Category Archives: tour dates

News – Ninebarrow join in with Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 again

Delighted to have the talented folk duo Ninebarrow (Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardier) joining in again as they supported this year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day. They play the Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield on February 8th 2020.

They are relentless touring and you can see their upcoming gigs here


News – RON KEEL joins in with Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have RON KEEL supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 and he is appearing on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise that sets sail on the 8th February next year. He will be appearing solo and with KEEL.

High Ridge MO – Aug 24 – THE HOT SPOT (RK Solo)

Lake Madison SD – August 31 – HILLSIDE RESORT (RKB Acoustic)

Pine Island MN – Sept 13 – OLDE PINE THEATRE – (RK Solo)

Worthington MN – Sept 14 – KING TURKEY DAY (RK Solo)

Denver CO – Sept 20 – THE VENUE (RKB)



Melbourne Australia: March 8 2020: MELODIC ROCKFEST – Australia (RK SOLO Full Band)

Promo Video

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News – The Monochrome Set & Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers all supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS, who appear at the Whitby Steampunk weekend and THE MONOCHROME SET, who play Waterfront Studio, Norwich, take part in next year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 will take place on February 8th. It will feature bands & artists that are performing on or around that date, with a couple actually hosting gigs specifically for the Nordoff Robbins charity.

If any band or artist would like to join in please contact me via this website.

(All on February 8th unless stated)

BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS appear at the Whitby Steampunk weekend

ED BYRNE appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke

PAUL CARRACK will be playing at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre

DANDELION CHARM are planning something special in support of Nordoff Robbins (this year their gig raised over £170!)

THE DARKER MY HORIZON will be streaming a Facebook gig on the day

JIMEOIN is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

LETZ ZEP play Rem, Mercia in Spain

THE MONOCHROME SET play Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

News – Letz Zep, Dandelion Charm, Paul Carrack & the Darker My Horizon all supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have Letz Zep, Dandelion Charm, Paul Carrack and the Darker My Horizon all supporting next year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day, which aims to spread the word of the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity.

If any band or artist would like to join in please contact me via this website.

Please support them if you are able, either by attending one of their shows or spreading the word.

(All on February 8th unless stated)

ED BYRNE appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke

PAUL CARRACK will be playing at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre

DANDELION CHARM are planning something special in support of Nordoff Robbins (this year their gig raised over £170!)

THE DARKER MY HORIZON will be streaming a Facebook gig on the day

JIMEOIN is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

LETZ ZEP play Rem, Mercia in Spain

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

fifty gigs in a day – ed byrne

Delighted to have comedian Ed Byrne involved again and he appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke on Feb 8 2020.

Plus he has also kindly donated a pair of tickets to any of the shows below and these will be done via a charity auction on eBay in August, with all proceeds going to the Nordoff Robbins charity.

You can see him on tour here –

18 September 2019 – Radlett Centre, Radlett
19 September 2019 – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
25 September 2019 – Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
26 September 2019 – Civic Centre, Trowbridge
27 September 2019 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
1 October 2019 – The Brindley Centre, Cheshire
3 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
4 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
5 October 2019 – Hertford Theatre, Hertford
10 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Beford
16 October 2019 – Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
17 October 2019 – Palace, Newark
19 October 2019 – Town Hall, Loughborough
28 October 2019 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
1 November 2019 – Marine Hall, Fleetwood
7 November 2019 – The Capitol, Horsham
8 November 2019 – Dorking Halls, Dorking
9 November 2019 – Civic Hall, Bedworth
12 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
13 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
14 November 2019 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
15 November 2019 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading
16 November 2019 – Albans Arena, St Albans
19 November 2019 – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
21 November 2019 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
22 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
26 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Worthing
27 November 2019 – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
28 November 2019 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, Merseyside
29 November 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
30 November 2019 – The Castle, Wellingborough
4 December 2019 – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
5 December 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
7 December 2019 – Charter Hall, Colchester
10 December 2019 – Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
12 December 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
13 December 2019 – Barbican, York

Newly announced extension:

17 January 2020 – The Hawth, Crawley
18 January 2020 – Rose Theatre, Kingston
21 January 2020 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
22 January 2020 – The Grand, Lancaster
24 January 2020 – Royal Hall, Harrogate
25 January 2020 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
29 January 2020 – New Theatre, Peterborough
30 January 2020 – Town Hall, Birmingham
31 January 2020 – City Hall, Hull
1 February 2020 – Victoria Hall, Stoke
2 February 2020 – The Lowry, Salford
4 February 2020 – Theatre Royal, Norwich
5 February 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
6 February 2020 – Central Theatre, Chatham
7 February 2020 – Palace Theatre, Watford
8 February 2020 – Anvil, Basingstoke
10 February 2020 – Harlequin, Redhill
11 February 2020 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
12 February 2020 – Derngate, Northampton
13 February 2020 – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
14 February 2020 – Pavilion, Glasgow
26 February 2020 – Arena, St Albans
27 February 2020 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
28 February 2020 – Waterside, Aylesbury
29 February 2020 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
1 March 2020 – Theatre, Richmond
4 March 2020 – New Victoria, Woking
5 March 2020 – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
6 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Brighton
7 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10 March 2020 – Cube, Corby
11 March 2020 – Drill Hall, Lincoln
12 March 2020 – Oakengates, Telford
13 March 2020 – Wyvern, Swindon
17 March 2020 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
18 March 2020 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
19 March 2020 – Forum, Bath
20 March 2020 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
21 March 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
24 March 2020 – Arena, Walsall
25 March 2020 – O2 Southampton Guildhall
26 March 2020 – Pavilion, Exmouth
27 March 2020 – Wellsprings, Taunton
28 March 2020 – Pavilions, Plymouth
29 March 2020 – Octogon, Yeovil

NINEBARROW May newsletter

It’s been an incredibly exciting few months since we last contacted you. Huge thanks if you’ve managed to catch us over the last few weeks. We’ve had a string of wonderful rural touring shows – all sold out thanks to you and the wonderful promoters that have been working so hard behind the scenes.

And you might be aware we also managed to win BEST DUO in the awards. Thanks so much if you managed to find the time to vote for us. Being a public vote, it almost feels more special than some of the other awards we’ve been up for in the past – without the support of people like you, we just wouldn’t be able to achieve this stuff, so we really are truly grateful! 😊

And finally…we’re still recovering from a superb ‘double choir’ concert which we held down in Poole on Saturday. We were joined from far and wide – with people even coming all the way from Wales to see the show.  It really was a corker too!! We’ve got two more choir concerts coming up this summer – so do take a look at the gig list if you’re interested in catching one of those! 

The Ninebarrow Band is born! 

So THIS is very exciting indeed. We’ve had this one under wraps for a little while now, but we’re so excited to announce that on September 14th this year, we’ll be having the first ever Ninebarrow Band concert at the Towngate Theatre at Lighthouse Poole. With John Parker on double bass, Evan Carson on percussion and Lee MacKenzie on cello, this is going to be something rather special. We thought maybe you’d like to have a look at a wee snippet from our first rehearsal a few weeks ago. It’s a little clip of For A Time – our song about the ‘lost’ village of Tyneham. 

Poole Lighthouse is the same venue where we had our album launch last year, and it was such a wonderful evening – an amazing theatre and a full lighting show to accompany the band. We just thought it’d be fantastic to do it again and have the opportunity to not only recreate some album arrangements from over the last 6 years, but also come up with some totally new song arrangements as well.

Tickets have literally just gone on sale for this. We do understand that the south coast is quite a distance for many of the people on this mailing list, but we were delighted that so many of you were able to make it down to the album launch last year, and we can promise you – this is going to be even better. 😎 Click below for details! 

New dates announced!
And of course – we’ve just announced a raft of new duo dates elsewhere around the country too – and it’d be lovely to see you out and about sometime soon! Check out the map on the top right and, as always, find all our upcoming dates over at

Until next time!

All the best,

Upcoming Shows

Wed 15 May 2019
Ely Folk Club

Thu 16 May 2019
St Peter’s Church, 

Fri 17 May 2019    
The Ram Club    
Thames Ditton

Sat 18 May 2019    
St Andrew’s Church, 
Letcombe Regis

Wed 22 May 2019    
Cottingham Live

Thu 23 May 2019
The Place Theatre

Fri and Sat 25 May 2019
Ireby Festival 2019

Sun 26 May 2019    
Chester Folk Festival 2019

Fri 07 Jun 2019    
St Michael the Archangel    

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Bickerton Village Hall

Sun 09 Jun 2019    
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2019

Fri 14 Jun 2019    
St George the Martyr Church
Milton Keynes

Sat 15 Jun 2019    
St John the Baptist Church
Stanton-St-John, Oxford

Sun 16 Jun 2019
Crediton Congregational Church

Thu 20 Jun 2019    
The Atkinson    

Fri 21 Jun 2019    
St Andrews United Reformed Church

Sat 06 Jul 2019    
Kimpton Folk Festival 2019

Sat 13 Jul 2019    
St John’s Church, Totnes

Sun 21 Jul 2019    
Manor Green, Cossington    

Fri 9th Aug 2019
St John the Baptist, Horrabridge

Fri 16th August
Broadstairs Folk Week

Sat 17th Aug 2019
Moira Furnace Folk Festival

Sat 14th September

Tues 17th Sep 2019
Wurzel Bush Folk Club

Wed 18th Sep 2019
Ripon International Festival

Thu 19th Sep 2019
Rolleston Village Hall

Fri 20th Sep 2019
Harwell Village Hall

Sat 21st Sep 2019
Peopleton Village Hall

Fri 27th Sep 2019
St Mark’s Church

Sat 28th Sep 2019
Chard Church

For more info on these gigs and many more see the gigs page on our website.

Fairport Convention Newsletetr May 2019

Hello Fairporters,

Generally, it’s been a quiet time for Fairport. However, Chris has been on the road with Feast of Fiddles, Ric has recorded a new album with his trio, and Simon has been walking the Cumbrian mountains in the rain.

It hasn’t rained much here in north Oxfordshire however. In fact, as we write, it’s a lovely spring day outside. Appropriately so, for it is under a week before we head out on our annual Spring Tour which kicks off next Tuesday 7 May in Leamington Spa.

As many of you know our semi-acoustic Spring Tour gives us a chance to try out new arrangements of favourites from our repertoire as well as road-testing some new songs for our forthcoming album. Compared to the Winter Tour gigs, these shows tend to be in smaller venues and have a more intimate feel.

We have thirty shows planned throughout the British Isles. This year we’re crossing the Irish Sea to play in Dublin, Limerick, Armagh, Cork, Kilkenny and Belfast. For these shows across the water we will be accompanied by The 4 of Us who many of you will remember from their appearances as our Winter Tour guests.

We’re really looking forward to this run of gigs and it will be great to see you all.

Have a look on our gigs page for full dates and details.

Cropredy update

Cropredy Festival

Spring is certainly in the air around Cropredy. The meadow grass is growing lusher by the day, the trees are vivid with new foliage and the River Cherwell is glinting and sparkling in the sun as it meanders along the boundary of the festival site. It all adds up to the perfect venue to celebrate our festival’s fortieth anniversary on Thursday 8, Friday 9, and Saturday 10 August 2019.

As we’ve said, we have a great line-up this year. By way of reminder, the headliners are The Waterboys (Thursday), Frank Turner (Friday) and us on Saturday. The barnstorming Gogol Bordello join us on Thursday with Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman playing the Friday.

Cropredy Festival

A reminder too that May is the last month to get your Cropredy tickets at the early-bird prices. From 1 June all tickets go up by £5 so buy now and save a fiver per ticket to spend at the bar!

As we always say, please don’t leave buying tickets until the last minute – we’d hate any of you to miss out!

Buy your tickets here


We look forward to welcoming you to our Spring Tour concerts and, later in the summer, to Cropredy.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020- JIMEOIN

Delighted to add the first act kindly supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 next February 8, comedian Jimeoin. He is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 8 Feb 2020. In the meantim, he has plenty of upcoming shows –

10/05/19 Sydney Comedy Festival The Concourse, Chatswood Buy Tickets
11/05/19 Sydney Comedy Festival Enmore Theatre Buy Tickets
17/05/19 Dee Why Dee Why RSL Buy Tickets
18/05/19 Wentworthville Wenty Leagues Buy Tickets
24/05/19 Kingsford The Juniors Buy Tickets
25/05/19 Windsor Windsor RSL Buy Tickets
31/05/19 Penrith Panthers Buy Tickets
01/06/19 St Georges Basin The Country Club Buy Tickets
07/06/19 Gosford Central Coast Leagues Club Buy Tickets
08/06/19 Rooty Hill Rooty Hill RSL Buy Tickets
21/06/19 Canberra Southern Cross Club Buy Tickets
22/06/19 Revesby Revesby Workers’ Buy Tickets
28/06/19 Hornsby Hornsby RSL Buy Tickets
29/06/19 Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Buy Tickets

‘The Ridiculous – Extra Show’

20/07/19 Derry/Londonderry Millenium Forum Buy Tickets

‘Ramble On!’

02/08/19 Edinburgh Pleasance at EICC Buy Tickets
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10/10/19 Southend Palace Theatre Buy Tickets
11/10/19 St. Albans Alban Arena Buy Tickets
12/10/19 Basingstoke The Anvil Buy Tickets
13/10/19 Aberdeen Comedy Festival Aberdeen Music Hall Buy Tickets
15/10/19 Southport Waterfront Suite Buy Tickets
16/10/19 Runcorn Brindley Theatre Buy Tickets
17/10/19 Redditch Palace Theatre Buy Tickets
18/10/19 Dudley Town Hall Buy Tickets
19/10/19 Halifax Victoria Theatre Buy Tickets
20/10/19 Durham Gala Theatre & Cinema Buy Tickets
22/10/19 Oxford North Wall Buy Tickets
23/10/19 Bournemouth Wimborne Tivoli Buy Tickets
24/10/19 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Buy Tickets
25/10/19 Malvern Forum Theatre Buy Tickets
26/10/19 Middlesbrough Town Hall Buy Tickets
27/10/19 Doncaster Cast Buy Tickets
29/10/19 Telford Oakengates Theatre Buy Tickets
30/10/19 Exeter Corn Exchange Buy Tickets
31/10/19 Jersey Opera House Buy Tickets
01/11/19 Worthing Assembly Hall Buy Tickets
02/11/19 London Southbank Centre Buy Ticket

Music news – YES Announces “The Royal Affair Tour” Launching June 12

The 2019 summer concert calendar has just been lit up with the announcement of YES’ North American concert tour, “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this must-see best-of-British-rock show will also feature Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. View the trailer:

The first set of dates for “The Royal Affair Tour” has been announced. The trek will launch Wednesday, June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and visit cities including Holmdel, NJ; Toronto; Nashville, Hollywood, FL; Phoenix; Las Vegas; and Irvine, CA before wrapping Sunday, July 28 in Saratoga, CA. Most shows go on sale Friday, April 5. More dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.

YES is Steve Howe (guitar – joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. See quotes below from YES.

Look for YES to perform songs from throughout their storied career, one of rock music’s most prized bodies of work, and their set will honor the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks.

• Asia will play their signature songs and pay tribute to their late founding member John Wetton. A portion of their set will feature original guitarist Steve Howe in a special performance. Asia will also introduce its new line-up featuring guitarist/lead vocalist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and bassist Billy Sherwood.

• John Lodge’s set will encompass his classic hits by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Moody Blues and pay tribute to the band’s recently departed member Ray Thomas.

• Carl Palmer will honor the memory of his fellow Emerson, Lake and Palmer members Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, with vocals by British vocalist Arthur Brown.

• As part of the evening’s British theme, there will be Alan White of YES’ tribute to John Lennon; White was the drummer on Lennon’s solo material including the recording of “Imagine.”

Steve Howe: “Yes is delighted to headline this celebration of British music which has been so warmly received in America over the past five decades.”

Alan White: “I’m looking forward to joining a number of classic British talents that have delighted so many fans over the past half century.”

Geoff Downes: “This is a unique celebration of the British contribution to classic rock over many decades. It will be inspirational to be a part of. And I know it is what John Wetton would have wanted.”