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The Old Forge hosts (fairly) regular nights of excellent live music. The old forge lends itself to an intimate atmosphere creating wonderful acoustics. The evening events are  a byob policy but tea/coffee, soft drinks and cake will be on sale too. Stanley Street food will also be on hand serving up a tasty dish prior to the event.

 

Just send us an email to reserve your spot

theoldforgecranford@gmail.com  or call 01536 330014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 25th April  2020   7PM

MAMBO JAMBO (£9) 

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With their own rhythmic and joyful sound, this brilliant duo

take their audiences on an exuberant journey that brings

together music from roots, world, folk and jazz. “Musical

Sunshine from a multi-instrumentalist duo.”

 


 

Saturday 15th August  2020

THE JIGANTICS (£10)

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Jig (noun) a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persons.

An-tic (noun) A playful trick or prank.

Well that what the dictionary makes of the band’s name. A more musical definition would be to say that together they blend the natural elements of Blues, Folk, Roots and Hill Country Music and have fused the disparate talents of the members to hop between styles almost at will – but always with a touch of class.

The “disparate elements of The Jigantics are a combination of two bands: Marion Fleetwood and Martin Fitzgibbon from Colvin Quarmby and Rick Edwards, Mark Cole and Lynton Webb from the Sons of the Delta.

A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class.” That’s the view of Steve Sheldon of the Folk Icons website.

They’ve even struck a chord with the Daily Telegraph: “Fantastic Music…The Jigantics were a highlight act.”

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Saturday 3rd October  2020    7PM

****BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND****

KRIS DOLLIMORE (£10)

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“Kris is the kind of Artist that is always a wonder to behold for a festival like us, hugely accomplished, hugely accommodating and a pleasure to have around, he made many friends here and is undoubtedly a key ingredient to any festival line-up” – Harvest Time Blues Festival

“Kris Dollimore, one of the first division of solo bluesmen”. Blues Matters

“Bursting with soulful, funky blues and played to perfection”. Maverick

During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri.

His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it’s most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered.

Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 15 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first four albums, “02/01/1978”, “Now Was The Time”, “No Ghosts In This House” and “All Grown Up”, which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. “All Grown Up” was featured on Radio 2’s Blues Show, and a track from the album reached number 4 in the iTunes Blues chart.

Kris burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know him from his past life, don’t fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you’ll feel all the richer for it.

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Saturday 5th December  2020  7PM

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON (£10)

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One of the best international tribute acts currently touring the UK. With a show that takes in the full range of the duo’s career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon’s solo career, this is live entertainment at its very best.


Saturday 20th Febuary  2021   7PM

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KATIE SPENCER (£10)

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