a digital download of A Bridge Over You, the choir is made up of NHS workforce and the aim is to get the song as high up the Christmas chart as possible with all the proceeds going to Carers UK, MIND and some smaller UK charities. A video of the choir performing the song is on youtube and is well worth a look.

That’s about it from me. If there are any musical events you would like plugging please get in touch: dogfingersteve@yahoo.com or the Music Moot page on facebook.

Enjoy your music – Dogfinger Steve.

Onlookers Driffield

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