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.

First of the Summer Wine?

Holmfirth.pngThis weekend we are off to Holmfirth

It’s a great event, a full weekend of live music and most of it free. We’ll be playing twice starting at 11:30 pm on Friday 6th May in The Nook, and on Saturday at 5:30pm in the Gonzo Bar.

The weather looks like being lovely, warm at last, so if you want a perfect way to spend a day, an evening or the whole weekend…

Back at Sharrow Folk Festival on Saturday 16 April

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The audience last time we played at Sharrow Folk Festival, lovely people and quite a few proper musicians, including Jimi of course.

It will be another night of chaotic musical fun at Hagglers Corner. Last year’s folk music fundraising event for the annual Sharrow Festival was such a success so of course they are doing it all over again.

Only £5 for an afternoon and evening of entertainment, we’ll be playing at 10pm on the downstairs stage.

Everything you need to know here

Off to West Yorkshire – 15 March in Morley

People of Morley who remember brave animals. Maybe some of them will be there next Tuesday?

Morley Folk Club have asked us to play as their featured guests on 15th March. Morley people do look like a smart bunch, so we are polishing up some songs for them. There will be plenty of floor spots available so any singers or players who would like to come and join the fun will be very welcome.

Break a Leg at the Cheshire Cheese, 3 March

We seem to be having a bit of a rest from our busy schedule but we’ll be back performing in March, starting with a return to the Cheshire Cheese in Hope. A really relaxed place with a friendly atmosphere so we’ll be looking forward to it. Hope to see some old friends there.

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Performers’  eye view of the Cheshire Cheese before the crowds pour in

January has been good. We loaded up the mighty tour bus, paid the road crew their back wages and headed off for an epic two day tour across the heart of ‘proper’ South Yorkshire. On Friday 8th we were at the Roots Music Club in Doncaster supporting Rod Clements of Lindisfarne and on Saturday 9th we topped the bill at Raising the Rafters Folk Club in Wath-upon-Dearne.

Very different venues but we enjoyed both and met some good people, including James Haigh, an impressive young performer who has yet to take his GCSEs. We’ve invited him to come to Sheffield to play at the Nether Edge Folk Club in May.

Meanwhile we are working on some new songs and thinking about new places to sing in the spring. We might even start something more regular in Sheffield so watch this space.

Combinology – A Celebration of Musical Partnerships

Combinology1squareCafe Ceres
Junction Rd, Hunters Bar
Sheffield, S11 8XA
Tuesday 17 November 2015, 8pm

£4 advance / £6 on the night


Break a Leg! and Ar Faoued

Once again Break a Leg! have teamed up with another musical partnership to celebrate the magic of musical collaborations.

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We are big fans of Ar Faoued. Paul Chisnell’s great singing and percussion, Ady Hall’s firm underpinning with guitar, Irish bouzouki, and vocal harmonies and Rob Jourdain’s fine touch with violin and viola make for a beautiful combination and we are looking forward to sharing the evening with them.

Cafe Ceres is a new venue for Break a Leg! Having experienced the great atmosphere created for Ben Chapman’s ‘Holy Robots’ open mic evenings at the cafe, it feels like the ideal location for an intimate musical occasion, with more space than our previous events at Strip the Willow.

The cafe provides a bar and very good snacks from their chef Jean-Paul and the friendly staff work hard to make you welcome. If you haven’t tried it yet it’s a great place to enjoy lunch, coffee or tea at the interesting end of Ecclesall Rd and right by the even more interesting Sharrow Vale Rd. (NB the Kitchen is not open on Tuesdays but there will be excellent snacks available – platters of either hummus and crisps and crudités or cheese and meat one).