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?


JULY

Thursday 19th July 8pm - Hillfolk Noir

Legendary BBC presenter “Whispering” Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as “amazing.” One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music “filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine”.

Tickets: £12 or Supporter £10

Tickets Online: https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/hillfolk-noir-theploughthegeorge

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG0K03XtXjA&list=PLMeLegIUn97n8uLocoKUerARrvmXbf5yp

AUGUST

Saturday 4th August 8pm - Wizz Jones

"Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's.

Tickets: £12 or Supporter £8

Tickets Online: https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/wizz-jones-1

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLVYzKd71-A

Tuesday 28th August 8pm - Chico Chica

Chico Chica play a highly entertaining show of original cafe jazz. Influences include tango, chanson, rumba, jazz and cabaret and are now an established fixture of the jazz and world circuit.

Barbara Snow: voice, flugelhorn, accordion and percussion
Hilary Cameron: voice, piano, flute
Tom Hannah: voice, guitar
Alison Raynor: double bass

Tickets: £12 or Supporter £10

Tickets Online: https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/chico-chica

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoJ1OFMVRHo

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 8th September 8pm - My Darling Clementine

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE continue to tour in support of their incredible latest album Still Testifying, described by Uncut magazine as ‘where gospel, country and southern soul happily collide… terrific.’
 
Since Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish shook up the world of country and Americana with their much lauded 2013 debut How Do You Plead?,  they have continued to push the boundaries of country music. With Still Testifying they have adopted a more soulful and gospel approach and the album, like its predecessors, has been greatly hailed in both Europe and America.
 
"One of the most exquisitely pained ‘American' country albums of the year comes from this British couple"
New York Daily News 
 
After three albums, hundreds of shows and some ingenious musical collaborations (Texan author and musician Kinky Friedman,  The Brodsky Quartet, iconic singer and songwriter Graham Parker  plus their unique song / story show and audio book with crime writer Mark Billingham), My Darling Clementine have won numerous awards and gained an ever-growing, passionate fan base. 
 
Wry, witty, sharp, funny, and at times incredibly poignant, the duo always run their audiences through the full gamut of emotions. 
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover why, and to experience their match-made-in-heaven harmonies and songwriting of the very highest order 
 
"It was theatre, it was country music, it was rock 'n' roll."
Maverick *****5/5
"King and Dalgleish have re-invented the country duet - the mingling of these 2 voices is just heavenly."
The Guardian

Tickets: £14 or Supporter £12

Tickets Online: https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/chico-chica

Youtube Link: https://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

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

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