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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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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night)
and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

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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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night)
and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

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.
https://www.facebook.com/LittleRedDogMusic/

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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)

 

Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for Kickback Recovery

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White Lion, Sheffield 14 Jan 2020, 8:15pm

Our first fundraiser of 2020 and another great local cause to support. Kickback Recovery do wonderful work supporting recovering alcoholics/addicts & their families..
https://www.facebook.com/KickBackRecovery

No admission charge but plenty of opportunities to give, so please bring money and a generous heart.

More information and updates to this event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/488126758769311/

Break a Leg! and Friends at the Royal Standard, Sheffield

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Royal Standard, St Mary’s Rd, 8:30pm

We will be the featured guests at the regular Monday event run by Chris McMahon, it’s also an open mic so maybe we’ll see some of our friends coming along to play or sing

NB, This event has been moved from The Masons in Crookes, appreciation to Chris McMahon for setting up a new venue when the Masons closed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2326427050803286/

Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for Water Aid Sheffield

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White Lion, London Rd, Sheffield, 8:15pm, Tuesday 8 October 2019

Not long to go before our next monthly fundraiser at Sheffield’s famous music pub. As we have had four events for good causes within Sheffield, this time we are supporting a Sheffield group helping poor people around the world.

Two more really lovely musical duos, each with a different style of performance. Break a Leg! will be doing the warm up spots as usual.

We’ve had a huge amount of pleasure at these events so far, and raised money for very good causes, so put it in your diary. No admission charge but there will be plenty of oppportunities to give so bring money and a generous heart.

More information here
https://www.facebook.com/events/503235857092490/