Monthly Archives: March 2022

Steve & Julie Wigley plus Stonesthrow Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 8.30 pm

Julie Wigley is a singer/songwriter from Derby and she and husband Steve are regulars at Folk Clubs around the country. Her output of original songs has been phenomenal. Since 2015 they have produced seven albums, a songbook and a poetry/songbook illustrated by Steve. Their eighth album, ‘Time Train’, comprising 17 new songs, is recorded and will be released in the Spring.

They have featured on folk programmes on Radio Derby, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester, among others and performed last year on the main stage at Moira Furnace Folk festival, Derby Folk festival, and the Yarmouth Sea Songs and Shanties Festival, Isle of Wight. Julie’s songs always have a story to tell and a number of them feature their home county of Derbyshire.

Stonesthrow is a collaboration between Steve & Julie and their friend Tony Fowkes and the trio sing mainly acapella versions of some of their favourite close harmony folk songs, by some of their favourite contemporary artists plus traditional songs. Stonesthrow were winners of the 2021 Write a song for Lincolnshire competition, with Julie’s song ‘The Usher Imp’

Over The Moon 8.30 pm Wednesday 23 March 2022

Canadian roots/swing duo Over The Moon’s Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are awarding multi-instrumentalists/vocalists that met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.

Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, it’s inevitable there will be a strong sense of place- and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life, lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard rugged and beautiful.

Their music is a wild ride from 40’s sounding western swing and Appalachian old-time, to cowboy blues. Simple and sweet, all of their material has a common thread that speaks of the Canadian west and on their UK release, reviews were glowing. American Roots UK saying it was “Exceptional” and Country Music People adding “There’s so much to enjoy here.” The editor of Maverick Magazine told readers “You will love this” Elmore Magazine, New York “We knew we were on to something special”