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The autumn season is well under way. We have some exciting acts coming to Crich& Holloway between December and the end of May. Details of shows at the Crich Glebe Field Centre, and the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway are listed below. You can keep up to date by liking the Glebe’s Facebook page

@crichglebe and Holloway’s @Nightingalevillagehall.

For other venues, please visit Tickets can be booked now by contacting the appropriate promoter (see end of article), or on-line (booking fees apply).


Holloway www.florence-nightingale-memorial-hall



Saturday 1st December 2018 – Holloway – “Flamenco Alma Gitana”

This acclaimed Spanish flamenco ensemble of voice, guitar and dancer brim with passion, power and technical command, delivering both slow, grand emotion and driving gunfire rhythms, with Lourdes Fernandez’s ‘zapateado’ heels hammering the floor. Thrilling footwork, extraordinary singing, outstanding guitar: a fantástico show.

A Live & Local show from Alma Gitana Grupo, suitable for those aged 10, and over.


Saturday 8th December 2018 – Crich – “The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert”

Join us for a Christmas Concert, performed by the acclaimed Fishpond Choir. The evening will feature Christmas songs, and carols old and new, to put us all in the mood for the festive season.

The choir, which is about fifty strong, sings a wide selection of material. Their repertoire includes folk music from around the world, light classical pieces, and items specially written or arranged by Musical Director, Dana de Waal, and members of the choir. The choir’s first love is African music – mostly from the south of the continent.

This is a special fund-raising concert, and all proceeds will go to support DayCare at the Glebe.


Saturday 26th January 2019 – Crich – “Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman”

Devon based Kathryn and Sean have become one of the most adored and formidable folk duos in recent years. Their enigmatic and contemporary folk tunes have captured the hearts of the world since they came together. They have created a mesmerising collection of songs that drag folk from the past; into the present; and then send it hurtling into the future.

A Live & Local show, suitable for those aged 10, and over.


Saturday 16th February 2019 – Holloway – “The James Brothers in Concert”

The James Brothers are James Fagan and Jamie McClennan from lands down-under – Australia and New Zealand to be precise. Lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique haracteristics, like music marsupials. It’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making that the James Brothers have united to play.


Sunday 17th February 2019 – Crich – “Rockin’ in Rhythm – The Genius of Duke Ellington”

The flawless jazz singer Sarah Moule, and immaculate pianist Simon Wallace, bring us an evening of great music, paying tribute to “Duke Ellington”, one of the greats of jazz. To quote Ellington “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”

A Live & Local show from Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace, suitable for those aged 14, and over.


Dates for your diary


Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Holloway – “Sunjay in Concert”

Derby-born blues-folk troubadour Sunjay brings us superb twentieth century ‘new generation’ blues music.


Sunday 31st March 2019 – Crich – “Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert”

An enthralling and energetic performance of blues-driven roots laced with soul.


Saturday 13th April 2019 – Crich – “The Froe in Concert”

An intimate and mesmerising evening of chamber folk music.


Sunday 12th May 2019 – Holloway – “The Carrivick Sisters in Concert”

One of the UK’s top young American bluegrass and old-time music acts


If you would like to get involved and help in any way, then please contact either of the promoters (details below).


The Live & Local promoter for Crich is David Lane. His contact details are:, or phone 01773 853260


The Live & Local promoter for Holloway is Dave Carless. His contact details are: or 01773 856545


Live & Local is a scheme run as part of the National Rural Touring Forum specifically for the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Its aim is to promote the appearance of top quality professional performers and musicians in small intimate rural locations, accessible to as wide a range of the community as possible. Subsidies negotiated by Live and Local with Arts Council England, Derbyshire County Council, and Amber Valley Borough Council mean we can bring top quality professional shows to Crich & Holloway at an affordable price