Birkenshaw Music Festival 2018

2018 Birkenshaw Music Festival

We will be holding our second Birkenshaw Music Festival throughout this October at St Paul's. Our first festival two years ago was a huge success and large audiences enjoyed top quality acts from across the musical spectrum.

This year's festival promises to be even better featuring some old favourites and some exciting new additions. Tickets for the festival will be available from late August.

Currently we are putting the Festival Programme together and events planned so far are:

Sunday 30th September at 7pm - Opening Concert

Tuesday 2nd October at 7pm  - Film Night featuring a hit musical film (Admission free)

Wednesday 3rd October at 7pm - Country and Western Mass

Saturday 6th October at 7pm - Music Quiz

Sunday 7th October - Concert by four singers from Opera North

Tuesday 9th October at 7pm - Film Night featuring a hit musical film (Admission free)

Saturday 13th October at 7pm - Highlights of Oh What a Lovely War featuring the Applause Theatre School and the St Paul's Players (Tickets £5 adults - £2.50 Children)

Sunday 14th October at 4pm - Evensong sung by Voces Seraphorum

Tuesday 16th October - Film Night featuring a hit musical film (Admission free)

Wednesday 17th October at 7pm - Reggae Mass

Friday 19th October at 7pm - Highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan performed by the Batley Gilbert and Sullivan Society. (Tickets £5 adults - £2.50 Children)

Saturday 20th October at 2pm - Palm Court Afternoon Teas (Tickets £7.50)

Tuesday 23rd October - Film Night featuring a hit musical film (Admission free)

Saturday 27th October at 7pm - The Snake Davis Band

 For our final concert on Saturday 27th October we are delighted to be welcoming the Snake Davis Band. Snake Davis is one of the music world’s best kept secrets.  He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. As well as touring with artists such as Lisa Stansfield and the Eurythmics Snake has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists.

Snake is joined on stage by his band; Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums.All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together. There is a great on stage rapport.  This music doesn’t fit into any bracket. In truth, it’s real soul music. As Snake said “I believe that any music that moves you is soul music”  You can expect to hear an exciting combination of old favourites as well as new material.  This is not highbrow; it’s genuine, emotional, soulful, feel good music.