Category Archives: Gigs

Break a Leg! Blue Moon in June Tour

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Glad to be back on the road again with 6 gigs in June. Three in Sheffield and one each in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire (They do seem to like us in Warwickshire)

Hope to see you at one of them. Our special night in Sheffield will be 22 June when we have invited our pals ‘Sharpish’to join us in a benefit for the street tree campaign at the city’s cosiest and possibly most interesting live music venue, Cafe #9. Only a fiver and it’s a great cause. Click on the link below for tickets.

(Update 5 June, now it’s 8 gigs!)

The Break a Leg! Five Counties Tour

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Second half of March will be busy busy for the hardest working vocal, clarinet and guitar duo in SouthWest Sheffield, our feet won’t touch the ground. Derbyshire, Warwickshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cheshire.

pennypotcafe-exterior.jpg17 March 2017: Tales & Tunes, Edale
Back again to the Penny Pot Cafe for Food by the Pennypot, Storytelling from the National Trust’s Simon Atherton and Songs from Break a Leg! of course.

ravenbrinklow20 March 2017: The Raven, Brinklow
After our triumphant visit in February we’ve been asked back for a special charity event. After that Break a Leg! will have played at all three of the prestigious music venues in Brinklow, Music Capital of Warwickshire.

hagglers26 March 2017: Sharrow Folk Festival
It’s nearly spring so it must be The Sharrow Folk Festival. It started as a fundraising concert for the Community festival in the summer and now has a life of its own as a two day event.

on-the-radio-cropped28 March 2017: Chorley FM, Live Radio Session, Lancashire
We’re on the steam radio! With luck there will also be one of those webpod thingies for anybody who lacks a 40 foot mast.

lymm_folk_club_logo30 March 2017: Lymm Folk Club, Cheshire
New Venue and new friends for us. Maybe there will be some famous footballers to make it a good crowd. We’ve heard they all live round there.

We are off to the Famous Wurzel Bush

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The Wurzel Bush Folk Club in Warwickshire has been running for many decades, Chris used to play there regularly in the 1970s. A while back it closed as so many clubs have, but quite recently the original organiser, Dave Sampson, found himself running a few impromptu sessions in his local pub and these were so popular that the Wurzel Bush was reborn.

Dave is from Wiltshire, hence the club’s name, and he has been attracting people from all over the country to come and play. No admission charge but the Famous Wurzel Bush chamber pot is passed round for appreciative contributions. Last week Dave had to move the club to a bigger pub nearby because the audience is growing and there is talk of special events and even running the club more than one night a week.

So we are very pleased to be part of that great success and Break a Leg! will be the guests at the Wurzel Bush on Tuesday 7th February.

The Bulls Head, Brinklow, Warwickshire, CV23 0NE

Owl be seeing you

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Break a Leg! will be at the Wisewood Inn, on the North side of Sheffield, on 23rd November for one of their monthly two-handed folk club nights (the other hand being the very lovely Shaun Hutch). We have some new songs and the old ones seem to be going very well at the moment so we are really looking forward to it.

8:30pm, be there or regret it for ever.

Cool for Cats

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8 Lives Rescue is a tiny Sheffield charity that rescue and rehome cats and kittens. We are pleased to be playing at their fundraising event on Saturday 15 October, at Riley’s and Co, a temple to retro style in the Sheffield Antiques Quarter. 7pm to 10pm.

There will be an Italian buffet, lots of entertaining fundraising activities and a set from Break a Leg! All for ten quid.

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Tickets £10 from Riley’s and Co (Farrar Rd, off Abbeydale Rd) or Pets Company on Abbeydale Rd South. Advance tickets only as they need to be sure of numbers for catering. Bring your own alcoholic drinks. Coffee Tea etc available.

 

Crookes Folk Club, 4th August

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Break a Leg! will be at the Princess Royal, Slinn Street, in Crookes where the acoustics are great, the floor singers excellent and the audience full of spontaneous warmth. What more could you ask?

Oh yes, a comfortable seat. On a busy night these are at a bit of a premium so if you want a backrest better come early. Show starts at 8:30, doors open 8pm or a bit earlier. Young people and yoga teachers come when you are ready.