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Monday 1st September
White Rabbit presents Moon Duo +Warm Digits +The Orielles
£9/£11
Doors open 8pm

Step into the sound dome and immerse yourself in music. Moon Duo are stars in the space rock firmament – warming up for gig tripping out the Queen Elizabeth Hall, at the South Bank Centre later in September. In a great line-up here with Warm Digits and The Orielles, this night is trance for the ears.

moonduo.org

warmdigits.co.uk

facebook.com/theorielles

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Thursday 4th September
Trades Club Quiz & Curry
£5
Doors open 8pm

A fine combination of current affairs and satire, with the famous music round thrown in, led by your genial host Dave Boardman, and fuelled by a thoroughly communal refusal to compete on the part of all the teams. With crap prizes. This month’s quiz is a fundraiser for the Trades Club.

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Saturday 6th September
My Darling Clementine +Trades Club Resident DJ’s
£12/£14
Doors open 8pm

Cheating hearts, broken relationships, great swinging stomps and aching love songs. With bleak humour and black hearts My Darling Clementine with be rocking along with a four piece band delivering a great mix of country classics and terrific original songs.

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Friday 12th September
Roddy Woomble
£14/£16
Doors open 8pm

The famed lead singer of Idlewild brings his solo work to The Trades. The soulful laid-back Scottish songwriter, will be performing with his band – Hannah Fisher plays a storming fiddle. His captivating performances win him the respect and love of his audiences but he has announced that this tour will be his last solo performance for the foreseeable future so take the opportunity to hear him when you can.

roddywoomble.com

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Saturday 13th September
John Bramwell
£13/£15
Doors open 8pm

I Am Kloot’s John Bramwell is a dear friend of the club and recorded his ‘Live at the Trades’ here last year. An evening of beautiful sadness and hysterical laughter awaits – book early!

johnbramwell.com

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Sunday 14th September
Gruff Rhys – solo show
Sold Out
Doors open 8pm
Seated show

gruffrhys.com

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Friday 19th September
Spectrum 1.1. Everything good about the 80′s
£6
Doors open 9pm

Back for another Stubbings School fundraiser, the Spectrum DJs bring a night of classic and overlooked 80s tunes from across the musical spectrum – old school electro and block party beats to synth-pop, goth, hair metal, C86 and new romantic classics. Dressing up as B-boys and Buffalo Gals, goths, rockers, new romantics and indie kids most welcome!

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Saturday 20th September
The Minx
£4
Doors open 8pm

The Minx have been effortlessly selling out venues in their home town of Manchester for months – and each gig has been bigger and better than the last. Echoes of fellow Mancunians The Buzzcocks & pop-punk pioneers The Undertones shoot through their short ‘n’ sweet paeans to the joys of real life.

theminx.co.uk

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Thursday 25th September
Steve Tilston Trio
£7/£10
Doors open 8pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner for Best Original Song 2012, Steve Tilston makes a welcome return to The Trades, this time with his trio. The trio represent a very special mix of experienced world class musicians combining to create a stunning delivery of songs and tunes from many musical genres.

stevetilston.com

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Saturday 27th September
What the Freak?
£TBA

Doors open 9pm

Help celebrate the 6th birthday of What The Freak? with CP and special guests to be announced. Watch this space!

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Friday 3rd October
1970 Company presents Blue Rose Code and Danny Thompson
£12
Doors open 7.30pm

One of only six dates on an exclusive UK tour by one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters, and one of the true legends of world music.

It was after attending the Glasgow leg of John Martyn and Danny Thompson’s Sunshine Boys Reunion Tour in 2001, that a young Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) made up his mind that he would become a musician. A couple of years later he packed up and took himself off to London to follow his heart.

In 2013 Ross was introduced to Danny Thompson via a mutual friend and Danny agreed to bring his distinctive and unmistakeable playing style to warm and ground Ross’ critically acclaimed debut album, ‘North Ten’. It was the realisation of a decade-long dream for Ross.

At the end of 2013, Ross opened for Danny and Darrell Scott in London and, following his return trip to Nashville with Bob Harris and the BBC, Ross reached out to Danny again, entreating him to perform on his follow up: ‘The Ballads Of Peckham Rye’, released in May 2014.

This time round, Ross had written songs with Danny in mind, from the ‘Inside Out’ era inspired ‘Silent Drums’, to the Tennessee stomp, ‘The Right To Be Happy’. Something very special occurred in that London studio in early 2014, and in the rehearsals leading up to the day. ‘Kindred spirits’, ‘a musical frisson’, call it what you will, there was an energy between the two, and it was decided they’d take their new show on the road.

Ross and Danny performed live together for the first time at Danny’s 75th birthday sessions in London in April and then booked a short, exclusive six-date tour in September/October. They’re performing material from the Blue Rose Code albums, and one or two surprises from Danny’s esteemed and peerless back catalogue.

The phrase ‘not to be missed’ can be mundane and over-used but, let us tell you, this is not to be missed!

bluerosecode.com

therealdannythompson.co.uk

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Wednesday 8th October
The Amazing Snakeheads
£7/£9
Doors open 8pm


Tickets go on sale Friday 25th July at 9am

facebook.com/theamazingsnakeheads

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Friday 10th October
Pete Wylie of the Mighty Wah!
Singing Songs & Telling Tales
[Acoustic with Tom Carroll]
£11/£14
Doors open 8pm

Pete Wylie

Part time rock star – full time legend. Pete is a singer/musician/composer best known his work in Wah! and it’s off shoots. His string of massive hits include The Story Of The Blues, Come Back, Sinful, 7 Minutes to Midnight and the LFC anthem Heart As Big As Liverpool, and has written scores for Hurricane Films, Alex Cox and Radio 4. Staggeringly articulate, funny and wise, his TV and radio appearances include The Culture Show, BBC 4’s Pop On Trial, and any number of BBC Radio documentaries.

petewylie.co.uk

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Saturday 11th October
Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston – A Love From Outer Space
£10/£12
9pm – 3am

In just over eighteen months, A Love From Outer Space has risen out of a smoky North London basement and onto the stages of the world’s most discerning festivals and underground dance floors. What can be said about it’s creator that hasn’t been said already? Andrew Weatherall has achieved cult-like status over a 25 year career that has seen him as pioneer of the early acid house movement at London’s legendary Shoom club; producer of Primal Scream’s seminal Screamadelica album, creator of the iconic Sabresonic club, held the infamous Monday night Wrong Meeting parties with Ivan Smagghe and more recently he’s presented lauded guest spots on BBC 6Music, where he’s seen by many as the natural successor to John Peel. ALFOS, as it’s become affectionately known is described by Andrew, is an ‘oasis of slowness in a world of increasing velocity’, and along with long-time collaborator and Hardway Bros. Sean Johnston they purvey a chugging hypnotic house formula that draws influences from dub, disco & acid while sticking to their mantra of ‘never knowingly exceed 122bpm’.

The last ALFOS night at the Trades sold out super fast, so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets.

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Sunday 12th October
Laura Veirs
£14/£16
Doors open 8pm

lauraveirs.com

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Monday 13th October
Steve Harley – All Seated, Acoustic & Intimate
£25/£27
Doors open 7.30pm

With a career stretching back to his 1973 debut The Human Menagerie, Steve Harley is one of the most respected names in British rock music. Whether fronting the band Cockney Rebel or playing solo, he has pioneered a unique sound taking in elements of blues, folk, glam rock and pop, producing countless hits along the way. From 1975?s iconic hit single Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me), to his celebrated cover of the George Harrison classic Here Comes The Sun, Harley has consistently delivered the hits. His recent albums have showcased a more reflective approach, drawing attention to his accomplished guitar playing and poetic lyrics. This is an unmissable chance to get up close and personal with one of the greatest living British songwriters.

steveharley.com

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Wednesday 29th October
Billy Lockett
£9
Doors open 7.30pm
Over 14′s event

billylockett.blogspot.co.uk

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Friday 31st October
Nerina Pallot
£18/£20
Doors open 8pm
Standing show

nerinapallot.com

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Saturday 1st November
Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band
£11/£13
Doors open 8.30pm

Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power.

With a high tempo live show, Macka B and the tight reggae rhythms of the Roots Ragga Band, are sure to get the Trades bouncing. His most recent LP releases ‘Rasta Soldier’ and ‘Change The World’ have been some of his strongest yet and this promises to be a great night of LIVE roots reggae/ragga that is not be missed. DJ support before and after from J-Black and Nicky General.

mackab.com

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Sunday 2nd November
Kathryn Tickell and The Side (Quartet)
£15/£18
Doors open 7.30pm, On stage 8pm
Seated show

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded “Musician of the Year” in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album “Northumbrian Voices” won “Best Traditional Album” in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public.

Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for “The Festival of the North East”, a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was “One Night in Gateshead” where Kathryn’s new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side.

Kathryn also worked closely with Live Theatre as Musical Director for a new play “Tyne”, performed in June and July, with further successful runs at Theatre Royal Newcastle and the Customs House South Shields in March 2014. Ongoing collaboration with Sting resulted in her performing in the theatre music show “The Last Ship” at The Public Theatre, New York in autumn 2013. She continues to be involved in the development of the material. Kathryn works collaboratively across many genres, making her work contemporary and exciting.

In 2009, she was presented with The Queen’s Medal for Music, awarded to those deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to British music. Kathryn was granted two commissions in 2010: to contribute to Alex Wilson’s “Compass Suite” for the first Summer Solstice festival at Canary Wharf in June, and to compose a piece for pipes and piano, for Joanna MacGregor. This led to a further commission in 2011: to compose new work and curate a programme for Bath International Festival with Joanna. Later that year, Kathryn went on to curate, present and perform in a BBC Proms Percy Grainger night, to great critical acclaim.

Kathryn also developed her music-theatre show “Northumbrian Voices”, supported by the Arts Council of England, and following a hugely successful UK tour went on to release the double album “Northumbrian Voices” in 2012.

New compositions by Kathryn in 2012 included “Northumbrian Fantasia” for the National Youth Orchestra. She also produced “Jig Hop”, composing for and performing with Folkestra and other artists for BT River of Music, part of the Cultural Olympiad.

kathryntickell.com

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Sunday 9th November
Boo Hewerdine
£12/£14
Doors open 8pm

boohewerdine.net

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Saturday 15th November
White Rabbit presents CLINIC, The Lucid Dream, The Underground Youth, The Probes, DJ Bernie Connor plus White Rabbit DJ’s and Psychedelic Lightshow
£10/£13 in advance/£15 on the door
Doors open 7.30pm

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Sunday 16 November
John Renbourn and Wizz Jones
£14/£17
Doors open 7.30pm, On stage 8pm
Seated show

John Renbourn
Legendary guitar player and one of the original pioneers of the British blues and folk music scene of the 1960’s whose musical influences also include jazz and classical music; he is also a founder member of the inspirational folk rock band ‘Pentangle’.

After more than 50 years ‘on the road’ John continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit!

johnrenbourn.co.uk

Wizz Jones
Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950′s. He then followed the time-honoured buskers’ trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960′s and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a ‘right hand worthy of Broonzy’!

John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show in May 2012 with Wizz’s song ‘When I Leave Berlin’.

After more than 50 years ‘on the road’ Wizz also continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit!

wizzjones.com

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Tuesday 18th November
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
£14/£16
Doors open 8pm

barrencewhitfieldsavages.com

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Saturday 22nd November
Deaf School
£17.50
Doors open 8pm

deafschoolmusic.com

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Sunday 23 November
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival presents Susan Calman – ‘Lady Like’
£15/£13
Doors open 7.30pm, Programme 8pm

Susan Calman – ‘Lady Like’

Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour. If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call ‘the mad cat lady’. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say. Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted (Best Radio Comedy 2013 – Writers Guild Award), QI, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You?

“Confident, compact…cracking.” Evening Standard.

Tickets for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival events are only available from the Town Hall, tel 01422 417373 or hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk and the ticket link above.

susancalman.com

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Thursday 27th November
Trades Roots presents Martin Simpson +Steve Tilston
£15/£18
Doors open 8pm, On stage 8.30pm
Seated show

Martin Simpson
Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards more than any other performer with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for “Prodigal Son’ and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, “True Stories” and a win for Best Traditional Track, “Sir Patrick Spens”. 2012′s nominations for Martin include, Best Album for ‘Purpose & Grace”, Best Traditional Track for “The Lakes Of Ponchartrain” and Best Musician.

martinsimpson.com

Steve Tilston
Ask anyone on the English acoustic scene who their favourite guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer is and nine times out of ten the same name will crop up in the top three of every department. Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths; widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians. . . If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!

stevetilston.com

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Saturday 29th November
John Smith
£12/£14
Doors open 9pm

johnsmithmusic.com

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Wednesday 3rd December
Sweet Baboo +The Pictish Trail
£8/£10
Doors open 8pm

sweetbaboo.co.uk

facebook.com/thepictishtrail