Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for Sheffield S6 Food Bank Network

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 08 Dec 2022 | 8pm

It’s the Break a Leg end of year celebration. So your resident orchestra will be top of the bill. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are we Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares? We just love to play for you.

We will be supported by two lovely musicians, Bob King, a big favourite with our supporters, and Carol Fieldhouse, somebody new for us but highly recommended by our very good musical friend, Michelle Laverick (who has had to drop out of this one). We are really looking forward to the final event of a great year of live music.

This month we are raising funds for S6 Food Bank Network which operates at 11 locations across our city. So many people are facing great hardship this winter so we hope you will be generous as we approach Christmas.

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night if we don’t sell out, usually we do) and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

Doors open 7:30pm. Get there in good time and we won’t keep you sitting around, music starts at 8pm.

If you are unable to come but would like to send us a donation for this month’s charity partner, here’s a link.

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Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for The Rose Garden Cafe

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 20 Oct 2022 | 8pm

Bone Cupboard is not your usual folk trio. Charlie Osguthorpe is an irreverent songwriter with an amazing voice, more gravel than a highways department dump truck. He is joined by two great musicians, Dave Markham and Kathy Cookson to produce an infectious mix of songs that will keep you wide awake throughout their set.

As usual there will be a second guest performer so watch this space.

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night if we don’t sell out, usually we do) and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart. If you are unable to come but would like to send us a donation for this month’s charity partner, here’s a link.

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This month we are raising funds for a campaign to rescue the Rose Garden Cafe. The Friends of Graves Park are aiming to get this very popular community resource re-opened after neglect by Sheffield City Council had allowed the building to become dangerous, costing ten people’s jobs.

And of of course your resident orchestra, Break a Leg! will be starting each half of the evening. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are they Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares?

Break a Leg! at OXJAM Beeston Saturday 15 Oct

One of our favourite gigs at this time of year, small town BIG festival with a huge stream of events in many locations around the town. Our many fans in Nottinghamshire will be looking forward to welcoming us back 🙂

We’ll be on in the afternoon at the Middle Street Resource Centre which is a great little venue with good acoustics and a cafe. Just after 2pm.

Full Details here https://www.oxjambeeston.org/event/oxjam-beeston-music-festival-2022/

Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for Men Actually Talking Together (MATT)

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 29 Sept 2022 | 8pm

Two lovely singers returning to delight us, Kate Green (accompanied by Raymond Greenoaken) is a brilliant interpreter of folk songs, Julie Pehl is an award-winning songwriter. It’s great to have them both back.

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night if we don’t sell out, usually we do) and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

This month we are raising funds for MATT (Men Actually Talking Together) whose slogan is ‘Emotions have no gender, don’t lock yours in the dark.’

And of of course your resident orchestra, Break a Leg! will be starting each half of the evening. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are they Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares?

SOLD OUT Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for Sayit Sheffield

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 16 June 2022 | 8pm

This event is now SOLD OUT and there will not be unreserved tickets available on the door. Also Helen Rice has had an unexpected circumstance and can’t play for us but the music gods are still smiling and the very excellent Katy Ryder is stepping in at short notice. Katy is a lovely singer and part of the three piece band, Lonan, who delighted us back before Covid.

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night if we don’t sell out, usually we do) and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

This month we are raising funds for SAYiT (The Sheena Amos Youth Trust) who support the emotional wellbeing of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This year all our events have a strong mental health theme.

Our guests this month:

On the Back Porch (Issy Howie and Bob Delbridge) are masters of Old Time American music, as well as playing a big part in supporting the community of music-makers in Sheffield. Issy is also one third of the Outlaw Sisters and Bob is a key figure in The Bapchilds, regarded by many as Britain’s leading exponents of Honkytonk music.

Helen Rice is Showing Off
Helen writes quirky songs exploring a broad range of themes and reflecting on her experiences as a middle-aged disabled woman who likes bread a bit too much. As well as solo showing off she is a member of Fish Pie Cabaret and performs folk music with Mush Melons. She is very funny and often quite moving.

Unfortunately the PITSMOOR LADIES UKELELE CHORALE have had to pull out as Caroline has had a painful accident. Thanks to Helen for stepping up at short notice and a speedy recovery to Caroline (who is still cracking jokes)

And of of course your resident orchestra, Break a Leg! will be starting each half of the evening. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are they Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares?

Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Sage Sheffield

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 12 May 2022 | 8pm

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Sage Sheffield support people’s mental health by getting them involved in creative practical activity, especially in horticulture and the arts.

We welcome back Jig for a Kiss, an eight piece band full of excitement and musical talent. Last time they played for us they brought the house down so it’s going to be another terrific night.

We are also welcoming Sage’s own singing group, Singing through the Seasons so Sage won’t just be there to raise money for their valuable work but putting something back into the evening as well

And of of course your resident orchestra, Break a Leg! will be starting each half of the evening. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are they Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares?

Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Mums In Need

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 14 April 2022 | 8pm*

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Mums In Need do vital work, supporting Sheffield mothers escaping from emotional abuse, every penny we raise will help a local mother suffering coercive control. They are the Make Your Mark UK Charity of the Year.

A welcome return for Lost Kind Words, Jo and Paul call their music ‘Dark Country’ and when we first saw them we were struck by their presence and the energy in their music. They played for us at the White Lion and we were not disappointed so it’s a real treat to have them back after the long break.

We met Bob King at one of the music sessions in Wirksworth run by lovely Michelle Laverick. We were straight away struck by his fresh, warm, engaging musicality and we’ve been waiting two years for the chance to bring him to Sheffield.

SOLD OUT – Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Kickback Recovery

The Lescar, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield
Tuesday 15 February 2021 | 8pm*

A great night, sold out and lots of fun, we raised £560 for Kickback. Thanks to everyone who came along

Our acoustic music fundraisers are back with two of our favourite musical friends.

Kickback is a brilliant organisation, supporting self-help for people recovering from addiction. Last time we did a gig with them we had the best time ever, just great people.

Ar Faoued is one of our favourite bands, specially requested by Kickback because they created such great music and atmosphere last time round. Rich arrangements and powerful performances of original songs and old favourites.

Michelle Laverick’s thoughtfulness and and musicality make new friends every time she plays. Half an hour in her company is a delight to be savoured.

Break a Leg! & Friends fundraising for Edale Mountain Rescue

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Last year there were only four days when none of the Mountain rescue teams in England and Wales were called out to help somebody in trouble. If you become ill or are injured or lost in the hills around Sheffield it’s probably Edale Mountain rescue who will come to your aid. Their volunteers were out rescuing somebody 137 times last year.

Once again we have two great musical performances for you. We met Cage of Crows recently at a music event in Derbyshire and thought they were just great with a mixture of blues and jazz songs performed with warmth and feeling.
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Our other guest is Kootch. We’ve known Beth Lilleyman for quite a while, she’s a lovely performer of folk music, always worth seeing, and we are really looking forward to finding out what she has cooked up with her partner Dean.

As usual Break a Leg! will be your resident group to warm things up for our guests.

No admission charge but plenty of opportunities to give, so please bring money and a generous heart. (you always do so thanks)