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CALAN

TUES 14 APRIL – 8pm – £15

Maldon Town Hall, Markethill, Maldon, CM9 4RL

Tickets Maldon Town Hall
01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
Online tickets: Wegottickets please Click HERE

We’re delighted to welcome Welsh folk supergroup Calan with their trademark brand of high-energy routines,verve and raw excitement. Already voted‘Best Band’at the inaugural Wales Folk Awards (2019) and‘Best International Band’at France’s gigantic Lorient Festival (often thought of as the World Cup of folk music!),they arrive with us fresh from a barnstorming tour of the USA. This brand new show includes numbers from their 6th and latest studio album. Expect stunning playing, beautiful songs and soaring harmonies…with added virtuoso stepdancing! Calan’s legion of fans need no introduction to the musical thunder and lightning these stunning players create. But if you’re new to the magic, check them out at www.calan-band.com then come and help us raise the roof.

BROOKS WILLIAMS with special guest Aaron Catlow

FRI 08 MAY – 8pm – £15

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets Maldon Town Hall
01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
Online tickets: Wegottickets please Click HERE

With a remarkable twenty-nine albums to his name, Brooks Williams is at the top of his game. He may call the UK home now, but his music and manner are firmly rooted in his Statesboro, Georgia, USA birthplace. Brooks’ wide smile and gentle grace immediately puts his audience at ease as he takes you along on a journey from the roots of the early country-blues legends such as Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell, through jazz, folk and Americana. Brooks is a guitarists’ guitarist, a skilled interpreter of the standards with a style that is unmistakably his own. He’s also a soulful singer who writes and delivers his own great songs (new favourites!) alongside old ones. Behind his relaxed, easy manner lies a sophisticated fingerpicker and a mean bottleneck slider with a groove set up on his battered Atkin J-43 second-to-none in acoustic music.
“He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer and a great writer…the real thing” (Martin Simpson)

He’s joined by special guest and remarkable fiddler Aaron Catlow, half of the Bristol based duo with Kit Hawes. Their take on acoustic and folk music is fresh and inventive, re-shaping traditional music as well as writing their own. When not gigging with Kit, Aaron also plays with Yola Carter, Sheelanagig and now Brooks Williams. Songline calls Catlow “fleet fingered….” R2 Magazine remarks on the “dexterity, energy and passion…”
Together the interplay between Williams and Catlow is instantly and intuitively present making the celebratory evening a very special night to remember!

KIERAN GOSS & ANNIE KINSELLA

SUN 24 MAY – 7.30pm – £16.50

The Sunny Sailor, 1 Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE

Tickets Maldon Town Hall
01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
Online tickets: Wegottickets please Click HERE

We’re delighted to announce that Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella will make the trip from the west coast of Ireland to Maldon to perform songs from their critically acclaimed debut duo album ‘Oh, The Starlings’…… songs, stories and harmonies that transport the listener to another world, this is music from the heart, for the heart… A show to make you laugh and cry… A show to move you with its honest beauty… A show not to be missed. Recorded in New York with eight time Grammy winning engineer and mixer Kevin Killen at the helm (David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, Elvis Costello), ‘Oh,The Starlings’ has been described by songwriter Rodney Crowell as: “So good, it’s heartbreaking… the record itself feels like an old friend.”

“Oh, The Starlings, the debut album from Irish duo Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella, is quite simply stunning. Great songs, beautiful harmonies and an artistic triumph ”
Irish Times

CHARLIE DORE & JULIAN LITTMAN

FRI 19 JUNE – 8pm – £15

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets Maldon Town Hall
01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
Online tickets: Wegottickets please Click HERE

“An amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter… a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful ”. Mike Harding
A night of eclectic, contemporary, rootsy folk as Charlie Dore tours with her 10th album, joined by long-time collaborator Julian Littman of Steeleye Span. Charlie is one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. In an unusually diverse career her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards. Her 2017 album Dark Matter won both Album of the Year and Best Lyrics from the US Indie Acoustic Project.
She has also worked as an actress in theatre, film, (in the award-winning Ploughman’s Lunch, playing opposite Jonathan Pryce)TV, radio with Eric Idle and also co-founded London Comedy Impro venue, The Hurricane Club, performing alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and Robin Williams .
While her own albums favour her more eclectic/roots leanings, she is one of a handful of UK writers to achieve success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have recorded her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion and Paul Carrack, notching up along the way a UK No 1, a US No 4 and Top 10 hits in Germany, Italy and France. She has also composed for three BBC drama series and two films. Her own hit, Pilot of the Airwaves is still a worldwide radio favourite.
“A gift for melody, lyrically brave, poignant, entertaining, original ” Guardian ★★★★
“Beautiful, existential, metaphysical and intruigingly other. Zen folk I want to call it“ Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland
www.charliedore.com