Join us at The George and enjoy the Performing Arts excellence of The Plough Arts Centre.

Bringing you live music performances through to stand up comedy, enjoy a feel good performance in the comfort of our hotel.

Want to know what performances we have coming up?


SEPTEMBER

Saturday 29th September 8pm - The Blackheart Orchestra

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra. This pioneering duo blend musical styles, seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral.

If you can't come tonight - they are also at The Plough Arts Centre on Sun 30 Sept at 7.30pm in the Gallery, or at [email protected]'s on Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 8pm. See website for details and booking.

Tickets: £11 

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/1AX/Performances

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6D6BfR0-w&index=3&list=PL0yOWYZQJLW5H6knoo0PxEqtcJ-eT3Upahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoJ1OFMVRHo

OCTOBER

Friday 12th October 8pm - Faeland

Faeland are a contemporary DIY folk band from Bristol, UK. Fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music.They have recently recorded and released their debut album ‘All My Swim’ which is receiving support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Uncut Magazine, Shire Folk Magazine and a host of others. Their first 2 singles and album have been supported by Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and BBC Scotland, to name a few. The band features some of the South’s finest folk musicians, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core. The album is performed on acoustic instrumentation: guitars, beautiful vocals, eclectic percussion (water gourds, thimbles, candlesticks and even an old CD rack!), cello, clarinet, double bass, violin, accordion and Celtic harp.

Tickets: £12 or Supporter £10

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/16S/Performances

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RnLlHio6bU

Thursday 25th October 8pm - Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ (released in April 2018) was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’.

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/16R/Performances

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT3XEUAFnf0

Saturday 27th October 8pm - George Egg DIY Chef

Direct from Total Sell Outs at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

In ‘GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF’ a health scare sees George banned him from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end.**

*Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015

**at your own risk!

Tickets £13

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/16Q/Performances

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJobIxdi68w

NOVEMBER

Saturday 17th November 8pm - Reg Meuross

Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. This concert is part of Reg's Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train.

Tickets: £12 or Supporter £9

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/19A/Performances

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V4F3-oPOsg

Thursday 29th November 8pm - Harry & Chris Save The World

Harry and Chris are the hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there. They might also be the only one. After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured three times on ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ (Sky), and tour regularly around the UK. Their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

Tickets: £12 

Tickets Online: https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/harry-and-chris-save-world

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujdbc87DCrs

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRLV_CL6u58

DECEMBER

Sunday 2nd December 8pm - Jean Toussaint Young Lions Quintet

Lineup: Jean Toussaint - Tenor Saxophone

Mark Kavuma – Trumpet      Ashley Henry - Piano

Daniel Casimir – Bass      Femi Koleoso – Drums

Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint began his career with the iconic Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Since then he has toured the world with some of the biggest names in jazz, and released 11 albums as a leader. This tour presents his newest release "Brother Raymond" with the stars of tomorrow's British Jazz Scene

Tickets: Full £12 or £10 Supporter

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/1CV/Performances

Friday 14th December 8pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers

Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe. With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.

With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there.

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.

These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

Tickets: £16

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/16O/Performances

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g0yIF3YqjQ

JANUARY

Friday 18th January 2019 8pm - Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz Acoustic Duo

Award-winning British recording artists! Respected worldwide as Europe’s top Blues musician and entertainer, Paul Lamb was inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner) and continues to bring his infectious brand of music to fans around the globe…..

Vocalist and guitarist Chad Strentz is one of the best Blues singers in Europe. He started out as a rockabilly hound at the age of 15, then toured extensively with the King Snakes. You will find in his voice and guitar playing a blend of music ranging from blues, soul, rockabilly and more.

Tickets: £12

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/1BQ/Performances

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8S4m1k440

Thursday 31st January 2019 8pm - Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane

After 550 concerts in 11 countries since coming together in 2014, including Celtic Connections (Glasgow) and National Folk Festival (Australia), Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane released their debut album, ‘Grit’.  Recorded live with 10 instruments - banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, snare tam & mandolin, brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling – this promises to be a special evening.

Tickets: £12

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/1BT/Performances

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cpaGCZmYcw

FEBRUARY

Saturday 23rd February 2019 ~ 8pm - Jake's Progress - An evening without  Jake Thackray

John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio. John has recently uncovered 15 wonderful songs written by Jake but never released - some have lain forgotten in the BBC archives for decades, others found in Jake’s personal papers have never been heard.

These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show - a hilarious and captivating celebration the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths.

Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.

With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there.

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.

These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

Tickets: Full £12 Supporter £9

Tickets Online: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePloughArtsCentre/Productions/19B/Performances

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmu2mFtrysA