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Recorded & produced remotely during lockdown by Rhys Timson

CHARLIE DORE with Julian Littman

SAT 20 NOV – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon,CM9 4QE – 8pm

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“A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original”
Guardian ★★★★“

“…her dark wit sculpts her lovely lyricism, her gentle, unique voice is one to die for.”
Folk Wales

In a career of several decades multi-award winner Charlie Dore realised she had never written a song about Christmas. There’s a first time for everything and so Charlie Dore presents her new EP – The Man Who Built Christmas, with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman of Steeleye Span. The pair will swap guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, banjo and stories as they showcase these new originals, alongside favourites from her past nine albums.  One of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Charlie has written for the good and the great, 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, but her live shows reveal that she keeps the best songs for herself. Her own hit, Pilot of the Airwaves remains a worldwide radio classic and she often includes a new acoustic version in the set.

“Subtle songs that pack a punch… absolute gems of modern songwriting.” Mike Harding

“.. one of our most intelligent and erudite singer-songwriters.”
Fatea Magazine

Prepare to be entertained


In order to keep audience, performers and organisers safe, we will keep a few safety measures in place and ask everyone to show common courtesy and respect to each other while visiting the venue.
We will be operating with a reduced capacity audience and spacing seating accordingly and forward facing.
We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home.
We will provide and encourage handsanitising and strongly advise everyone to wear a face covering when arriving, leaving or moving around the venue.
Please check in to the venue using the NHS QR Code.
We will keep good ventilation within the performing space with some windows and doors open.
Thank you for your co-operation in advance and we look forward to welcoming everyone back and hope these precautions will help ensure we are providing a safe experience for all.

For any enquiries or concerns please contact: Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk

Sat & Sun 19/20 Feb 2022


An amazing and inspiring residential weekend at the beautiful Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon under the expert guidance and instruction of Brooks Williams email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for all details.

Brooks Williams is a Cambridge UK-based, Statesboro, Georgia US-born guitarist, singer and songwriter.  With over 30-plus recordings and 30-plus years of touring, Williams is named one of WUMB-FM Boston’s Top 100 All-Time Artists and is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

A well-respected teacher whose guitar masterclasses are highly regarded, topics have included Americana guitar, blues guitar and slide guitar, all stemming from American roots music, folk and blues.  It’s a warm, friendly and informal atmosphere of concentrated playing and tuition led by Brooks who encourages both creative and inspiring play.  A regular and popular event at this time of year email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk to book your place.