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2005

Saturday 9th July 2005

"Ormskirk Comes Alive" Folk Festival

Saturday 16th July 2005

Saddleworth Folk Festival (with Chris Harvey - "A Mon Like Harry/Manchester Ballads" workshop)

August 19th-21st (Friday-Sunday) 2005

Burntwood Folk Festival (including "A Mon Like Harry" workshop)

Saturday September 3rd 2005

Fylde Folk Festival (with Chris Harvey - "Manchester Ballads" workshop)

This is being held in the Gasworkers' Club, Preston Street, Fleetwood. 

10-30 to 11-30am

Monday October 3rd 2005

Folk at the Prospect, Weston Village, Runcorn

Friday October 7th 2005

Hale and Hearty Folk Club, The Kings Arms, Hale (just north of Carnforth on the A6), Cumbria

Friday October 28th 2005

Everyman Folk Club, Saxmundham, Suffolk (with Chris Harvey - performance will include a selection from "Manchester Ballads" and "A Mon Like Harry")

Sunday November 20th 2005

Open Door Folk Club, The Star Inn, Failsworth

2006

Friday February 4th 2006 12:30 to 2:00pm

Henry Watson Library, Manchester Central Library.

A Performance of Manchester Ballads with Chris Harvey

Monday February 13th 2006

A recording of "A Lancashire Garland" took place at the Room at the Top folk club in the Red Lion Hotel, Newburgh, nr Parbold, Lancashire.

Click HERE for more details of Lancashire Garland

Friday February 18th 2006

Lancashire Night in aid of Belarus Aid at the Stanley Institute, Burscough, Lancashire.

along with Sid Calderbank, John McAlister and others.

          

John McAlister and Mark Dowding                                Sid Calderbank                       

                                           

Newburgh Morris

(Photographs by Bob Robinson)

The night was a big success being a sell-out and nearly £1000 was raised for the Belarus Aid funds. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event.

 

For more information on Belarus Aid click HERE

 

Wednesday March 8th 2006

Edwin Waugh Dialect Society, Rochdale.

A Performance of Lancashire Garland with Sid and Liz Calderbank

Thursday April 13th 2006

"Bits and Pieces" at the Silverdale Hotel, Silverdale, nr Carnforth, Lancashire

(Unfortunately due to illness I was unable to fulfill this booking. Apologies to all who turned up to see me but I gather you had a good evening with the singers who were there)

Saturday April 30th 2006

Private event for Newburgh Church "Over 60's"

Friday June 2nd 2006

Hale and Hearty Folk Club, The Kings Arms, Hale (just north of Carnforth on the A6), Cumbria

Saturday June 17th 2006

Shrewsbury and Montgomery Railway Society

Belmont Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

A selection of Railway songs (with Chris Harvey)

June 23rd to 25th 2006

Four Fools Folk Festival, Lostock Hall Community High School, Lostock Hall, Nr Preston.

July 29th to 30th 2006

Saddleworth Folk Festival, Uppermill, Nr Oldham.

Performances of:

"Manchester Ballads" with Chris Harvey

"Lancashire Garland" with Sid Calderbank

"War of the Roses"

September 2006

Fylde Folk Festival

Includes a performance of "The Lancashire Cotton Famine" with Sid Calderbank, Mike Bartram, and Mary & Norman Wilson.

October 2006

Friday October 20th

A Northern Folk Night at the Dolphin Inn, Marsh Lane, Longton, Nr Preston

Also appearing, "From the North"; and Pete with Barbara Bennion

SOLD OUT

November 2006

Wednesday November 8th 2006

The Edwin Waugh Dialect Society Meeting, Rochdale

"A Journey Through Lancashire"

Songs and Poems from Lancashire

Thursday November 16th 2006

Biddulph Folk Club

The Biddulph Arms, Biddulph, Staffordshire

December 2006

Saturday 2nd December 2006

The Portico Library, Manchester

A performance of "The Lancashire Cotton Famine" with Sid Calderbank, Mike Bartram, and Mary & Norman Wilson.

2007

January 2007

Thursday January 25th 2007

The Railway

The Railway Hotel
Mill Lane
Heatley, Lymm,
Cheshire
WA13 9SQ

Contact Stewart Lever on 07919-270916

Railway photo by Bernard Cromarty

 

Saturday January 27th 2007

A Burns Night Celebration at Fir Tree Farm, King's Moss, Nr Rainford

With Alison Younger and Chris Harvey

SOLD OUT

February 2nd 2007

A Northern Folk Night at Galloway's Home for the Blind

Howick House, Howick Park Avenue,
Penwortham, Preston. PR1 0LS

 

Also featuring "From the North" (John McAlister, Alex Fisher and Maureen Cole)

 

Tickets £6 from John McAlister 01772 612531

 

SOLD OUT

Sunday February 25th

Open Door Folk Club

The Royal Oak
172 Manchester Road
Werneth
Oldham
OL9 7BN

8-30pm

Details from Pauline - 0161 681 3618

Open Door photo by Bernard Cromarty

"A good night woz 'ad by all! One of the biggest audiences we've had at the Royal Oak, and Mark rose to the occasion magnificently!" - Bernard Cromarty -webmaster Open Door website

 

Thursday March 22nd

"A Lancashire Garland" with Sid Calderbank

(Private Function at Kilhey Court, Worthington, Lancashire)

Saturday May 5th

"Folk to the Village" at Parbold Village Hall

A Northern Folk Night featuring John McAlister & Maureen Cole, Ken Kershaw, Champion Clog Dancer - Harry Cowgill and Mark Dowding

Tickets are £6 from Mark on 01257 464215 or John on 01772 612531

Bring your own Booze, Tea and Coffee available.

Sunday July 22nd

"A Concert of Railway Songs" with Chris Harvey

Saddleworth Folk Festival

31st August, 1st, 2nd September 2007

Fylde Folk Festival

5th October 2007

Folk to the Village at Grimsargh Village Hall

Details from John McAlister - 01772 612531

6th October 2007

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust

A concert of Railway songs (with Chris Harvey)

Mereside Community Centre

Mereside

Shrewsbury

MAP

Tickets from Joan 01743 460333

Friday 9th November 2007

Maghull Day of Folk - Friday concert

Support to The John Wright Band

Wednesday 21st November 2007

Chorley Clog Day

Evening concert at Chorley Town Hall

Thursday December 6th 2007

Manchester Art Gallery

A Performance of "Manchester Ballads" with Chris Harvey

1-00pm till 2-00pm

2008

Monday 28th January 2008

Burns Night at The Room at the Top folk club with Alison Younger and Chris Harvey

The Red Lion

Newburgh, nr Parbold

Saturday February 23rd 2008

Lancashire Night in aid of Belarus Aid at the Stanley Institute, Burscough, Lancashire.

along with Sid Calderbank, John McAlister and others.

Saturday May 17th 2008

Hilldale Village Gala with John McAlister

Monday June 9th 2008

Folk at the Prospect, Weston Village, Runcorn

Sunday August 10th 2008

John Ryland's Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester

3-00pm to 4-30pm

A History of the Manchester Cotton Industry

Written by Samantha Franks

Read by Maggi Huyton

Songs performed by Mark Dowding and Chris Harvey.

Entrance to this event is by free ticket

Details and more information ring 0161 305 0555

or email jrl.events@manchester.ac.uk

Friday September 5th 2008

Music and Song session at the Railway Tavern, Hoscar

(Provisional - email for more details)

Wednesday September 10th 2008

"Bits and Pieces" at the Silverdale Hotel, Silverdale, nr Carnforth, Lancashire

Saturday September 13th 2008

A concert at Parbold Village Hall featuring local entertainment to celebrate the refurbishment of the hall.

Saturday November 15th 2008

"An evening of Northern Entertainment" at Dalton St Michael's School, near Parbold to raise funds for the School and Church.

The performers include:

Sid & Liz Calderbank

Mark Dowding & John McAlister

Tickets are £7-00 which includes a Hot Pot supper

Available from John Dowding on 01257 462102

There is no bar at this event but please bring your own favourite "refreshment"

2009

Sunday February 8th

Open Door Folk Club

The Royal Oak
172 Manchester Road
Werneth
Oldham
OL9 7BN

8-30pm

Details from Pauline - 0161 681 3618

Monday February 16th 2009

Four Fools Folk Club

The Crown Hotel

Platt Lane

Worthington

Nr Standish

 

8-15pm

 

Details from Angie 01257  263678

 

 

Saturday February 21st 2009

 

Suffolk Folk Riverside Event

 

"From Paper to Performance"

A workshop featuring "Manchester Ballads" with Chris Harvey

 

Tickets only - available from
01449 722615 or 01473 832565

Friday February 27th 2009

Frodsham Folk Club

The Conservative Club

74 Main Street

Frodsham

WA6 7AU

 

8-30pm

Details from Grace - 01925 740422

Saturday May 16th 2009

Hilldale Gala Day

Hilldale

Nr Parbold

Lancashire

Tuesday June 16th 2009

Everyman Folk Club

Everyman Bistro

5-9 Hope Street

Liverpool L1 9BH

Saturday July 25th 2009

Lancashire Night

(with Derek Gifford and Scolds Bridle)

 

Fir Tree Farm

Pimbo Road

King's Moss

Nr Rainford

WA11 8RG

 

For tickets

Contact Alan Abbott 

Tel 01744 894959

Saturday October 17th 2009

Lancashire Night in aid of Belarus Aid at the Royal British Legion, Burscough, Lancashire.

along with Sid Calderbank, John McAlister and others.

Tickets £8-50 - includes hot pot supper

Ring Maggi on 01257 464215

Tuesday October 20th 2009

 

Longridge Folk Club

British Legion

Townley Road

Longridge

Nr. Preston PR3 3EA

 

Ring Ron Flanagan for further details - 01772 784214

 

2010

 

Friday January 29th 2010

Rochdale Touchstone Museum

A performance of "A Lancashire Garland"

with Sid and Liz Calderbank

7-30pm to 9-30pm

 

Saturday 13th March 2010

A Lancashire Night

St Agnes Church Hall

Langton Brow

Eccleston

Nr Chorley

Lancashire

 

 

 

Saturday March 27th 2010

 

Private Function

 

 

Saturday April 10th 2010

 

Thursday April 29th 2010

 

Rylands Library Ballad Collection Performance

 

A rare opportunity to view the Rylands Library Ballad Collection with a performance of several of the ballads by myself and Chris Harvey.

There are limited places for this event and may now be fully booked. Please phone Rylands for more details.

 

Rylands Library

150 Deansgate

Manchester

M3 3EH

 

Tel 0161 275 3765

 

12-00 noon till 1-00pm

 

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010

 

Hilldale Gala

 

Hilldale Playing Fields

Hilldale

Nr Parbold

 

Spots through the afternoon with John MacAlister.

 

 

 

Sunday 13th June 2010

 

Coppull Free Folk Festival

The Alison Arms

Preston Road

Coppull

Lancashire

 

Contact Phil Regan 01772 432691 for more information

or visit the website www.coppullfolk.co.uk

 

Friday June 25th 2010

Parbold Library

The Common

Parbold

WN8 7EA

6-00pm till 7-00pm

 

A concert of songs as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the opening of the library in 1989

 

Telephone the library on 01257 463769 for more information

 

Saturday July 24th 2010

Lancashire Night

(with Derek Gifford and Quartz)

 

Fir Tree Farm

Pimbo Road

King's Moss

Nr Rainford

WA11 8RG

 

For tickets

Contact Alan Abbott 

Tel 01744 894959

 

Monday 16th August 2010

 

Abram Community Centre

 

(Private Function)

 

Wednesday 8th September 2010

 

"Bits and Pieces" at the Silverdale Hotel, Silverdale, nr Carnforth, Lancashire

 

Contact Bob Hellon 01524 701535 for details

 

Friday 24th September 2010

 

The Lancashire Society launch event for the Heritage Lottery Funded project "The Noise We Mek!" at Parbold Library

Contact me on 01257 464215 for more details

 

6-00pm to 7-30pm

 

www.thelancashiresociety.org.uk

Sunday 26th September 2010

Elizabeth Gaskell Bicentennial Event

Rylands Library

150 Deansgate

Manchester

M3 3EH

 

Tel 0161 275 3765

 

3-00pm - 4-30pm

Free Entry but please ring for tickets

 

Friday 15th October 2010

 

Abram Community Centre

 

(Private Function)

 

 

Wednesday 15th December 2010

 

Abram Community Centre

 

(Private Function)

 

2011

Friday January 28th 2011

Burns Night

with Alison Younger and Chris Harvey

Rivington Bowling Club

 

Friday 25th February 2011

A Lancashire Night

with Sid Calderbank and John MacAlister

Hindley All Saints School

 

 

Monday March 14th 2011

 

New Longton WI

with John MacAlister

 

 

Friday April 15th 2011

 

Fundraiser for Milltown Ladies Barbershop Choir

Triplex Club, St Helens

 

 

Sunday April 17th 2011

 

Ring o' Bells Folk Club

Warrington

 

Sunday May 1st 2011

 

Concert of Cotton Songs for the Arkwright Society

at Cromford Mill, Derbyshire

 

Saturday 21st May 2011

 

Hilldale Gala

 

Hilldale Playing Fields

Hilldale

Nr Parbold

 

Spots through the afternoon with John MacAlister.

 

 

Thursday 9th June 2011

 

The Lancashire Society presents a Lancashire Night

at Queen Street Mill in Burnley

with Sid Calderbank and others

 

 

Friday 10th June 2011

 

A Lancashire Night at the Masonic Hall, George Street, St Helens

with Sid Calderbank, Peter and Barbara Snape

 

Phone 07775 438896 for more details

 

Tuesday 21st  June 2011

 

The Lancashire Society presents a Lancashire Night at Burscough Wharves

 

Phone 07971 382262 for more details

 

Friday/Saturday June 24th/25th 2011

Four Fools Folk Festival at The Crown Hotel, Worthington, Nr Standish, Lancashire

 

Phone 01257 263678 for more details

 

Saturday/Sunday June 25th/26th 2011

The Lancashire Society Society stall at Burscough Wharves (Day)

 

Saturday July 2nd 2011

 

Cleckheaton Folk Festival - "War of the Roses"

 

http://www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/

 

Saturday July 23rd 2011

Lancashire Night

(with Derek Gifford and others)

 

Fir Tree Farm

Pimbo Road

King's Moss

Nr Rainford

WA11 8RG

 

For tickets

Contact Alan Abbott 

Tel 01744 894959

 

 

Sunday 11th September 2011

 

Lancashire Family History Society

 

A Performance of "The Lancashire Cotton Famine"

with Sid Calderbank, Mary & Norman Wilson and Mike Bartram

 

 

Tuesday 18th October 2011

 

Parbold Historical Society

 

"A Lancashire Garland"

with Sid Calderbank

at the Parbold Women's Institute hall

 

Phone 01257 463345 for more details

 

Saturday October 29th 2011

 

Oswestry Railway Station

 

"An Evening of Railway Songs"

with Chris Harvey

 

In aid of the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust

 

Wednesday 14th December 2011

 

"Bits and Pieces" at the Silverdale Hotel, Silverdale, nr Carnforth, Lancashire

 

Contact Bob Hellon 01524 701535 for details

 

Saturday 21st January 2012

 

Byron's Birthday Celebrations

With Chris Harvey

At Rochdale Town Hall

 

This event is free, but places are limited. To pick up your free tickets, please visit Rochdale Central Library, Floor 1 “Quick Picks”, Baillie Street, Rochdale Town Centre For more information, please call the Literature Development Officer on 01706 924933

 

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/library_services/events_at_libraries/byron_birthday_event.aspx

 

Thursday 2nd February 2012

 

Croston WI

With John MacAlister

(Private function)

 

Monday 6th February 2012

 

A performance of "The Lancashire Cotton Famine"

at Leyland Historical Society

With Sid Calderbank, Norman and Mary Wilson, Mike Bartram

 

http://www.leylandhistoricalsociety.co.uk/

 

Saturday 18th February 2012

 

A Lancashire Night

At Accrington Masonic Hall

With John MacAlister

(Private function)

 

Wednesday 22nd February 2012

 

An afternoon at Rivington Barn

With Sid Calderbank

 

Wednesday 7th March 2012

 

Edwin Waugh Dialect Society

 

"Chuffin' and Puffin' " - An evening of Railway songs

with Chris Harvey

 

http://www.edwinwaughdialectsociety.com/

 

Saturday 10th March 2012

 

A Lancashire Night

At Parbold Village Hall

With Sid Calderbank, Peter & Barbara Snape

 

In aid of the Belarus Aid Charity raising money for a Mini Bus for disabled children

Tickets from me - tel 01257 464215 - £9 including hotpot supper

Bar available

7-30pm start

 

www.belarusaid.co.uk

 

Thursday 12th April 2012

 

An evening at Queen Street Mill, Burnley

With Sid Calderbank, Julian Taylor, Richard Moss and others

 

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/acs/sites/museums/venues/qsm/?siteid=3771&pageid=12932&e=e

 

Thursday 26th April 2012

 

Cabus Village Hall

With John MacAlister

 

Friday June 1st 2012  

 

A Lancashire Night

At Hilldale Village Hall

With Sid Calderbank

 

 

Sunday June 3rd 2012

Cromford Mill, Derbyshire

A Performance of "The Lancashire Cotton Famine"

with Sid Calderbank

http://www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk/

 

Friday June 15th 2012

Bromley Cross Folk Club - with Sid Calderbank

The Barlow Institute, Bolton Road, Edgeworth, BL7 0AP

tel 01204 855217 or email

tickets@bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

web www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

Saturday February 2nd 2013

 

In support of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

 

"An Evening with Edwin Waugh"

 

Readings and Comic Songs

From

Mr Sid Calderbank, Mr Mark Dowding, Mrs Alyson Brailsford and The Monzino String Quartet

 

At Adlington Community Centre

Railway Road

Adlington PR6 9RF

 

Tickets £10 from 01257 269397 (Sid)

 

 

Sunday February 3rd 2013

 

"An Evening with Edwin Waugh"

 

Readings and Comic Songs

From

Mr Sid Calderbank, Mr Mark Dowding, Mrs Alyson Brailsford and The Monzino String Quartet

 

Bromley Cross Folk Club 

The Barlow Institute, Bolton Road, Edgeworth, BL7 0AP

Tickets £10 from 01257 269397 (Sid)

 

Monday April 22nd 2013

 

Skipton Folk Club

 

Website for more information

 

2014 Archive

January 25th Hilldale Village Hall with Sid Calderbank

For tickets ring Alan McCabe 07778 742070.

February 16th Wooden Horse Folk Club, Squires Bar, Billinge

For details ring Jim Coan - 01772 452782

June  27th Lancashire Night at Fir Tree Farm with Derek Gifford and Scolds Bridle

For tickets ring 01744 894959

September  24th The Irwell Brewery, Ramsbottom
October  11th The Barlow Fundraising Weekend
October 13th Newton-le-Willows Women's Group
October 25th Rochdale Ideas' Festival - The Boar's Head, Middleton
October 26th Bancroft Mill Steaming Day, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick
November 12th Bits and Pieces, Silverdale Hotel, Shore Rd, Silverdale, Lancashire LA5 0TP
November 18th Douglas Valley Historical Society - Folk Songs of the First World War, The Women's Institute, Parbold
November 25th Lancashire Day Celebrations (2 days early!) Parbold Library, The Common, Parbold
November 28th Methodist Church Fundraising concert, Astley Bridge Cricket Club, Sherples Park, Moss Bank Way, Bolton BL1 6PZ
December  7th Private Function
December  12th Tacklers' Tales at Frodsham Folk Club with Sid Calderbank

For details ring 01925 740422 www.frodshamfolkclub.co.uk

December 21st Tacklers' Tales at Warrington Folk Club with Sid Calderbank

2015 Archive

January 21st Ramsbottom Folk Club, Ramsbottom Cricket Club - http://themet.biz/strand/ramsbottom+folk+club/
January 28th Irwell Brewery, Irwell Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9YQ
February 2nd Leyland Historical Society supporting Sid Calderbank with Les Bond - Songs of World War 1
February 20th Bromley Cross Folk Club, The Barlow, 216 Bolton Road, Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire BL7 0AP

http://www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk/

March 27th-28th The Merry Meet at the Crown, Worthington
April 14th Private Function (Longridge Tuesday Club)
April 23rd Mills, Mines and Machinery, Bolton University
May 4th Skipton Folk Club - www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk
16th Private Function (Brookfield Masonic, Lancashire Night)
June 27th Lancashire Night at Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss, Rainford with Derek Gifford and Quartz
July 18th-19th Saddleworth Folk Festival
Sept 6th Fleetwood Museum with Sid Calderbank
18th Old Rivingtonians, Hilltop Sports Club, Blackrod

2016

April 19th Douglas Valley Historical Society - The Lancashire Cotton Famine (with Sid Calderbank)
May
June 11th Bishop David Shepard Primary School (Afternoon Event)
12th Manchester Histories Festival - Band on the Wall with Chris Harvey (Manchester Ballads workshop)
18th-19th Burscough Heritage Weekend at the Grove Community Centre - Afternoon singing.
22nd A Lancashire Night with "Tacklers' Tales" (Mark and Sid) - Newburgh Fair Week. Tickets from Mark - £10 inc HotPot supper
25th Lancashire Night at Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss, Rainford with Derek Gifford and Special Guest Bernard Wrigley
July 15th-17th Saddleworth Folk Festival
August 6th-7th Staveley Folk Festival, Cumbria
September 3rd Parbold Street Festival - Tacklers' Tales (Mark and Sid) at the Parbold Women's Institute Hall - Day (Singers welcome) and Evening (Concert)
October 8th Barlow Institute Folk Weekend
November 9th Silverdale Hotel, Cumbria
10th Lymm Folk Club at the Spread Eagle
18th Blackrod Sports Club with Tacklers' Tales (Mark and Sid)
19th Leyland Priory Club with Tacklers' Tales (Mark and Sid)
26th Eccleston St Agnes Hall with Tacklers' Tales (Mark and Sid)
27th Lancashire Day evening at the Ring O' Bells, Lathom
December 6th Billinge Methodist Church
14th Appley Bridge WI

 

 

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