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Music Performances in Autumn 22
from the Eden Valley Touring Network.

Mike Turnbull (7 Oct)

Mike Turnbull is a multi-instrumentalist with the knack for writing well crafted modern folk songs with a story to tell.


A singer-songwriter from the Lake District whose main instruments are tenor guitar, banjo, mandolin & octave mandola.

Mike's Influences are taken from his home region of the Lakes, around the UK & beyond. Together with the Valiant Knights, he creates a rock-folk style with a blend of modern and traditional  - a great foot-stomping performance.

Neil McHardy (7 Oct)

Neil McHardy- old, bipolar, luthier, guitarist, singer songwriter.


“Neil has been playing off and on for quite a few years and likes to play songs which are not mainstream but still very recognisable adding his own twist to them. He makes his own instruments from recycled materials and likes to promote the recycled aspect as it is a strong belief of his.”

Jilly Jarman (4th November)

Jilly is a composer and artist and creative director of BlueJam Arts. Usually in front of a choir or band or behind the scenes, for this tour she is presenting a solo set of jazz standards, old favourite originals and new material from her upcoming solo album. Expect some bluesy piano and vocals with atmospheric looped instruments and effects.

Ian Cumpstey (6th January 2023)

Ian Cumpstey plays and sings: old time and finger style guitar and clawhammer banjo. Lyrical songs, real delivery.

Mrs Knox (4th November)

Mrs Knox has previously given a great performance at Dufton Village Hall with the Good Time Boys - lively and varied music which had the audience stamping to the rhythms and asking for more.

Nightjrrs (6th January 2023)

Nicci Reed: Keyboards and vocals

Andy Hopkins: Guitars, sonics, loops and vocals

John Chambers: Guitars and vocals

nightjrrs create music through complex layering of sound, music, spoken word, poetry found sound and song. The material often relates to the environment, time and place in a post industrial world. We are particularly interested in working with artistes of other disciplines and with different media.

Burnt Horse (3rd February 2023)

Burnt Horse

4 piece acoustic band playing lush and laid back covers, with 2, 3 and 4 part harmonies, from a range of artists spanning Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Staves through the Railsplitters to Neil Young.

Unfortunately, Errant Thieves were unable to play on 3rd February because of illness, so we welcomed instead Lee Schofield, a wonderful singer and guitarist from RSPB Haweswater.

Errant Thieves (3rd February 2023)*

Errant Thieves are four good pals taking great pleasure in playing rootsy, acoustic music together. Their name partly comes from the fact that they have 'borrowed' members of other bands and that they are quite fond of a quirky 'borrowed' cover version too. Their style includes flavours of old-time folk, amerciana, blues and jazz. They mix their own songs with all manner of 'borrowed' music, including the odd re-working of a rock classic or two! Expect lots of vocal harmonies along with guitar, stand-up bass, ukelele, fiddle, glockenspiel and all manner of things that get hit or shaken! Always up for some good heckling / banter too!

*Replacement act see opposite.

Reuben's Train (3rd March 2023)

At times delicate, at times pulsing with bluegrass energy, Reuben’s train play with a quiet confidence, moving effortlessly between gypsy jazz, folk, bluegrass and reggae grooves. Blending their individual styles with the emotional honesty and vulnerability of the lyrics, Reuben’s Train create a haunting and nuanced sound driven by the upright bass and clawhammer banjo.

The Clifford Movement (3rd March 2023)

Inspired by Lady Anne's gumption, The Clifford Movement, that’s Dawn Hurton, June Swift and Gwen Bainbridge, have set about bringing the lives of local famous and, in some cases, infamous characters to life. With personal anecdotes from a childhood on a Cumbrian farm, alongside the historical tales of bygone heroes and villains from actual archive sources, through song, verse and puppetry magic, the stories unfold, set within the backdrop of Cumbria.


The Clifford Movement bring you stories, songs, poems and puppets with projections, celebrating the lives and landscape of the Eden Valley.

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